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Friday Faceoff: Would a Move to Streaming Benefit NASCAR?

Martin Truex Jr leads a pack of NASCAR Cup cars at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NKP

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Streaming could play a larger role in the next NASCAR TV deal. Would the sport benefit from such a move? Dalton Hopkins: Streaming live races could create a cause and effect that gets rid of NASCAR’s controversial stage racing format. It’s a steep slope, but hear me out. With streaming, there’s the benefit of having no …

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Bristol Scuffle Headlines New Round of NASCAR Playoff Unpredictability

Kevin Harvick fights with Chase Elliott at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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It’s been a while since the NASCAR Cup Series has had the makings of a big feud, hasn’t it? Let alone the playoffs, it’s been a quiet past couple years as a whole for the Cup Series. In fairness, drivers couldn’t exactly get near one another in 2020 (Noah Gragson and Harrison Burton would beg …

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Podcast: Jack Wood on Rapid Progression With GMS, Bristol Drama & Disagreements

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GMS Racing’s Jack Wood joins Davey Segal to discuss how his surprise rookie season in the Camping World Truck Series has gone, his rapid progression to this point, how Josh Wise has helped him along the way and more, including what he’s learned and the question he gets more than anything else. Tom Bowles and …

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Frontstretch 5: Feuds That Could Brew Again in NASCAR Playoffs

NASCAR Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch

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This past weekend’s events at Bristol Motor Speedway brought out the best of moods for spectators and the worst of moods for the drivers. New feuds were born and they all may be something for fans to keep an eye on as these playoffs continue. Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick’s memorable post-race scrum at Bristol …

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Kyle Larson Claims Cup Las Vegas Pole

Kyle Larson No. 5 Valvoline Hendrick Motorsports car after 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway, NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin their Round of 12 this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson is on the pole for Sunday’s (Sept. 26) South Point 400. Larson wheeled his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to victory last week at Bristol Motor Speedway, edging out Kevin Harvick within the final few laps. …

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Did You Notice?: Where the Line Is on NASCAR Privacy? What Should Go Public?

Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott at Bristl

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Did You Notice? … The raging debate on NASCAR privacy left over from Bristol Motor Speedway? The post-race altercation between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick turned sour when they discovered a quiet place in the garage area was hard to come by. No one disagrees the first part of their argument should have been covered from …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Kevin Harvick Have Taken Helmet Off To Face Chase Elliott?

2021 Bristol II Cup angry Kevin Harvick Jared C Tilton Getty

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Why didn’t Kevin Harvick take his NASCAR helmet off when he went to confront Chase Elliott? Another unwritten rule broken. – Daniel T., Johnson City, Tenn. This has officially become the stupidest argument of all time. Who the hell cares whether or not a driver takes their helmet off during a confrontation? Don’t give me …

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Crew Chiefs for Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola Fined After Bristol Lug Nut Infractions

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The crew chiefs of the No. 19 of Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 10 of Aric Almirola have each been fined $10,000 following lug nut infractions found during post-race inspection in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sept. 18, NASCAR announced Sept. 21. Both Mike Bugarewicz of the Stewart-Haas Racing team and James Small of …

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Roush Fenway, Violet Defense Form Multi-Year Partnership

Ryan Newman for Roush Fenway Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 2021 NASCAR Cup Series race, NKP

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Roush Fenway Racing brings aboard a new primary sponsor in Violet Defense for multiple NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the remainder of 2021 and through both 2022 and 2023, the team announced Tuesday morning (Sept. 21). The germ-killing company will brand both of the team’s Ford Mustangs for a number of events, starting this upcoming …

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5 Points to Ponder: Sorry We Took You for Granted, Bristol

Kevin Harvick fights with Chase Elliott at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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1. Did we all just fall in love with racing at Bristol again? It’s probably not fair to say NASCAR fans in general had soured on Bristol Motor Speedway. There’s always a strong outcry of “more short track races” whenever thought pieces are concocted on how to “fix” the Cup Series schedule, and it’s hard …

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