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Jesse Embraces Full-Time Xfinity Series Racing Journey with RCR

Jesse Embraces Full-Time Xfinity Series Racing Journey with RCR

WELCOME, N.C. — Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has announced that Jesse Love, the reigning ARCA Menards Series champion, will be making the transition to the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the upcoming season. Love is set to take the wheel of the No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet as he embarks on his full-time journey with RCR’s championship-winning Xfinity Series program. Hailing from Menlo Park, Calif., the 18-year-old driver delivered a standout performance in the ARCA Menards Series this year, securing victory in half of the races on the series schedule on his way to clinching the championship. Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr Acknowledges Error, Throws Support Behind Jeff Gordon's NASCAR Vision

Dale Earnhardt Jr Acknowledges Error, Throws Support Behind Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR Vision

The recent Racers Forum featuring former NASCAR Cup Series champions Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon has sent ripples through the racing community. Their discussions on reshaping the future of the sport have ignited a lively debate. While NASCAR has welcomed superstar presence in the sport, it has also seen a decline in fan affiliation with specific racing teams. Dale Earnhardt Jr., a revered figure in the sport, and now a team owner, initially had reservations about Gordon’s ideas. Earnhardt, known for his vocal stance on racing matters, has never shied away from conversations about the sport’s future. Many drivers have ...

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Kyle Larson Secures Spot in NASCAR Title Race, Stays Unwavering for Upcoming Two Weeks

Kyle Larson Secures Spot in NASCAR Title Race, Stays Unwavering for Upcoming Two Weeks

In an eventful week, Kyle Larson has surged as a NASCAR title favorite, clinching a sprint car championship, securing entry into the Indianapolis 500, and becoming the first driver to lock in a spot in NASCAR’s championship finale. His recent victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the playoff opener keeps him in the running for his second Cup title in three years. Despite his secure position in the championship finale, Larson is not letting off the gas in the upcoming two races. Next on the NASCAR schedule is the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Larson is the defending race winner. The ...

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Larson Secures NASCAR Championship Race Spot with Victory in Las Vegas

Larson Secures NASCAR Championship Race Spot with Victory in Las Vegas

In an electrifying showdown at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson outpaced Christopher Bell to become the first driver to secure a spot in NASCAR’s championship race. The 2021 Cup champion clinched the first of four coveted positions in the November 5 title-deciding finale, triumphing in Sunday’s opening race of the round of eight in NASCAR’s playoffs. Relieved by the victory, Larson commented, “Glad that we don’t have to sweat through these next two races.” Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports team gained the lead on pit road with the fastest stop after a caution with 57 laps to go. Although Bell led ...

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After Revealing NASCAR's 'Corporate' Obsession, Kenny Wallace Applauds Dale Jr for Denny Hamlin Hire

After Revealing NASCAR’s ‘Corporate’ Obsession, Kenny Wallace Applauds Dale Jr for Denny Hamlin Hire

In the dynamic realm of NASCAR, change is a routine pit stop, but the most noticeable transformation of late revolves around the iron grip that sponsors hold over the sport. Without sponsors to appease the financial deities, a driver’s career prospects seem doomed. Gone are the days of unadulterated racers and unscripted theatrics. Today, it’s a world of polish and PR approval, where even the most gifted drivers must choose their words carefully, adhering to their sponsor’s script. One individual who has witnessed this transformation from the frontlines is the esteemed NASCAR reporter, Bob Pockrass. He recently divulged insights on ...

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Allmendinger Secures Another Victory at The Roval, Shakes Up NASCAR Playoffs

Allmendinger Secures Another Victory at The Roval, Shakes Up NASCAR Playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. — AJ Allmendinger may not be in contention for a NASCAR championship, but he understood the high stakes for Kyle Busch in Sunday’s playoff elimination race at The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch’s entire season depended on winning the race to avoid elimination. Recognizing the significance of Busch’s predicament, Allmendinger, who led the race for Kaulig Racing, chose not to relinquish his track position, even though he wasn’t part of the championship field. Back in the Cup Series full-time for the first time since 2018, Allmendinger led for 46 laps to secure his first victory in NASCAR’s ...

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PIT BOX Whelen Modified Tour Title Clash Heats Up at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

PIT BOX: Whelen Modified Tour Title Clash Heats Up at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship Showdown Heats Up at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park The race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship has reached its zenith as Justin Bonsignore and Ron Silk prepare for a pivotal clash at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park this Sunday in the World Series 150 presented by FloSports.com (4 p.m. ET on FloRacing). This 152nd race in the history of the Whelen Modified Tour at the 0.625-mile oval promises an intense showdown between the two championship contenders, setting the stage for a game of one-upmanship ahead of the season finale at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. ...

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Denny Hamlin Maintains Pole Position in NASCAR Power Rankings Following Talladega Triumph

Denny Hamlin Maintains Pole Position in NASCAR Power Rankings Following Talladega Triumph

“Denny Hamlin Holds Top Spot in NBC Sports NASCAR Power Rankings After Talladega Success” Denny Hamlin continues to reign supreme atop the NBC Sports NASCAR Power Rankings, showcasing his dominance with an impressive eighth consecutive top-10 finish in a Talladega playoff race. Notable developments in the rankings include Chase Elliott’s significant climb and the emergence of a new driver in the top 10 as anticipation builds for the Round of 12 elimination race at the Charlotte Roval (2 p.m. ET on NBC). NBC SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS 1. Denny Hamlin (Last Week: 1st): Despite a speeding penalty, Hamlin stormed to ...

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Erebus Motorsport sets sights on NASCAR Cup Series debut.

Erebus Motorsport sets sights on NASCAR Cup Series debut.

Prospective New NASCAR Team for 2024? Erebus Motorsport, an Australian-based outfit known for its presence in the Supercars Championship, currently fields the No. 9 car driven by Will Brown and the No. 99 car piloted by Brodie Kostecki. Kostecki made a notable debut in the NASCAR Cup Series earlier this season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course and is keen on further ventures in the series. Having collaborated with Richard Childress Racing, Erebus Motorsport envisions an extended partnership into the year 2024. Erebus Motorsport is actively exploring the possibility of entering a NASCAR Cup Series team in the upcoming ...

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Chase Elliott Optimistic Despite Wreck, Aims to Challenge for Owner Points at Talladega NASCAR Race

Chase Elliott Optimistic Despite Wreck, Aims to Challenge for Owner Points at Talladega NASCAR Race

Chase Elliott had a tumultuous day at the Cup race in Talladega, enduring a collision that left him with four flat tires. Despite the setback, he managed to secure a top-10 finish and earn valuable stage points. Elliott, who started the race in 23rd position, expressed his frustration with the last-lap collision, admitting he had no idea what caused it. “I have no idea what happened; just got hit in the door, had four flat tires, I couldn’t drive back,” Elliott lamented. When questioned about his team’s approach for the next race, he remained optimistic, saying, “Yeah, I think it ...

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NASCAR Spares Matt Crafton Despite Altercation Leaving Nick Sanchez Bloodied

NASCAR Spares Matt Crafton Despite Altercation Leaving Nick Sanchez Bloodied

NASCAR has decided not to suspend Matt Crafton following his altercation with Nick Sanchez after Saturday’s Truck Series race at Talladega. Sanchez, 22, sustained a bloodied face, alleging a “cheap shot” from Crafton, 47, during the race, which led to a 14-truck wreck, eliminating Crafton from contention. Sanchez expressed his frustration, stating, “Cheap shot, it is what it is, I guess. I’m all for fighting, but no cheap shots. I got a cheap shot and never really had a chance to get it back.” Crafton responded to the incident on social media, denying that he had hit Sanchez and claiming ...

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NASCAR Disqualifies Kevin Harvick's Runner-Up Car Following Race

NASCAR Disqualifies Kevin Harvick’s Runner-Up Car Following Race

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Kevin Harvick’s runner-up finish to winner Ryan Blaney at Talladega Superspeedway was disqualified after post-race inspection on Sunday. NASCAR cited the failure of windshield fasteners on Harvick’s car, breaching Cup Rulebook sections 14.5.6.2.F, 14.1.E, and 14.1.P, which require secure fastening of windshield components throughout the event. Crew chief Rodney Childers responded to the disqualification on Twitter, explaining the situation: “Today got DQ’d for the car buffering in the draft all day and some windshield bolts vibrating out. My guys had silicon on the threads and gobbed on the tip. Still came out. Not sure what else we ...

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NASCAR Texas Playoff Race 2023: Start Time, TV, Stream, Lineup for AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400

NASCAR Texas Playoff Race 2023: Start Time, TV, Stream, Lineup for AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Lonestar State as the playoffs begin the Round of 12. Four motorists were excluded from crown contention last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, trimming the playoff field from 16 to 12 motorists and resetting the points for the three- race alternate round. First over is another test on an intermediate round, as Texas Motor Speedway hosts its first and only race of the season. This will be followed coming weekend by wild pack racing at Talladega Superspeedway before the round concludes with an elimination race on the Roval – the part road course, ...

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NASCAR Playoff Weekend Draws Thousands to the Metroplex

NASCAR Playoff Weekend Draws Thousands to the Metroplex

Thousands of people are in the Metroplex this weekend for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR Playoffs doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway. “ moment is my first time. So happy. So happy to be then,” said Martin Martinez, who lives in Irving. Others come from a little further down, bringing with them a boost to the original frugality. “ We surely want to explore, you know, Dallas, see what it has to offer. We ’re from down south and it was a seven- hour drive, so we really want to see what there is,” said Steven Rose, who came with ...

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Driver Reactions Post-Playoff Race at Texas Motor Speedway

Driver Reactions: Post-Playoff Race at Texas Motor Speedway

William Byron – Winner: “Yeah, it’s a great feeling. We’ve been pretty consistent over the first three or four races, but we haven’t had that standout moment. Today, I felt we had a strong car, and if we could have made our way to the front, we knew we could be competitive. Towards the end, our car was really fast, and it all came together.” Ross Chastain – Finished 2nd: “Early in the race, I thought we were one of the top-performing cars, and I wish we could have stayed up there with the leaders. We made some strategic decisions, ...

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2023 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings William Byron Leading the Pack into Round of 8

2023 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings: William Byron Leading the Pack into Round of 8

The winningest motorist of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season formerly knows he is through to the coming round of the playoffs two weeks ahead of time. William Byron, who formerly had a season-high five wins coming into Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, indented his sixth palm of the season to decide a spot in the Round of 8. William Byron – 3,083 *. Denny Hamlin – 3,074. Chris Buescher – 3,059. Christopher Bell – 3,057. Martin TruexJr. – 3,056. Ross Chastain – 3,049. Brad Keselowski – 3,045. Kyle Larson – 3,039, Cut line Bubba Wallace – 3,037. Tyler Reddick ...

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Is-Texas-Motor-Speedways-Land-More-Valuable-Than-Its-NASCAR-Races

Is Texas Motor Speedway’s Land More Valuable Than Its NASCAR Races?

Texas Motor Speedway, once constructed in the midst of an expansive prairie, has transformed into a hub of growth and development. The land it occupies has become immensely valuable in its own right, potentially rivaling the worth of hosting car races. With approximately 1,500 acres under its belt, TMS possesses a substantial property, boasting more parking space than even Disney World. However, the prospect of TMS selling parts of its vast estate is not on the horizon, as it would likely involve legal battles and complications. Despite the value of its land, don’t expect significant changes at TMS anytime soon, ...

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Top-5s: 75 Highlights Celebrating NASCAR's 75th Anniversary

Top-5s: 75 Highlights Celebrating NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary

We’re rapidly approaching the final stretch of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season, marking the 75th anniversary of this beloved stock car racing campaign. To commemorate this historic occasion, Ryan McGee is unfolding his weekly tribute by sharing his top five favorite aspects of the sport. From ranking the top five best-looking cars to highlighting the five toughest drivers, McGee’s countdown has been exhilarating. However, when it comes to rating the top five mustaches among NASCAR personalities, well, let’s just say that’s a topic of heated debate. Without any more delay, let’s delve into our celebration of 75 years of ...

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2023 NASCAR Cup Series Full Schedule Dates and Venues for All 36 Races, Starting with This Weekend's Event in Texas

2023 NASCAR Cup Series Full Schedule: Dates and Venues for All 36 Races, Starting with This Weekend’s Event in Texas

The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season is comprised of 36 thrilling races, kicking off with a pair of exhibition events in February at the Daytona 500 and concluding in November with the championship race in Phoenix. Here’s a look at the schedule for the early part of the season: February March 4. Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube April 8. Toyota Owners 400 May 12. Würth 400 – Venue: Dover Motor Speedway, Delaware – Date: May 1, Noon ET (FS1) – Delayed by rain – Winner: Martin Truex Jr. June 17. Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter – Venue: World ...

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Highlighted NASCAR Cup Series Drivers at Texas Motor Speedway

Highlighted NASCAR Cup Series Drivers at Texas Motor Speedway

The NASCAR Cup Series is set to race at Texas Motor Speedway in continuation of the playoffs this Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, post-race show on Peacock). This event marks the opening race of the Round of 12, with Tyler Reddick, holding a three-point advantage above the cutline, defending his victory from the previous year. Here’s an overview of the drivers to keep a close watch on during the Sunday afternoon race in Texas: FRONTRUNNERS Kyle Larson Denny Hamlin Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney QUESTIONS TO ANSWER Chris Buescher Christopher Bell Ross Chastain Martin Truex Jr. Reference: https://sports.yahoo.com/nascar-cup-drivers-watch-texas-110000634.html https://www.nbcsports.com/