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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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Late Pass Gives Ford Overall Victory At Lime Rock

2019 Lime Rock Iwsc Earl Bamber Richard Westbrook Racing Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday (July 20) came down to the final minutes.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was able to pass Porsche GT Team’s Earl Bamber for the lead with seven minutes to go (just seconds after the above picture was taken).  From there, Westbrook pulled away to take Ford’s first …

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Katherine Legge to Lead All-Female Squad at Meyer Shank Racing in 2019

Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Meyer Shank Racing announced Friday morning (Oct. 12) that they will field a full-time effort in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship consisting solely of female racers.  The No. 57 Acura NSX GT3 will be led by Katherine Legge, currently fighting for the GT Daytona championship in Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 86 Acura.  She’ll be …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Katherine Legge Hoping for More Opportunities in NASCAR

Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When Katherine Legge‘s name flashed by on the ticker in last month’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, casual race fans likely ignored her. But she impressed Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, enough to get a shot on an oval this past weekend at Richmond Raceway. Legge, 38, finished 30th in …

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4 Burning Questions: Brent Dewar Out, Steve Phelps In — More Change Coming?

Nascar Xfinity Series

Last laps in Virginia for Elliott Sadler? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What changes will NASCAR make in 2019? Some more NASCAR front office moves have happened this week, as NASCAR President Brent Dewar announced he is stepping down after this month. Current COO Steve Phelps will become the new president as Dewar moves on to an advisory role in the organization. With CEO and chairman Brian …

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Tequila Patron ESM Snatches Laguna Seca Win After Harry Tincknell’s Spin

2018 Watkins Glen Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sunday’s America’s Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway was a rather rough affair with lots of contact.  Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell made too aggressive of a move in lapped traffic and spun himself out.  That allowed Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani to slip past.  From there, Derani pulled away to give himself and teammate Johannes …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams Hit Top 10 at NASCAR Road Courses

#90: Andy Lally, Dgm Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Henry Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Think Small With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoying their third and final off-weekend in 2018, the spotlight hit the ladder series this weekend. And what good timing, as both XFINITY and Camping World Trucks hit road courses while the Cup Series watched from the barcalounger. That circumstance, no matter the track layouts, would …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Road Course Broadcasts Show Shenanigans, Limitations

#7: Justin Allgaier, Jr Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Brandt Professional Agriculture Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took their third and final weekend off for 2018.  For those race fans in the need for a racing fix, both the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series hit the twisties for some action.  The results were interesting. Johnsonville 180 Saturday afternoon brought the XFINITY Series to …

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Entry List: Rock ‘N Roll Tequila 170

2017 Mid Ohio Nxs Scott Lagasse Jr Racing Brett Moist Nkp

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

There are 40 teams entered in Saturday’s Rock ‘N Roll Tequila 170 for the XFINITY Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Given that this is a standalone race, there’s going to be a fair amount of driver changes.  Even more so that it’s on a road course. As we’ve already reported, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar …

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Katherine Legge to Make XFINITY Debut at Mid-Ohio with JD Motorsports

2018 Detroit Iwsc Katherine Legge Msr

(Photo: Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian)

JD Motorsports announced Friday that IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship veteran Katherine Legge will make her XFINITY Series debut in the team’s No. 15 Chevrolet at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In addition, Legge will also race at Road America. Sponsorship for Legge’s effort is being provided by Airtec Inc., a Maryland-based aviation and technology outfit. According …

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Meyer Shank Racing Commits No. 86 Acura to Full Season

2018 Watkins Glen Ctsc Katherine Legge Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday (July 12), Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian officially announced that the team’s second car, the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3, will compete in the remaining five races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar.  Originally, the team was only scheduled to compete in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races (Daytona, Sebring, …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy Wins Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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