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Pace Laps: Rain at Bristol on Sunday, Erik Jones Leads the Way in XFINITY


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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: And then it was Monday – In a sport that halts its action at the lightest of rainfall, Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was simply doomed. Dropping buckets of water from the get-go, NASCAR wasted no time to cancel the day’s activities, pushing the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Talk About Racing, Not Events Outside of It

2017 Las Vegas CUP Kyle Busch Brad KEselowski racing John Harrelson NKP

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There is a pattern occurring in the sports world that is a bit shocking to some; one that is quite concerning, and frankly a bit absurd. But, at the same time, the counterargument for it is reasonable. Throughout the entire sports world, media personalities and fans are raving about athletes doing things (good or bad) …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Will Texas Motor Speedway’s Repave Change Racing in the Lone Star State?

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Repaves. Repaves. Repaves. Hate them or love them, it is simply part of motorsports. Let’s be real: You probably don’t love them. But hey, it could be worse. Imagine if tracks did not have the money to repave and suddenly, fans were left with weepers at every facility. Yuck. But as the NASCAR realm adjusts …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Breaking Down Stage Breaks

2017 Phoenix I NXS Austin Dillon pack racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

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NASCAR’s new policy of implementing stages into races is in full effect, and it is quite wild. It seems like ages ago since NASCAR made the major step of having double-file restarts, rather than having lapped cars restart on the low line of the leaders, enabling them to have a chance to get their lap(s) …

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Kurt Busch Credits New Bride for Recent Success, Daytona 500 Victory

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Who needs a rear-view mirror? Kurt Busch doesn’t. “I’m like, ‘Aha, I’m the old bull here,’” Busch joked. The remaining cars left in the Daytona 500 were battling for NASCAR’s top trophy, attempting to salvage every last ounce of fuel left in their gas tanks. It looked like it would be the fourth time Busch …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Could Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ever Change its Configuration?

2016 Indianapolis CUP Jeff Gordon racing Logan Whitton NKP

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Restrictor plates are meant for superspeedways, right? Well, that might not be the case any longer. Things are changing in NASCAR, and in a hurry. With new title sponsors over the past handful of seasons, the sport is trying to spice things up. Change can’t hurt. Or can it? Either way, it is a solid …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Did Kyle Busch Try to Punch Joey Logano?

NASCAR made its way into the mainstream news this week, and this time, it’s because of someMMA-style antics rather than the on-track action. No, we aren’t talking about the 1979 Daytona 500. No, this time around, it was a brawl that set the main stage for NASCAR making headlines on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC …

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Beyond the Cockpit: A Dream Come True for Grant Enfinger

Dreams often come and go. It appeared that Grant Enfinger’s dream of racing in NASCAR’s top divisions might never come true after years of a strenuous sponsorship hunt. But when GMS Racing picked him up after Howard Bixman’s Team BCR scaled back in the middle of a runner-up season in the ARCA Racing Series, it …

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Greg Biffle Only Wants Strong Part-Time Cup Series Ride as He Weighs Options


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Greg Biffle won’t race just anything that he is offered. The 19-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner knows what he wants, and that is a shot to win in NASCAR’s premier division. However, while Biffle is not strapped inside of a racecar, he is partaking in NASCAR’s traveling circus, attending the Daytona 500 and this …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Surprise, Surprise, Who Will Be That Lucky Guy?


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The first two weeks of the NASCAR season have been quite hectic, featuring controversy with rule packages, an abundance of penalties and of course, some talk of more changes coming to stock car racing. But as the season rolls on, the talk needs to be focused on the main issue — the racing itself. Competition is …

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