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Ryan Blaney tops final practice at Kansas

Hopefully, the speed will serve him well on Sunday. Blaney's qualifying time was disallowed after NASCAR officials discovered the package tray on the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford was bowed during inspection. He will start at the rear of the field for S

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Larson leads Saturday morning practice at Kansas

After setting the pace off of the truck on Friday, Larson continued to show speed during the second session with a lap of 181.671mph in his second round.Kevin Harvick, Daniel Suarez, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney, Chris Buescher, Kyle Busch, Matt

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Blaney fails post-qualifying inspection, loses starting position

Blaney’s No. 21 Wood Brothers failed post-qualifying inspection Friday night at Kansas Speedway and his speed was disallowed by NASCAR. He will now have to start last in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400.Blaney advanced to the final round of kno

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If Johnson is feeling the playoff pressure, it doesn't show

After winning the fall race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team was automatically locked into the Round of 8 for the 2016 Playoffs.That’s not the case in 2017. Johnson is on the bubble following last weekend’s r

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Bowyer looks for redemption at Kansas after Talladega frustration

Joining Stewart-Haas Racing and taking over for team co-owner Tony Stewart in the No. 14 car should have been the opportunity of a lifetime.That’s the thing about Stewart-Haas; there’s no quitClint BowyerBut Bowyer — unlike his SHR te

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Truex snags Kansas pole over Harvick

Not only did Truex collect his 15th career Cup pole, his second at the track and his third pole of 2017, but he also earned the first pit stall selection for next weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway for finishing first in qualifying. “

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Mike Hillman Jr. joins Kyle Busch Motorsports after leaving BKR

Hillman has 20 wins, 18 poles, 98 top fives and 140 top 10 finishes during his tenure as a truck crew chief. Most recently, Hillman led rookie Chase Briscoe to the truck playoffs.Brad Keselowski Racing announced on Thursday that Hillman had parted ways wi

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Kyle Larson tops opening practice session at Kansas

Larson, who is third in the Monster Energy Cup Series standings, is looking to improve on his sixth-place finish in the spring.“We had a good race here earlier in the year, and our mile-and-a-half cars have been good this season,” Larson said.

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Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. leaves Brad Keselowski Racing

It was announced late Thursday that the veteran crew chief was leaving Brad Keselowski Racing, effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities.The newscame less than a week after Hillman’s driver at BKR, Chase Briscoe, was eliminated from t

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Ford Performance will be under new leadership in 2018

Pericak was instrumental in integrating Ford Racing, Ford Team RS and the Special Vehicle Team (SVT) under the Ford Performance banner nearly three years ago.After his departure from the director's job at Ford Performance, his duties will be split between

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Video emerges from NASCAR tire testing at Charlotte road course

Over the course of two days this week, teams will test several tire options provided by Goodyear. Three different chicanes will also be experimented with as NASCAR and CMS perfect the layout ahead of the September, 2018 race.Former Monster Energy

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Carl Edwards to receive sportsmanship award for "pure class"

Edwards, who stepped away from full-time NASCAR competition in January, his one of nine recipients of the 2017 Musial Awards presented by Maryville University.The awards honor the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and are produced annually b

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NASCAR mailbag: Send in your questions

The NASCAR team at Motorsport.com welcomes your questions for this week's NASCAR Mailbag.  The NASCAR team at Motorsport.com welcomes your questions about anything from Brad Keselowski winning the crash-filled race at Talladega Superspeedway to the

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Doug Yates: "My dad would be very proud"

On Sunday, a Roush Yates engine powered Brad Keselowski to a fifth Talladega win and his third in a Ford. When it comes to restrictor-plate racing, RYE has won the last seven contest.The most recent victory at Talladega was the latest in a long line of wi

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy expecting first child

Earnhardt posted a pair of pink Converse Chuck Taylor’s on his Instagram account with the news that the couple is expecting thier first child.“Excited to share the wonderful news that @mrsamyearnhardt and I are expecting our first child. A li

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One Ford philosophy pays off for Keselowski at Talladega

While other teams carried on with the traditional exercises of practice, the four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers along with Martin Truex Jr., lined up in a five-car draft. Clearly, there was horsepower in numbers.  ... Keep reading

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Was Talladega the one that got away for Denny Hamlin?

Hamlin managed to avoid all three multi-car wrecks that resulted in red flags in Sunday’s Alabama 500. In fact he, race winner Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman, were the only drivers who weren’t involved in any of the race’s 11 caution

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Avoiding the Talladega wrecks gave Ryan Newman a chance at victory

Unfortunately for Newman, that didn’t pan out.Newman found himself lined up second behind race leader Brad Keselowski on a restart with three of 188 laps remaining in Sunday’s Alabama 500.With two to go, Newman moved into the lead with some

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Todd Parrott relieved of crew chief duties at Leavine Family Racing

Leavine Family Racing posted the following statement on its Twitter account:“Todd Parrott has been relieved of crew chief duties for the remainder of the 2017 season effective immediately. After careful consideration and numerous discussions regardi

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Chaotic day at Talladega shuffles playoff standings

The Alabama 500 wreckfest shuffled the playoff grid with only next weekend’s race at Kansas Speedway to settle the Round of 8. When Keselowski collected his third win of the season and his fifth win on the 2.66-mile track, only two of 12 drivers

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Historic Championship: Alon Day celebrates winning Whelen Euro crown

Although he didn’t finish the season with a fourth consecutive win in the playoffs, Alon Day still had a big reason to celebrate Sunday afternoon at Circuit Zolder.The native of Ashdod, Israel, native started the final race of the 2017 season from

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Ryan Blaney wins Stage 2 at Talladega

Blaney held a .103-second advantage over Brad Keselowski at the line after leading 19 laps. Clint Bowyer, Chase Elliott, Kurt Busch, Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top 10. “That was a lot

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Keselowski wins Stage 1 at Talladega; McMurray crashes out early

He beat Joey Logano to the line by .26-second after the first segment of the Alabama 500. Ryan Blaney, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Michael McDowell, Kurt Busch, Trevor Bayne and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 10. Logano led 37 of 5

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Goodyear to test three backstretch chicanes at Charlotte roval

When the final design of the 2.4-mile course was unveiled last week, it included a permanently-designed chicane off Turn 4 and a temporary chicane entering Turn 3 on the backstretch.The participating teams, track and Goodyear officials will test several d

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Truex to enjoy full sponsorship for 2018 NASCAR Cup season

Martin Truex Jr. will have support from 5hour Energy and Bass Pro Shops — a long-time benefactor of the driver.Furniture Row Racing racing expanded to a full-time schedule in 2008, downsized the following year and has been full-out ever since.Regan

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One more time: Dale Earnhardt Jr. ready for final Talladega start

And on Sunday, he’ll have the honor of starting from the pole for his final laps as a full-time driver at his most successful track. Earnhardt leads active drivers on the Monster Energy Cup Series tour with six career wins at the 2.66-mile sp

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