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Chase Elliott snags Kansas win; four more playoff drivers eliminated

Chase Elliott felt the pressure in the closing laps, but emerged victorious at Kansas as the playoff field was cut from 12 down to eight.

Elliott held off Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson in the final laps to score his third career win, collecting them all in the last 11 races. He led 44 of 267 laps and crossed the finish line 0.903 seconds clear of Busch.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 21, 2018 at 5:38pm — No Comments

John Hunter Nemechek earns first Xfinity win in wild Kansas race

Nemechek took the lead for the final time with 30 of 200 laps remaining and cruised to a more than five-second win over Daniel Hemric in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.

The win is the first for Nemechek in the series in his 15th start. He has been running a partial schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing this season in the No. 42 Chevrolet.

The win also comes at the site of his father, Joe Nemechek’s, final…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 20, 2018 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Joey Logano beats Harvick and Almirola for Kansas pole

Joey Logano led a train of five Fords at the top of the time sheets in qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

For Logano, the 191.646mph lap was his 20th career pole and his first of the 2018 season.

"They did a great job preparing this Ford," he said afterwards. "It unloaded with good speed…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 19, 2018 at 8:52pm — No Comments

NASCAR's Bowyer "blown away" by F1 visit

NASCAR star Clint Bowyer says he was blown away by his first sight of Formula 1 technology in Austin on Thursday.

Bowyer, who was at COTA as a guest of Haas F1 and mutual sponsor Peak, has been driving for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series since the start of 2017 - and remains in the hunt for this year's championship.…
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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 18, 2018 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Kyle Larson's playoff hopes take hit as NASCAR issues L1 penalty

Kyle Larson faces a must-win situation heading into the elimination race at Kansas Speedway following an L1 penalty issued by NASCAR on Wednesday.

Larson salvaged an 11th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway despite a difficult weekend, but that seems to be all for naught now.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 17, 2018 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Lilly Diabetes to end Roush Fenway Racing sponsorship

Lilly Diabetes, which has partnered with Roush Fenway Racing since the 2013 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with Ryan Reed, will cease their sponsorship at the conclusion of 2018.

"For the past five years, we have been fortunate to have had a wonderful partnership with Ryan Reed and Roush Fenway Racing," a release from Lilly Diabetes read. "Together, we have increased awareness among NASCAR fans about the importance of managing diabetes and have…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 15, 2018 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Kurt Busch criticizes NASCAR for "two missed calls" at finish

Kurt Busch, who was leading Talladega at the white flag, ended up 14th in the finishing order after running out of fuel.

Busch had led 108 of 188 laps before running out in the final corner of the race, handing the race win to Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Aric Almirola.

"Yeah I was trying to use all the information I could with my guys telling me about how the other teammates were lifting, what their fuel mileage looked like and then you don't…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 14, 2018 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Aric Almirola ends winless streak with dramatic Talladega win

Aric Almirola, in his first season at SHR, took the lead on the final lap of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway when his teammate and race leader Kurt Busch ran out of fuel and hung on for his first victory of the season.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 14, 2018 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Eve♥#9 on October 13, 2018 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Leavine Family Racing signs DiBenedetto, switches to Toyota for 2019

In an announcement Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., LFR said it had hired DiBenedetto to drive for its No. 95 team next season.

LFR will also switch from the Chevrolet camp to Toyota beginning with the 2019 season. The partnership with Toyota…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 10, 2018 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Previous NASCAR Cup / Breaking news Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus to end 17 year relationship

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Wednesday that seven-time Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson will have a new crew chief of his No. 48 Chevrolet team beginning next season, ending his nearly 17-year relationship with Chad Knaus.

Knaus will move to the No. 24 team in 2019 and assume crew chief duties with current rookie William Byron. Knaus will replace Darian Grubb,…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 10, 2018 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Kasey Kahne will not return due to health concerns

Kahne, 38, announced Tuesday he has not been medically cleared to compete for the remainder of the 2018 season following a test he underwent in the car at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week.

He has sat out of Leavine Family Racing’ No. 95 Chevrolet since Darlington dealing with heat exhaustion issues. That means Kahne’s NASCAR’s career is over as he previously announced he would step away from fulltime NASCAR competition at the end of the…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 9, 2018 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

Chase Elliott takes first oval win in dramatic finish at Dover

Some late-race dramatics and a decision not to pit put Elliott in the lead and he held off Denny Hamlin in overtime to win Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Joey Logano ended up third, Erik Jones fourth and Kurt Busch completed the…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 7, 2018 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Rain cancels NASCAR Cup qualifying at Dover; Kyle Busch on pole

The top seed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs will get the best start to the second round.

A late-afternoon rain shower forced the cancellation of Friday’s Cup Series qualifying session, and the lineup for Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway was set per the rulebook…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 5, 2018 at 8:17pm — No Comments

NASCAR unveiled its 2019 rules package

There will be two primary packages and their use will be tailored to specific tracks.

A combination of a smaller tapered spacer to reduce engine horsepower to a target goal of 550 (about 150hp more than was used in this year’s All-Star Race) and front aero ducts will be used on a majority of speedways 1-mile in distance or more next season (17 total races).…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on October 2, 2018 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Johnson and Truex crash; Blaney wins in wild finish at the Roval

The first NASCAR Cup Series race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval produced a dramatic finish with a first-time winner this season.

Jimmie Johnson closed in on Martin Truex Jr. in the frontstretch chicane on the final lap in an attempt to pass for the lead but spun and in his spinout collected…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on September 30, 2018 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Justin Allgaier to return to No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in 2019

Justin Allgaier will return to drive the No. 7 NASCAR Xfinity Series Chevrolet for JR Motorsports next year, he announced Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“It’s been an interesting Silly Season for sure, but for us, I’m extremely happy with where I’m at,” Allgaier said. “… From my standpoint, I’ve got a great team behind me right now and the folks at Brandt have obviously supported me for a number of years now and where we’re at for them, whether it’s with me or not, I think JR…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on September 27, 2018 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

JTG Daugherty Racing announced on Tuesday that it was releasing driver A.J. Allmendinger at the conclusion of the 2018 season

“A.J. Allmendinger has been a valuable asset to the growth of our company, and we are grateful for his professionalism with our brands and the passion he has shown for this race team over the years,” team co-owner Tad Geschickter said in a statement.

“As hard as it may be, we’re moving in a different…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on September 25, 2018 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch fends off Kevin Harvick at Richmond for 50th Cup win

Once again, Kyle Busch won at Richmond (Va.) Raceway the hard way – going from the back of the field to the front.

Busch completed a season sweep of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Richmond, starting from the rear of the field, charging to the front and holding off Kevin Harvick to win Saturday…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on September 22, 2018 at 10:54pm — 2 Comments

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Talladega - The Stewart Haas 500

Started by Vicki Williams in ALL THINGS NASCAR. Last reply by Eve♥#9 Oct 16. 3 Replies

I watched the Talladega race, kind of off and on in between doing dishes and laundry. I know this beloved track has its dedicated fans but I'm sorry folks, I just don't enjoy team racing. I think stock car racing is meant to be an every man for…Continue

Tags: Johnson, Chad, Knaus, Stewart-Haas, Jimmie

She's Baaaack!

Started by Vicki Williams in ALL THINGS NASCAR. Last reply by Vicki Williams Oct 9. 4 Replies

Hurray! I got back in synch with NASCAR just in time for the play offs! A couple of months ago, I switched service providers, going from cable to satellite. I think I only saw two races for the duration. Every week it seemed, there was some kind of…Continue

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