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Preliminary entry lists for NASCAR at Talladega

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NASCAR makes its return trip to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend with the Cup and Camping World Truck Series.

The Xfinity Series is off this week.

The Cup Series holds the Alabama 500, the second race of the Round of 12 in the playoffs. The Truck Series competes in the Fred’s 250, its first playoff elimination race.

Here are the entry lists for both races.

Cup – Alabama 500

Forty cars are entered.

J.J. Yeley will driver the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Brendan Gaughan is entered in the No. 75 Chevrolet for Beard Motorsports.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the last race at Talladega in May after a last-lap pass of Kyle Busch. He beat Jamie McMurray and Busch to the finish.

This race was won last year by Joey Logano after he led 45 laps. He beat Brian Scott and Denny Hamlin.

Click here for the entry list.

Trucks – Fred’s 250

There are 32 trucks entered. No full-time Cup drivers are entered.

This race was won last year by Alabama native Grant Enfinger, who led 45 of that race’s 94 laps.

He beat Spencer Gallagher, Timothy Peters and Rico Abreu.

Click here for the entry list.

Stewart Friesen fastest in first of two Truck practices at Eldora

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Stewart Friesen had the fastest Truck in the first of two practice sessions Tuesday night at Eldora Speedway.

As the Trucks prepare for Wednesday’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, Friesen was the only driver to average above 92 mph on the half-mile dirt track owned by NASCAR legend Tony Stewart. Friesen’s speed was 92.086 mph.

Ty Dillon was second at 91.570 mph, followed by Christopher Bell (91.384 mph), who is seeking his fourth Truck Series win of the season.

Ben Rhodes was fourth (91.042 mph) and Rico Abreu was fifth (90.571 mph).

There will be one other additional practice session this evening from 9 to 9:55 p.m. ET.

Click here for the full practice grid.

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Kyle Larson continues to sizzle, wins 6th consecutive sprint car race

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Another night, another sprint car win for Kyle Larson.

The NASCAR Cup points series leader scored his sixth consecutive victory in a sprint car on Tuesday night, winning the Pennsylvania Speedweek race at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania.

Former Truck series driver Rico Abreu was 10th. Kasey Kahne placed 13th.

Larson’s streak started when he won a World of Outlaws race June 13 at Eagle (Nebraska) Raceway. He followed it with wins in the All-Star Circuit of Champions race June 19 at Wayne County Speedway and June 20 at Sharon Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

He won Sunday at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pennsylvania, and Monday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbosttsown, Pennsylvania, during Pennsylvania Speedweek.

Larson will race Wednesday at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland before heading to Kentucky for Saturday night’s Cup race at Kentucky Speedway.

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Kyle Larson keeps win streak going in sprint cars

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Kyle Larson continued his winning ways in a sprint car, capturing the feature Sunday night at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pennsylvania. Kasey Kahne finished ninth. Rico Abreu was 17th .

Larson has won each of his last four sprint car races, winning a World of Outlaws race June 13 at Eagle (Nebraska) Raceway, All-Star Circuit of Champions races June 19 at Wayne County Speedway and June 20 at Sharon Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek and Sunday’s race.

Larson won night three Sunday of Pennsylvania Speedweek. He plans to run Sunday through Wednesday there. Speedweek continues Monday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown Pennsylvania, Tuesday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, and Wednesday at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Kahne has stated he’s running five nights of sprint cars in Pennsylvania and will be at those tracks and at Port Royal (Pennsylvania) Speedway on Thursday.

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Kyle Larson extends winning streak with another victory on dirt

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Kyle Larson keeps winning regardless of what he’s driving.

Larson won Tuesday night’s All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek race at Sharon Speedway, a high-banked 3/8-mile dirt track in Hartford, Ohio.

The victory marks Larson’s fourth in the last eight days – and his third in the last three days. His streak started June 13 when he won a World of Outlaws race at Eagle (Nebraska) Raceway.

He followed that by winning Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. He won Monday night’s All Star Circuit of Champions race at Wayne County Speedway, a 3/8-mile clay oval in Orrville, Ohio.

Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Rico Abreu was third. Former Cup driver Dave Blaney, an owner of Sharon Speedway and father of Ryan Blaney, finished 11th.