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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.

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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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was back in the mountains this weekend at the Pocono Raceway. Nothing beats a good mountain retreat. Fresh air, natural wonders, peace and quiet. Just don’t get lost during some wilderness expedition because it’s not easy to find anything in the mountains (I hear …

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Clint Bowyer Honors Mark Martin With Throwback Design For Darlington

Clint Bowyer had a special guest with him at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Tuesday morning. Mark Martin, a Hall of Famer himself was on hand to help Bowyer reveal his throwback scheme for¬†September’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Bowyer will take to the track in a Carolina Ford Dealers …

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Stewart Friesen, Caleb Holman Pace Eldora Practice Sessions

For the drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, racing on the dirt at Eldora Speedway presents a unique challenge yet an equally unique opportunity. There is arguably no other race where experience in similar situations can benefit a driver quite like Eldora. Dirt track experience certainly took over …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After New Hampshire

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The visit to the land of Patriots, chowder and words ending with the “ah” sound has been a midsummer occurrence since 1993. Of late, the track has even gone so far as to have the winner …

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