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The Underdog House: Matt DiBenedetto & Go FAS Racing Making the Most of 2017

Think Small A few teams in this group have shown improvement this season, but one of the smallest even among the other small teams has been impressive with nearly every turn of the wheel. Go FAS Racing has struggled through the last few seasons with a revolving door of drivers, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chase Elliott Capitalizes on Christopher Bell’s Misfortune in Martinsville

In a Nutshell: Chase Elliott found himself in excellent position when leader Christopher Bell got hung up in traffic with fewer than 30 laps remaining at Martinsville Speedway.  Bell finally had enough with Austin Cindric and Kyle Donahue and tried to muscle his way through, but Cindric spun in front …

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Denny Hamlin Tops Lone Friday Practice at Martinsville

Rain came to Martinsville Speedway Friday morning, delaying on-track activity until noon, but eventually the skies cleared and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars took to the track for a single Friday practice session. Paul Menard led the way early, but the session was just minutes old when Ty Dillon …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Go Back to Cali More Than Once?

After another good show for both the NASCAR XFINITY and Cup series, Auto Club Speedway, a track that’s hosted some of the best races on intermediate tracks in recent years, generated a lot of positive talk.  Does the track deserve another shot at a second race? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Whoa …

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The Underdog House: No Margin For Error With NASCAR’s Small Teams

No Margin For Error Last week, we looked at the importance of improvement for small teams.  For those that realistically just can’t compete with their powerhouse rivals on a weekly basis, it’s a better measure than finishes alone. It’s also an important step for those teams a step ahead of the game, …

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Friday Faceoff: Crime and Punishment, Chapters 2, 3 & 4

1. NASCAR announced heavy penalties for Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 teams this week, including a 35-point deduction and a three-week suspension for crew chief Paul Wolfe,  after the car failed post-race weights and measures at Phoenix International Raceway. The No. 4 team of Kevin Harvick also got hit with …

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The Underdog House: Assessing The I-Word For Small NASCAR Teams

Think Small One of the words you’ll see a lot of in this column is improvement.  It’s really the name of the game for most of these teams.  For some (Wood Brothers Racing, Germain Racing, JTG Daugherty Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports come to mind), there’s potential to improve performance …

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