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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Great Recipe, or a Good Batch?

2019 Talladega Cup Mencs Zach Catanzareti Alex Bowman

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Kansas Speedway is maybe the most bland of all the cookie-cutter racetracks, which is saying something. But does the quality of racing this past Friday and Saturday night mean that NASCAR has finally figured out the right recipe for good racing there? Or could it just indicate that this was an anomaly, simply a fantastic …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Talladega Win Kicks Off Tyler Reddick’s Defence of Title

#2: Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Roland And Dash 4 Cash Winner Nascar Xfinity Series

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For Tyler Reddick, defending his 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship was always going to be a difficult proposition. Let’s start with the simple fact that Reddick was hardly the most dominant or perhaps even convincing champion. He won only two races in his title-winning campaign one year ago, and under the current system, taking the …

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Landon Cassill Grabs Top 10 in Rare Xfinity Start

2019 Talladega Xfinity Nxs Zach Catanzareti Landon Cassill

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For the first time in 2019, Landon Cassill started an Xfinity race. And for the first time in more than three years, he added a top 10 to his series resume. Returning to JD Motorsports in Saturday’s Money Lion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway, Cassill outlasted late accidents and a wild last restart to finish 10th, …

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Landon Cassill Returning to JD Motorsports at Talladega

2018 Cup Michigan Zach Catanzareti Landon Cassill

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Thanks to the announcement that Ross Chastain is driving for Kaulig Racing at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Landon Cassill is getting a shot in some familiar equipment. Cassill will fill in for Chastain in the No. 4 for JD Motorsports at Talladega next week, the team announced Tuesday, April 16. “We are …

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New Sponsor, New Package & Upgraded Equipment Have Landon Cassill Optimistic

2019 Daytona I Cup Landon Cassill Car Nkp

Landon Cassill returns to StarCom Racing’s No. 00 this year after driving for the organization in 29 of 36 races in 2018. The driver and team look to have an even better 2019 after forming a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing and switching to ECR Engines. Also, the team has a new sponsor — …

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The Underdog House: Open for Business

2019 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Matt Dibenedetto

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Every Underdog Has His Day With the thunder of NASCAR engines once again disturbing the peace along International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, the 2019 season is officially underway. The underdogs are back in action and each seeking to taste a little success. What success really means is as varied as the independent teams themselves, …

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Entry List: Hollywood Casino 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the midwest for Sunday’s (Oct. 21) Hollywood Casino 400 held at the 1.5-mile oval of Kansas Speedway. This event is also the final race of the second round of the playoffs. The championship field shrinks from 12 to eight after the race. All drivers will qualify for …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams See Toughest NASCAR Race of 2018 at Richmond

2018 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Michael Mcdowell

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Think Small This weekend at Richmond Raceway stood in stark contrast to the previous weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, where 12 cautions flew at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This time, the 0.750-mile track in Saturday night’s (Sep. 23) Federated Auto Parts 400 came out quiet with only one non-stage caution flying on …

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NASCAR Entry List: DC Solar 300

2018 Las Vegas I Nxs Ross Chastain Michael Annett Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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39 teams are entered for this weekend’s inaugural DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. It will be the first time the 1.5-mile speedway has held a second race for the sport’s second-tier division. A 39-car entry list means that the series will have the first short field of …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Wins Wild Race at Darlington, Ross Chastain Shines

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Prior to Saturday’s Sport Clips VFW 200, Brad Keselowski had never led a lap in six XFINITY Series starts at Darlington Raceway. He was in the right place at the right time to capture his first victory at the famed racetrack. Keselowski started the race from ninth position, though not gaining much traction during the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Road Course Broadcasts Show Shenanigans, Limitations

#7: Justin Allgaier, Jr Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Brandt Professional Agriculture Nascar Xfinity Series

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Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took their third and final weekend off for 2018.  For those race fans in the need for a racing fix, both the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series hit the twisties for some action.  The results were interesting. Johnsonville 180 Saturday afternoon brought the XFINITY Series to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Takes Another Gander at Victory Lane in Pocono

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Caramel Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch ran 25 races at Pocono Raceway and never finished above second before last July. After Sunday he has two wins in the last three races. Busch took advantage of trouble for Kevin Harvick on pit road and then held off teammate Daniel Suarez on late-race restarts to claim his …

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