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Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway.
In addition to earning the checkered flag, Bell incurred the animosity of teammate Erik Jones, who apparently didn’t like the slide-job pass for the lead Bell put on him with three laps to go.
Jones let Bell know of his displeasure while […]

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Larson Smokes Truex To Win At Michigan
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Kyle Larson made an aggressive move during an overtime restart, took the lead and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The win was the third straight for the Chip Ganassi Racing driver at the 2-mile MIS oval.
It came after a wreck with four laps to go – which started […]

Sun, 08/13/17 – 20:11 | Comments Off on Larson Smokes Truex To Win At Michigan
Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’
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Kasey Kahne said Saturday the vibe among teammates remains positive at Hendrick Motorsports, where his tenure will end at the close of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
Kahne’s impending departure was announced last Monday by team-owner Rick Hendrick, who since has tabbed NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie William Byron to drive what will be […]

Sun, 08/13/17 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’
Veteran Drivers Being Displaced by Cheaper Labor
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The current lame duck status of longtime NASCAR Cup Series regulars Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth, and the unsettled future of Kurt Busch, might best be summed-up in one word:
Recalculate!
As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winds toward the conclusion of its 26-race regular season and the impending 10-race […]

Sat, 08/12/17 – 17:33 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Is One Of NASCAR’s Real And True Things
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Earlier this week, Kevin Harvick took a closed-fist swing at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR Cup Series resume and popularity. Harvick said, in effect, that Earnhardt’s having attained so much popularity without ever having won a championship “stunted” the growth of the sport.
And he wasn’t joking.
Make no mistake, NASCAR’s growth has been stunted. But putting the […]

Sat, 08/12/17 – 13:06 | 3 Comments
Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
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Team Penske dominated NASCAR Cup qualifying Friday as its two drivers were fastest and second fastest at the Michigan International Speedway oval that sits just down the road from their tam owner’s home base.
Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for Sunday’s 400-miler (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), and teammate Joey Logano will start next to him on […]

Sat, 08/12/17 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series
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Chevrolet will double-down on the Camaro nameplate in NASCAR beginning in 2018.
The Camaro ZL1 was introduced as the manufacturer’s new race car for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Thursday at General Motors Renaissance Center Global Headquarters in Detroit.
“Chevrolet, Camaro and ZL1 are all synonymous with winning, both on and off the track,” said Mark […]

Thu, 08/10/17 – 16:37 | Comments Off on Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series
Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride
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William Byron will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet for 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Hendrick Motorsports beginning next season.
The ride currently belongs to Kasey Kahne, who, it was announced earlier, would not return after the current season.
In 2016, Byron, 19, won seven victories in the Camping World Truck Series. This year, the Charlotte, N.C, native […]

Wed, 08/9/17 – 12:03 | Comments Off on Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride
Hendrick To Cut Kahne
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Kasey Kahne is out as a driver for Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup program following the conclusion of the current season.
The team made that decision public in a press release it issued on Monday.
“Kasey has worked extremely hard,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said in the release. “He’s a tremendous teammate and person, and he […]

Mon, 08/7/17 – 9:38 | Comments Off on Hendrick To Cut Kahne
Western Swing Ends The Way It Began
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA’s annual three-race summertime Western Swing wrapped up Sunday in the Great Northwest, leaving Antron Brown, Robert Hight and Drew Skillman to ponder the one that got away in Sonoma, Calif.
That threesome began “The Swing” with victories at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo., on July 23 and closed out the […]

Mon, 08/7/17 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Western Swing Ends The Way It Began
Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Thrown into the deep end of the NASCAR Cup Series pool at the beginning of 2017, Daniel Suarez admittedly was content to tread water for half of his rookie season. Based upon his last four races, however, Suarez is performing a lot like Olympic champion Michael […]

Sun, 08/6/17 – 20:22 | Comments Off on Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen