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Couch Potato Tuesday: How Did FOX Sports 1 Handle the Tyler Dippel Situation Sunday?

2019 Texas GOTS Tyler Dippel NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took last weekend off. Despite that fact, there was still plenty of action to keep you occupied. The Xfinity Series traveled to Road America, while the Gander Outdoors Truck Series spent the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario. Today, we’ll focus on the truck racing in Canada. …

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Porsche Scores Dominant 1-2 Finish At VIR

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Porsche GT Team dominated the proceedings Sunday (Aug. 25) at VIRginia International Raceway.  The two Porsche 911 RSRs combined to lead 85 of the 88 laps in Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  There were no passes for the lead on track, but on the first stop of the race, the No. 911 team was …

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Laurens Vanthoor Wins Michelin GT Challenge At VIR Pole

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Laurens Vanthoor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

VIRginia International Raceway often brings changeable conditions and Saturday (Aug. 24) was no exception.  Porsche GT Team’s Laurens Vanthoor managed to keep himself on the track and scored the pole for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 116.983 mph. “It wasn’t very easy because the track [had] some slight wet spots,” …

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Kuno Wittmer, Indy Dontje Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge VIR Practices

2019 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday (Aug. 23) saw IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take to the 3.27-mile VIRginia International Raceway for two practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix.  Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall with a lap at 103.873 mph. Practice No. 1 Wittmer’s quick lap of the day came on his …

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Jon Bennett To Retire From Prototype Racing, CORE autosport To Pull Out Of DPi

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Colin Braun Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CORE autosport owner/driver Jon Bennett announced Thursday (Aug. 22) in an open letter that he will be retiring from Prototype racing after October’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  In addition, Bennett has no plans to field a DPi entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020. “The time has simply come for me,” Bennett explained …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Matt DiBenedetto Party

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bristol Motor Speedway is always pretty interesting. There’s likely going to be shenanigans. Since the track was reconfigured 12 years ago, there is a higher likelihood of side-by-side racing. That said, Bristol is effectively a bowl. Last weekend, NASCAR teams M.I.X.ed the flour into the bowl. Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Saturday night’s race …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Brings Interesting Storylines but Constrictive Coverage

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With the current rules, Michigan International Speedway has become either a toss-up or a runaway. It’s literally either or. That said, fuel mileage has always been key on the two-mile D-shaped track, regardless of series. That’s what we got on Sunday. Sunday’s race was ultimately competitive at times. We had 19 lead changes, which isn’t …

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Entry List: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

2017 Bristol I CUP Joey Logano pack racing John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

For Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, there are a total of 39 teams entered.  As a result, no one will fail to qualify for the race. As compared to last weekend at Michigan, there are only a few changes at the back of the grid.  As announced on Friday, Rick Ware Racing …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Watkins Glen Brings Antics But Isn’t Dale Jr.’s Best Day

Watkins Glen 2019 NASCAR Cup Chase Elliott

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Watkins Glen International always provides an interesting race for fans to watch. Sunday (August 4) saw a race that was light on lead changes but high on storylines and shenanigans. Also, before we start, yes, Racing Wives finally premiered Friday night on CMT. My hotel room in Vestal, N.Y. last weekend did not have the …

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Erik Jones Continues Excellent Form, Claims 4th At Watkins Glen

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For Erik Jones, he entered Sunday’s (Aug. 4) Go Bowling at the Glen in a somewhat quiet place within Joe Gibbs Racing. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. were all considered to be favorites for the victory.  Meanwhile, Jones qualified 14th and looked decent in practice. By the end of the race, Jones …

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