Team Penske, Discount Tire Extend Partnership

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Team Penske has extended its relationship with Discount Tire for multiple years, the team announced Wednesday morning (August 7). Discount Tire will sponsor Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2 Ford Mustang in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 15 races under the new deal, up from 10 races currently, including the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: It’s Clobberin’ Time

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The theme of this weekend’s NASCAR action was “payback.” It started with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Thursday night (August 1) in the Eldora Dirt Derby, as Tyler Dippel got into Ben Rhodes after the checkered flag in return for being shoved into the wall in the final laps. Then in the Xfinity Series …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott, Austin Cindric Take Over Watkins Glen, Friesen Finally Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott Wins As Playoff Race Heats Up Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. We’ve seen them battle mano-e-mano in western New York before and the 2019 Go Bowling At The Glen was round two. This time, Elliott hung on with pure speed, putting on the most dominant performance of …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Another Week, Another New Winner at Watkins Glen

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The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season is starting to take on the feel of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign. It’s had a Big Three that dominated early, claiming an outsized share of the race wins. But as spring has turned to summer, other drivers have started loosening up their stranglehold, and Watkins …

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AJ Allmendinger Disqualified After Near-Win at Watkins Glen

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BREAKING: AJ Allmendinger has been disqualified after his car failed the post-race inspection for rear-height violation. The second-place finish has been thrown out, and he is instead credited with a 37th place. Christopher Bell is now credited with second place. I can go into a full description of why it was low from contact early …

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Austin Cindric Outduels AJ Allmendinger to Win Watkins Glen

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In what was a back-and-forth affair in the final two laps, Austin Cindric beat AJ Allmendinger to win his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 3). Cindric and Allmendinger battled vigorously, exchanging the lead multiple times in the final laps via bump and runs, with Cindric gaining …

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NASCAR 101: Road Course Winners Without Wins Anywhere Else

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You may have heard of a road course ringer: a non-NASCAR driver who is brought in to the series solely for his road-course skills. However, not all drivers who only have a road-course win have been part-timers. Some have been Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity, and Gander Outdoors Truck Series regulars. NASCAR has an extensive road …

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Austin Cindric Wins Xfinity Pole at Kentucky

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Despite having his crew chief Brian Wilson ejected out of Kentucky Speedway for body modifications on Thursday (July 12), Austin Cindric rebounded to win the pole for Friday’s Alsco 300. Cindric laid down a lap of 180.030 mph, .060 seconds ahead of defending race winner Christopher Bell (179.623 mph). The pole is the fourth of …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Move Over Monster; Xfinity Does More for Their Series

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From the outside, casual race fans probably think of Xfinity as just a TV and Internet service provider. But when looking at what Xfinity does for NASCAR from the inside, it’s much more than that. Sure, at the beginning of each season or when Xfinity comes out with something new, NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers might …

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Did You Notice?: Austin Cindric Building on Momentum from 2018 Playoffs

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Did You Notice?… Austin Cindric is quietly becoming a competitive and potentially playoff Xfinity driver. Racing full-time for Team Penske, he’s already finishing on average over 10 spots higher than he was at this time last year. I believe part of that is because he has a steady schedule. In 2018, he seemingly bounced around …

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Tyler Reddick, Austin Cindric Top Xfinity Practices at Dover

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In preparation for Saturday’s (May 4) Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway, Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric topped the scoring pylon in a pair of Xfinity Series practices. Opening Practice Coming off his first victory of 2019, Reddick led much of the opening session with a lap of 155.918 mph, two-tenths of a …

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Austin Cindric on Continuity, Driving Everything & Dealing With The Hate

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Moneylion Nascar Xfinity Series

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After a 2018 season that included bouncing around between two teams, Austin Cindric feels at home with Team Penske to begin the 2019 season. The 21-year-old driver of the No. 22 Ford in the Xfinity Series spent some time with Frontstretch recently to discuss the importance of continuity in the sport, having a plethora of …

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