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New Cup Schedule a Good First Step, for the Most Part

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What is the most memorable Brickyard 400 moment of all time? Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR

So, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is out. We asked for changes, and we got them. Some good, some not so good. NASCAR is telling us that this is the first step; let’s hope that it is not the last. We have more road courses, which is one of the things that was asked …

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Roll the Dice for Your Playoff Fate


(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Twenty-six races in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season. A driver tries all he can during the first 25 but isn’t able to grab a victory. The last race of the regular season provides one last chance for a driver to use all of his skills to get into the tournament and have a shot …

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Familiarity Isn’t Always a Good Thing

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In order to attract Formula 1, Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the late ’90s added a road course to its infield. But while that track affords some flexibility, the oval, perhaps the most famous track in the world, is still the main draw. The same is true with Daytona International Speedway. Its infield road course is …

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NASCAR: Opening Doors Daily

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Peace sign designed by Richard Petty for Martinsville paint scheme

NASCAR was started in a time where moonshine running was commonplace and discrimination was an accepted practice in the United States. While people still run ‘shine, it isn’t nearly as prevalent as it was in the 1950s. The same is true with discrimination. While it is still present in society today, it is not nearly …

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Amen & Thank You


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This may come as a shock to some, although not as much after Monday night, but racing is dangerous. Strapping into a conglomeration of metal and moving parts that hurtles down the track at speeds around 200 mph can sometimes lead to catastrophic failures. When those failures happen, the potential for injury is quite significant. …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Austin Dillon

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“We’re getting the band back together!” That statement has long evoked memories of getting a group back together who had past success. For 2019, that was the call for the No. 3 NASCAR Cup Series team of Austin Dillon. While he’d won the Daytona 500 in 2018, that was his only win and one of …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Spec Engines Spectacular or Suspect?


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2019 was the first year the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series utilized the spec engine package. It was a direct challenge to one of racing’s modern ideologies: “How fast can I go? How big is your checkbook?” Since the second car was produced and people started racing against each other, people have tried to squeeze …

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