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NASCAR Reveals Current Top 5 in Sprint Fan Vote

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

If you’re curious about which drivers are most likely to snag this year’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race fan vote, you can now know the top five, at least. NASCAR has released the names of the top five vote-getters in the fan vote so far for the race, which will be held May 20, through May 11. …

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NASCAR 101: Last 5 Tracks Actually Added to the Cup Schedule

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Another year, another NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule with minimal changes. OK, maybe not minimal, necessarily, or at least it’s not like that every year. For 2017, the Cup schedule consists mainly of a few date swaps, with much of the discussion directed toward the changeover of Talladega Superspeedway’s fall race from the sixth race in …

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NASCAR Releases 2017 Sprint Cup, XFINITY, Truck Schedules

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The 2017 schedules for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series are here. And if you were expected any major changes to any, well, there’s no need to read further. The schedules, revealed Thursday, May 5, represent an adherence to the status quo as far as recent schedules have gone, particularly the …

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NASCAR 101: 5 NASCAR Drivers Present & Future at ARCA’s Talladega Race

(Photo: Mike Neff)

In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, teams visit the two 2-and-a-half-mile superspeedways, Daytona International Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway, twice a year, for four races total. In the XFINITY Series, it’s slightly less, at three races. Even less in the Camping World Truck Series, which races twice. On the other hand, outside of NASCAR, the Ohio-based …

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NASCAR 101: Shades of Rich Bickle

Another driver came to mind when Matt DiBenedetto finished sixth at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series last weekend, and that was even before his post-race interview. To recap, although chances are you’ve seen the stories or read the interviews by now: DiBenedetto, driver of the No. 83 for BK Racing, managed …

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Tony Stewart to Return at Richmond

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

It’s official: Tony Stewart is back. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, currently in his final season as a full-time driver before retirement, will return to the seat of his No. 14 for Stewart-Haas Racing for the first time in 2016 after a back injury sustained before the season began knocked him out of …

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NASCAR 101: Jimmie Johnson’s 2 Wins to Start the Season Put Him in Good Company

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Jimmie Johnson has two of the first six wins of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and that’s something to which he’s quite accustomed. After all, in the last five seasons, he has the most wins of any driver during that time span. Beginning in 2012, Johnson has accrued five wins during the first …

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NASCAR 101: First-Time Wins Among Active Drivers

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Things this week started off innocently enough: who of NASCAR’s current active drivers (for these purposes, those still competing in one of the three national series) had scored their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Martinsville Speedway? You’d think it’d be a decently sized number. After all, recent races at the track in the …

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NASCAR 101: Open Wheel Drivers Who Made the Leap to NASCAR

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A report by Autoweek this week brought to light an intriguing rumor in the NASCAR world: Kimi Raikkonen, one-time Formula 1 champion, may be mulling a move to American stock car racing for 2017, departing from the open wheel racing series in which he has competed for what is now his 14th season. It’s all speculation and rumors …

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Did You Notice?… The Wood Brothers’ Sudden Resurgence?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Did You Notice?… Kyle Busch‘s NASCAR XFINITY Series dominance? Well, sure, you probably have, even if you haven’t actually watched any of the races, since it’s been quite the topic across social media, NASCAR forums and elsewhere. In three 2016 starts, all coming in the last three races, Busch is batting 1,000, relinquishing Victory Lane only …

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