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NASCAR 101: Your Cheat Sheet to Cup Series’ Team & Driver Changes

Clint Bowyer 2017 Daytona

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

Good lord, is it really that time of year again? Despite an offseason that frankly felt like a four-week break, it is indeed true: NASCAR racing is back, and even though you just now figured out who Kaulig Racing is and finally learned how to spell half the new Camping World Truck Series drivers’ names, too bad, …

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Denny Hamlin Brushes Past Dale Earnhardt Jr. Block, Wins Second Daytona Duel

2016 Cup Homestead Miami Speedway Denny Hamlin Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For a majority of the first 59 laps, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in control atop the field at Daytona International Speedway. Blocking all comers, it looked like his first race back from a concussion would wind up with another Can-Am Duel trophy. But it’s too bad for him that Denny Hamlin had other plans. Hamlin, using a push by …

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Triad Racing Technologies President Forms Gaunt Brothers Racing

Dj Kennington

(Photo: Gaunt Brothers Racing)

There will be another new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team come this year’s Daytona 500. Triad Racing Technologies President Marty Gaunt has formed Gaunt Brothers Racing, which formerly operated in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. The No. 96 team will attempt its debut in the Daytona 500, with DJ Kennington piloting a Toyota Camry. Additionally, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex, Jr. Dominates at Dover

Who’s In The Headline Martin Truex, Jr. is on fire to start this Chase. Round 1 has been a showcase for he and the No. 78 team, who won the first race at Chicagoland, then came close in the second at New Hampshire before late restarts shuffled them back. At Dover, they had the second-fastest …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona

Once the checkered flag flew, it was Denny Hamlin scoring the Winn-Dixie 250 win, his third in the Nationwide Series for 2008. Hamlin’s victory also marked the ninth of the season for JGR’s No. 20 team.