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Frank Velat

Frank Velat has been an avid follower of NASCAR and other motorsports for over 20 years. He brings a blend of passionate fan and objective author to his work. Frank offers unique perspectives that everyone can relate to, remembering the sport's past all the while embracing its future. Follow along with @FrankVelat on Twitter.

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Darlington

The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were kicking it old school this weekend for the annual visit to Darlington Raceway. The throwback celebration has been a massive hit with both fans and competitors alike since its inception three years ago. From the retro paint schemes and uniforms …

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James Davison Paces Final Xfinity Practice Session

James Davison will make just his third NASCAR XFINITY Series start on Sunday at Road America. He’s proven to be a quick learner, as he posted the fastest time in final practice Saturday afternoon. The Australian driver clocked a best lap of 108.691 mph in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series went under the lights in Thunder Valley Saturday night for some high banked short track action. The racing there has been pretty clean of late, especially considering how um… unclean Bristol Motor Speedway once was. The Bristol trophy supply was clean too. Cleaned out …

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First Data to Sponsor Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing and driver Kyle Larson will further their sponsorship involvement with credit card processor First Data, the team announced on Monday (Aug. 22). First Data will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 42 car as part of a two-race deal for the team at upcoming Monster …

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Schedulenomics

It’s no secret that what some NASCAR fans think the best type of schedule is one that differs greatly from what is currently offered by NASCAR. However, the biggest obstacle is how far apart the two are. Want more short tracks and road courses? Well, it’s nice to want, but …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made the second stop of the year at Kyle Larson International Speedway… whoops. I meant Michigan International Speedway. Although with the way that the Chip Ganassi Racing driver has owned the two-mile oval lately, would it really matter if it were renamed after him? …

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