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Erik Jones is recognized as the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year during the Myers Brothers Awards on Nov. 29, 2017, in Las Vegas (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR simplifies rookie program

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR has simplified the way it determines the Rookie-of-the-Year in its three national Series — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck. The new system will go into effect this season, beginning with the season-opening races for all three series at Daytona (Fla.) Internationa ...

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NASCAR Cup: GoDaddy returns as Danica Patrick's sponsor

By AMANDA VINCENT Danica Patrick has yet to secure rides for the 2018 Daytona 500 on Feb. 18 and Indianapolis 500 on May 27, expected to be the final two races of her racing career, but she has secured primary sponsorship for both races from one of her former sponsors, GoDaddy. “This is definitely the way I want ...

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NASCAR Cup: Kasey Kahne relishes freedom at Leavine Family Racing

By AMANDA VINCENT With his move from the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team to the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team ahead of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Kasey Kahne plans to get back to his roots with more extracurricular racing, specifically sprint and midget cars on dirt, next year, the driver ...

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NASCAR Xfinity: Austin Cindric starts season in No. 60

By AMANDA VINCENT Austin Cindric will drive the No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford in the Power Shares QQQ 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 17. Mike Kelley will be his crew chief. Cindric, Ty Majeski and Chase Briscoe are slated to share the driver’s seat in th ...

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NASCAR Cup: Ricky Benton Racing plans Daytona 500 debut with David Gilliland

By AMANDA VINCENT David Gilliland plans to run the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 18 as driver of the No. 92 Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises Ford, according to an announcement from the race team Wednesday. Mike Hester will be his crew chief ...

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Blog by Amanda Vincent

Does ThorSport Racing’s departure signal the gradual departure of Toyota from Truck Series?

Was the announcement of ThorSport Racing and Toyota parting ways on Tuesday a sign of a Toyota gradual exit from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series? The writing on the wall sure gives that impression. And if Toyota is backing away from the series, is the spec engine to blame?

Members of the Toyota camp have been the most vocal in their criticism of the spec engine built by Ilmor Engineering, based on a Chevrolet engine, that was tested multiple times by Chevrolet team, GMS Racing, in 2017. The engine will be an option for Truck Series teams this year and is expected to be the mandated engine next year.

Toyota multi-truck team, Red Horse Racing, shut down fairly early during the 2017 season, leaving Kyle Busch Motorsports and ThorSport Racing to carry the Toyota banner, along with the single-truck [...]

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NASCAR simplifies rookie program

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR has simplified the way it determines the Rookie-of-the-Year in its three national Series — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck.…

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NASCAR simplifies rookie program

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR has simplified the way it determines the Rookie-of-the-Year in its three national Series — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck.…

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NASCAR simplifies rookie program

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR has simplified the way it determines the Rookie-of-the-Year in its three national Series — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck.…