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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Mother Nature reared its ugly head once again on the already enduring 2020 NASCAR season as the weekday races at Darlington Raceway have already taken a hit. Notably, the Xfinity Series race as the Toyota 200 will now commence Thursday at Noon EST on FS1. Prior to NASCAR pulling the plug on the 200-miler Tuesday evening, they’ve already made changes on the weekday schedule as the original time slot was supposed to be at 8 pm EST. However, the sport made the decision of moving theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Out is Gray Gaulding and in comes Joe Graf, Jr. as he’ll pilot the No. 08 Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the Xfinity Series for SS Green Light Racing. The former ARCA Menards Series winner will have sponsorship backing from EAT SLEEP RACE on his car as he’s thrilled of having an opportunity to drive the Bobby Dotter owned team which finished 13th in points last year with Gaulding. “To be racing full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series is super cool.  My boys at EAT SLEEPRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent One week after a mistake sent Joe Graf, Jr. home before the race even started, he will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway. At Michigan International Speedway, a mistake in qualifying sent Graf’s No. 21 EAT, SLEEP, RACE Chevrolet Camaro SS home. He had been 15th-fastest on the practice charts for the LTi Printing 250 in the Richard Childress Racing machine that weekend. Graf’s teammate Tyler Reddick went on to win the race. Graf is guaranteed to start the CircuitCity.com 250 onRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor When Joe Graf Jr. took the checkered flag fifth at Iowa Speedway, it would be natural to assume that he would be happy with the run. Graf had never seen the 7/8-mile oval before, after all, and he had just one top five in his previous six ARCA Racing Series results. But when he climbed out of his No. 77 Ford, the Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) rookie was less than pleased. “No I’m not,” Graf told Motorsports Tribune when asked if he was content withRead More
Don Radebaugh, ARCA Communications Manager TOLEDO, Ohio — Zane Smith, with a bold three-wide maneuver in lapped traffic, passed his MDM Motorsports teammate Chase Purdy with nine laps remaining, then sped away to win the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care Sunday afternoon at Toledo Speedway. “I had to work so hard to get back to Chase (Purdy)…he got me on that last restart,” said Smith. “Our cars were pretty-much dead-even. I knew we were going to catch lappers sooner or later. When we got there, I just thoughtRead More