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Couch Potato Tuesday: Sonoma Brings No Clint Bowyer, Slightly Different Racing

A pack of NASCAR Cup cars races at Sonoma Raceway, June 2022.

(Photo: Danny Peters)

Sonoma Raceway has always been one of my personal favorites for the NASCAR Cup Series, all the way back to the early 1990s. You never know what you’re going to get, especially back in the days when this was a conjunction race between the Cup Series and what was then Winston West (now the ARCA …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Brings Viewers Competitive Coca-Cola 600, With Some Issues

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Memorial Day weekend means a lot of things to people. Generally speaking, it’s observed as a way to give thanks to those who died fighting for the United States. The vast majority of NASCAR RaceDay on both FOX and FOX Sports 1 catered to this aspect of the holiday. To others, it’s an excuse to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Deals With a Nightmare in Texas

A pack of cars in the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The All-Star Race in recent years has become NASCAR’s skunk works in order to try out new things. Things tried here in recent years that have made it into the Cup Series full-time include the new hood escape valves that are on the Next Gen car, along with the travesty that was the 550 horsepower …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Speedway Brings Tire Woes, Jamie McMurray in the Booth

Three-wide NASCAR race action at Kansas Speedway, May 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the third series-wide TV contract, the month of May has become a cable month for NASCAR. It’s not exactly great for the NASCAR Cup Series as it lowers the series’ visibility, but it’s what we have. Before we get started, film distributor Utopia announced Wednesday that it will have a new documentary about Kyle …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Larry McReynolds In The Booth Simply Works for FOX Sports 1

#45: Kurt Busch, 23XI Racing, Monster Energy Toyota Camry, #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, leidos Toyota Camry

For Sunday and Monday, Larry McReynolds returned to the broadcast booth for a NASCAR Cup Series points race for the first time since 2015.

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