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Entry List: Pocono 400

2017 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Racing Clint Bower

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Following the longest race on the NASCAR schedule, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves on to Pocono, the Tricky Triangle, for the Pocono 400. 39 cars have been entered, so all of the teams will race on Sunday (June 3). Stewart-Haas Racing prospect Cole Custer returns to MENCS driving the Haas-sponsored N0. 51 Chevrolet for …

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Cole Custer and Shane Lee Lead XFINITY Practices at Talladega

2018 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Cole Custer

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Cole Custer and little-known Shane Lee led Friday’s (April 27) two NASCAR XFINITY Series practices at Talladega Superspeedway. Unlike the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, which had a frightening crash that saw Jamie McMurray barrel roll several times, both sessions were incident free. Custer led 40 drivers in that first practice with a speed of …

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer & John Hunter Nemechek Lead Richmond XFINITY Practices

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series had a pair of practice sessions early on Friday morning, preparing for the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway. Christopher Bell and Cole Custer were quickest in the opening session, running identical lap times. After turning the ninth-quickest time in opening practice, John Hunter Nemechek led the way in final practice, making just …

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Brandon Jones, Cole Custer Lead Two XFINITY Practices at Bristol

2018 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Cole Custer

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Brandon Jones and Cole Custer paced a pair of NASCAR XFINITY Series practices Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the first session, Jones’ No. 19 for Joe Gibbs Racing ran a quick lap of 15.495 seconds (123.833 mph) around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. Justin Allgaier, Ryan Preece, Christopher Bell and Austin Cindric rounded out …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: It’s Been a Stewart Haas Racing Year So Far

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Who’s in the headline  The first six weeks of the season are in the books and the headlines have been predominantly filled with one organization: Stewart Haas Racing. If it weren’t for a crash one-third of a lap from the finish line of the Daytona 500, the organization would have won five of the first …

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NASCAR 101: Can 2018 Beat 2004 (In Cup Debuts, That Is)?

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Daniel Hemric is on his way to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, as Richard Childress Racing announced earlier this week that Hemric will drive the No. 8 for the team in his Cup debut at Richmond Raceway in a little less than a month. There’s a bit to unpack here, some of which has …

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer Top XFINITY Practices at ISM

2018 Las Vegas I Nxs Christopher Bell Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars rose to the occasion on Friday (March 9) to pace the two practice sessions in advance of Saturday’s DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway. XFINITY Series rookie Christopher Bell was fastest in the first session, while series sophomore Cole Custer was fastest in the second. Bell, who has won the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Needs to Work To Bring the Action

2018 Las Vegas Nxs Kyle Larson Car Russell Labounty Nkp

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Last weekend, Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted its first-ever tripleheader weekend.  It produced some very different races. Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Sunday saw another butt kicking.  Kevin Harvick is in the zone.  His start to 2018 seems a lot like how he started 2014.  You probably remember what happened that year. Admittedly, Sunday’s …

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The Underdog House: The Other End Of The Neon NASCAR Garage

Think Small As NASCAR moved to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, we were treated to a triple-header of the top three national touring series for the third consecutive week. Vegas has the feel of a town where the underdog can rise. Your last dime could turn into millions with a roll of the …

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NASCAR 101: 3 for 3, 3 Races In

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The lower series of the NASCAR national series are known for many things, including their unpredictability with regards to entry lists. There are times when it’s tough to predict three-fourths of the list in an XFINITY or Camping World Truck Series race, thanks to a constantly changing driver lineup and even a slew of part-time …

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Cole Custer Crashes Out Early in Atlanta XFINITY Race

2018 Atlanta Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Cole Custer

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Cole Custer’s day in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway came to an end shortly after it began Saturday afternoon. Just 12 laps in, contact from John Hunter Nemechek, who made his series debut, sent the driver of the No. 00 Ford hard into the outside wall. The terminal damage relegated …

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