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Ross Chastain Running Daytona 500 in Chip Ganassi/Spire Partnership, AdventHealth Returning to CGR

2020 NCS Ross Chastain Announcement Car NASCAR Media

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Ross Chastain will drive in the season-opening Daytona 500 in the NASCAR Cup Series in a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing and Spire Motorsports, the team announced Thursday, Jan. 9. Chastain will be sponsored by AdventHealth, which will sponsor Kyle Larson and his No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro at the Clash at Daytona and the fall …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kyle Larson

2019 Dover MENCS Kyle Larson Victory Celebration NKP

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Perseverance: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness Perseverance is exactly what Kyle Larson carried with him throughout the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season. As was the case with many drivers, Larson endured crashes, pit road penalties and …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Young Guns Remain Shut Out of Championship Finale

2019 Homestead MENCS Kyle Busch Trophy CCK

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Competing for championships at the top level of NASCAR remains almost exclusively a pursuit for the more experienced drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series garage. That was obvious again this year at Homestead-Miami Speedway, when Kyle Busch claimed victory for relative youth at age 34 over Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. — …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Ford EcoBoost 400

2019 Atlanta CUP Kyle Larson NKP

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It’s the end of an era this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Ford EcoBoost 400 will begin shortly after 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 17. Not only is this the 2019 Cup Series season finale, but it’s also the last time Homestead will host the season-ending …

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Derek Kneeland Spotting for Tyler Reddick in 2020

2019 Richmond MENCS Daniel Hemric Car NKP

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Spotter Derek Kneeland will be joining Richard Childress Racing for the 2020 season, leaving the No. 42 team of Kyle Larson at Chip Ganassi Racing, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 13. Kneeland will spot for Tyler Reddick, who’s moving to RCR’s No. 8 as a rookie in 2020, in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Bluegreen Vacations 500 Edition

2019 Phoenix MENCS Denny Hamlin Walk-Off NKP

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It was do-or-die for Denny Hamlin at ISM Raceway last Sunday (Nov. 10), but the 38-year-old survived to claim a coveted spot in the Championship 4. Nearly a decade after his promising 2010 championship run and subsequent postseason collapse, can Hamlin finally find the keys to the championship trophy? Can Martin Truex Jr claim his …

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Denny Hamlin Dominates in Phoenix, Earns Spot in NASCAR Championship 4

2019 Phoenix MENCS Denny Hamlin Victory Lane NKP

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Denny Hamlin entered the Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway 20 points away from making the Championship 4. Conventional wisdom was he needed a win in Phoenix to advance to Homestead. Hamlin left nothing to chance. The driver of the No. 11 Toyota outright dominated Sunday (Nov. 10), taking the lead during the final stage …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Penalize Drivers for Causing Yellow Flags?

2017 Indianapolis NXS official Rusty JArrett NKP

Kyle Larson was adamant that Bubba Wallace’s spin in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was intentional. How prevalent do you think such occurrences are, and what, if anything, needs to be done? Adam Cheek: They aren’t massively common, but something should be done when it’s pretty clearly intentional. Maybe a …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings AAA Texas 500 Edition


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After 500 grueling miles around the 1.5-mile banked oval at Texas Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick punched his ticket to the Championship 4 at Homestead Miami Speedway after winning the AAA Texas 500 Sunday (Nov. 3). Harvick’s Texas highlights included 119 laps led and a stage win. With momentum on his side, can the 43-year-old become …

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4 Burning Questions: Showdown at the Formula 1 Corral

James Hinchcliffe - 2019 IndyCar Grand Prix

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Was it the right move to release Hinchcliffe? Arrow McLaren SP, formerly Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (presumably with Felix Sabates), announced this week that fan favorite James Hinchcliffe will not be on the two-car team next year in the NTT IndyCar Series. Hinchcliffe, a nine-year veteran of the series, was blindsided with the news on …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Everything’s Bigger in Texas Edition

Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick look on in 2019 Cup Michigan race. Photo: NKP

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Everything is bigger in Texas, and nobody finds more ways to entertain NASCAR fans than Eddie Gossage at Texas Motor Speedway. In the NFL, they talk about coaches being from either the Bill Belichick or the Sean McVay coaching trees. In racetrack promotion, they talk about the Humpy Wheeler promotion tree. Mr. Gossage has been …

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Martin Truex Jr. Makes Martinsville His Personal Playground In First Data 500

2019 Michigan I CUP Martin Truex Jr NKP

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Martin Truex Jr. left Martinsville Speedway one year ago wondering what might have been. This time around? Everyone else was wondering how in the world they could catch him in Sunday’s (Oct. 27) First Data 500. Truex flat out dominated the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series short track race of 2019. Leading a track …

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