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Brandi Carlile Plots All-Female Concert Vacation in Mexico

Brandi Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend will take over the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico on Jan. 30 through Feb. 3. Carlile will headline multiple shows during the all-inclusive concert vacation, which will feature performances by Maren Morris, Indigo Girls, Margo Price, Patty Griffin, Lucius, KT Tunstall, The Secret Sisters and Ruby Amanfu.... Read more »

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New Hampshire Weekend Preview

New Hampshire Schedule Both the Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be in action this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 1.058-mile Loudon oval will host the Cup Series for just a single weekend this year as the annual fall date has been moved to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sunday will be the 47th time the Cup Series will compete at “The Magic Mile” since making its debut there in July 1993. Martin Truex, Jr. goes into the weekend after scoring win No. 4 of the season last week in his dominating performance to win the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. But the defending series champion has never won at New Hampshire, something he hopes to rectify Sunday afternoon in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. “I would have to call New Hampshire my first home track because I’ve been going there for a long time – back as a kid watching my father (Martin Truex Sr.) race,” Truex said. “Winning at New Hampshire would be the biggest one of them all. It’s no Daytona 500, but..

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Eldora Dirt Derby Results

Fin St Trk Driver Truck Laps Status Laps Led Points 1 3 27 Chase Briscoe Ford 153 Running 54 0 2 9 98 Grant Enfinger Ford 153 Running 1 48 3 5 52 Stewart Friesen Chevrolet 153 Running 1 35 4 4 88 Matt Crafton Ford 153 Running 0 40 5 12 16 Brett Moffitt Toyota 153 Running 0 32 6 27 18 Noah Gragson Toyota 153 Running 0 31 7 26 8 John Hunter Nemechek Chevrolet 153 Running 0 0 8 7 51 Logan Seavey Toyota 153 Running 53 46 9 19 24 Justin Haley Chevrolet 153 Running 0 28 10 14 83 Nick Hoffman Chevrolet 153 Running 0 27 11 22 12 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 153 Running 0 0 12 17 38 Max McLaughlin Chevrolet 153 Running 0 25 13 13 17 Tyler Dippel Toyota 153 Running 0 30 14 8 54 Chris Windom Toyota 153 Running 0 36 15 6 99 Sheldon Creed Chevrolet 153 Running 0 22 16 29 21 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 153 Running 0 21 17 25 34 Jeffrey Abbey Chevrolet 153 Running 0 20 18 11 22 Austin Wayne Self Chevrolet 153 Running 0 27 19 28 20 Tanner Thorson Chevrolet 153 Running 0 18 20 15 13 Myatt Snider Ford 153 Running 0 ..

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Briscoe Digs In for Eldora Win

Race Results Chase Briscoe edged Grant Enfinger at the finish to win Wednesday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway. Briscoe and Enfinger raced side-by-side throughout the two laps of overtime around the half-mile dirt oval, making contact several times. As they headed to the checkered flag, Briscoe made contact with the left side of Enfinger’s truck before it slapped the wall. At the finish, Briscoe was ahead by inches. “I wasn’t going to wear him out. I wasn’t just gonna wreck him for the win,” said Briscoe, a former Truck Series regular who has returned to running midget and sprint cars this year after Brad Keselowski Racing shut down. “We rubbed. I definitely let it float all the way to the wall and I’m sorry about that. It’s not how I race, but this means so much to win at Eldora.” Briscoe, who is also running limited schedules in IMSA and the Xfinity Series, won in what is slated to be his only Truck Series start of the season. “It j..

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Challenges Crop Up in Charlotte Road Course Testing

CONCORD, N.C. — A key finding for teams after two days of testing on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course configuration is how quickly trouble will find you. After an eventful Tuesday at the 2.28-mile circuit, two bends — Turns 1 and 3 — are in the early running for most treacherous. Rookie William Byron’s hard hit early in the afternoon session was the biggest pitfall of the two-day test, held on consecutive Tuesdays on the combination oval and road course. The track time was the latest step in preparations for the Bank of America Roval 400, the first road-course event in NASCAR postseason history on Sept. 30. Photos from Charlotte testing Byron’s Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet nosed into the tire barrier rounding Turn 1 after a brake failure. The hard left-hander that leads to the track’s infield portion also was the site of fellow rookie Bubba Wallace’s sizable crash last week. “I think just going over the curbs and everything, we just snapped a brake line a..

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FRR in Sponsorship Search

DENVER, Colo. – Defending Cup Series champion Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex Jr. are currently seeking sponsorship on the No. 78 Toyota for 2019 to replace 5-hour ENERGY, which informed the team it will be ending its NASCAR involvement at the conclusion of the current season. 5-hour ENERGY joined Furniture Row Racing in 2017, serving as majority primary sponsor on the No. 77 Toyota with Rookie of the Year winner Erik Jones, as well as a season-long associate and two primaries on the No. 78 with Truex during his championship campaign. In 2018, 5-hour ENERGY became the major co-primary on the No. 78 along with Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats for 30 Cup races. The energy shot company has been a NASCAR primary sponsor for nearly a decade, including the last seven at the Cup Series level. Truex and Furniture Row have continued their championship form into the 2018 season, scoring four wins and 13 top-five finishes after 19 of 36 events and are solidly positioned for an appeara..

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