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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Haley Building Up Kaulig Racing

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For the 2019 season, Kaulig Racing signed Justin Haley to a two-year deal in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Driving the No. 11 Chevrolet, the 20-year-old from Winamac, Ind., is currently in 10th place in the point standings. He has one top-five finish and 11 top 10s. Before final practice began for the Chicagoland Speedway Xfinity …

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Did You Notice?: Daytona’s Diversity & NASCAR’s Playoff Grid That Actually Works

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Did You Notice? … Daytona International Speedway has had a different winner for its Coke Zero 400 summer race every year this decade? Three of those were first-timers, while a fourth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., earned his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. COKE ZERO 400 WINNERS SINCE 2010 2010: Kevin Harvick 2011: David Ragan* 2012: Tony Stewart …

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Ross Chastain Driving Premium’s No. 27, Snags Xchange of America Sponsorship for Daytona

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Ross Chastain will be behind the wheel of Premium Motorsports’ No. 27 machine for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, with Xchange of America backing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car. Chastain finished 26th in the team’s No. 15 last week at Chicagoland Speedway, and Daytona International Speedway will mark just …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Midwestern Mayhem

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Joliet, Illinois this weekend, which houses a track calling itself Chicagoland Speedway, despite being about 45 minutes to an hour from downtown Chicago. The start of the Camping World 400 was delayed for several hours due to rain, and high winds blew the covers off several cars, …

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The Underdog House: Rain, Wind and Dirty Air

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Top of the Class It was an evening that featured a hard-fought, long-awaited victory for Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman. Yet, the underdog of the night was again the Maxwell House/USO adorned No. 37 car of Chris Buescher. After just 11 laps, Mother Nature put the Camping World 400 on hold at Chicagoland Speedway. Lightning, wind …

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Joey Logano Wins Camping World 300 Pole

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Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano has won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Camping World 300 later this afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway. Logano put the No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang at the top of the leaderboard with a top speed of 177.556 mph. In second was the No. 00 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Wins Again at Chicagoland Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt dominated a large portion of the final stage at Chicagoland Speedway to win the Camping World 225 by a more than four-second margin over Brandon Jones. Moffitt extended his lead during a late-race round of green-flag pit stops and held onto the top spot for his second win of the …

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Fire on Fridays: Don’t Underestimate Ross Chastain

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Call him Ross the Boss Watermelon Man Chastain, because this dude deserves to be called two different nicknames. He’s that good, this story is that cool and the fact that this watermelon farmer keeps on trucking (pun intended) needs to be appreciated. A borderline journeyman who’s paid his dues and then some, Ross Chastain‘s win …

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Friday Faceoff: Do Road Courses Need Regular Layout Changes?

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Should NASCAR have stages on road course events? Mark Howell: NASCAR should reduce stages on road courses down to two, with the break serving as a halftime of sorts when teams can service their cars for the final push to the finish. Road racing is all about managing resources (brakes, tires, fuel). Two stages might …

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NASCAR 101: Active Drivers Without a Cup Top 5

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156 races. That’s how many starts it took for Matt DiBenedetto to have a top five in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After a Cup career that began in 2015 and yielded four top 10s prior to 2019, DiBenedetto wheeled his No. 95 to a fourth-place run at Sonoma Raceway, scoring his first top …

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Kaulig Racing Fielding 3 Teams at Daytona

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In 2018, Kaulig Racing first upped its organization to two entries in one race. Now, it’s adding a third. The NASCAR Xfinity Series team will field three cars in next month’s race at Daytona International Speedway, the organization announced Thursday, June 27. Full-time driver Justin Haley had already been announced for the No. 11, as …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Todd Gilliland Talks Runner-Up Finish at Gateway, Lackluster Sonoma

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a lackluster road course race at Sonoma Raceway, which saw Martin Truex Jr. win in dominating fashion. At the end of the race, it was a two-car battle with Truex and Kyle Busch. Both now have 21 and 20 wins, respectively, over the past three-and-a-half-years. …

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