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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: The Pay-to-Play Trend

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Money buys a lot of things in NASCAR. It buys speed, or at least the parts and pieces to make speed happen. It buys alliances between teams that can also lead to more speed. It buys advertising time that gets sponsors and drivers exposure. Money also buys rides. It’s a trend that has been on …

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Landon Cassill Aiming for Full Season With Shepherd Racing Ventures in 2020

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Landon Cassill is known for getting the most out of his equipment, and he and Morgan Shepherd plan on him doing much of that in 2020. Cassill, 30, has spent more than a decade clawing for opportunities in NASCAR. At Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2018, he joined Shepherd Racing Ventures, just so Shepherd could see how …

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Quin Houff Joins StarCom Racing Full-Time for 2020

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StarCom Racing will have a new face behind the wheel of its No. 00 Chevrolet Camaro in Quin Houff. The team announced this news on their Twitter on Wednesday morning (Nov. 27). StarCom Racing signs up-and-coming talent, Quin Houff as it’s full time 00 driver for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. SCR continues to build …

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Morgan Shepherd on Landon Cassill, NASCAR Field Cuts & Rising Costs

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One of the biggest stories coming out of the NASCAR Xfinity Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway was Landon Cassill finishing 15th in Shepherd Racing Ventures’ No. 89. It marked the first time Morgan Shepherd‘s team was running at the finish since 2013, and it was the team’s best performance since 2009. For the first time …

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Landon Cassill Pairs Up With University Of Richmond In One-Race Deal

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There will be a special paint scheme and primary sponsor in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond Raceway this weekend. The University of Richmond will sponsor Landon Cassill’s No. 00 car of StarCom Racing for Saturday night’s (Sept. 21) race. “I am looking forward to partnering with the University of Richmond this weekend …

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Cole Custer Wins Xfinity Pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Cole Custer will start on the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ 2019 regular season finale. The Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 will go green at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 14 with TV coverage provided by NBCSN. Custer’s Stewart-Haas Racing No. 00 turned the fastest lap at 181.372 mph while Joe Gibbs Racing’s …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kyle Larson Gears Up for Postseason

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a frantic weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick dominated the Brickyard 400 en route to his third win of 2019. But the bigger story was the playoff battle, which saw Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman race their way into the postseason, while …

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Hard Wrecks By Landon Cassill, Brad Keselowski Mar First Stage Of Brickyard 400

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Last year’s Brickyard 400 winner and last week’s Southern 500 winner are already out of the 2019 Brickyard 400. Add in Landon Cassill and it’s been a wreck-filled race Sunday (Sept. 8) for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cassill was the first to endure a hard impact. His No. 00 …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Landon Cassill Enjoying Time at StarCom, Open to Full-Time Xfinity Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at both Michigan International Speedway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Kevin Harvick picked up his second win of the season, both coming in the past four races. Meanwhile, it’s Denny Hamlin who’s the hottest driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Tale of 2 Tracks

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The Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took on the Tricky Triangle, all 2.5 flat miles of Pocono Raceway, while the Xfinity Series returned just east of Des Moines at the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway. Ross Chastain won easily Saturday afternoon, and not even an overtime finish on Sunday could enliven the …

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Cole Custer Earns NASCAR Xfinity Series Pole at New Hampshire

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On a hot and steamy day in Loudon, N.H., Cole Custer won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s (July 20) ROXOR 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It’s Custer’s 11th career Xfinity pole and fifth this year. “I didn’t know it was going to a pole lap, honestly,” Custer said after qualifying. “I thought I could’ve …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Midwestern Mayhem

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Joliet, Illinois this weekend, which houses a track calling itself Chicagoland Speedway, despite being about 45 minutes to an hour from downtown Chicago. The start of the Camping World 400 was delayed for several hours due to rain, and high winds blew the covers off several cars, …

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