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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.

Friday Faceoff: What’s the Best Strategy to Survive Talladega?

1. With the final plate race at Talladega Superspeedway looming, what is the best strategy for the playoff contenders?  Zach Gillispie:  The plate races are always chaotic and full of unknowns. In the previous format (before stage racing), we saw several playoff drivers ride in the back and have favorable …

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Underdog House: Charlotte ROVAL Put Small Teams in NASCAR Spotlight

Think Small Road courses present a unique opportunity for underdog teams. Much in the same way as restrictor plate races, they are an equalizer in terms of minimizing the performance gap between the haves and the have nots. The absence of the cars’ dependance on aero also contributes to the …

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Tracking The Trucks: Justin Haley Triumphs As KBM Teammates Crash

In a Nutshell: Team owners who have multiple drivers have one concern above all others when it comes to competition among teammates: don’t wreck each other. Well, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday, Kyle Busch may have missed an opportunity to remind his drivers, Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland, …

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Dalton Sargeant Out at GMS Racing

Dalton Sargeant will not compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for GMS Racing effective immediately, the team announced Wednesday. Sargeant will be replaced by the team’s former Truck Series driver and current XFINITY Series competitor Spencer Gallagher, beginning with Sunday’s race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. “Due …

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