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Eyes on Xfinity: Ease Up on Road Courses

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Three more times this year, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will race on road courses. By the time the checkered flag falls at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL this fall (Oct. 9), it’ll mark seven races on road courses this season for NASCAR’s No. 2 series. That’s a few trips too many around road courses this …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Preparing for Series Debut at Knoxville

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(Photo: Tom Bowles)

This weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Knoxville Raceway for the penultimate race of the 2021 regular season. Just two races remain to set the playoff field, and four drivers have already clinched based on wins (Ben Rhodes, John Hunter Nemechek, Sheldon Creed and Todd Gilliland), and Austin Hill locked himself in …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch Continue Racing in the Xfinity Series?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Is it over? Kyle Busch has one scheduled more start left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. Busch won his 100th race earlier last month at Nashville Superspeedway and his win at Road America last weekend (July 3) put his total to 101 wins. He has mentioned in the past that once he hit …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Menards 250 at Elko

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For the seventh time in series history, the ARCA Menards Series travels to Elko Speedway this weekend. The 0.375-mile track is the shortest on the circuit; therefore, the drivers will complete the most laps in any race this season (250) in the Menards 250. Despite its relative newness to the ARCA schedule, which included being …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Firecracker 50 at Fonda

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s) From coast to cost, modified titans flexed their muscles. Our Feature Spotlights Sunday, July 4, 2021 Spotlight: 2021 Firecracker 50 (Short Track Super Series) Where: Fonda Speedway – Fonda, N.Y. (streamed on Flo Racing) Why We Chose It: At $10,000-to-win, Sunday’s highest-paying race that was a) available on replay and b) didn’t cost …

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Luke Fenhaus to Race in SRX After Slinger Nationals Win

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Photo: Mike Arning (True Speed PR)

Luke Fenhaus, a 17-year-old driver from Wausau, Wisconsin, will compete in this weekend’s Superstar Racing Experience race at Slinger Super Speedway as the “local legend.” The invitation from SRX came after Fenhaus won the 2021 SupplyZone Slinger Nationals 200 on July 6. The Nationals are the venerable quarter-mile oval’s biggest event of the year, and …

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F1 Midweek: The Next Big Pay Drivers?

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RED BULL RING, AUSTRIA - JULY 04: Nikita Mazepin, Haas VF-21 during the Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring on Sunday July 04, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

So we all know the story of the Nicholas Latifis and the Lance Strolls, the Nikita Mazepins and the Pastor Maldonados who have frittered away positions on the Formula 1 grid but backed by wealthy benefactors – usually their families/fathers. However, with F1 being a sport reliant on money, as is not a surprising statement, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Drivers Have Input With Track Changes?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Road America being the latest in a long line of new tracks the Cup Series have visited this season, what do you think of the trend NASCAR is doing with visiting new venues? – Scott U., Madison, Wis. I love it. Change is good. Being in the minutiae of the sport, it’s hard to look …

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Did You Notice?: 6 NASCAR Storylines to Follow With 6 Regular Season Races Left

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(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … There’s six races left in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season? After some incredible parity, with 10 different winners in the first 11 races, the 2021 playoff battle has mostly sorted itself out. We’ve had just one new winner in the last nine races as Cinderellas have been replaced by the typical …

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Dropping the Hammer: Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Catch-22

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

I hold these three truths to be self-evident. (It’s still 4th of July week, cut me some slack). First, Atlanta Motor Speedway should have been repaved a long time ago. When Speedway Motorsports Inc., chickened out of giving the 1.54-mile track a makeover in 2017,  at the behest of a multitude of NASCAR drivers, it …

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Waid’s World: A Bit of Atlanta History – From Changes to Confusion Over a Race Winner

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Graphic: Jared Haas

Every track on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule has its own unique history. But I daresay none has one more convoluted than Atlanta Motor Speedway. Born in 1960 and located in Hampton, Ga., (which, given the traffic, is a good hour away from Atlanta), the 1.5-mile speedway has gone through so many changes over the …

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Frontstretch 5: Tracks the Truck Series Could Visit

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s hard to believe there are just two races remaining until the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ playoff field is set. On Friday, July 9, the Trucks will tackle the dirt at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Then, they’ll make their long-awaited return to Watkins Glen International on Aug. 7 to conclude the regular season. …

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