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Landon Cassill Returning to JD Motorsports at Talladega

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Thanks to the announcement that Ross Chastain is driving for Kaulig Racing at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Landon Cassill is getting a shot in some familiar equipment. Cassill will fill in for Chastain in the No. 4 for JD Motorsports at Talladega next week, the team announced Tuesday, April 16. “We are …

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Ross Chastain to Drive for Kaulig Racing at Talladega

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

Ross Chastain will make his second start for Kaulig Racing this season at Talladega Superspeedway next Saturday (April 27) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series event, the driver announced Monday. Chastain currently races for JD Motorsports full time in the series and sits 13th in the points standings with one top-10 finish after the first eight …

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The Underdog House: Dogs with Chili, Slaw & a Top 20 Finish

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Top of The Class Ty Dillon is back at the head of the underdog table this week. The number 13 turned out to be plenty lucky for Dillon, as his No. 13 Chevrolet finished in the 13th position in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday (March 24). For the Germain Racing driver, the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports 1 Hits the Curb in Martinsville

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Reese/DrawTite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martinsville is normally a pretty exciting weekend.  A lot of race fans and media members are typically jacked up about it.  We had seven people at the track last weekend.  Then, the racing started.  The new rules and a strong effort from Brad Keselowski resulted in one of the least competitive Cup races at Martinsville …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Paper Clippings

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Brad Keselowski was really, really good during the STP 500 on Sunday (March 24) at Martinsville Speedway. He led 446 laps en route to earning his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of 2019 through six races. As expected from previous races, Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing were up front, along with Hendrick …

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Tracking The Trucks: Kyle Busch Continues Dominance At Martinsville

#51: Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Cessna NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch did what Kyle Busch does in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and every other NASCAR national touring series — win. Busch led 174 of 250 laps to pick up his 54th Truck win and 201st NASCAR national win. The win was also Busch’s third Truck win of the season in as …

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NASCAR 101: The Revival of the Sportsman, Courtesy Ryan Sieg

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series: “Where names are made.” Right??? Over the last several years, Xfinity has been a place for young teens and 20-somethings to get experience on larger tracks and race against top competition. The same goes for NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series. Drivers with last names like Cindric, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 6 Overlooked Things from the First 3 Races of 2019

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Grant Enfinger is leading the way at the moment in Trucks Series. Photo here from Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Nine points separate the top three in the championship standings For the first time in his career, Grant Enfinger sits atop the point standings on the strength of a pair of top-five finishes. Rookie Harrison Burton is six points back, followed by Austin Hill, who trails by three markers. Six drivers have double-digit laps led …

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Ross Chastain, Timothy Peters Continue Niece Motorsports’ Strong Start

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Atlanta Motor Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Last week, Niece Motorsports had its best day in its four-year history when Ross Chastain finished third and Timothy Peters was seventh at Daytona International Speedway. The underdog team followed it up on Saturday evening (Feb. 23) when Chastain and Peters each earned top 10s at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Going into this season, Al Niece’s …

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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Daytona 500

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The Headline(s): Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota took the horses out to the beach at Daytona and shot them between the eyes. The organization swept the podium as Denny Hamlin scored his second career Daytona 500 victory. It was the first podium sweep of the Daytona 500 by any team since 1997. BOWLES: Denny Hamlin …

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Up to Speed: A Great Show in Daytona Exceeds Gloomy Expectations

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Suffice it to say that everything went better than expected during the 2019 Daytona 500. Up until Sunday, Speedweeks had featured a lot of uninspired racing.  Last week’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway felt like the drivers who competed in that race were just going through the motions.  A mostly single-file race …

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