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Entry List: Quaker State 400

Kentucky

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After a chaotic race at Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for a primetime event on Saturday, July 14.  The Quaker State 400 will be the second consecutive night race for the series and the fifth of the 2018 season. 39 cars make up this weekend’s entry list, …

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Entry List: Coke Zero Sugar 400

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the second time this season on Saturday, July 7. 41 cars are on the preliminary entry list, and there are several changes to note. StarCom Racing will field two cars this weekend.  Joey Gase will pilot the No. 00 while Landon …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Landon Cassill Hoping to Grow with StarCom Racing

2018 Pocono Cup Landon Cassill Car Phil Allaway

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Landon Cassill may only be 28 years old, but 2018 is his ninth year competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  Through Michigan, Cassill has made 268 career MENCS starts, the vast majority of which were for small operations.  As a result of underfunded equipment, he has only one career top-10 finish.  That was …

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Entry List: AAA 400 Drive For Autism

2017 Dover I Cup Joey Logano Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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After only the second full field of the season last weekend at Talladega, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series once again has a short field for Dover.  38 teams have posted entries for this weekend’s action. Likely the most notable changes this weekend are with StarCom Racing.  They are fielding two cars for the first …

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Entry List: Food City 500

Kyle Busch, Erik Jones Battling For Lead Bristol

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the second short track event of the season. 39 cars make up this week’s entry list, the most entries since the season-opening Daytona 500. Landon Cassill will be back behind the wheel of the No. 00 car for StarCom Racing …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Is Landon Cassill’s Cup Return Important?

2017 Cup Charlotte Zach Catanzareti Landon Cassill

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It’s always nice to see a familiar face return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Last weekend, we saw the return of Reed Sorenson. This time around, Landon Cassill will be back in a Cup car for the first time since Homestead-Miami Speedway. The #HireLandon campaign appears to have worked. In the social media …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Lowe’s Blow

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Lowe's For Pros World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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ONE: A Lowe’s Blow The biggest NASCAR news last week came off the racetrack with an announcement Lowe’s will leave the sport at the end of this season. It’s a name brand that’s been synonymous with success in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Involved at the Cup level for two decades, they’ve been primary …

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Landon Cassill to Drive for StarCom Racing at Martinsville and Texas

Landon Cassill Bank Of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

Landon Cassill has a ride after starting the 2018 NASCAR season on the sidelines. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran has been named to drive the No. 00 Chevrolet for StarCom Racing this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. The announcement comes after Jeffrey Earnhardt announced via Facebook Sunday night he’s parted ways with the team after …

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Entry List: 2018 STP 500

2017 Martinsville Cup Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin

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After the three-race “West Coast Swing,” the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back east this weekend to Martinsville Speedway. The first short track race of the season, the STP 500, has a preliminary entry list of 38 cars this week. That’s the most for MENCS since the season-opening Daytona 500. Jeffrey Earnhardt is listed …

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David Ragan, Front Row Witnessing Positives & Negatives of Sponsorship Search

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Aaa 400 Drive For Autism Dover International Speedway, Dover, De Usa Friday 2 June 2017 Landon Cassill, Front Row Motorsports, Love's Travel Stops Ford Fusion And David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Overton's Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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David Ragan is back with Front Row Motorsports for 2018, starting what will be his second season with the Ford organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Picking up a few returning sponsors like 1000 bulbs and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital for his No. 38 ride, the Georgian is in fairly solid shape for the …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Front Row Motorsports

2017 Kansas I Cup Landon Cassill Car Barry Cantrell Nkp

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For Front Row Motorsports, 2017 was a year of change.  Landon Cassill shifted from the No. 38 to the No. 34 to replace Chris Buescher, who moved to JTG-Daugherty Racing, while David Ragan returned to the team after a few years away to drive the No. 38. Overall, the team was a little weaker in …

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The Underdog House: Small NASCAR Teams Still Fighting Hard

2017 Kansas I Cup Aric Almirola Russell Labounty Nkp

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Think Small With just one race to go in 2017, it’s been a mixed bag of a season for the sport’s smaller teams.  Furniture Row Racing has set the gold standard for them. It’s taken a one-car, outsider organization to the top echelon of NASCAR’s elite teams within five years. That’s a model others can …

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