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NASCAR 101: 1st-Time Winners in the Coca-Cola 600

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The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the longest race of the NASCAR Cup Series season, has crowned seven first-time winners since the first running in 1960. The race, no matter the era, tends to throw some nice surprises in the form of late-race pit stop strategy or by being in position for the win …

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NASCAR 101: Analyzing the Circuit of the Americas With Tyler Reddick

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(Photo: Speedway Motorsports, CMS & Harold Hinson Photography)

After opening in Oct. 21, 2012, Circuit of the Americas, or COTA, adds to its motorsports history when it hosts its inaugural NASCAR race weekend May 22-23, 2021. As the third-largest track on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, trailing the 4.048-mile Road America road course and Daytona International Speedway’s 3.61-mile road course layout, the 3.41-mile, …

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ARCA Preview: Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Toledo

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(Photo: Nic Antaya/ARCA Racing)

After a three-week reprieve since its race at Kansas Speedway, the ARCA Menards Series goes short track racing with Saturday night’s (May 22) Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Toledo Speedway. Last year, Sam Mayer swept the races at this half-mile short track when it hosted two races on July 31 and August 1. However, Mayer …

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NASCAR 101: Why Dover Is the House of Hendrick

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If there is a track in the NASCAR Cup Series schedule that belongs to any team, look no further than Hendrick Motorsports at Dover International Speedway. By all means, Hendrick has a stellar record at the Monster Mile. The juggernaut stock car organization has won 19.4% of the 103 races at Dover. Moreover, when considering …

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ARCA Preview: Dutch Boy 150 at Kansas

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

One week after an exciting but harrowing race at Talladega Superspeedway, the ARCA Menards Series takes on Kansas Speedway for Saturday’s (May 1) Dutch Boy 150. Last year, Bret Holmes won his only race of the ARCA season at this 1.5-mile intermediate track. Holmes prevailed over Ryan Repko by a whopping 14.5 seconds while Riley …

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Matt DiBenedetto Takes 5th After Near Win at Talladega

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If Matt DiBenedetto felt like he was experiencing Talladega déjà vu, he cannot be blamed despite leading the field heading into the only overtime restart of Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Certainly the 10th round of the NASCAR Cup Series season started off promising for DiBenedetto and his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford …

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ARCA Preview: General Tire 200 At Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following a month reprieve since the second round of the ARCA Menards Series season at Phoenix Raceway, drivers and teams are gearing up for Saturday’s (April 24) General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway. While Ty Gibbs enjoyed his victory at Phoenix, the 18-year-old makes his first start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway alongside 28 other competitors. …

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ARCA Archives, Vol. 1: Parker Kligerman Recalls 2009 Title Run Against Justin Lofton

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In 2009, 19-year-old Parker Kligerman was in the midst of one of the most memorable ARCA Menards Series championship battles. While race fans may recall the Stamford, Connecticut native’s mind-boggling consistency, Kligerman’s 2009 championship run seemed like a story from a Hollywood film. Racing for Cunningham Motorsports’ No. 77 Dodge entry, Kligerman and his team …

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Kyle Larson Speaks Out On Georgia Violence at Atlanta: “It’s a Terrible Time for Asians”

Kyle Larson leads the pack of drivers for your NASCAR DraftKings roster at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While Kyle Larson nearly won Sunday’s (March 21) Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the 28-year-old racer had other things on his mind this weekend. Surely, Larson might’ve lamented about a possible win after dominating the sixth round of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. However, this weekend’s race came during a …

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