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2-Headed Monster: Has the Indy 500 Passed the Coca-Cola 600 in Popularity?

Another Month of May has come to pass, and with it the greatest day in motorsports has again drawn to a close. Beginning with the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is the ultimate day for racing fans. North American spectators in particular enjoy the afternoon and evening, which contains a full 1,100 …

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Appeal: Penalty Upheld On Daniel Suarez

Atlanta Trucks 2015 Daniel Suarez Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld a penalty to a NASCAR team, a trend that has been more the norm than the exception this season. Kyle Busch Motorsports appealed and lost a contest regarding its No. 51 Camping World Truck Series team and a penalty it received following the Dover race weekend last month. The …

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Richard Petty Motorsports Shuts Down Jeb Burton’s XFINITY Team

2016 Atlanta NXS Jeb Burton car Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Jeb Burton’s tumultuous career just took another rough turn. Richard Petty Motorsports, which fields the No. 43 Ford Mustang in the XFINITY Series with Burton as its driver, announced it was suspending NXS operations on Wednesday. The decision was made after primary sponsor J. Streicher reportedly missed payments to the team. One of the oldest …

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Double Take: Coca-Cola 600 Owners Stats Pack

2015 Pocono 1 Cup Jack Roush Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

The 'Cat in the Hat' is among the newest class of NASCAR hall of fame nominees. (Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr.)

Stats abound about drivers at each race. Like, did you know there have been six different drivers to score their first-career wins at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway? Or that Jimmie Johnson led nearly 85 percent of the laps in the 2004 running of the race? Drivers get all the attention because they’re …

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2-Headed Monster: Which Rookie Class Is Better: Blaney/Elliott or Dillon/Larson?

2016 Charlotte All Star Showdown CUP Chase Elliott Kyle Larson racing John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Look, not every year will fans see a rookie battle as good as the one Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman put on in 2002. That season, they were little-known racers taking over big-time rides, with only two Busch Series wins between them. Johnson, at that point, was best known for hitting the turn one wall …

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Mark Martin, Rick Hendrick, Benny Parsons Among 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductees

2016 Charlotte All Star CUP Rick Hendrick Nigel Kinrade NKP

How Did Hendrick Do in Comparison to Kyle Busch? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The eighth class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame was chosen on Wednesday, as five members were selected to join the ranks of the best of NASCAR with a spot in the Hall of Honor. The five to get the nod: Benny Parsons, Rick Hendrick, Mark Martin, Raymond Parks and Richard Childress. The announcement was …

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Cup Crew Member Suspension Highlights All-Star Penalty Report

2016 Charlotte CWTS Jesse Little truck Nigel Kinrade NKP

Penalties, suspensions, and warnings, oh my. NASCAR’s weekly report ran the gambit as a number of teams were docked for various infractions. Tuesday, NASCAR came down hard on the No. 30 Camping World Truck Series team of Jesse Little for illegal throttle body shafts and an illegal engine component, both of which were found during …

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Roush Fenway Racing Re-Ups with Fastenal

2016 Daytona I CUP Ricky Stenhouse Jr car Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Roush Fenway Racing re-signed sponsor Fastenal to a multi-year deal on Wednesday, SIRIUS XM NASCAR Radio reported on Facebook. The industrial supply company will return to the No. 17 Ford Fusion driven by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. for 2017 and beyond, increasing the number of races it serves as the primary sponsor of the car. Fastenal …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Larson Have Turned Matt Kenseth to Win?

2016 Dover I CUP Matt Kenseth Kyle Larson Chase Elliott racing Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun dun. It was like the scene from Jaws on Sunday, Matt Kenseth leading as the laps wound down at Dover, looking to shake off his gremlins and take a well-earned first victory of the 2016 season. Behind him, however, was Kyle Larson, slowly stalking the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and …

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Kasey Kahne, Others Penalized After Dover

2016 Dover I CUP Kasey Kahne racing Nigel Kinrade nKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Wednesday was a busy day for NASCAR penalties. The biggest penalty was levied to the No. 5 team of Kasey Kahne, who received a P3 penalty for illegal truck arms found following the race weekend at Dover. Crew chief Keith Rodden was fined $25,000 and the team lost both 15 drivers and owners points. Kahne …

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