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NASCAR 101: William Byron & the 77th-Place Points Finish

77th. That’s probably not a number or position on the mind of William Byron — or, really, anyone else — in 2016. Instead, it’s been more like the number one. Or first. You get the idea. Because that’s where Byron, a rookie for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping …

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NASCAR 101: How Do Drivers Do in Their Final Races?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one already: Jeff Gordon‘s final start is this weekend. It’s kind of a questionable milestone at this point, because it’s merely his final scheduled start. Remember, Gordon, a four-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, already retired from full-time competition once, doing so at the …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Potential Future NASCAR Drivers Racing in ARCA’s Season Finale

It’s a triple-header this weekend at Kansas Speedway, but not in the way you might normally expect, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series each contesting events at the same track on the same weekend. Instead, while the Cup and XFINITY series continue their run toward …

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NASCAR 101: How Often Do Non-Chasers Win During the Chase?

While the still-eligible field in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Chase for the Championship just lost a fourth of its entrants, one category of driver on the circuit just got a little bit bigger: the roster of potential spoilers. Right, so, the usual spiel: NASCAR has attempted to reward winning a race …

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NASCAR 101: Kentucky Perhaps the End of the 2016 Season for Some

There’s a very real possibility that this weekend will be the last time we’ll see a few familiar drivers in NASCAR this season. Again, key word: possibility. With eight weeks left in the season following this weekend’s events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Kentucky Speedway, there’s still plenty of …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Biggest Points Gains in Chase History

Chase time: Who ranks where going into this weekend’s postseason opener for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway? Those of you keeping track of where each driver ranks after NASCAR reset the points entering the Chase for the 16 drivers who made it in under the wire are …

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