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Podcast: Jack Wood on Rapid Progression With GMS, Bristol Drama & Disagreements


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GMS Racing’s Jack Wood joins Davey Segal to discuss how his surprise rookie season in the Camping World Truck Series has gone, his rapid progression to this point, how Josh Wise has helped him along the way and more, including what he’s learned and the question he gets more than anything else. Tom Bowles and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Kevin Harvick Have Taken Helmet Off To Face Chase Elliott?

2021 Bristol II Cup angry Kevin Harvick Jared C Tilton Getty

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Why didn’t Kevin Harvick take his NASCAR helmet off when he went to confront Chase Elliott? Another unwritten rule broken. – Daniel T., Johnson City, Tenn. This has officially become the stupidest argument of all time. Who the hell cares whether or not a driver takes their helmet off during a confrontation? Don’t give me …

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Podcast: Doug Coby on Trucks Debut, SRX Impact & Future NASCAR Plans


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Making his NASCAR national series debut this weekend, six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby is ready to hit the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway for GMS Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. He joins Davey Segal this week to break down how the opportunity came about while racing in the Superstar …

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NASCAR Mailbox: L.A. Coliseum Is Cool, But Why Not Bowman Gray?

2022 LA Coliseum (iRacing image, game play)

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I’m all for the L.A. Coliseum Clash idea, but why not do it at Bowman-Gray Stadium, a place that would require next to no cost for travel and would be an ode to the sport’s roots? – Natasha L., Cornelius, North Carolina One word, two letters: T.V. Charlotte, NC should always be the home of …

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5 Points to Ponder: Has JGR Surpassed Hendrick in These Playoffs?

2021 Richmond II Cup Chase Elliott William Byron Jared C Tilton Getty

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1. Joe Gibbs Racing hitting its stride, Hendrick faltering? At one point, Joe Gibbs Racing ran 1-2-3-4 on Saturday night at Richmond. Hendrick Motorsports, while close behind, didn’t seem poised to challenge the Toyotas up front. Sure, Chase Elliott led some laps and Kyle Larson came from the rear to the top five in no …

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William Byron Finishes 19th at Richmond: “We Were Terrible”

#24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Liberty University, 2021 fall Richmond playoff NASCAR Cup race

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In a season that’s been his best statistically, William Byron now faces a steep uphill climb if he wants to contend for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship. Following a 19th-place finish at Richmond Raceway, the Hendrick Motorsports wheelman now sits 18 points below the cutline heading to Bristol Motor Speedway. 15th in the standings, …

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Podcast: Ryan Blaney on Darlington Chaos, Rebounding at Richmond


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After losing brakes at Darlington, Ryan Blaney‘s playoffs aren’t off to the best start. But thanks to his back-to-back wins entering the postseason, he’s in solid position as the circuit heads to Richmond Raceway. The Team Penske driver joins Davey Segal this week to discuss the chaotic Southern 500, why Richmond hasn’t been good to …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Long Can NASCAR Compete With the NFL?

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NASCAR always has a ratings free fall once football starts. Seeing that the NFL season starts this week, what can NASCAR do to combat that in the future? – Damon P., York, Pa. At the risk of sounding like a broken record and beating a dead horse … shorten the schedule. I’ve come to the …

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Podcast: Erik Jones on Re-Signing With Richard Petty Motorsports, Launching Foundation & More


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Erik Jones has a new contract for 2022, a new foundation he just launched … and a new bunny! The Richard Petty Motorsports driver joins Davey Segal this week to discuss his new addition to the family and how his dog Oscar is adjusting, re-signing with RPM and why he wants to remain with the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: For Most of the Cup Series, 2022 Starts Now

2021 Phoenix I Cup Austin Dillon Ryan Preece NKP

#3: Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road

When do non-playoff teams start preparing for next year now that they’re not eligible for the championship? Riley H. – Grand Rapids, Mich. About two days ago. Literally as soon as the car arrived back at the shop, most NASCAR Cup Series teams who missed the playoffs likely have focused any and all efforts on …

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