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Vexing Vito: Three Drivers In Need of a Role Reversal

Yes, this Thursday perhaps no driver needs good luck more than Parker Kligerman,out of a ride for now as Swan Racing restructured in a way that keeps him off the track. The rookie’s bad luck continues, a rough start that’s left him 38th in driver points and wondering if a mid-level …

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NASCAR Easter Eggs: A Few Off-Week Nuggets to Chew On

Knockout Qualifying Moved from FS2 & FS1 to FOX: For Talladega, at least. While many fans do not have access to FOX Sports 2 (thereby negating the change to the qualifying format), the new knockout qualifying format has been delivering double-digit ratings increases every weekend so far. While FOX has been airing the sessions five to …

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Voice of Vito: Win And In? Five Drivers Who Can Call Their Shot

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article stating there was no way there would be more than 16 winners by the time we got to the Chase, and that points still mattered, along with consistent finishes. With Joey Logano’s win at Texas on Monday (that I predicted three weeks ago over …

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Voice of Vito: Three Drivers That NASCAR Need Not Silence

NASCAR has long been home to a range of varied personalities. From the quiet to the quarrelsome, the range of emotions and cast of characters has served to establish the fabric of the sport. That said, this past weekend painted a perfect picture of who the Sprint Cup Series should focus …

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Voice of Vito: Going For Broke A Recipe For Disaster?

Ever since NASCAR made an announcement, changing the new Chase rules for 2014, there has been a common thread to the comments made regarding team performance: Win and you’re in! You can take chances every week! Once you win, the R&D begins, and teams will get more aggressive! To quote …

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Voice of Vito: Daytona Dilemma, Flagship Ford, And Points Paradox

Primetime vs. Sunshine Following the excitement and frenzy of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s Daytona 500 win Sunday, the chorus of cries began to run towards putting NASCAR’s marquee event in primetime. “It’s more exciting! It’s under the lights! It’s just like football!” It’s a horrible idea. We’ve dabbled with late start …

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Me and The 3: Famous Number’s Return Elicits Varied Response

There has been much ado regarding the return of the number 3 to Sprint Cup Series the past few weeks, particularly since Austin Dillon put the black and white Chevy on the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500. From radio shows, to racing forums, Facebook, and Twitter, there’s been much hand-wringing …

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What’s Vexing Vito — Charting The Suspendables and Expendables

When it was made known that Penske Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing were going to appeal their respective penalties, many were skeptical of the outcome. After all, Middlebrook has connections to GM! He’s friends with Rick Hendrick! Penske fields Fords! Gibbs is nearly guilty of treason running Toyotas! In actuality …

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What’s Vexing Vito – Penske Penalty, Gibbs Glib, and Hope for Hamlin

Penske Racing lost its appeal on Wednesday to drop or at least reduce the penalty assessed to the No. 2 and 22 teams, following unproved rear end housings discovered in pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway. Following the decision today, they are appealing to John Middlebrook, chief appellate office of …

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