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Fire on Fridays: NASCAR Throwing It Back, 1990s Style

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR feels like the 1990s again! Well, kind of. I’m a 1990s kid (born in 1996, sorry for making you feel old) but grew up in the 2000s. I started watching NASCAR in the early 2000s and with its popularity growing, so did I. Twill driver jackets, T-shirts, hats, the whole nine yards: that era …

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Corey LaJoie’s Rocky Road to Cup: ‘They Weren’t Even Speed Humps … It Was Like Road Blocks’

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Corey LaJoie‘s NASCAR career has been about as unorthodox as they come. Despite his famous last name in racing circles, nothing has been given to him in his time behind the wheel. In fact, it’s made his journey to the pinnacle of the sport harder, as he details here. We spoke with the Concord, North …

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Chase Elliott Settles For Runner-Up Finish at Martinsville

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Sunday’s (March 24) STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway had shades of 2017 for Chase Elliott. After leading 49 laps and being in a position to put the bumper to eventual winner Brad Keselowski in the closing laps, Elliott wasn’t able to close the gap in the final stretch and settled for a runner-up result, his …

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Clint Bowyer Rebounds for Top 10 After Multiple Speeding Penalties

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Sunday’s (March 24) STP 500 will be remembered as what could have been for Clint Bowyer. The defending winner of the event started 10th and quickly asserted himself in the conversation of quickest cars, finishing seventh in the first stage an eighth in the second. But pit road speeding penalties derailed his potential quest for a …

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Myatt Snider Finishes Sixth at Martinsville: ‘This Truck Could Have Won’

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Despite running a part-time schedule this season for ThorSport Racing, Myatt Snider is making the most of his limited opportunities. The Charlotte, North Carolina native and driver of the No. 27 earned his 12th career top 10 finish and third straight at Martinsville Speedway with his sixth-place run in Saturday’s (March 23) TruNorth Global 250. …

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Clint Bowyer, Chase Elliott Pace Dual Cup Practices from Martinsville

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to the sports oldest venue for two practice sessions on Saturday (March 23) afternoon, as Clint Bowyer (19.387 seconds) and Chase Elliott (19.413 seconds) were quickest in the respective 50-minute sessions at Martinsville Speedway. Defending race winners @ClintBowyer and crew chief @BugaMike14 have good reason to feel confident. …

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Fire on Fridays: You Don’t Have to Compare Richard Petty and Kyle Busch

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Richard Petty is “The King” for a reason. His 200 wins in Cup series competition is a feat that’ll never be accomplished again. Whether you think all his wins are “legitimate” or not, you have to respect what the man has done. Kyle Busch‘s 200 wins (and counting) across all three national series is also …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Johnny Sauter Back Home at ThorSport Racing

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Johnny Sauter’s a former champion, one of the longest-tenured drivers in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. He was in last November’s Championship 4, competing for a season title after another successful year. And yet… he spent much of the offseason without a ride. That was until Sauter’s old stomping grounds, ThorSport Racing, came calling. …

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Ryan Preece Still Sticking to His Roots in Rookie Cup Season

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The road to the top of the mountain in North American motorsports hasn’t been an easy one for Ryan Preece. The 28-year-old now Rookie in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has cut his teeth in the Whelen Modified Tour in the Northeast before stepping into the NASCAR National Series scene. After running mid-pack with …

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