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In 11 starts at Iowa Speedway, Justin Allgaier (No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Camaro) has one top-five and eight top-10 finishes, with a best finish of second (2012).

He led five laps at last month's XFINITY series event at Iowa on his way to a ninth-place finish. With 18 races complete this season Allgaier has led for 299 laps, the most of his NXS career in a single year.-JR Motorsports
Jul 26 - 12:09 PM

Austin Cindric (No. 19 LTi Printing Ford F-150) will be making his 18th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start and first-ever at Pocono Raceway.

Has one ARCA Racing Series start at Pocono, scoring a second-place finish after starting from the pole and leading 17 laps. Has racked up three consecutive top-10 finishes entering the Overton's 150. Moved up to 10th in the NCWTS championship standings after 10th-place finish at Eldora Speedway – his fifth top 10 this season. Scored a season-best fourth-place finish in the most recent NCWTS speedway race at Kentucky Speedway.-Brad Keselowski Racing
Jul 26 - 12:08 PM

In nine starts at the .875-mile Iowa Speedway oval, Michael Annett (No. 5 TMC Transportation Chevrolet Camaro) has one top-five and three top-10 finishes, with an average finish of 12.1

That is his best average finish among the three tracks under 1 mile in the XFINITY series. Last month at Iowa, he finished sixth. That result was his best so far this season.-JR Motorsports
Jul 26 - 12:05 PM

Chase Briscoe (No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150) has two previous starts at Pocono Raceway in the ARCA Racing Series.

Last July, he visited Victory Lane at the Tricky Triangle after leading 51 of 60 laps, earning his fourth-consecutive win in the series. Will be in the broadcast booth for Friday’s ARCA race, joining Phil Parsons and Ralph Sheheen. Has completed a series-best 99.78 percent of total possible laps this season (1,804 of a possible 1,808). Leads Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings and is third in NCWTS driver points. Leads all rookies in laps led (105), average running position (7.829), driver rating (101.7) and quality passes (389). Average finish in the last five NCWTS races is 5.0.-Brad Keselowski Racing
Jul 26 - 12:04 PM

Returning to Iowa Speedway this weekend, Elliott Sadler (No. 1 OneMain Financial Camaro) remains the NASCAR XFINITY Series point standings leader.

In 13 starts at Iowa, he has claimed one win (2012), seven top-five finishes and has completed 100 percent of his races run within the top 10. He also has three pole awards and has led 116 laps.-JR Motorsports
Jul 26 - 11:54 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Goof Off/Menards Toyota Tundra) has seven starts at Pocono Raceway.

Among active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers, the two-time champion is one of three drivers entered that has competed in all seven events at the 2.5-mile track. The Menards driver has an Average Running Position of 11.492, a Driver Rating of 85.8, and leads the series in Laps in the Top 15 with 267. Pocono, 2016...Making his seventh start at Pocono Raceway, Crafton started 20th, ran as high as third, and finished 12th.-ThorSport Racing
Jul 26 - 11:36 AM

Alex Tagliani (No. 18 Lowe's Canada/EpiPen/St.Hubert Chevrolet) has five wins, eight poles and 19 top fives, 31 top 10s in 50 NASCAR Pinty’s Series starts.

Four of his five wins at have come on the ovals (Sunset Speedway 2015-16 and Edmonton 2008 & 2016). His lone road course win came last season in Toronto. Finished fourth in 2016 and seventh in 2015. He also came home fifth in his first career appearance at Wyant Group Raceway in 2014.
Jul 26 - 11:30 AM

Team Penske announced today that Ryan Blaney will join the organization as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) beginning in 2018 as the team returns to a three-car operation in NASCAR’s premier series.

The 23-year-old Blaney, who also signed a multi-year contract extension with the team, will pilot the No. 12 Ford Fusion, beginning with the annual non-points "Clash" event at Daytona International Speedway in February.-Team Penske
Jul 26 - 11:28 AM

Wood Brothers Racing, the oldest active NASCAR team and one of the winning-est teams in series history, and veteran driver Paul Menard, will join forces for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season, the two parties announced today.

The new partnership will see the team continue to compete full time for the coming seasons with Menard driving the legendary No. 21 Ford Fusion. Menards, the industry-leading home improvement store company, will sponsor the No. 21 Ford for 22 MENCS races. Additional sponsorship, including plans for long-time partner Motorcraft/Quick Lane, will be announced at a later date.-Wood Brothers Racing
Jul 26 - 11:22 AM

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge) the 2007 and 2009 champion is the series’ all-time leader in wins at 22 and holds the record for the poles with 21. Has 55 top fives and 82 top 10s in 100 NASCAR Pinty’s Series starts.

Finished second in last year’s final season standings. Currently holds the series’ record for consecutive wins at a track with three (ICAR, 2012-14; Trois-Rivieres, 2008-10). Scored his first pole award at the track last season and finished fifth. In his four other appearances at the Wyant Group Raceway he’s registered finishes of eighth, sixth, fourth and third.
Jul 26 - 10:59 AM

Statement from Chairman & CEO Richard Childress, regarding Paul Menard & Menards Inc.: "Paul Menard and Menards, Inc. have had a partnership with RCR for seven years. Together, we have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success, including Paul's emotional win at Indianapolis in 2011. He is a very talented driver and a good friend."

"Everyone at RCR wishes both Paul and Menards nothing but the best in the future. Our entire RCR organization is 100 percent focused on getting all three of our Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series programs in the playoffs this year, and bringing another Cup championship to RCR in 2017. We will be announcing our plans for a third Cup team and our overall 2018 team lineup at a later date."-RCR
Jul 26 - 10:56 AM

Cayden Lapcevich (No. 76 Fastline Motorsports Dodge) the defending NPS champion has four wins, 12 top-five, 18 top-10 and one pole in 23 NASCAR Pinty’s Series starts.

Became the youngest champion in the history of the NPS last season at 16 years, 10 months and 16 days. He also became the youngest race winner in the history of the series with his victory at Wyant Group Raceway last July. Recently named a member of the NASCAR Next class highlighting young and up-and-coming talent within NASCAR. He scored his first NASCAR Pinty’s Series win last season en route to winning the series championship.
Jul 26 - 9:45 AM

This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third Pocono Raceway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

The No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc. Chevrolet Silverado driver has earned an average starting position of 5.5 and an average finishing position of 11.0 at the Long Pond, Pa.,-facility. He made his track debut on August 1, 2015. Through the first 11 NCWTS races this season, Nemechek has completed 1590 of 1808 laps contested (87.9 percent) and has led 83 laps. He is currently sixth in the driver point standings, has collected two victories (Gateway and Iowa), five top-five and five top-10 finishes, has spent 1,279 laps running in the top 15 and has made 374 green-flag passes thus far this season.-NEMCO Motorsports
Jul 26 - 9:42 AM

In his second start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) development driver Ty Majeski will carry the Bit-O-Honey colors on the iconic No. 60 Ford Mustang.

This is not the first time that Bit-O-Honey has teamed up with Roush Fenway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The brand adorned Chris Buescher’s No. 60 Ford once in 2014 at Texas Motor Speedway and twice in 2015 (Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway) during Buescher’s Championship season.-RFR
Jul 26 - 9:34 AM

Kevin Lacroix (No. 74 Bumper To Bumper/Total/Go Fast Dodge) has three poles, seven wins, 11 top-five and 15 top-10 finishes in 23 NASCAR Pinty’s Series starts.

Only driver to recorded two wins in seven starts during his rookie season in 2015. Won road races at Circuit ICAR and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres. Won from the pole at CTMP in last month’s season opener and enters this race winner of two races in a row series taking his second career win at Circuit ICAR three weeks ago and scoring his first win in Toronto 10 days ago. He also leads by points standings by 13 points (222-209) over Alex Labbé with the back-to-back wins. He finished eighth in his first start at the Wyant Group Raceway in 2016.
Jul 26 - 9:25 AM


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