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Tech Talk with Doug Randolph for Eldora: Shaker Screens, Truck Arms, Tear-Offs and Track Moisture

With the success of the Eldora Truck Series event, could a Cup race at the facility be on the horizon? Credit: Mike Neff

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend and, for the second year in a row, the Truck Series is headed to Eldora Speedway for the only NASCAR national touring series race on dirt. Last year there were many lessons learned and this year will certainly hold more. In an effort to understand some …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – New Hampshire – Keselowski Turns the Competition Redd

Key Moment – The Penske cars were both strong at New Hampshire, with Brad Keselowski being the strongest. Joey Logano was looking better as the race progressed and seemed to be poised to make Keselowski earn his win when the the two teammates caught Morgan Shepherd to put him yet another lap down. Shepherd slid …

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Ryan Newman Posts All-Star Performance At New Hampshire

Ryan Newman gets an invite to the Whelen Modified All-Star Shootout and takes the win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Credit: Getty Images

NASCAR Sprint Cup Veteran Claims Whelen All-Star Shootout By Jason Christley LOUDON, N.H. (July 11, 2014) — Twice before, Ryan Newman drove the venerable 7NY Modified to Victory Lane in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver did it again Friday. This time, the win …

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Keepin’ It Short: Building Tomorrow’s Stars at the Brickyard

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts some of the biggest events in motorsports. The Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 are the two biggest. The Indianapolis GP for the Moto GP motorcycle world and the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship. In addition to those four major events there are many other support events and experiences unique to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Does Rain Fill Help NASCAR Find New Fans?

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s activities at Daytona bordered on the biblical, with Mother Nature more concerned about flooding instead of full-fledged NASCAR competition. Final Cup practice was rained out, the Nationwide race was delayed and the Cup race was postponed to Sunday. That caused an extensive amount of on-air time with nothing but the Air Titan, a …

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Nine Multi-Car Cup Teams Form Race Team Alliance

Credit: Mike Neff

National Speed Sport News is reporting a group of nine multi-car teams participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) announced today they have formed a collaborative business association called the Race Team Alliance (RTA). The purpose of the organization is to create an open forum for the teams to explore areas of common interest …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Coke Zero 400

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2014)

Key Moment – The only set of green flag pit stops occurred from lap 83 through 87 Sunday. Aric Almirola was running near the end of the top 10 when he peeled off to pit lane. He was the second car off in the group of cars he came down with, and slotted into second when …

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Tech Talk with Bono Manion: Daytona – Splitters, Tires and Engine Cooling

The No. 7 team of Tommy Baldwin Racing is continuing to show improvement most every week. This past weekend the teamy scored an 18th-place finish at Kentucky Speedway with driver Michael Annett. It was the team’s fourth Top 20 finish of the season and their best non-restrictor plate finish of the season. Crew Chief Kevin …

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