Almirola/Hemric/Busch Lead a Busy Day of XFINITY Series Action at Atlanta

Hampton, GA – It was an extremely busy day for NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. There wasn’t one, not two but three practice sessions 1.54-mile Georgia track on Friday in preparation for the second race of the 2017 season. These were the lone three practice sessions of the weekend though, as the Rinnai 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN) will take place on Saturday afternoon. The only other action for these cars tomorrow is qualifying at 9:15 am ET. The first session though was much different than the other…

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Kurt Busch Wins 59th Annual Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – The Busch brothers bookended the stage victories at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Kyle Busch won the first of the newly formed stages for the NASCAR season when he was shown the leader on Lap 60 of Sunday’s Daytona 500. Unfortunately for Busch, he was involved in an accident on Lap 105. But, his older brother Kurt Busch won the stage that mattered the most- the last one. Busch, outdueled the youth movement getting by Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson in the end and…

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Joey Logano, Fords In General Lead Daytona 500 Qualifying Practice on Saturday

Daytona Beach, Fla – It was a long day of single car runs at the Daytona International Speedway, as 42 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to the 2.5-mile high banked track in a four hour practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s qualifying round for the 59th annual Daytona 500. The good thing about a four-hour long session is it really gives us a great idea on who to watch for the pole in qualifying tomorrow afternoon (3 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). Unless teams were sandbagging, which I don’t think they…

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Richard Petty Motorsports Scales Back to 1 Car Team for 2017, Wants to “Reestablish” 2-Car Team for 2018

When the news was announced on Thursday that Go FAS Racing would lease a Charter from Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2017 NASCAR season, my first thoughts were that RPM would likely scale back to a one-car entry for next year. Brian Scott announced that he would retire upon the completion of the 2016 season, and with his sponsorship money being gone, and only a few months to find a replacement, it seemed that the organization may have thought it would be in their best interests to scale back for…

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Kyle Busch Tops Both Sprint Cup Practices at Bristol on Friday

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers hit the Bristol Motor Speedway for the lone two practice sessions of the day on Friday, as it actually will be the only day of preliminary action this weekend. Two practices and qualifying for tomorrow night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (8 pm ET/NBCSN/PRN) will commence today, as tomorrow will only be the 500 Lap race. In the opening practice session, it should come to no surprise that Joe Gibbs Racing was fast. They typically dominate the speed charts in both practice and qualifying, as…

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Aric Almirola To Make 200th Career Sprint Cup Start This Weekend in Pocono

When the green flag drops on Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Pocono Raceway, it will be a milestone start for Richard Petty Motorsports’ Aric Almirola. This weekend, will be Almirola’s 200th career Sprint Cup start, as 170 of which have come with RPM. Almirola, 32, made is Sprint Cup debut in Las Vegas in 2007 with Joe Gibbs Racing, but it wasn’t until 2012 that he became a mainstay on NASCAR top level. The Florida native has one career victory in his first 199 starts, as that came in…

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