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NASCAR Top 10 Storylines 2017: A Changing Of the Guard as NASCAR Greats Retire

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There is a massive generational shift occurring in NASCAR. Eventually, it had to happen. Few sports offer the opportunity to compete at a top level for over a decade. But NASCAR is different, as those reading this topic have likely figured out. Everything from the structure of how NASCAR is operated to how events happen …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Is NASCAR’s Next Female Star?

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The echo from the microphone during Danica Patrick’s retirement press conference on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway said it all. Unlike most NASCAR press conferences, there was no murmuring in the room. Instead, no one’s lips moved as Patrick cried her eyes out, spilling a raw emotion so rare in NASCAR that no one knew how …

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Matt Kenseth Humbled By Support From NASCAR Family

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When Matt Kenseth found out Amy Earnhardt, the wife of Dale Earnhardt Jr., was pregnant, he immediately texted the man he competed against for the 2000 Rookie of the Year trophy. “I should’ve gotten a text,” Kenseth said to Earnhardt. “I shouldn’t have read that on social media.” “You’re right,” Earnhardt said in response. These …

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Brad Keselowski: ‘We Just Didn’t Have Enough Speed’

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Brad Keselowski isn’t necessarily disappointed he didn’t leave Homestead-Miami Speedway as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Instead, the 2012 Cup titlist is thrilled in the effort of his Team Penske crew, which persevered against Toyota Racing power. “My team ran as hard as they could run,” Keselowski said after a seventh-place finish. “They …

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Dakoda Armstrong Aiming For 2018 XFINITY Series Return

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Dakoda Armstrong is working on making a return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018. The 26-year-old parted ways with JGL Racing in late September, leaving him without a ride for the final six races of the year. “We had a sponsor deal fall through there,” Armstrong told Frontstretch. “We knew we were short for …

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Elliott Sadler: This Is The Biggest Disappointment In My Career

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As soon as Elliott Sadler parked his car on pit road, a shouting match began between himself and Ryan Preece. The fury in Sadler’s eyes said it all as he didn’t even second-guess his actions. “Who is he racing?” Sadler angrily asked. “He just gave me a lack of respect.” And so it went as another …

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Joe Falk Expecting Hulu to Return in 2018

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Jeffrey Earnhardt started the 2017 season with a plain black racecar. His team, Circle Sport with The Motorsports Group, was pleading with companies left and right to sponsor the No. 33 entry in NASCAR’s premier division. But by the 13th race of the year at Dover International Speedway, the seemingly impossible task was signed, sealed, …

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NASCAR Partners with Ultracast to Provide Unique VR Experience

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NASCAR is continuing its policy of elevating its fan experience thanks to a new partnership with a virtual reality organization. The sanctioning body’s digital media sector recently announced it would be unveiling live, 360-degree views of pre-race events for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Thanks to a collaboration with Ultracast, a broadcaster that …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Concussions: ‘It Caught Up With Me’

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“It caught up with me.” Dale Earnhardt Jr. stepped into his No. 88 machine at the start of the 2017 Daytona 500, worrying whether or not he would finish the sport’s most prestigious race. NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver was making his comeback after missing half of the 2016 season thanks to a second diagnosed concussion …

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Martin Truex Jr. Can’t and Won’t Comprehend Personal Value of Cup Championship

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Martin Truex Jr.’s season of roller coaster emotions might just be getting started, even while the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads into the last of 36 races. The sentiment around the No. 78 camp is as high as ever. Pressure is on, and Truex is riding high entering Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Championship 4 …

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