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Tyler Reddick Running Next Gen Darlington Tire Test

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The NASCAR Next Gen car is slated to appear for its next test session on April 6-7 at Darlington Raceway. Sophomore Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick will get his first feels for the new car in a two-day tire test. It will be Reddick’s first appearance behind the wheel of the new car as well …

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Kansas Speedway Will Allow Limited Fan Attendance

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The Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway next month (May 2) will have fans in the stands. According to a track release, the NASCAR Cup Series contest will have a “limited number” of spectators in the stands. It will be the first time that the speedway has allowed fans since the onset 0f the …

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2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Make Right Decision Bringing Back Bristol Dirt Race in 2022?

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The Bristol Dirt Race. There’s no doubt that NASCAR’s first dirt race since 1970 got people’s attention. Something else that got people’s attention was the announcement during Monday’s race (March 29) that the Bristol Dirt Race would return in 2022. It came as a surprise to some for many reasons, including the challenges NASCAR faced …

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NASCAR to Conduct Rain Tire Test at Martinsville

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NASCAR will conduct a test session at Martinsville Speedway April 1 to see if rain tires can be used in future events on short tracks. Kyle Larson and Chris Buescher will drive their NASCAR Cup Series cars on a dampened track. If the test session is successful, competition officials could begin using this tire on …

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Frontstretch 5: Biggest Key Elements of Bristol’s Bizarre Dirt Weekend

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On a hot September afternoon in 1969, Talladega Superspeedway hosted its first ever NASCAR weekend. Unfortunately, it came with a lot of setbacks and controversy. Shredded tires, unsafe track conditions, unfinished grandstands and suites, driver protests and even driver walkouts were all witnessed during that chaotic weekend in Alabama, making it one of the worst …

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Waid’s World: Old Martinsville Is, Again, Part of New NASCAR Look in 2021

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I freely admit I have an affinity for Martinsville Speedway, simply because it was the track at which I covered my first NASCAR Cup Series race. Additionally, it was the track’s principal officers who took me under their wings. They made sure my first steps as a motorsports journalist were positive ones headed in the …

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Wood Brothers’ Matriarch Bernece Wood Passes Away

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Bernece Wood, wife of Glen Wood, passed away at age 90, Wood Brothers Racing announced Wednesday, March 30. She was the family matriarch and mother of Eddie Wood, Len Wood and Kim Wood Hall, as well as grandmother to Jon Wood. Her passing comes two years after husband Glen died in January 2019 after 68 …

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The Rocket Returns: Ryan Newman Scores 1st Top 5 Since 2019

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The struggles for Ryan Newman in the past year and a half have been plentiful, but the Rocket Man finally looked like his old self in the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race. Newman finished fifth on Monday, March 29, scoring his first top five since losing to Ryan Blaney by .007 seconds at Talladega Superspeedway …

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Joey Logano Comes to Life Late, Wins NASCAR’s Return to Dirt at Bristol

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Scenes of flooded parking lots and heavy rain gave way to sunny skies on Monday, allowing the NASCAR Cup Series to take to a dirt track for the first time in more than 50 years. It also gave way to Joey Logano, who carved his way through the dirt to win his first race of …

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Martinsville Next Gen Test Featuring Manufacturer-Built Cars

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The new NASCAR Next Gen returns to the track on March 30-31 at Martinsville Speedway for its next test session. However, this session will be different from others. Three cars will appear at the test session, the most NASCAR has held for its evaluation of the new car. Each car will be manufacturer-specific, according to …

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