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Did You Notice?: A Cautionary Tale on NASCAR Road Courses

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Did You Notice? … This year’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course ran 12 of its 70 laps under caution? It adds up to 17% of Sunday’s race (Feb. 21), with only one green-flag run lasting more than 10 laps. The eight cautions were more than any road race outside of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should NASCAR Adopt Local Cautions for Road Courses?

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With seven road courses on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule this year (six more after this past weekend), there’ll be plenty more opportunities for surprise winners, rain tires and the all-around madness that comes with road course racing. But due to the high volume of cautions and lengthy periods said stoppages take, would instituting local …

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Frontstretch 5: Reasons Why Daytona’s Road Course is NASCAR’s Best Accidental Gem

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#37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger/Coca-Cola and #1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy

Throughout NASCAR’s history, many racetracks have come and gone. Some have stood the test of time, while others faded away into obscurity after short usage. Coming upon this decade, NASCAR was on a fixed pattern with the racetracks they had at hand. It seemed like no new tracks would get to make their arrival anytime …

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Chris Windom To Make Cup Debut at the Bristol Dirt Track

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Chris Windom will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut next month at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race, according to a RacinBoys article. Windom will bring the experience of being a USAC Midget champion and Triple Crown winner to NASCAR. Windom will pilot the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Chevy with sponsorship backing from Nos …

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Quin Houff Sinks 8 Ball Whiskey Sponsorship For 11 Races

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StarCom Racing has announced today (Feb. 23) that they have picked 8 Ball Premium Chocolate Whiskey for 11 races this season. Quin Houff will debut the scheme this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the other 10 races sprinkled throughout the season. .@P1_Houff & StarCom Racing Stir it Up with 8-Ball Premium Chocolate Whiskey. With an …

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Chip Ganassi Fined, Suspended for Violating NASCAR’s COVID Protocol

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Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing, has been fined and suspended for violating NASCAR’s at-track COVID-19 protocol, NASCAR announced Feb. 22. Ganassi is suspended for one race and has been fined $30,000. According to NASCAR, Ganassi brought a “non-essential individual” into the competition area at Daytona International Speedway last weekend. CGR owns the Nos. …

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Stock Car Scoop: Who Does Chase Elliott Have To Blame For Losing Daytona?

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Chase Elliott has been snake-bitten of late (Photo: NASCAR Media/Getty Images)

As the laps wound down Sunday (Feb. 21), Chase Elliott was in position to win his fifth consecutive road course race at Daytona International Speedway. That’s until both rain and late-race carnage came to the track, flipping around a dominant performance on this road course into a disastrous ending in mere minutes. Why did Elliott …

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Joey Logano ‘Happy’ for All the Wrong Reasons Leaving Daytona

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Joey Logano is probably tired of being happy for his competitors. Through two races in the 2021 NASCAR Cup season, the Daytona 500 and Sunday’s (Feb. 21) event on the Daytona International Speedway road course, Logano has been seen leading the field with two laps to go. Each time, though, the Team Penske driver has …

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‘I Made Too Many Mistakes’: Chase Elliott’s Road Course Streak Ends

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Chase Elliott was well on his way to his fifth-straight road course victory at Daytona International Speedway’s road course Sunday, Feb. 21. But rain, slow pit stops and on-track mistakes left him mired back in 21st by the end of the day. “When you have those late-race cautions like that and you have a mixed …

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