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Nowhere to Go But Up For Ty Dillon

Ty Dillon at Daytona

#54: Ty Dillon, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Bass Pro Shops

Ty Dillon and I go way back. Sort of. The first NASCAR race I covered as a media member was July 26, 2014 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As a graduate student at Indiana University earning my master’s in sports journalism, I was part of the student news bureau that covered the NASCAR Xfinity Series race that …

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Exclusive Q&A: Creator of Netflix’s NASCAR Show ‘The Crew’

Kevin James in The Crew

THE CREW (L to R) KEVIN JAMES as KEVIN in episode 1010 of THE CREW Cr. ERIC LIEBOWITZ/NETFLIX © 2020

First things first: Netflix’s The Crew exists, like every NASCAR project made by Hollywood, in an alternate reality. In this one, the winner of the 1994 Southern 500 was not Bill Elliott. It was an underdog driver named Kevin Gibson. Fast-forwarding to modern times, Gibson (played by Kevin James) is the long-time crew chief of …

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Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski Wreck from Lead on Last Lap of Daytona 500

2021 Daytona 500 Last Lap Crash Involving Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Austin Cindric

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brad Keselowski‘s goal for the Daytona 500 was pretty simple. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity of hopefully not getting caught up in somebody else’s wreck and if that happens, capitalizing,” Keselowski told media on Jan. 26. It’s an understandable goal for someone who entered Sunday’s race having wrecked out of six of the last …

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Kyle Busch: Former Crew Chief Adam Stevens ‘Quit On Me’

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Kyle Busch claimed his former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Adam Stevens “quit on me” during an offseason that saw Joe Gibbs Racing change its driver-crew chief lineup. Busch’s comments came in a segment of an interview done by Graham Bensinger. Busch and Stevens were broken up by Joe Gibbs Racing after they earned two …

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20 Years On: The Void In the Room — and the One That Didn’t Happen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

“Just to see Big E back on the track, Would put a smile on every face. No one drove a car quite like Earnhardt”. – Cledus T. Judd’s “I Love NASCAR” (2004) I consider myself lucky. Born in 1991, I have memories of watching Dale Earnhardt Sr. compete. While they’re from well after the time …

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Ross Chastain Loving Quiet Cup Arrival at Chip Ganassi Racing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It was a cool January night when the picture capturing Chip Ganassi’s past, present and future was taken. The image, posted on Chip Ganassi Racing’s Twitter profile Jan. 17, shows the 62-year-old standing in an open pit cabana at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. He’s flanked by eight mask-wearing men who have or will compete …

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