With Chastain Driving For Ganassi, Landon Cassill To Replace Him With JD Motorsports This Weekend At Darlington

JD Motorsports with Gary Keller is celebrating NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway in a big way. The team announced Wednesday that Landon Cassill, one of the most successful drivers in JD Motorsports’ history, will return to the team to drive in Saturday’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington. Cassill will drive the team’s 01 car, returning to the number he campaigned over two seasons at JD Motorsports, and the racer will carry the colors of Flex Seal, a long-time team sponsor. The car design scheme will duplicate that…

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Darlington Produces A Lot Of Lead Changes Recently But Also Domination For Some Drivers Too

While there are certain drivers who historically have faired well at Darlington, recent races have proven that the driver out front for most of the day may not win. In fact, the last six years of the Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) have produced some thrilling but weird races.  Here’s what I mean by that.

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NASCAR Clinch Scenarios For This Weekend’s Action In Darlington

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series arrives at the famed Darlington Raceway this weekend following its final off-week of the season and there is an unmistakable Playoff push in the air for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 (Sunday, 6 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Seven-time winner Kevin Harvick, six-time winner and regular season points leader Kyle Busch, four-time winner Martin Truex Jr. and two-time winner Clint Bowyer – the series’ only repeat winners to date – have already secured a shot at the championship and enter the Playoffs considered…

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5 Storylines For Saturday’s Sports Clips 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series is back in action on Saturday for the 10th straight week. This time though, it’s back on an oval. This is just the second race over the last five weeks that wasn’t on a road course. With that being said, Saturday’s Sports Clips 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) should be one heck of a race with tons of thrilling storylines. Here are the top five. 

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Richard Childress Racing Looking For Another Marquee Victory In Sunday’s Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Richard Childress Racing already has one driver into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Now, can they get both in? In my opinion, there’s a very realistic chance that one of the two RCR drivers win Sunday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). First off, they need Ryan Newman to win. He can too. Newman, has four top 10 finishes over his last five Darlington starts and seven in his last nine races there. He’s also scored three top 12 finishes over his last five…

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Busch And Harvick In An Intense Battle For Regular Season Championship

The playoff battle is heating up. We’re down to two races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season. Currently, Alex Bowman holds onto the 16th and final playoff spot by 79 points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ryan Newman is 18th in the standings, 91 points out. Daniel Suarez is behind Newman but still 93 points behind. Paul Menard trails by 99 points himself. Those are the only four within 100 points of the final wildcard spot. With how this season has gone, I don’t see anyone making…

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Truex Looking To Get Back On Track, Harvick Hoping To End Ford’s Drought But Will “Big 3” Be Dominant This Weekend With Kurt Busch Others Shining

There’s a lot to consider when following this weekend’s Bojangles Southern 500. First off, can the “Big 3” win for the 18th time in the first 25 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season? Stats at Darlington, the site of this weekend’s race, say yes. So do season trends. But, some trends also say no as well. Kevin Harvick has to be the favorite with leading over 500 laps on the 1.33-mile South Carolina oval since 2014. In fact, this is the year he’s supposed to dominate in…

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Top 5 Southern 500 Races (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

I don’t do this a lot but it’s fun to do for marquee events on any racing schedule. Sunday will mark the 69th running of the Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Out of the previous 68 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on the Darlington Raceway, which ones are the best? I’ll take shot at it here. 

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5 Storylines For Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

After a rare week off, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers return to action this weekend for one of the most prestigious events on the schedule. Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be the first of a string of 12 consecutive races through the end of the season. Darlington always brings a ton of storylines, so here are the top five. 

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Hamlin’s Darlington Throwback Scheme One Of His Childhood

Denny Hamlin’s paint scheme for Darlington Raceway will be a familiar sight to family and friends who watched him start working his way up the ranks more than 20 years ago.The Chesterfield, Virginia, native revealed a special throwback scheme for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 2 (NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) from the NASCAR studios in Charlotte — a ride that is a spitting image of his first mini stock car he drove in 1997 at Langley Speedway and Southside Speedway. “Oddly enough, I’ve always driven a…

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