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Calm Turns to Chaos, But Nick Ottinger Wins eNASCAR iRacing Playoff Race at Kansas

For the first 127 of 134 laps at virtual Kansas Speedway, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series playoff race was a calm, almost serene affair with no cautions and only pit strategy causing any intrigue. But in the ultimate case of cautions breeding cautions, a yellow flag with seven to go …

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5 Points to Ponder: Rooting for Underdogs to Win at Talladega is Kind of Futile

1. Talladega is a Tease for Underdogs Everyone who has followed NASCAR for even a few years knows the narrative about races at Talladega Superspeedway. The Big One is going to strike at some point (sometimes more than once) and a bunch of top cars will be eliminated. Drivers from …

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Casey Kirwan Survives Wild 2 OT Finish to Win eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing at Michigan

Before the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series dropped the green flag at virtual Michigan International Speedway, the broadcast team noted how the package made it similar to a superspeedway. The drafting and tight packs looked like it all night, but the expected chaos only materialized at the very end of the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Cole Custer Shakes Up Rookie, Playoff Races

1. Cole Custer Pulls a “Where Did He Come From?” in More Ways Than One As Quicksilver said in The Avengers in his one truly memorable line, “bet you didn’t see that coming.” By that, I mean Cole Custer making his thrilling late charge to win his first NASCAR Cup …

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5 Points to Ponder: Harvicking, Long, Hot Races and the Road Ahead

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 400

ONE: Harvicking is Real It’s easy and completely justifiable to roll one’s eyes when FOX gets a little too into whatever their theme du jour is during a NASCAR Cup Series broadcast. This past Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the cringe in question was “Harvicking,” the idea that Kevin Harvick …

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