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Martin Truex Jr. to start at rear Sunday after inspection failures

Martin Truex Jr. will start from the rear in Sunday’s Cup race at Auto Club Speedway after his No. 19 Toyota failed pre-qualifying inspection three times Saturday.

Truex had his car chief, Blake Harris, ejected and he will lose 30…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 29, 2020 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Officials issue L1 penalties to three Toyota teams for Las Vegas infractions

NASCAR officials issued L1-level penalties to three Cup Series teams Saturday after the nose of each car did not meet specifications in prerace inspection at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The teams and drivers affected are:

  • The No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin.
  • The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing…
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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 22, 2020 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Las Vegas Cup qualifying rained out; Kyle Busch on pole 2 shares

Persistent rain on Saturday canceled Cup series qualifying, and since its only the second race of the 2020 season, the starting lineup for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 is set primarily by 2019 owner points.

That puts…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 22, 2020 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch dominates in Truck Series win at Las Vegas

Busch wasted no time taking the lead in Friday night’s Strat 200 and dominated the race, leading seven times for 108 of 134 laps on his way to the victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Busch has now won the last seven Truck races he’s entered dating back to the 2018 season. The win was the 57th of his…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 21, 2020 at 11:39pm — No Comments

NASCAR penalizes four Truck teams for inspection issues at Las Vegas

NASCAR penalized the Gander RV & Oudoors Truck teams of Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton,…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 21, 2020 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Ross Chastain to sub for Newman at Las Vegas

Newman, 42, was injured in a last-lap accident while leading Monday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and earlier Wednesday was released from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Currently there is no timetable for Newman’s return. RFR said additional updates will be provided as they become…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 19, 2020 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Ryan Newman released from hospital after Daytona 500 crash

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 19, 2020 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Hamlin wins Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized after crash

Hamlin led on the restart to the second overtime and the battle on the final lap ended up involving Newman, Ryan Blaney and Hamlin.

Blaney got into Newman, sending him into the wall and into the car and his car was then hit again by Corey LaJoie. Meanwhile, Hamlin drag-raced with Blaney to the finish with Hamlin…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 17, 2020 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rockets to first Daytona 500 pole

Stenhouse, who went out 18th of the 42 cars who attempted to qualify, posted a blistering lap of 194.582 mph which held up the rest of the session to give him the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

It’s only the third career pole for Stenhouse, whose most recent came in the 2017 season. It’s also just the third for…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 9, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Kevin Harvick extends contract with Stewart-Haas Racing through 2023

Kevin Harvick says he’s signed with Stewart-Haas Racing through 2023, confirming it to reporters Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

Harvick, 44, has been with Stewart-Haas Racing since 2014. He won a Cup title…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 8, 2020 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Ben Kennedy among NASCAR leadership promotions

NASCAR announced a series of leadership promotions Thursday, including one for Ben Kennedy.

Kennedy, the great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., has been named vice president of racing development.

He will continue to report to Steve O’Donnell, executive vice president and chief racing development office. Kennedy will oversee…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 6, 2020 at 12:55pm — No Comments

NASCAR Hall of Fame reduces class size, alters how nominees are considered

Starting with the class of 2021, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will reduce the number of people it inducts each year and change how nominees are considered, NASCAR announced Wednesday

The number of inductees will be reduced from five to three. Potential nominees will be split into two ballots – one for contemporary stars and one for the sport’s…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 5, 2020 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Ryan Truex added to Niece Motorsports driver lineup

Ryan Truex is set to makes six starts in the Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks Series in 2020 with Niece Motorsports, the team announced Tuesday.

Truex, the younger brother of …

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Added by Eddie Lopes on February 4, 2020 at 5:31pm — No Comments

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