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Matt DiBenedetto Attempting to Bring More Personality to NASCAR

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Matt DiBenedetto is known as one of NASCAR’s top characters in the garage area. It’s all fun and games for “Guido” until he straps into his No. 32 Ford.  DiBenedetto, 26, is having a career-year in the sport’s premier division. Competing with the underfunded Go Fas Racing, he has a pair of top 10s on …

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Kevin Harvick Breaks Down Stewart-Haas Racing’s Transition to Ford

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

When Stewart-Haas Racing undertook the task of switching over from Chevrolet to Ford, the entire organization geared up for the challenge of a lifetime. For Kevin Harvick, the 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, the challenge was one he accepted after competing with Chevrolet for over a decade. Though the transition to the blue oval …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What’s Next for Danica Patrick & Richard Petty Motorsports?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It’s mid-September, and the NASCAR silly season is really heating up. Teams need to get deals done, sooner rather than later, whether they like it or not. The paperwork needs to be filled out as organizations begin to map out their line-ups for the 2018 season and beyond. However, as crunch time hits, Smithfield Foods …

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Danica Patrick Leaving Stewart-Haas Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Danica Patrick will no longer be competing under the Stewart-Haas Racing banner following the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The 35-year-old driver took to Facebook Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 12) to announce the news of her departure from the only full-time team she has driven for in NASCAR’s premier division. “It has been my …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Crucial Element is Still Missing from the At-Track Experience?

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Technology is always changing, for better or for worse. In auto racing, technological advances have made vehicles not only faster, but more durable. However, the experience at American racetracks is far behind the 21st century. What is WiFi? Well, according to some tracks, no one knows what in the world it is, and that’s a major …

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Germain Racing Re-Signs Ty Dillon, GEICO to Multi-Year Deal

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Ty Dillon is staying put at Germain Racing, the organization announced Tuesday. The No. 13 car will continue with Dillon as the pilot of the GEICO machine as both sides have inked a multi-year extension with Germain Racing. “Being able to partner with GEICO all these years has been a source of great pride for our …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Are NASCAR Throwback Paint Schemes a Big Deal?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

As Labor Day approaches, Americans across the land will honor and cherish this amazing, prosperous nation. From sea to shining sea, parades will showcase just how fantastic America is, whether you’re making left turns or right ones, thanks to the labor force in the United States. For the third straight year, NASCAR and Darlington Raceway have …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Jordan Anderson Trying to Be the People’s Driver

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In an era when sponsorship dollars determine how successful a NASCAR driver will be, Jordan Anderson is one example of a creative thinker in the garage. The Camping World Truck Series regular is in the midst of his third season running the majority of the schedule. The task is not only an expensive one, but …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Side of the Cone Are You On?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR officials want the sport to become more interesting by the day it seems, and rightfully so. The sanctioning body continues to address concerns drivers have on and off the racetrack, and they are listening to the feedback. Racers want to please the fans, so making changes that can enhance competition is probably the ideal option, …

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