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5 Points To Ponder: 2019 NASCAR Stewart-Haas Racing Slump Digs New Low

#41: Daniel Suarez, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Haas Automation And #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield

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ONE: Hendrick Motorsports Breaks Through. Will It Last? Alex Bowman wasn’t the only one celebrating from the Hendrick Motorsports camp at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday (June 30), but he was one of four HMS drivers to finish inside the top …

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Pace Laps: Big Moments For NASCAR’s Up-And-Coming Talents In Alex Bowman, Cole Custer

2019 Chicagoland Nxs Cole Custer Victory Lane Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman’s Big Moment He was the quiet, unassuming replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. that spent years toiling in underfunded rides. Alex Bowman has spent the last year-plus racing under the shadows of his flashy, more marketable 20-something teammates: Chase Elliott and William Byron. He’s seven titles short of Jimmie …

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Up to Speed: Who’s on the Hot Seat at Stewart-Haas Racing?

2019 Chicagoland Nxs Cole Custer Stewart Haas Racing Car Nkp

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Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway ended with a familiar face in victory lane.  Cole Custer rolled to his fourth win in the first 15 races of 2019.  Along with Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, Custer has dominated the Xfinity Series this season and is one of the championship favorites.  And, just like Bell …

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Joey Logano Says NASCAR Future is Bright for Xfinity Series Big 3

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Joey Logano was the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver entered in the 2019 Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Driving the No. 12 Team Penske Ford, he won the pole and positioned himself to pull his best Kyle Busch impression, a Cup driver dropping down to dominate in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Ultimately, …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Cole Custer Makes His Case for Championship Favorite at Chicagoland

Before the Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, Tyler Reddick was the topic du jour. Due in part to his championship-winning run at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Reddick was though to be the best at running the high line, a necessity for getting around Chicagoland as fast as possible. The subtext was that if the defending Xfinity …

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Cole Custer Dominates Camping World 300

2019 Chicagoland Nxs Cole Custer Burnout Nigel Kinrade Photography

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On a hot day in Joliet, Illinois, Cole Custer was on fire. Leading five times for 151 of the 200 laps, Custer won Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. This win is his fourth win of the season and his sixth career NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Custer qualified second …

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Joey Logano Wins Camping World 300 Pole

Nascar Xfinity Series Camping World 300 Practice

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Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano has won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Camping World 300 later this afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway. Logano put the No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang at the top of the leaderboard with a top speed of 177.556 mph. In second was the No. 00 …

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Christopher Bell Sweeps All 3 Stages for 2nd Straight Win at Iowa Speedway

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Christopher Bell had some uncharacteristic results coming into the CircuitCity.com 250, including two finishes outside the top 10 in the previous three races. But he’s always been tough to beat on short tracks, and that was once again the case at Iowa Speedway on Father’s Day. Bell led 186 of the 250 laps and swept …

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Cole Custer Wins CircuitCity.com 250 Pole at Iowa Speedway

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Amidst all the developments surrounding NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series post-race inspection, NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers qualified for the 2019 CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway. Cole Custer won the pole for his No. 00 team with a time of 23.779 seconds (132.470 mph). He will lead the field to the green flag for 250 laps …

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Cole Custer Snags 3-Race Sponsor, Production Alliance Group

Cole Custer 2019 Production Alliance Group 300 Winner

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Cole Custer and Stewart-Haas Racing have gained a new three-race primary sponsor in Production Alliance Group, the team announced Friday (June 14). The red and black colors of Production Alliance Group will be on Custer’s No. 00 Ford Mustang at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 30, Dover International Speedway on Oct. 5 and Oct. 19 at …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Stewart-Haas Racing Keep Clint Bowyer?

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At the end of 2019, Clint Bowyer‘s contract with Stewart-Haas Racing expires. He’s spent the last three seasons with the team, and while the pair have produced two wins together, snapping Bowyer’s six-year winless streak last year, the No. 14 hasn’t been anywhere close to winning a championship. With budding talents Cole Custer and Chase …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Answers Back in Season-Long Game of HORSE

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Your shot, Christopher Bell and Cole Custer. That’s essentially what Tyler Reddick and his No. 2 Richard Childress Racing team did on Saturday (June 8) at Michigan International Speedway, winning the LTi Printing 250 to respond to his two top rivals in a NASCAR Xfinity Series season that is increasingly resembling a playground game of …

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