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NASCAR Championship 4

Joey Logano
• From Middletown, CT
• 2018 Stats: 2 wins, 12 Top-5s, 25 Top-10s, 1 Pole
• Career Stats: 20 wins, 103 Top 5s, 178 Top 10s, 20 Poles
Kyle Busch
• From Las Vegas, NV
• 2018 Stats: 8 wins, 21 Top-5s, 27 Top-10s, 4 Poles
• Career Stats: 51 wins, 182 Top-5s, 268 Top-10s, 31 Poles, 1 Championship
Martin Truex Jr.
• From Mayetta, NJ
• 2018 Stats: 4 wins, 19 Top-5s, 20 Top-10s, 4 Poles
• Career Stats: 19 wins, 86 Top-5s, 180 Top-10s, 19 Poles, 1 Championship
Kevin Harvick
• From Bakersfield, CA
• 2018 Stats: 8 wins, 22 Top-5s, 28 Top-10s, 4 Poles
• Career Stats: 45 wins, 190 Top-5s, 335 Top-10s, 25 Poles, 1 Championship

 

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Kevin Harvick Issued NASCAR Penalty

NASCAR issues a 40 point penalty to Kevin Harvick after his race winning car was found to have an illegal spoiler during technical inspection at the NASCAR Research & Development center. The penalty revokes Harvick’s automatic berth into the championship race at Homestead, & his crew chief Rodney Childers will serve a two race penalty. It is reported that Stewart-Haas Racing will not appeal the penalty, & that Tony Gibson will take over as interim crew chief. Harvick now sits in 4th place, three points ahead of Kurt Busch.

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Ryan Newman to Drive for Roush Fenway Racing in 2019

Roush Fenway Racing confirmed that Ryan Newman would take over the #6 Ford in 2019, replacing both Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth who have shared that seat this season. At the press conference announcing his signing with RFR, Newman spoke about Kenseth recruiting him for Roush after Kenseth made his own decision to not continue racing next season for family reasons. Owner Jack Roush previously confirmed Bayne would not return to the team in 2019.

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NASCAR Rumor Roundup

(When Silly Season Never Ends)

 

Martin Truex Jr. & Cole Pearn

OUT!:  #78 Furniture Row Racing

IN?:  #19 Joe Gibbs Racing

 

Daniel Suarez

OUT!:  #19 Joe Gibbs Racing

IN?:  #95 Leavine Family Racing

 

Jamie McMurray

OUT!:  #1 Chip Ganassi Racing

IN?:  Chip Ganassi Racing organizational position

 

Kurt Busch

OUT!:  #41 Stewart-Haas Racing

IN?:  #1 Chip Ganassi Racing

 

Matt DiBenedetto

OUT!:  #32 Go Fas Racing

IN?:  #1 Junior Motorsports Xfinity team

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Possibility of Truex Jr Moving to Joe Gibbs Racing

According to SportsBusiness DAILY, Furniture Row Racing’s talks to sell its assets to G-M-S Racing have broken down – creating the possibility that 2017 Monster Energy Series champion Martin Truex Junior may move to Joe Gibbs Racing as the replacement for Daniel Suarez in the team’s Number-19 Toyota.

S-B-D’s reporting would have Suarez moving over to Leavine Family Racing as the replacement for Kasey Kahne, who recently announced that the 2018 season would be his last as a full-time driver.  Last month,

5-hour ENERGY informed Furniture Row Racing and Truex that it would end its sponsorship at the conclusion of the current campaign.  The Michigan-based company has been a NASCAR team sponsor for nearly ten years, the last two of which they’ve been associated with F-R-R … Truex is among forty-one drivers on the preliminary entry list for Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway and one of twelve drivers who have clinched 2018 playoff berths.