William Byron Wins Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200, Championship 4 Set

Avondale, AZ – Last year, William Byron led over 100 laps and was well on his way to winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Phoenix Raceway. Unfortunately, his engine blew and his championship hopes were done. On Saturday, Byron got redemption. The JR Motorsports driver had a great pit call on the final pit stop in only taking two tires, and despite having just two Goodyear tires, he held off the field en route to his fourth victory of the season. Byron, stamps his name into the…

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series will decide who the Championship 4 will be that will race for the 2017 championship next weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Currently all four spots are open, as none of the eight drivers in this round have won a race. In fact, none of the playoff eligible drivers in general have won a race in the actual playoffs itself. Everyone that has advanced on has done so on points alone. Will we see a playoff driver win Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at the…

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Alex Bowman Wins Saturday’s Rain Delayed Drive For The Cure 300

Concord, NC – It was a wacky and wild day at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. First, we saw rain wash out both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions as well as qualifying for Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Then, we saw while the track was mostly dry, the NBC car driven by Erik Jones hit the steps that someone left out on the front stretch that connects the grandstands to the track. Then, we’d see the race itself be delayed by over five hours due to rain falling on the…

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Alex Bowman To Make 2 Starts In the XFINITY Series In 2017 With Chip Ganassi Racing

Dover, DE – Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that through their technical partnership with Hendrick Motorsports, Alex Bowman, 24, will pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct. 7) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 11). Hendrick Automotive Group’s HendrickCars.com, which features more than 43,000 new and pre-owned cars for sale, will serve as the primary sponsor in Charlotte with additional support from Vannoy Construction. A sponsor for Phoenix will be announced at a later date. “We’re excited to welcome Alex…

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Alex Bowman To Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. In 2018, Axalta Back for 15 Races

The highly anticipated news on who would replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Hendrick Motorsports has now been revealed. Hendrick made the right move too. On Thursday, Hendrick announced that Alex Bowman would drive the No. 88 Chevrolet for the team in 2018, replacing the departing Earnhardt Jr. who will retire at seasons end. Bowman, joined HMS as a test driver a few years ago, and despite several offers to land a full-time gig, he’s stay coy and worked the course. That determination and trust worked to his benefit as he’s…

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Hendrick Has to Make the Right Hire To Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr

Here’s something to think about, right now, at this moment, the Hendrick Motorsports driver lineup could be Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. Seriously, that could be their team right now. If they didn’t hire Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008 and 2009, they’d have those two drivers instead. Busch and Keselowski have gone away to other teams and have shined. Meanwhile, Martin, Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne have been the drivers since. Martin and Kahne have combined to win 10 races in the No. 5…

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Top Options to Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shocked the NASCAR world on Tuesday when he announced that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be his last. Earnhardt, has made 603 career Cup starts over the course of 17 full-time seasons. He’s also missed 20 races due to concussions, which is even more of a reason to why he’s ready to hang up his helmet. But, with Earnhardt stepping away, who’s left to fill in?

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