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NASCAR’s Top Talent Scouts: Who’s Got the No. 1 Draft Pick?

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NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. news cycle finally got trumped in the sporting world by Thursday night’s NFL draft. As you read this, stories are popping up over names like Mitch Trubisky, Jabrill Peppers and I-can’t-remember-his-name-but-god-he-better-help-my-team. It’s a reminder for all that life must go on. At Hendrick Motorsports, those words ring truer than ever as it …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Cruises to Victory in Texas

Nascar Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300

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At the site of his first career XFINITY Series victory in 2015, Erik Jones is always a factor at Texas Motor Speedway. In Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300, the 20-year-old proved just that. Starting from second position, it didn’t take Jones long to find the lead. Once he went around pole-sitter Joey Logano early in the …

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Beside The Rising Tide: Start And Stop, Parking Lots, And Raceway Park

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Something of note happened on Saturday and I’m not talking about April 1st being a day set aside for Brian France and folks of his ilk. NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series returned to action for the first time in almost a month. (The CWTS last ran on March 4th at Atlanta.) Having now completed their …

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U.S. Legend Cars Shaping NASCAR’s Next Generation

Unlike many members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which showcases the best of NASCAR’s yesterday, the racers of today receive years of experience before they touch a NASCAR national series. Most of these racers roll in a lavish amount of short track racing series on a local level, but none other seems to nurture …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Takes a Bow Late in Race to Win Atlanta

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After winning the pole for Saturday’s Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch was a non-factor for much of the race, hovering inside the top five. Other Cup Series veterans, such as Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski, went on to dominate the majority of the event. It was the first start for the No. …

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William Byron Secures Top-10 Finish in XFINITY Series Debut

William Byron Daytona Debut

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William Byron sat on pit road with his JR Motorsports crew with a giant smile across his face, ecstatic to start his NASCAR XFINITY Series career with a top-10 finish. His brand new No. 9 Chevrolet came home relatively clean compared to teammates Michael Annett and Elliott Sadler, who each ended the evening with battered …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Hendrick Motorsports Keep It Straight in Daytona 500?

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Will Hendrick Motorsports Keep It Straight in Daytona 500? The dubious tone from Dale Earnhardt Jr. during Sunday (Feb. 19)’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway spoke volumes about how the rest of Speedweeks may go for Hendrick Motorsports. Despite sweeping the front row for Sunday’s Daytona 500, single-car speed doesn’t seem to …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 5 Things to Watch for in 2017

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Coming off a season that saw the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, year two of the format has a lot of hype behind it. Over the off-season, NASCAR announced enhancements that would be implemented throughout the top three touring divisions, not just the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The enhancements will reward teams …

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William Byron ‘Excited’ About 2017 with JR Motorsports

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One year ago, not many people in the NASCAR world knew who William Byron was. He had just become the K&N Pro Series East champion, winning the 2015 title. In one year of competition in the Camping World Truck Series while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, he became one of the most popular names in the garage. The …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Wins Race, Johnny Sauter the Title At Homestead

In A Nutshell: William Byron won the battle while Johnny Sauter won the war. Byron, after watching his title hopes go up in smoke at Phoenix International Raceway, made up for it Friday night. He was half a second faster than the field in practice, fell back in race trim but fought back after Kyle Larson lost track …

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William Byron Takes 7th Win; Johnny Sauter Wins Truck Championship

2016 Cup Homestead Miami Speedway Johnny Sauter Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Though youngster William Byron took the race win, it was a veteran who shined brightest Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That veteran was Johnny Sauter, a journeyman NASCAR driver who grabbed his first Camping World Truck Series championship after a late pass on Matt Crafton Starting the race in 19th, the GMS Racing driver found himself …

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