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Beyond the Cockpit: Renger van der Zande on Moving Up, Callaway, Macau & More

For Holland’s Renger van der Zande, 2017 was a make-or-break year.  After claiming the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge championship with teammate Alex Popow, van der Zande stepped up to the top flight Prototype class with Visit Florida Racing.  The season was an up and down affair as …

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Kaz Grala Balancing School, Racing While Climbing the NASCAR Ladder

Most 18-year olds can’t say they race cars for a living, have won in a plethora of different racing series and is the youngest winner in Daytona International Speedway history. But Kaz Grala can, because the Westborough, Mass. native has been behind the wheel for most of his life, and now …

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Myatt Snider Learning on the Fly at Kyle Busch Motorsports

Myatt Snider is just getting his feet wet in NASCAR, piloting the No. 51 Toyota in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports on a part-time basis in 2017. But the 22-year-old Charlotte, N.C. native has had racing on his mind since he was a child. Starting out in …

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Cole Whitt Building Confidence with TriStar Motorsports

Late into last offseason, Cole Whitt had no intention on competing in NASCAR during the 2017 season. No ride and no opportunity meant that it could be the first time the California native wouldn’t compete in a racing series of any type since 2009. But Mark Smith, owner of TriStar Motorsports, …

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Kevin Harvick Breaks Down Stewart-Haas Racing’s Transition to Ford

When Stewart-Haas Racing undertook the task of switching over from Chevrolet to Ford, the entire organization geared up for the challenge of a lifetime. For Kevin Harvick, the 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, the challenge was one he accepted after competing with Chevrolet for over a decade. Though the …

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Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports Working on Finding Speed for Playoffs

Every year, Hendrick Motorsports is labeled as one of the teams to beat going into the season. 2017 was no different. Coming into the new season, HMS had a ton of momentum from Jimmie Johnson‘s championship run in 2016. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was coming back from a concussion, and Chase …

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