Fords, Hendrick Motorsports The Drivers To Beat In Sunday’s Alabama 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

Talladega, Ala – After all the preliminary action on the Talladega Superspeedway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers this weekend, one thing is clear among the uncertainly that surrounds restrictor plate racing, the Fords and Hendrick Motorsports have the cars to beat. In two practice sessions on Friday, it proved that. But, so did qualifying for Sunday’s Alabama 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). It should come to no surprise that the Ford drivers were strong. While speed in practice and contending on race day in a plate race don’t normally correlate…

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Cody Coughlin, Leads Truck Series Practice at Talladega on Friday

Talladega, Ala – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers took to the high banks of the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday for two practice sessions in preparation for Saturday afternoon’s Fred’s 250 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). Luckily, both sessions went without a hitch. In the first practice, rookie Cody Coughlin Jr. topped the speed charts with a quick lap around the 2.66-mile Alabama superspeedway with an average speed of 191.719 mph in his No. 13 Toyota. Playoff contender John Hunter Nemechek was second quick in his No. 8 Chevrolet. Nemechek, enters this…

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Christopher Bell To Join Joe Gibbs Racing For 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Friday that Christopher Bell will compete in NASCAR XFINITY Series full-time in 2018. The 22-year-old is currently running full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) and remains in contention for this season’s championship. He currently leads the point standings entering this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway with five race wins and seven stage wins providing him a Series high 47 points.

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