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John Hunter Nemechek Lights Up Martinsville for Alpha Energy Solutions 250 Win

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It took two days and 250 laps, but the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series finally saw the checkered flag on Monday afternoon, March 26. John Hunter Nemechek held off Kyle Benjamin to score his sixth career victory in the Truck Series, marking the the fourth consecutive year in which Nemechek has grabbed a victory in …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Joey Logano in a League of His Own at Auto Club Speedway

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Five laps into Saturday’s Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway, Joey Logano might as well have been handed the trophy. Logano started second, but on lap 5 took the top spot, and never looked back, leading the next 126 laps, before a caution came out with 30 to go. While other teams had just pitted …

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Christopher Bell Wins the Pole Award for the Roseanne 300

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Christopher Bell continues to pace the field in NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying. The rookie won the pole award for the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway of California on Saturday afternoon (March 27), his third pole in five races this season. “Qualifying’s about speed, and this No. 20 team has had speed,” Bell said to …

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Suspensions Handed Out after Kyle Busch’s Pit Miscue

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NASCAR released the weekly penalty report from last weekend’s races at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Wednesday (Feb. 28).  The most notable penalties handed down came in the Camping World Truck Series. Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 team had an untimely pit miscue on its final stop on Saturday, which resulted in a penalty. According to …

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Pace Laps: Ford Forges Ahead Of NASCAR Pack at Atlanta

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Takes Charge in Atlanta For Ford, Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a throwback to happier times for the manufacturer: Atlanta 2017. It was in that race, one year ago where Kevin Harvick dominated, leading 292 of 325 laps. But a late caution flag shuffled the field, costing Harvick a …

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XFINITY Breakdown: It’s the Kevin Harvick Show in Atlanta

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Whenever Kevin Harvick enters any type of race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he is the odds-on favorite to go to Victory Lane. Saturday’s Rinnai 250 was no different. Christopher Bell started from the pole and led the opening 12 laps before Harvick put the No. 98 Ford out front. Harvick went on to lead until …

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Kevin Harvick Scores XFINITY Series Victory in Atlanta

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It had been a while, but Kevin Harvick is back in Victory Lane for the XFINITY Series. Leading 141 of 163 laps in Saturday’s Rinnai 250 from Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick won for the first time since 2015 in the series, scoring his fifth XFINITY win at Atlanta and 47th of his career. “This is …

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Christopher Bell, John Hunter Nemechek Lead Atlanta XFINITY Practices

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Christopher Bell was fastest in the first practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday (Feb. 23) ahead of Saturday’s (Feb. 24) Rinnai 250, but it was John Hunter Nemechek, making his series debut, who turned heads by leading practice two later in the day. Bell’s No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry was fast …

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Entry List: 2018 Rinnai 250

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For Saturday’s XFINITY Series Rinnai 250, there are 43 cars entered.  As a result, three teams will fail to qualify. As is the norm these days with the eligibility rules, there are a number of changes.  At Chip Ganassi Racing, Kyle Larson is out of the No. 42 Chevrolet and John Hunter Nemechek will make …

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NASCAR Top 10 Storylines 2017: Young Guns

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For many years, NASCAR had a logjam when it came to new talent in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Companies didn’t want to leave established stars for new drivers, especially with an economy as weak as it was. There have been two rookies from the 2008 to 2012 classes (Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski) …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Adds John Hunter Nemechek to XFINITY Series Lineup

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John Hunter Nemechek will no longer be a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor. Instead, the five-time Truck Series winner is moving up in 2018 to the XFINITY Series. Chip Gannasi Racing is adding the North Carolina native to its driver lineup next year. The move will mark the first time he has participated …

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John Hunter Nemechek Fastest in Homestead Truck Happy Hour

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On Friday morning, NEMCO Motorsports’ John Hunter Nemechek turned in the fastest lap overall in Camping World Truck Series Happy Hour.  The slightly warmer temperatures resulted in a significant decrease in speed.  Nemechek’s best lap of 32.680 seconds (165.239 mph) was nearly two-thirds of a second slower than Johnny Sauter‘s quick time in the morning …

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