NASCAR: 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup/XFINITY/ Camping World Truck Series season thread:

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  1. CHRDANHUTCH

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    here is the new season thread for NASCAR Fans:

    Saturday: 02/10/18:

    TV:

    10:30 am: MENSC: Advance Auto Parts Clash practice FS1;
    01:00 pm: MENSC: Daytona 500 practice 1 FS1;
    04:00 pm: MENSC: Daytona 500 final practice FS1
     
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    In the news:

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet retains/Renews Truck title sponsorship at Kentucky Speedway
     
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    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

    Source: 2018 NASCAR TV Schedule - Racing News

    DateLocationNetworkRace StartRadio
    2/11Daytona 500 Qualifying at
    Daytona International Speedway
    FOX12 p.m. ETMRN
    2/11The Clash at
    Daytona International Speedway
    FS13 p.m. ETMRN
    2/15The Duel at
    Daytona International Speedway
    FS17 p.m. ETMRN
    2/18DAYTONA 500 at
    Daytona International Speedway
    FOX2:30 p.m. ETMRN
    2/25Atlanta Motor SpeedwayFOX2 p.m. ETPRN
    3/4Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayFOX3:30 p.m. ETPRN
    3/11ISM Raceway FOX3:30 p.m. ETMRN
    3/18Auto Club SpeedwayFOX3:30 p.m. ETMRN
    3/25Martinsville SpeedwayFS12 p.m. ETMRN
    4/8Texas Motor SpeedwayFS12 p.m. ETPRN
    4/15Bristol Motor SpeedwayFOX2 p.m. ETPRN
    4/21Richmond International RacewayFOX6:30 p.m. ETMRN
    4/29Talladega SuperspeedwayFOX2 p.m. ETMRN
    5/6Dover International SpeedwayFS12 p.m. ETMRN
    5/12Kansas SpeedwayFS18 p.m. ETMRN
    5/19Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open at
    Charlotte Motor Speedway
    FS16 p.m. ETMRN
    5/19Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at
    Charlotte Motor Speedway
    FS18 p.m. ETMRN
    5/27Charlotte Motor SpeedwayFOX6 p.m. ETPRN
    6/3Pocono RacewayFS12 p.m. ETMRN
    6/10Michigan International SpeedwayFOX2 p.m. ETMRN
    6/24Sonoma RacewayFS13 p.m. ETPRN
    7/1Chicagoland SpeedwayNBCSN2:30 p.m. ETMRN
    7/7Daytona International SpeedwayNBC7 p.m. ETPRN
    7/14Kentucky SpeedwayNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETPRN
    7/22New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayNBCSN2 p.m. ETPRN
    7/29Pocono RacewayNBCSN2:30 p.m. ETMRN
    8/5Watkins Glen InternationalNBC2:30 p.m. ETMRN
    8/12Michigan International SpeedwayNBCSN2:30 p.m. ETMRN
    8/18Bristol Motor SpeedwayNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETPRN
    9/2Darlington RacewayNBCSN6 p.m. ETMRN
    9/9Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayNBCSN2 p.m. ETIMS
    9/16Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayNBCSN3 p.m. ETPRN
    9/22Richmond International RacewayNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETMRN
    9/30Charlotte Motor SpeedwayNBC2 p.m. ETPRN
    10/7Dover International SpeedwayNBCSN2 p.m. ETMRN
    10/14Talladega SuperspeedwayNBC2 p.m. ETMRN
    10/21Kansas SpeedwayNBC2 p.m. ETMRN
    10/28Martinsville SpeedwayNBCSN2:30 p.m. ETMRN
    11/4Texas Motor SpeedwayNBCSN3 p.m. ETPRN
    11/11Phoenix RacewayNBC2:30 p.m. ETMRN
    11/18Homestead Miami SpeedwayNBC2:30 p.m. ETMRN
     
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  4. Johnny Caravella

    Johnny Caravella The Piano Has Been Drinking

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    Is it my imagination, or did Fox move a few more races to free TV this year from FS1?
     
  5. CHRDANHUTCH

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    but as always, it's not just the Cup Series....

    All races will be in Bold type no matter what race/stage/result
     
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    remember, some races on both sides of the networks were tweaked or outright realigned
     
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    News today (thus far):

    XFINITY:

    Jimmy Means Motorsports/Racing signs veteran David Starr for its #52 entry replacing Joey Gase;

    Garrett Smithley will return for third season with Johnny Davis Motorsports with Gary Keller; will be full-time in the 0;

    CWTS:

    Myatt Snider (son of Marty), leaves KBM/Toyota for Thorsport Racing/Ford, will be the new pilot for the #13
     
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    update to the Damaged Vehicle Policy: 2 lap penalty should an extra crew member work on car; revised after previous policy sidelined car/driver/team ie parked;

    XFINITY:

    ISM AND Dover adjust XFINITY Stage race length based on feedback from series;

    RINNAI to sponsor JRM's #7 @ Atlanta;

    CWTS:

    Las Vegas adjusting stage racing for both events there;

    Brett Moffitt to succeed Ryan Truex for HRE (#16)
     
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    the only difference, MSM.... Phoenix no longer exists... ISM Connect, who sponsored the New Hampshire date last season when it followed Chicagoland.... now has title sponsorship of the Arizona track, now known as ISM Raceway.
     
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    Very well, the change will be made.
     
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    Daily update:

    Overton's continues expansion in title sponsorship at multiple tracks adding Chicagoland to portfolio;

    NASCAR mandates composite piece for side skirts, replacing steel;

    Cup Stage Racing to remain static for 2018;

    XFINITY:

    Alex Labbe to go full time for DGM Racing;

    Austin Cindric going full-time as well, splitting rides between Roush Fenway (#60) and Team Penske (#12/22);
     
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    60th Daytona 500 entry list confirmed; as we know cap limit is 40, and there are 40 entries; Notables:

    00-J-Earnhardt;
    7-Patrick;
    23-TBD;
    51-Marks;
    62-Gaughan*-open;
    66-Thompson*-open;
    72-LaJoie;
    92-Gilliland*-open;
    96-Kennington*-open;

    BK Racing STILL UNKNOWN status or facing legal issues, hence why the 23/83 TEAMS are TBD;

    XFINITY:

    KSDT joining JD Motorsports with Gary Keller as an associate for Daytona and a primary for Homestead on the 0-Smithley;
     
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    BK Racing will enter 1 car, as Gray Gaulding is entered in the 23, no word if the 83 team will exist or race depending on legal issues;

    XFINITY:

    ThinQ Technology Partners joining JGL/28/Dylan Lupton for 20 races beginning at Daytona;
     
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    TV:

    Daytona 500 Qualifying (in progress) FOX;
    3 pm: Advance Auto Parts Clash @ Daytona FS1;

    Daytona 500 front row locked in:

    88-Bowman 46.002 sec.;
    11-Hamlin
     
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    Advance Auto Parts Clash @ Daytona:

    Stage 1: (25) 2-Keselowski;
    Stage 2 (50): 2-Keselowski
     
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    Earthwater on BK Racing/23/Gaulding for Speedweeks;

    McDowell making 250th career start;

    Peyton Manning honorary pace car driver for 60th Daytona 500;Charlize Theron honorary starter;

    NAPA extends contract with HMS/9/Elliott; 2 yr extension increases primary sponsorship to 26 events from 24;

    bCHUZi signs with Premium Motorsports as associate Sponsor in MENSC/CWTS;

    Pioneer Technology Group signs as associate sponsor with RPM/43/Wallace, Jr.;

    XFINITY:

    46 entries on initial entry list for QQQ Powershares 300;

    former driver Eric McClure in domestic legal issues;

    CWTS:

    36 entries on initial entry list for NextEra Energy 250; Notables:

    1-TBD;
    3- Anderson (was the 29-BKR entry);
    4-David Gilliland;
    7-Forrister;
    13-Snider;
    16-Moffitt;
    25-Sargeant;
    41-Rhodes (was the 27);
    54-Le Mastus;
    74-TBD;

    TruClear Global on the 7-Forrister for Speedweeks
     
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    TV:

    11:30 (IN Progress): CWTS NextEra Energy 250 opening practice FS1;
    02:30: CWTS: NextEra Energy 250 practice 2 FS1;
    04:30: CWTS: NextEra Energy 250 final practice FS1;
    05:30: MENSC: Cam-Am Duels FS1;

    XFINITY:

    Clements Racing tunes up for 8th season after 1st career win;

    CWTS:

    Jeremy Usher named GM of GMS Racing;

    Performance Plus Motor Oil signs for full season with 25-Sergeant
     
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    Can Am Duels:

    Duel 1: 12-Blaney;

    Duel 2: 9-Elliott;

    5 teams to backups after duels
     
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    Today's Speedweek schedule:

    Noon: XFINITY: QQQ Powershares 300 practice FS1;
    01:00: MENSC: Daytona 500 practice FS1;
    02:00: XFINITY: QQQ Powershares 300 final practice FS1;
    03:00: MENSC: Daytona 500 final practice FS1;
    04:30: CWTS: NextEra Energy 250 Qualifying FS1;
    07:30: CWTS: NextEra Energy 250 FS1;

    BK Racing files Chapter 11;
     
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    CWTS: NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona:

    Pole: 4-Gilliland;

    Stage 1 20: 4-Gilliland;

    Stage 2 40: 21-Sauter;

    Stage 3 100: 21-Sauter
     
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    Saturday's Speedweeks Schedule:

    09:30 AM: XFINITY: QQQ Powershares 300 Qualifying FS1;
    Noon: MENSC: Daytona 500 Final Practice FS1;
    02:30: XFINITY: QQQ Powershares 300 FS1
     
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    XFINITY: QQQ Powershares 300 at Daytona:

    Pole: 21-Hemric;

    Stage 1 30: 42-Larson;

    Stage 2 60: 88-Elliott;

    Stage 3 143: 9-Reddick;

    Notes: 2 and 90 teams failed post-qualifying inspection; times disallowed; 54 team makes race due to that and the 66 gets DNQ;

    6 overtimes to decide final result
     
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    MENSC: Daytona 500

    Pole: 88-Bowman;

    Stage 1 60: 41-Kurt Busch;

    Stage 2 60: 9-Elliott;

    Stage 3 83: 3-Dillon
     
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    I hate stage racing.
     
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    Stage Racing will not be going anywhere, I'M AFRAID,
     

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