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Gaughan to end career with four-race schedule in 2020

2020 will be Brendan Gaughan's final season as a NASCAR Cup Series driver, returning for four races in the No. 62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet. His 63rd career start will come in next month's Daytona 500 before returning for the spring and fall Talladega races, as well as the series' second visit to Daytona in August. The car will be backed by Oil Distributing/South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro. Additionally, Gaughan’s City
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Busch enjoys Rolex 24 debut, but “too soon” to speak of return

Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Busch finished ninth in the GTD class in an AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3, but the team was never a factor in the battle at the front of the 18-car field. He completed four driving stints for more than six hours behind the wheel in total, but brake issues delayed the car he shared with Jack Hawksworth, Parker Chase and Michael de Quesada. “There
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Chris Buescher has “right pieces in place” at Roush Fenway

It’s probably some of both. Buescher, 27, takes over the No. 17 Ford for RFR in the NASCAR Cup Series this season after spending the previous four seasons driving for Front Row Motorsports (one year) and JTG Daugherty Racing (last three years). Before his move to the Cup series, he spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons competing in the Xfinity Series for Roush, where he amassed three wins and won
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General Motors to build new tech center to support racing teams

The facility will be located in Concord, N.C., less than 10 miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway. The new technical center will provide an opportunity to recruit potential GM employees from the growing pool of technical talent in the Charlotte area.  It is expected to open by mid-2020. “We’re thrilled to expand GM’s U.S. footprint by establishing a greater presence in Charlotte, a community that has become a racing and engineering
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Indy a “tough little road course” for Xfinity cars

“I’d consider this one of the big things (to happen in my life),” said NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt DiBenedetto, who drove the Team Penske No. 22 Xfinity car on both the 12-turn and 14-turn layout of the road course. “Opportunities like this are things I’ll never forget for the rest of my life. I’ll be able to say forever, ‘Hey, I got asked by Mr. Penske himself, that whole
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NASCAR expands Truck playoff field to ten drivers

The knockout-style format was first introduced to the Truck Series in 2016. With the addition of two more drivers to the playoffs, this is how NASCAR will shape the rounds: Round of 10: Gateway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Bristol Motor Speedway Round of 8: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Martinsville Speedway Championship 4: Phoenix Raceway “Expanding the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoff field to 10 is a win-win
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Running a modified race “on my bucket list”

Harvick took part in a modified test Tuesday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway at the invitation of fellow NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece, who is also a client of Kevin Harvick Inc. Management. “For me, we’ve had a great relationship that (Preece) started with Stafford Speedway. Between Ryan and Stafford Motor Speedway, that’s why I drove three hours up here today to come up here and do this,” Harvick said. “I
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Daniel Suarez to join Gaunt Brothers Racing full-time in 2020

Suarez, 28, will compete in the Cup Series this season for Gaunt Brothers Racing, which will move to a fulltime team for the first time in its existence, Motorsport.com has learned. An official announcement of the move is expected sometime this week. Suarez, the 2016 Xfinity Series champion, was left without a Cup series ride for the 2020 season when Cole Custer was moved into his No. 41 Ford at
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Hailie Deegan to honor Lyn St. James in Mustang GT debut

Deegan, 18, will compete in her first race next week as a Ford development driver, co-driving the No. 22 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 with Chase Briscoe in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Race at Daytona International Speedway. The paint scheme of the car Deegan and Briscoe will drive in the race was unveiled Friday and its red, white and blue livery is a tribute to the Roush Racing Mustang
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Erik Jones sees ‘big aero change’ in NASCAR’s Next Gen car

Jones served as the driver during a two-day test at Homestead-Miami Speedway this week with NASCAR’s new car design, which will debut in the Cup Series in the 2021 season. While the test car still has a manufacturer-generic overall design, several features continue to stand out, including the far more stock-looking wheels and wheel well, body side molding and character lines, hood design and air exhaust vents built into the