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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Changes for the 2018 Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Management Changes As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series roars back to action at Daytona International Speedway this Friday night, a significant change the casual fan might not notice is the series’ new general manager. Late last month, NASCAR announced former Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy is the division’s new general manager. “Ben will draw …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Drive for the Cure 300

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

After a weekend on the high-banked concrete surface at Dover International Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads home to Charlotte Motor Speedway. They’ll be running the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event and 40 spots …

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Clint Bowyer, No. 14 Team Penalized for Loose Lug Nut After New Hampshire

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR issued a penalty Tuesday (Sept. 26) to the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driven by Clint Bowyer, because of a lug nut infraction after the race at New Hampshire (Sept. 24). L1 penalties were also issued to one XFINITY team and one Camping World Truck Series team. …

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Entry List: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

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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Mid-Ohio Challenge Entry List

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads West this weekend from Watkins Glen International to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the second of three road course events in the month of August. There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list, and zero Monster Energy NASCAR Cup regulars in the field, as they will be racing at …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Alsco 300

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

This weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300. There are 44 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning four teams will be sent home after qualifying concludes on Friday. Some notable changes for this weekend come with the series’ smaller programs. BJ McLeod is back in his self-owned No. 8 …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Talk About Racing, Not Events Outside of It

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(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

There is a pattern occurring in the sports world that is a bit shocking to some; one that is quite concerning, and frankly a bit absurd. But, at the same time, the counterargument for it is reasonable. Throughout the entire sports world, media personalities and fans are raving about athletes doing things (good or bad) …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ben Kennedy Counting Down the Days Until He’s Back in a Racecar

It’s not often you hear NASCAR drivers counting down the days to one of the most dangerous races of the season, Talladega, a track built on hallowed grounds in Southern Alabama, known for frantic finishes, and first-time winners, many drivers dread going to the restrictor plate track. But it’s an opportunity for drivers to showcase their …

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Ben Kennedy Joins Richard Childress Racing for 9 XFINITY Series Races in 2017

Richard Childress Racing announced Monday that Ben Kennedy will join the organization for nine NASCAR XFINITY Series events in 2017. Kennedy will share the No. 2 car with Cup Series drivers Austin Dillon and Paul Menard over the course of the 33-race season. The 25-year-old will get his first shot in the machine at Talladega …

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Ben Kennedy: There Are Different Things I Wish I Spent More Time Doing

Ben Kennedy got into NASCAR the hard way even after being born into the sport. The son of Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation and Vice Chairperson and a NASCAR board of directors member, this 24-year-old could have taken the easy way, but he didn’t. Kennedy has fought his way through the rankings of …

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