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Eyes on XFINITY: Tommy Joe Martins Still Surviving in NASCAR

Tommy Joe Martins Daytona Pushing Car

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In 2016, Tommy Joe Martins solidified his spot in NASCAR after an outburst on Twitter regarding the economics of the sport. On Oct. 9, 2017, he was at it again, displaying how it’s almost impossible for small teams to compete in NASCAR due to the distribution of prize money. Of course, he had plenty of …

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Voice Of Vito: Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dominate One Last Time At ‘Dega?

2017 Atlanta Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Consistency or Conspiracy with NASCAR No-Call? Heading into Talladega this weekend, there are three big storylines: the last ride for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at his most successful track, can Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sweep Talladega and make it into the next round of the playoffs, and is there an underdog who can come from relative obscurity …

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Entry List: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

Elliott Sadler Darlington Xfinity 2016 Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

After a weekend of road course racing from Wisconsin, the final right-turn race of the season for NASCAR’s XFINITY Series it’s time to head south. They’ll visit Darlington Raceway for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 on Saturday afternoon. There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for this throwback event. That means one team will be …

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Martins Motorsports Announces Switch to XFINITY Series

2017 Camping World Truck Nextera Energy Resources 250 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Thursday 23 February 2017 Parker Kligerman, Kaz Grala, And Tommy Joe Martins World Copyright: Barry Cantrell/nkp

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Martins Motorsports has announced a return to running part-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with driver Tommy Joe Martins. The change comes after fielding a full-time entry in the Camping World Truck Series last season. The team will begin at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 on April 22 with Martins, who …

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William Byron Quickest in Opening Phoenix Truck Practice

2016 Charlotte Cwts William Byron Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Early on Friday morning, the 33 trucks entered in tonight’s Lucas Oil 150 took to the Phoenix International Raceway tri-oval for its first practice session.  The results were not all that different from the rest of the season. Kyle Busch Motorsports’ William Byron turned in the fastest lap of the session on his final lap on-track. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Wins as Chase Field Is Set at Chicagoland Speedway

2016 Ncwts Kyle Busch Chicagoland Woohoo Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.139 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric to score his second win of the season in Friday night’s American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota survived a 14-minute red flag and a flurry of late-race restarts to head to Victory Lane. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores First Career Victory at Michigan

2016 Ncwts Brett Moffitt Woohoo Michigan Photo John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Just 10 days removed from finishing runner-up to Ben Kennedy at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brett Moffitt emerged victorious Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Moffitt waited out a two-hour rain delay and made a last lap pass to score his first career win by just 0.098 seconds ahead of teammate Timothy Peters, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: 3 Kentucky NASCAR Races, 3 Different Results For FOX And NBC

2016 Kentucky Cup Pack Racing Sunset Russell Labounty Nkp

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Welcome back.  Last weekend saw three interesting races at the new-and-possibly improved Kentucky Speedway.  It’s pretty rare to see three completely different races in one race weekend. Before we start, FOX Sports announced on Wednesday that Shannon Spake has left ESPN to join the FOX Sports family.  The press release indicates that she will keep …

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JR Heffner Partners with Martins Motorsports for Eldora

2014 Mudsummer Classic Eldora Speedway Jr Heffner Camping World Trucks Mike Neff 328

(Credit: Mike Neff)

On Saturday night, Frontstretch learned that JR Heffner, a regular racer at Lebanon Valley Speedway and Albany-Saratoga Speedway out of Averill Park, New York, will return to the Camping World Truck Series for the Aspen Dental 150 at Eldora Speedway in July. Similar to his last appearance in the series in 2014, Heffner is partnering with …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Notches 2nd Consecutive Win

2016 Charlotte Cwts William Byron Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

In a Nutshell: William Byron went back-to-back with a victory over Cole Custer in Saturday night’s Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway. Byron overcame a pit road stumble on his final stop, and with the help of a couple of late-race cautions, recovered to score his third win of the season. Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Strong 2016 NASCAR Cup Debut On FS1

Welcome back, race fans.  This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series were back in action at Martinsville Speedway.  Meanwhile, the Verizon IndyCar Series made their return to Phoenix International Raceway in front of a modest crowd (read: Better than an XFINITY race). STP 500 Sunday brought the Sprint Cup Series back …

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