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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2019?

#95: Kasey Kahne, Leavine Family Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Procore Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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In what’s become an annual segment on NASCAR 101 (wait, this is year five? Time is a flat circle), this week takes a look at the drivers who didn’t return to NASCAR in 2019. Now, that phrase sounds a bit more absolute than it actually ends up being. Each year, we discuss the drivers from NASCAR’s …

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James Davison Returns to Dale Coyne Racing for 103rd Indianapolis 500

James Davison

Australian James Davison announced his return to the Indianapolis 500 on Friday (March 9), as he will team up with Dale Coyne Racing once again.  The entry will be fielded in a partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport, and Belardi Auto Racing. Davison will attempt to make his fifth start in the ‘Greatest Spectacle …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Adjusts Themselves in Charlotte, ESPN Bids Farewell to Indy

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest race weekends of the entire year in motorsports.  You have Monaco, Charlotte and Indianapolis.  Add Lime Rock for Pirelli World Challenge on top of that and you basically have four days without sleep. Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night saw the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series take on Charlotte …

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James Davison Joining AJ Foyt Racing in Partnership with Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi for Indy 500

2017 Road America Nxs James Davison Russell Labounty Nkp

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James Davison will compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500 with AJ Foyt Racing in a partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport, and Belardi Auto Racing. Davison, 31, ran last year’s Indy 500 as a substitute at Dale Coyne Racing for Sebastien Bourdais after he was injured in a crash during his qualifying run. He …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Spin And Win For Jeremy Clements

2017 Road America Nxs Jeremy Clements Checkered Flag Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

With quite a number of Cup Series drivers enjoying a vacation on their final off weekend of the season, there wasn’t a single Cup driver in the field for the Johnsonville 180 at Road America. Just about every race this season without Cup drivers has been great, and this past weekend was no exception. The finish …

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James Davison Hopes Road America Is Springboard to Full-Time NASCAR Career

Nascar Xfinity Series Mid Ohio Challenge Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Oh Usa Friday 11 August 2017 James Davison, Sportclips Toyota Camry World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Following a fourth-place finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Aug. 12, James Davison is expected to be among the top contenders for the series’ Johnsonville 180 at Road America this Sunday, Aug. 27. One question arises from the sport of NASCAR for the driver, who will race the No. 20 …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott Square Off Again in Michigan?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Firekeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mi Usa Sunday 18 June 2017 Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Cars 3 Target Chevrolet Ss Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Napa Chevrolet Ss World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Will Larson & Elliott Square Off Again at Michigan International Speedway? Kevin Harvick has Phoenix International Raceway. Jimmie Johnson has Dover International Speedway. Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott have Michigan. Every driver seems to have his or her track where success comes a little easier than others. And as of late, this weekend is highly expected …

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Mid-Ohio Challenge Entry List

2016 Mid Ohio Sports Car Course Nxs Photo Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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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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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

2015 Lime Rock Tusc Kuno Wittmer Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship holds the first of two GT-only rounds at the 1.474-mile Lime Rock Park circuit in Connecticut.  25 cars from the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will battle Saturday afternoon in the Northeast Grand Prix. In the GT Le Mans class, there are eight entries.  They are …

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Patrick Long Wins PWC GT Race No. 2 at St. Petersburg

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Patrick Long Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, Patrick Long was able to take advantage of a bad start by pole sitter Alex Riberas to take over the lead in the first corner from third on the grid.  From there, Long was able to hold off Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell to take his first win of 2017. The start itself was a …

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Alvaro Parente Wins PWC GT Round 1 at St. Petersburg

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning, defending Pirelli World Challenge GT champion Alvaro Parente was able to get past pole sitter Daniel Mancinelli on lap 2.  The move, using the contrarian outside line at turn 4, gave the Portuguese racer the advantage.  From there, Parente pulled away to claim the victory by 10.135 seconds. Unlike Friday’s first GTS race, …

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