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The No. 13 NASCAR Xfinity Series entry is prepared for the July 29 race at Iowa Speedway (photo courtesy of MBM Motorsports via Facebook).

NASCAR Xfinity: another Earnhardt on NASCAR landscape

By AMANDA VINCENT Bobby Dale Earnhardt plans to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Saturday at Iowa Speedway in Newton. He’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 13 Chevrolet through a deal between MBM Motorsports and JP Motorsports. Earnhardt is a fourth generation racer with a strong NASCAR pedigree. He’s the gr ...

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Martin Truex Jr. (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR Cup: Joe Gibbs Racing suspends members of Martin Truex Jr.'s pit crew

By AMANDA VINCENT Joe Gibbs Racing has suspended front tire changer Chris Taylor and rear tire changer Lee Cunningham of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota team of driver Martin Truex Jr. for the next three races as the result of a verbal confrontation between the two men and Adam Stevens, crew chief on the No. ...

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Kyle Larson and son Owen celebrate a pole win at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway in June (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR Cup: Kyle Larson has children's book

By AMANDA VINCENT Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson has partnered  with Chris Workman and Apex Legends for the creation of a racing-themed children’s book entitled “Kyle Loves Racing.” The book will be, primarily, a picture book with text ideal for parents to read to children around the age ...

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Denny Hamlin (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR Cup: Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown slated for 2018 return

By AMANDA VINCENT After a two-year hiatus, the yearly Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown charity late model race hosted by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin is expected to resume in 2018, scheduled for April 19 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. The Showdown was held yearly from 2008 through 2015 ...

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NASCAR Cup: Ryan Blaney to Team Penske, Paul Menard to Wood Brothers Racing next year

By AMANDA VINCENT Both Wood Brothers Racing and Team Penske made 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver announcements Wednesday morning. Team Penske announced that Ryan Blaney would move from the Wood Brothers Racing team to drive a third entry for Team Penske, as that team plans to bring back its No. 12. Wood ...

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Blog by Amanda Vincent

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement isn’t the end

During her “Dialed In” show on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Wednesday night, host Claire B. Lang mentioned a newspaper article that described NASCAR’s post-Dale Earnhardt Jr. future as grim. She said the article rubbed her the wrong way, and I don’t blame her. While I believe Earnhardt’s departure from the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driver’s seat will probably leave a temporary void, I think suggestions that the sport will die when he retires from full-time competition as a Monster Energy Cup Series driver are blowing things way, way out of proportion.

Before I get into that, I’d like to mention that, while Earnhardt is retiring from full-time competition as a driver, he’s not exactly leaving the sport. He’s not selling his NASCAR Xfinity team. Besides, did you miss that recent announcement that he’ll be joining the NASCAR on NBC [...]

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