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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?

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They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway

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In addition to being the eighth race of the ARCA Menards Series season, the 2020 Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway will be an important test for the championship contenders because the 1.5-mile track will also host the season finale. This race and its name are realigned from the since-canceled event at Chicagoland Speedway. So, which …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire 150 at Kentucky Speedway

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For the first time since 2017, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Kentucky Speedway Saturday (July 11) for the General Tire 150. Originally, this event was slated to be at Charlotte Motor Speedway accompanying the NASCAR All-Star Race; however, NASCAR was forced to move the All-Star Race to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. The …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire 200 at Talladega

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The ARCA Menards Series is back! After three months and 14 days, its competitors will hit the race track. The series returns from its hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic at Talladega Superspeedway with the 2020 General Tire 200. After such a long break and only two races completed this season, what has transpired thus …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2020 General Tire 150 at Phoenix

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In a Nutshell: A disastrous ARCA night in America came to a merciful end when Chandler Smith held off a physical challenge from dominant Ty Gibbs on the lap 149 restart to win the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway. The win was Smith’s first of 2020 and the eighth of his ARCA career. Michael …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Dominates for 7th Straight Truck Series Win in Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch stomped the field in his seventh straight Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory Friday night at Las Vegas Motor speedway. The owner/driver led 108 of 134 laps en route to a nearly six second victory over Johnny Sauter. Austin Hill and Matt Crafton put on a spirited battle for …

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Late-Race Big One Collects More Than Half of Remaining Truck Series Field at Daytona

As the laps clicked away and the field inched closer and closer to the checkered flag during Friday night’s (Feb. 14) NextEra Energy 250, you could feel the intensity ramp up. With less than three laps remaining, that pressure finally reached a boiling point. A three-wide charge for the lead ended in contact between ThorSport …

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Sam Mayer Survives Chaotic Night at New Smyrna to win ARCA East Season Opener

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Sam Mayer proved on Monday (Feb. 10) he’s the cream of the crop of the East much like he did in 2019. In the first race under the ARCA Menards Series East banner, Mayer made a late-race pass on Ty Gibbs. That pass would prove to be the winning move and Mayer would head to …

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Tanner Gray Running Full Time for DGR-Crosley in 2020 Truck Season

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Tanner Gray is the first announced driver for DGR-Crosley’s 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season. Gray will drive the No. 15 full time for the team next year, the team announced Monday, Dec. 16. “I’m really looking forward to next year,” Gray said in a team release. “Obviously running full time in …

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Tracking the Trucks: Todd Gilliland Grabs 1st Career Win Amid Martinsville Chaos

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In a Nutshell: Todd Gilliland scored his first career win at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon when he beat Ross Chastain to the checkered flag by almost a full second. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota held onto the top spot during an overtime finish that saw Gilliland’s teammate Harrison Burton spin in the NASCAR …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Playoff Drivers, Tanner Gray’s Debut Among Martinsville Storylines

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Setting the Championship 4 Following a wild finish at Talladega Superspeedway that saw Johnny Sauter penalized, Spencer Boyd was the one who emerged victorious. That means no playoff driver locked their way into the Championship 4 the last time the Gander Outdoors Truck Series raced. Defending champion Brett Moffitt holds the advantage with a 45-point …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kansas 150

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In a Nutshell: The battle between Venturini Motorsports teammates Michael Self and Christian Eckes was the entirety of the story Friday night at Kansas Speedway, and at the end of a largely uneventful 100 laps it was Eckes that left with the trophy, leading the final 43 laps to his fourth win of the 2019 …

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