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Martin Truex Jr. (78) and Kyle Busch (18) race for position during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 19, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR Cup: Martin Truex Jr. wins race, championship at Homestead

By AMANDA VINCENT Martin Truex Jr. had a lot to celebrate Sunday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He claimed his eighth win of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season at the checkered flag of the Ford EcoBoost 400 season-finale, and with that win, he became the 2017 Cup Series champion, his first championshi ...

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By AMANDA VINCENT Personal items belonging to Chris Lambert, spotter for Denny Hamlin, and Chris Osborne, spotter for Daniel Suarez of Joe Gibbs Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, were stolen from a rental car Thursday night in Homestead, Fla., while the men were eating dinner at a local restaurant. The ...

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NASCAR Xfinity: Brendan Gaughan retires from full-time competition

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR racing veteran Brendan Gaughan has retired from full-time competition. “It’s never my last race, but it will probably be my last full-time race,” Gaughan said after Saturday’s 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series season-finale, the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “We don’t ...

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William Byron (left) and JR Motorsports co-owner Rick Hendrick celebrate Byron's 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR Xfinity: William Byron, Team Penske split 2017 titles

By AMANDA VINCENT With a third-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, series rookie William Byron claimed the 2017 series drivers’ championship. He’s also expected to soon be named series Rookie of the Year. "I just can’t believe this ...

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Cole Custer celebrates in victory lane at Homestead-Miami Speedway after winning the Ford EcoBoost 300 on Nov. 18, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR Xfinity: Cole Custer wins after dominant performance at Homestead

By AMANDA VINCENT Cole Custer claimed his first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series win Saturday in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 2017 series season-finale. "I want to thank everybody at Haas Automation, Code 3 Associates and Roush Yates Engines; the engines have been unbelievable all year. And Xf ...

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Blog by Amanda Vincent

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth do things together throughout NASCAR careers

By no choice of his own, Matt Kenseth will, essentially, be retired from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition when the checkered flag falls on the 2017 season Sunday at the end of the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While Kenseth didn’t decided to go out in 2017, it just seems ironic to me that circumstances led to him going out when he did, or will.

Why do I say that? Easy. Dale Earnhardt Jr., with the fortune of going out on his own terms, also will retire from full-time Cup Series competition at 2017 season’s end.

Why is Kenseth’s so-called retirement coinciding with Earnhardt’s retirement ironic? Because their NASCAR timelines are strikingly similar, and not just when it comes to the Cup Series, either.

After running a few races here and there, Kenseth and Earnhardt both went full-time [...]

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