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Chase Elliott Holds Off Father Bill, Champion Stewart for SRX Win at Nashville

Chase Elliott 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott made the most of his one race cameo in the 2021 SRX Series by holding off series champion Tony Stewart to win the final race of the season at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion spent most of the feature running in second position behind father Bill Elliott. On a …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for Xfinity Silly Season?

Austin Cindric wins 2021 Pocono NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who did Wood Brothers Racing hire? After a hint from Door Bumper Clear earlier in the week, it was made official July 15 that in 2022, Austin Cindric will take over the No. 2 for Team Penske in the NASCAR Cup Series while Harrison Burton will take over the venerable No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing …

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Patient Marco Andretti Sneaks by Luke Fenhaus for Slinger SRX Win

2021 SRX Knoxville Marco Andretti car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

Marco Andretti came out on top in Saturday’s (July 10) Superstar Racing Experience event at Slinger Speedway. Andretti won the first heat of the night and got by Luke Fenhaus on the final restart of the feature to win his first recorded professional race in over 10 years. Fenhaus, a 17-year-old Kulwicki Driver Development Program …

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4 Burning Questions: What to Do With Road Courses?

2021 Road America Cup William Byron Kyle Larson pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What can NASCAR do to fix road course races? The NASCAR Cup Series event at Road America was a pretty solid race. There was one huge issue with it, however. Yep, 22 whole minutes between stages thanks to a caution for Kyle Tilley at the end of the stage. NASCAR could have ran 10 laps …

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Luke Fenhaus to Race in SRX After Slinger Nationals Win

SRX Eldora

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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4 Burning Questions: Charters & More Charters

Daniel Suarez Nashville Cup 2021 NASCAR race NKP (Tootsies sponsor)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What is the future of NASCAR doubleheaders? The ratings that were pulled from this past weekend’s doubleheader event at Pocono Raceway were not great. With the networks spending eight figures to broadcast each NASCAR Cup Series race, a 0.9 is not a good result whatsoever. They were on at the dead time of Saturday afternoon, …

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Tony Stewart Wins 2nd Straight SRX Race After Late-Race Battle With Kody Swanson

2021 SRX Knoxville Tony Stewart car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

Tony Stewart has now swept the two Superstar Racing Experience dirt features in the inaugural season, winning at his own Eldora Speedway for his second-straight overall win in his own series. Stewart defeated five-time USAC Silver Crown Series champion Kody Swanson for the win at Eldora after a restart with five laps remaining. Helio Castroneves …

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4 Burning Questions: Welcome to the Sam Mayer Era

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Can anybody stop Sam Mayer? This weekend, Sam Mayer turns 18 and will spend his second day as an adult making his first start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The son of former part-time IndyCar Series driver Scott Mayer, Mayer has found success in everything he has strapped into. In 2018, after a successful preteen …

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4 Burning Questions: Should NASCAR Take Cues From SRX?

2021 SRX Stafford Trophy L-R Greg Biffle, Doug Coby, and Tony Stewart (Credit: Tom Morris Racing Photography)

Photo: Tom Morris Racing Photography

How was the first week of SRX? The first week of the Superstar Racing Experience was a critical success, despite some hiccups. One thing I really liked about the broadcast of the event is that they never seemed full of themselves. While FOX Sports spent the weekend patting itself on the back for its NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions: Definitely An Xperience

Tony Stewart Return Press Conference Atlanta Motor Speedway 2014 Chris Owens

(Credit: Chris Owens)

Where will Kurt Busch end up? This week, Kurt Busch confirmed to Sirius XM that he has been contact by both 23XI Racing and Trackhouse Racing Team for the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022. 23XI was known about, but Trackhouse being mentioned is very interesting. Team owner Justin Marks said later that day that he …

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