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Darrell Wallace Jr. Fined $15,000 for ‘Muppets’ Tweet

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. spoke his mind on Friday, and for that, he was fined Wednesday. NASCAR docked Wallace $15,000 for calling NASCAR officials “Muppets” on Twitter following the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway on July 1. The tweet was in reference to the timing of the final caution flag of the race, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Daytona Chaos Has Fans Asking the Tough Questions

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With the second half of the NASCAR season upon us, there are many questions that have been put behind. The annual 4th of July weekend at Daytona International Speedway assures fans that the season is full swing, usually creating a hectic race. The race lived up to expectations, leaving fans wondering about the package due to …

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Erik Jones Wins 1st XFINITY Pole At Pocono

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Erik Jones will lead the XFINITY Series field to the inaugural green flag at Pocono Raceway, winning the pole for the Pocono Green 250. Ripping off a lap time of 51.158 seconds, Jones grabbed his fifth pole of 2016 and eighth of his XFINITY career. Behind the 20-year-old are Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and …

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Erik Jones Grabs Monster XFINITY Victory at Dover

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Who says kids are afraid of monsters? Erik Jones sure isn’t as the 19-year-old drove to victory at Dover International Speedway to claim the win in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200. The victory is his second win of 2016 and fourth of his XFINITY Series career. “Coming down to a short-run, I knew we were …

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Darrell Wallace, Matt Tifft Fastest In Talladega XFINITY Practice Sessions

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. and Matt Tifft were the fastest drivers in the first and second practice sessions on Friday for the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Both practice sessions were 55 minutes in length and will be the only XFINITY Series practice sessions this weekend at the legendary Alabama track. The first session had most cars …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Darrell Wallace, Jr. is Ford’s Best Championship Hope

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It is still early in the XFINITY Series season, but we are beginning to see which drivers will emerge as championship contenders. There are not many surprises among those names. Most fans assumed that Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez would be in the title hunt, and the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have shown the most …

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Five Points to Ponder: Rain and Wind and Dust, Oh My!

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Team Penske Open West Coast Swing with a Bang Last season, the West Coast stretch of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Auto Club belonged to Stewart-Haas Racing. Kevin Harvick won both Vegas and Phoenix, and Kurt Busch looked like he’d take the win at Auto Club until a late-race caution bunched the field up and allowed …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Coverage Clouds Impact of New Package

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Last weekend in Las Vegas was not necessarily the best, weather-wise;  Michael Waltrip found that out the hard way.  It’s not quite Gene Shalit having a bad hair day on The Critic, but it was pretty bad.  Regardless, we had 700 miles of racing in Las Vegas to cover this week.  Sunday was a big …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Elliott Chasing History At Daytona

Chase Elliott will start Sunday as the youngest pole winner in Daytona 500 history. Saturday, the 20-year-old proved why he’s ready to graduate to NASCAR’s top level full-time. Elliott drove a masterful race down the stretch in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevy, taking the lead from Joey Logano on lap 107 and then using teammate …

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Ty Dillon Leads 1st Practice of XFINITY Season

A crash by Darrell Wallace, Jr. provided the only fireworks in an otherwise tame first practice session for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Daytona International Speedway, with championship contender Ty Dillon leading the way. Dillon, again the driver of the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, topped the chart with a speed of 192.526 …

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NASCAR Penalties and Warnings from New Hampshire Include No. 4 Cup Team, Darrell Wallace

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The Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was showered by controversy by restarts, however that wasn’t the only news to come out of the race as NASCAR has handed out warnings to several teams following the event. Kevin Harvick‘s No. 4 team has been docked 15 minutes of practice time for this weekend’s race …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Chase Focus Continues to Haunt NBCSN

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Loudon is traditionally a quick race by Sprint Cup standards. As a result, there isn’t quite as much action to show on broadcasts. The track itself also doesn’t necessarily equate to the most competitive outing. It’s hard as heck to pass. Just because it’s Loudon doesn’t mean you get a pass on these things. Sylvania …

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