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The 2019 NASCAR Cup championship will be fought out between Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr and Kyle Busch at Homestead later on Sunday. Under the series’ playoff system, the points have been reset and the quartet start equal – whichever of them is first over the line after 267 laps (or more if
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Qualifying for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series title decider at Homestead has been cancelled and the four championship contenders handed the first two rows of the grid. After persistent rain showers washed out both Friday’s planned practice sessions, NASCAR made the decision to forgo Saturday’s scheduled qualifying session and replace it with 50 minutes of
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Stewart-Haas Racing will promote its Xfinity Series driver Cole Custer to replace Daniel Suarez in its NASCAR Cup Series line-up for 2020, Autosport has learned. Sources have suggested the 21-year-old’s deal will be officially announced within the coming week. A request for comment from a SHR spokesperson was not immediately returned. Custer is one of
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Until a late-race caution set up a three-lap dash to the finish, last Sunday’s NASCAR Cup playoffs semi-final race at Phoenix was short on drama. And that’s a problem for NASCAR, because in 2020 Phoenix will be hosting the championship decider. The need for clean air appeared to dominate and left overtaking at a premium,
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NASCAR’s plan to revise its technical ethos and think about its long-term future has opened up the prospect of a fourth manufacturer. Could it be Honda that steps forward? In recent years, the topic of who the next manufacturer is in NASCAR could be answered by the question: When is Dodge coming back? But NASCAR
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Kevin Harvick overcame a mid-race penalty to lead home a Stewart-Haas 1-2-3 in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas, booking himself a spot in the championship decider. Harvick was slapped with the penalty for loose equipment on pitroad following a stop just after half-distance in the 334-lap race. That dropped him into the midfield
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Tension between NASCAR Cup title rivals Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin over their Martinsville pitlane scuffle lingers going into this weekend’s Texas Motor Speedway race. Logano confronted Hamlin in the pitlane after being knocked into a spin during last weekend’s race, and shoved the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he walked away – which triggered
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NASCAR Xfinity Series title contenders Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick ended up in a scuffle after Saturday’s race at Kansas Speedway. Reigning champion Reddick – who has already secured a Richard Childress Racing Cup Series seat for 2020 – and Custer made slight contact after a late-race restart, sending Stewart-Haas racer Custer into the outside
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The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Talladega has been suspended until Monday afternoon, after rain left the field stranded in the pitlane after 55 of the scheduled 188 laps. Having begun racing at 2pm local time on Sunday afternoon, the 40-strong field for the second race in the ’round of 8′ was able to
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Kyle Larson is the latest example of how one win in NASCAR’s playoff system can completely change the championship fortunes of a driver. It was just a little over two months ago that Larson was anguishing over having to “race backup cars” as he wrecked his primary car in practice sessions on two consecutive race
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NASCAR’s next generation Cup Series car, dubbed Gen-7, will complete on-track testing on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Gen-7 NASCAR machines are expected to make their competitive debut in 2021, although parts of the new package could appear in ’20 following a successful trial during this year’s Charlotte All-Star race. NASCAR intends for Gen-7 to lower
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