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Dropping the Hammer: Joey Logano Doesn’t Care What You Think

Joey Logano

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A lot of people don’t like Joey Logano. For some reason, ever since the Team Penske driver broke into the NASCAR Cup Series in 2008 as an 18-year-old prodigy heralded by Mark Martin, Logano has rubbed people the wrong way.

Dropping the Hammer: Kyle Busch, ‘Caveats’ and Bristol Dirt

Kyle Busch

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Sunday night (April 17) saw an all-time finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. Two young drivers dueled for the win, one of them still in search of his first Cup victory, until they made contact on the last lap and went spinning to the apron. An aging veteran who hadn’t won since last June materialized out …

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Dropping The Hammer: Why Fox Sports’ NASCAR Pre-Race Show Needs Fixing

Fox Sports

A control room at Fox Sports (Source: Fox Sports)

Roughly 24 hours after Sunday’s (April 3) NASCAR Cup Series event at Richmond Raceway, there was one lasting image from the first short track race of the season.

It wasn’t Denny Hamlin celebrating atop his No. 11 Toyota after scoring his first win of 2022.

It wasn’t Ryan Blaney and Ross Chastain trading bump-and-runs.

It was…..Clint Howard?

Dropping the Hammer: Atlanta’s NASCAR Future Is Here. Survey Says…?

Atlanta Motor Speedway

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After a full reconfiguration of Atlanta Motor Speedway produced racing SMI CEO Marcus Smith called “sports entertainment,” did the powers that be get this right?

Dropping the Hammer: Chase Briscoe’s Surprising First Cup Win (or Was It?)

Chase Briscoe crosses the finish line at Phoenix Raceway, March 2022.

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With 20 laps left in Sunday’s (March 13) NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix Raceway, the final challengers for the race win came into focus: Somehow, it came down to three drivers under the age of 30 who hadn’t won on the Cup circuit yet. Looking at the makeup of the Cup Series in 2022, the …

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Dropping the Hammer: Scoreboard, Baby

Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch

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We live in a weird world. No more than five years ago, Alex Bowman‘s racing claim to fame in NASCAR was this: climbing from a Tommy Baldwin Racing car at New Hampshire in 2015 as its right-side tire caught fire and sent the car up in flames. That was it. Aside from two Xfinity Series …

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