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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: A New Season Dawns

#21: Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center And #18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Chocolate Bar

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With Daytona 500 qualifying out of the way, the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has officially gotten underway. Jimmie Johnson claimed the victory in the Advance Auto Parts Clash, after passing Paul Menard on lap 55 of what ultimately became a 59-lap rain-shortened event. The good news for the No. 48 team was …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

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The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Talking Offseason News, Plethora of Changes

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In a special offseason episode of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti discuss all the news that’s transpired since Homestead. We start with the elephant in the room, that being Kurt Busch making the move to Chip Ganassi Racing, replacing Jamie McMurray who will take on an analyst role at Fox Sports. What do we think Busch can do …

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Obaika Racing, Tanner Berryhill Team Up for Full 2019 Cup Season

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Obaika Racing has announced  the team will compete full-time in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Tanner Berryhill behind the wheel of the No. 97 Toyota Camry. Berryhill made the announcement Monday (Dec. 3) during the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show Late Shift. Berryhill, a native of Bixby, Okla., ran two MENCS races for …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Phoenix, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. Complete the Expected

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Who’s in the headline Heading into Phoenix, everybody and their brother was positive Kevin Harvick was going to stomp the competition into submission and make a statement about his position as the unquestioned favorite heading into Homestead. Someone forgot to tell Kyle Busch as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver took advantage of mistakes by nearly …

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Kevin Harvick Sweeps Saturday Practice at ISM Raceway

2018 Phoenix Cup Kevin Harvick Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Last weekend is in the past for Kevin Harvick which is just the way he wants it to be. Harvick swept both practice sessions on Saturday in advance of Sunday’s Can-Am 500(k) at ISM Raceway. Practice No. 2 Harvick turned in a lap at 134.710 mph around the ISM Raceway to put his No. 4 …

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A Driver’s Perspective: 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Fantasy Schedule

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After the release the 2017 NASCAR schedules, one thing is clear: there are very few changes across the sport’s three national divisions. As expected, five-year deals with racetracks at the Sprint Cup Series level prevented any major changes. Additionally, there were few changes in the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series. Over time, the …

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Premium Motorsports Withdraws No. 66 from Fontana, Will Only Return with Sponsorship

2016 Darlington Cup Cole Whitt Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Zach Catanzareti

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Motorsport.com‘s Lee Spencer reported on Wednesday that Premium Motorsports has withdrawn the No. 66 entry from this weekend’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. The reasoning for the withdrawal can be traced directly to funding. “The No. 66 is not a sponsored team,” team owner Jay Robinson told Spencer on Wednesday. “And if you’re …

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Tanner Berryhill to Attempt Cup Series Debut at Phoenix

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will have another rookie driver starting at Phoenix International Raceway on March 15th. Tanner Berryhill will attempt to make his Cup Series debut at Phoenix with Premium Motorsports in the No. 66 car, according to Vision Racing’s Facebook page. Berryhill attempted the NASCAR XFINITY Series race with Vision Racing, which …

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Tanner Berryhill Sidelined Due to Lack of Sponsorship

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If you looked at the NASCAR XFINITY Series entry list for Saturday’s Hisense 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, you may have noticed one driver missing from the list of 40 entries. That is because Tanner Berryhill, who pilots the No. 17 Toyota Camry for his family-owned racing team, has been sidelined due to lack …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Clams Up When Drivers Cry Out On NASCAR Qualifying

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I take it that you heard the rumbling sound coming out of your speakers this past weekend. That’s right; NASCAR is back, and not a moment too soon. The offseason always seems interminable. As I stated last week, 2015 will look relatively similar to 2014 here in Couch Potato Tuesday, but with some changes. For …

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Going By the Numbers: Chase Elliott, Brian Scott Ramping Up Results as Season’s End Nears

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When it comes to the Nationwide Series title battle, many drivers are peaking or gaining momentum at just the right time. Don’t consider it true for everyone, but when checking out the average finishes of full-time competitors in the second-tier series over the 2014 season versus what they’ve accomplished more recently, the results are simple: …

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