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Entry List: 2018 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

2017 Atlanta Cup Ryan Blaney Racing Barry Cantrell Nkp

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

With only 40 entries for the Daytona 500, it was assumed that the entry list would be down for Atlanta.  For Sunday’s 500 mile race at Atlanta, only the 36 chartered teams are entered.  No one will fail to qualify. That said, there are a couple of changes.  Premium Motorsports has changed their number from …

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

2017 Richmond I Nxs Ross Chastain Car John Harrelson Harrelson Photography Inc

(Photo: John Harrelson / Harrelson Photography Inc.)

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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Friday Faceoff: Is NASCAR Revenge a Thing of the Past?

11 13 March, 2016, Avondale, Arizona Usa Joey Logano And Matt Kenseth, Dollar General Toyota Camry ©2016, Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

With Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick locked into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on wins and Martin Truex Jr. on points, just one spot is up for grabs at Phoenix International Raceway.  Brad Keselowski has a substantial 19-point cushion, but will he make the cut, or will Denny …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR On NBC Turns To ‘What-If?’ Coverage

2017 Texas Ii Nxs Green Flag Brian Lawdermilk Getty Images For Texas Motor Speedway

(Photo: Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Welcome back, everyone.  We’re in the homestretch now.  Just a couple more races yet to go.  This past weekend, NASCAR took over Texas Motor Speedway.  The track itself was the story as passing was quite difficult. Before we get started, there are a couple of things that must be touched upon.  First of all, NASCAR …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ryan Blaney Cruises to Checkered Flag at Dover

2017 Nascar Xfinity Series, Dover

(Photo:: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

After sweeping the pair of practice sessions on Friday, Ryan Blaney became the favorite for Saturday’s Use your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway. However, with an eighth-place qualifying effort, the driver of the No. 22 had to pass some good cars to get to the front. Blaney was chasing down pole-sitter William …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Cruises to Another Bristol Victory

Kyle Busch Bristol Burnout

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

When Kyle Busch claimed his fifth career XFINITY Series pole Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, he was the odds-on favorite to take the checkered flag. Busch dominated, leading 186 of 300 laps and winning the opening stage in commanding fashion after fighting off Justin Allgaier over the first 50 circuits. But when the No. 18 …

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NASCAR 101: Cup Debuts Off to a Good (OK, Better) Start in 2017

23 24 September, 2016, Sparta, Kentucky Usa Ryan Sieg ©2016, Brett Moist Nkp

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

There are two drivers making their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debuts this weekend! No, listen. This is kind of cool. When the green flag falls at Dover International Speedway this Sunday in the Cup Series, Ross Chastain and Ryan Sieg will be part of the starting lineup for the first time in their racing …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ross Chastain Remaining Humble with Cup Series Debut

2017 Martinsville Trucks Zach Catanzareti Ross Chastain Bolen Motorsports

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Ross Chastain is getting set to embark on a career milestone. The Florida native, who usually features watermelons on his racecars, will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend at Dover International Speedway with Premium Motorsports in the No. 15 Chevrolet.  Chastain, 24, looks to use his Cup debut as a chance to …

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AAA 400 Drive For Autism Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List

2016 Dover I Cup Matt Kenseth Kyle Larson Chase Elliott Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

After two weeks at home in Charlotte, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Dover International Speedway for this weekend’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism. Last year, Matt Kenseth scored the win at Dover and with the way the 2017 season has gone for Joe Gibbs Racing, it would be a welcome relief …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Fans Needed FOX Sports GO For Bristol

2017 Bristol I Cup Joey Logano Pack Racing John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

Rain screws up race weekends.  Simple as that.  You should see the e-mail string that goes out when a Cup race gets postponed.  As a result of Sunday’s deluge, Monday’s Food City 500 took place while I was at work.  Naturally, that causes problems. Food City 500 Now, let’s not freak out.  Yes, the race …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Comes From the Back Late to Win

2016 Watkins Glen Cup Furniture Row Racing Erik Jones Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

On Lap 230, Erik Jones thought he saw his chances of repeating the Spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway go away. The No. 20 car was caught speeding on pit road and had to  re-start from the back with a dominating Kyle Larson out front. Over the last 70 circuits, there were five caution flags, enabling …

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Kyle Larson Tops Track Record For XFINITY Bristol Pole

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker NKP)

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker NKP)

With a track-record speed of 127.988 mph, Kyle Larson will start from pole in Saturday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 from Bristol Motor Speedway. The pole is the second of his XFINITY Series career and first since 2014 “Happy to get the pole here,” Larson said. “Hopefully get race in today, the forecast looks bad but …

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