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NASCAR Mailbox: What Should NASCAR Do With Indianapolis?

Verizon 200 Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course winner AJ Allmendinger celebrates in victory lane. (Photo: NKP)

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The Indy Road Course ratings were down from the Brickyard 400, and the ending wasn’t a great look for NASCAR. What does the future look like at that venue for the series? – Griffin P., Indianapolis, Ind. Talk about a loaded question … but one that’s topical. Per Adam Stern, last year’s Brickyard 400 on …

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Podcast: Jade Buford on Developing Big Machine Racing, Competing on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Big Machine Racing is in the midst of its maiden Xfinity Series season with Jade Buford behind the wheel. He joins Davey Segal this week to discuss how he met team owner and music mogul Scott Borchetta and how that encounter changed his life. He also shares how he thinks the team has done so …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Ty Gibbs Make a Cup Start Next Year?

Ty Gibbs at 2021 Road America NASCAR Xfinity race NKP

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Do you think there’ll be a winner outside the top 16 in these last three races before the playoffs, or will it remain pretty status quo? – James H., Roanoke, Va. I’d lean toward the latter. The tracks (Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway) aren’t necessarily the most predictable …

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Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin Enjoying Regular Season Points Battle Down The Stretch

Denny Hamlin on track at Watkins Glen (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Watkins Glen, New York – The regular season points battle has never been closer than it is after Sunday’s (Aug. 8) NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International. After holding the lead for 21 of the first 22 races, Denny Hamlin is now tied with Watkins Glen winner Kyle Larson for the top spot with …

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Parker Kligerman Scores Top 5 at Watkins Glen: ‘It’s Pretty Awesome’

Parker Kligerman stands next to his truck at 2021 Daytona I race Photo NKP

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Before he could even appreciate his top-five finish in the United Rentals 176 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 7), Parker Kligerman emerged on pit road with a NBC polo and headset, chatting with Justin Allgaier before heading off to his other job. Allgaier was curious about Kligerman’s tweet, advertising $1 hoodies through …

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Podcast: Sam Mayer on Adjustment to Xfinity, Expectations Moving Forward

After winning races and championships with relative ease, Sam Mayer is adjusting to life in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports now that he’s 18 years old. He chats with Davey this week about the speed in the No. 8 car but lack of results, how he’s gelled with the team, his relationship with …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the 2-Week Summer Break Be a Mainstay?

2021 Pocono Kyle Busch pack racing James Gilbert Getty

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Similar to how Formula 1 operates, I liked NASCAR’s two-week break this summer for the Olympics. Do you think the break should remain on the schedule moving forward? – Tony L., Dayton, Ohio Absolutely, it should. To beat a dead horse, I’m as big of a “less is more” person when it comes to NASCAR …

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Podcast: Jeremy Mayfield on Rekindling Relationships, SRX Interest & NASCAR Losing Its Way

Jeremy Mayfield Podcast Solo

For the first time in years, Jeremy Mayfield is speaking publicly and joins the podcast this week. Davey Segal and Michael Massie find out how Mayfield has been the last few years, what he’s been up to and why this past weekend at the SRX finale in Nashville was the best weekend he’s had in …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Long Will It Take for Brad Keselowski To Turn Roush Around?

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Brad Keselowski was pretty confident during his press conference announcing his ownership stake in Roush Fenway Racing. How long will it take for him to turn the organization around? – Jill M., Milwaukee, Wis. It ain’t gonna happen overnight, I can tell you that much. Roush Fenway Racing has been a mediocre team at best …

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