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Eyes on Xfinity: John Hunter Nemechek’s Special Bond with Grandmother Routing Him to Success


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Growing up, almost every single child leans on their grandmother for some sort of life advice. Fortunately for John Hunter Nemechek, his grandmother, Martha, is obsessed with racing. Nemechek, 22, is in the midst of his first full-time season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with GMS Racing. But it’s well-known that the North Carolina native …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Current Owner-Drivers

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Where have all the owner-drivers gone? Well, it certainly ain’t the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Which is probably a different story from when many who read this first started following NASCAR. The story of the owner-driver — the do-it-all wheelman who can balance a checkbook just as well as he can drive a car …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Most-Followed Drivers on Twitter

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Being a NASCAR fan over the last decade or more has brought plenty of changes, few more prominent than the integration of social media into the sport (and, well, pretty much all things). Getting to know NASCAR’s personalities on a personal level used to be left to in-person meetings at the racetrack or other appearances; …

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Entry List: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

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Dover was a solid race but does a low truck count mean trouble in Kansas? (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, with 37 trucks scheduled to attempt the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, barring entry list changes. This means that five trucks will fail to qualify for the race in NASCAR’s backyard. DGR-Crosley has three entries on tap for the Charlotte weekend. Anthony …

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NASCAR 101: Ross Chastain Ran Every Lap in Daytona — Yeah, All of Them

You might have missed the following statistic in the hustle and bustle of Speedweeks, which tends to have so many storylines throughout the week(s) that certain developments feel like ages ago once NASCAR arrives at Atlanta Motor Speedway, even if it’s only been about a week or less. Denny Hamlin‘s win? Check. Michael Annett? Check. …

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Angela Ruch Has Career Night, Is 2nd Woman to Earn Top 10 in Daytona Truck Race

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

When the entry list came out for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway, seeing Angela Ruch on the entry list in NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 8 Chevrolet was a shock. After all, the niece of Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope had not competed in a Gander Outdoors Truck Series race since she finished …

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Entry List: Corrigan Oil 200

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For the Camping World Truck Series, there are 34 trucks entered in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway.  As a result, two trucks will go home without having the opportunity to race. There are a number of changes for this weekend.  Kyle Busch has reached the maximum number of starts allowed for a …

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Joe Nemechek With Top 10 in Pocono: ‘I Still Love This So Much’

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Joe Nemechek made his 10th Camping World Truck Series start of 2018 Saturday at Pocono Raceway. However, it was only the fourth time he drove the self-owned No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet instead of the No. 87. The difference? The No. 87 is a start-and-park truck, the No. 8 is not. Additionally, the No. 8 …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Who Have Won at the Most Tracks, 2018 Edition

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#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Red White & Blue wins

When Kyle Busch exited Charlotte Motor Speedway victorious in the Coca-Cola 600, it not only gave the driver of the No. 18 a victory in one of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ crown jewel events that had long eluded him. It also meant he was finally a Charlotte winner. That’s important because prior to …

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Entry List: JEGS 200

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The Camping World Truck Series has been off for the last month since Martinsville.  That ends on Thursday when teams pull into Dover International Speedway for Friday’s JEGS 200.  34 teams are currently entered for the race. Driver change-wise, Joe Nemechek returns to the No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet, replacing his son John Hunter Nemechek.  …

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Entry List: 2018 Active Pest Control 200

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(Photo: Lesley Ann Miller / NKP)

The entry list is out for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series Active Pest Control 200. 34 trucks are entered, meaning that two teams will go home early. For Kyle Busch Motorsports, the merry-go-round in the No. 4 continues until Todd Gilliland can take the truck over full-time later this season. This week, owner Kyle Busch …

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JD Motorsports Plans on Running 4 Full-Time Teams in 2018

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Johnny Davis has been in the NASCAR realm for over three decades. In 2018, though, he plans on expanding JD Motorsports, running four full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series entries for the first time. JD Motorsports is coming off a season in which Ross Chastain finished 13th in the championship standings, picking up back-to-back finishes of sixth …

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