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Couch Potato Tuesday: Texas Brings Close Action, The Ruch Life More Real Than Expected

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Week No. 2 of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series brought the stars of NASCAR to the virtual Texas Motor Speedway for 195 miles of racing. A very competitive race saw Timmy Hill go to victory lane. In addition, we’re going to take a look at The Ruch Life, a streaming reality series that follows …

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Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Win iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami

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Denny Hamlin edged out Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win Sunday afternoon’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a race that was a veritable wreckfest but ended with an exciting final-lap pass for the lead. The event, featuring 35 drivers from NASCAR’s three premier series, was put on in lieu of actual races as the …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Rick Ware Racing

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Rick Ware Racing had more of a presence in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019 with at least two cars in all 36 races. The team also had four cars in some of the season’s races, debuting a fourth entry at Bristol Motor Speedway in August, the No. 54, after previously unveiling the …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Spire Motorsports

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ newest team made a major impact in the 2019 season in multiple ways. With support from Premium Motorsports, Spire Motorsports turned 2019 into a success story — often a tall order for a first-year team. With a total of eight drivers behind the wheel, the No. 77 team earned one victory …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 2: Midpack Improvements

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While the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff drivers were the center of attention for most of the season (the same 12 drivers were top 12 in points from the third race on), some of the best racing came in the middle of the pack. And quite honestly, a lot of the midpack drivers had solid years, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Garrett Smithley Thankful for Johnny Davis

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Four years ago, not many people knew the name Garrett Smithley. Since then, he’s been a staple for JD Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Smithley, 27, will be finishing up his fourth full-time Xfinity season next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ironically, he’s just as surprised as any that the relationship with JDM has gone …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 AAA Texas 500

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The Headline(s): Capitalizing on a “trimmed out” car that Stewart-Haas Racing has been storing since the spring, Kevin Harvick turned a pole-winning run into a race-winning performance at Texas Motor Speedway. He led 119 laps en route to scoring his fourth win of 2019, 49th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph and 110th career …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Lessons Learned in NASCAR, Tyler Reddick Reflects on Xfinity Champions Day at Universal Studio

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a weekend of entertaining racing at Kansas Speedway in which Denny Hamlin survived a few late-race restarts to win his fifth race of 2019. The bigger story, however, was Brad Keselowski losing 27 points upright to Chase Elliott and missing the Round of 8. What …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Disappoints at Times; Xfinity Brings More Action

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Kansas Speedway was an interesting time. Sunday brought the end of the Round of 12 for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams, while shenanigans broke out in the Xfinity race. How NBC showed these stories really determined how the broadcast would be perceived. Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday brought yet another cutoff race to the Monster …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kansas Defies Stereotypes, Remains Unpredictable for Xfinity Playoffs

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If someone told you that a playoff race featured multiple title contenders caught up in wrecks, a near brawl on pit road after the checkered flag and a first-time winner, you’d probably guess it was Talladega, a short track or maybe the ROVAL. And if we were talking about the NASCAR Cup Series, you’d probably …

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Garrett Smithley Replacing Injured Austin Theriault at Kansas

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Following a crash at Talladega Superspeedway  Monday (Oct. 14), Austin Theriault will not race this weekend (Oct. 20) at Kansas Speedway. Theriault was involved in a multi-car crash on lap 163 of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, competing for Rick Ware Racing. Following the crash, NASCAR’s medical team has not …

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Spire Motorsports’ Future Depends on Next-Gen Car

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In an era of aging owners and sparse new ones, there has been one new owner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season — Spire Motorsports, owner of the No. 77 Chevrolet. The Origin Story The team was formed by Spire Sports + Entertainment (SS+E), a talent management agency that represents several drivers, …

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