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Carl Edwards Stepping Away from NASCAR in 2017

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Carl Edwards will not race in NASCAR in 2017. According to FoxSports.com, Edwards, previously the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will step away from the sport in 2017, devoting his time to non-driving interests. A press conference scheduled for Wednesday is expected to reveal Daniel Suarez …

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Daniel Suarez: NASCAR Role Model For Mexico, Latin America

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Monterrey, Mexico: home to over 1.1 million people and, now, one NASCAR champion. At Homestead-Miami Speedway, Daniel Suarez made history becoming the first Latin American driver to win a NASCAR championship in the top three touring divisions, coming out on top in the XFINITY Series in 2016. Suarez dominated at the season-ending XFINITY race at Homestead, …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: NASCAR Championship Edition

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The final race of the season ended with the kind of drama that NASCAR could only hope for when it devised the Chase system, and especially this current Chase system. There was no ceremonial ride around for 267 laps for the champion as there had been at times when the championship was all but won …

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Pace Laps: Larson’s Last Stand, Suarez’s Historical Run, The Future Of GMS

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Sprint Cup: Kyle Larson’s Race That Won’t Be Remembered – It was all happening behind Kyle Larson. The cameras, the eye balls, the tension – all of it centered around the Championship 4 drivers, who fought tooth and nail for the 2016 Sprint Cup Series championship. While the title drivers of Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Sudden Shift Hands Johnson Record-Tying Title

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Who’s in the headline – The elite level of NASCAR has increased by 50%. There are many gauges to judge the greats but championships are a huge differentiator. Jimmie Johnson took advantage of circumstances that fell his way, led the final three laps, and notched his seventh career title. Johnson shares the headline with Tony …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Daniel Suarez a Winner, Champion at Homestead

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A consistent season allowed Daniel Suarez to reach the Championship 4 round of the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase, and in the season’s final event, Suarez was spectacular. The 24-year-old started from the pole and went on to win both the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the NXS championship. Suarez, a native of Monterrey, …

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Daniel Suarez Dominates Homestead to Win XFINITY Championship

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Pole, most laps led and a race victory. Daniel Suarez had it all Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win his first XFINITY Series championship in his second season. Steering clear of an off-the-pace Cole Whitt, whose TriStar Motorsports team decided not to pit under the final caution, Suarez held off Ty Dillon to win the …

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Daniel Suarez Wins XFINITY Series Pole in Championship Race

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The four XFINITY Series championship contenders won’t have to go far to battle at the front on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Suarez was the last car to go out in the final round of qualifying and jumped his No. 19 car to the top of the board. With a lap of 31.779 seconds (169.924 mph), Suarez …

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Daniel Suarez Brings the Big Mo to Homestead

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Daniel Suarez may only be in his second full season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, but he’s turned a lot of heads in the No. 19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Suarez outdueled Kyle Busch to win his first XFINITY Series race at Michigan International Speedway back in June and has earned a series-high 18 top-5 …

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3-Headed Monster: Which Championship Race Will Put on the Best Show?

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Three races. Twelve drivers. Three championships up for grabs. Who will win? That’s the big question heading into the NASCAR finale weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Who will win? For the Sprint Cup Series, it’s a question that’s been asked the past two years as four drivers have come into the finale with a shot at …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Joe Gibbs Racing Versus JR Motorsports

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The four drivers who will battle for the 2016 XFINITY Series title this weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway have performed better than anyone else this season. It should not be a surprise, then, that those drivers represent the two best teams of the season.  No matter who wins the championship Saturday evening, the big prize …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Phoenix Brings Hits and Misses For NASCAR On NBC

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Phoenix International Raceway was one of NASCAR’s last, best chances to impress during a year tough on television ratings and attendance. The West Coast track has been well attended lately, posting several sellouts in an era of empty seats and fresh pavement at the one-mile oval has started to age. Did the older asphalt and heightened …

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