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NASCAR 101: 3 Old School Owner-Drivers

(Photo: Matthew Thacker/NKP)

With Tony Stewart‘s retirement on the horizon, the role of owner-driver in the Sprint Cup Series may potentially be reaching its final chapter. The addition of franchising combined with the expenses of running a top-tier program these days makes it difficult to see another athlete hopping on that bandwagon. Stewart, though, isn’t like most owner-drivers in the history of …

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2-Headed Monster: Who Wins at Every Track First, Kyle Busch or Jimmie Johnson?

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Jimmie Johnson is Superman, Kyle Busch is the Shrub. Based on nicknames alone, you’d think that Johnson is leagues ahead of Busch, right? After all, Johnson has 77 wins to Busch’s 37, 212 top-5 finishes to Busch’s 139. Johnson owns 16 more poles than last year’s Sprint Cup champion, and has an average finish of …

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Darrell Wallace, Matt Tifft Fastest In Talladega XFINITY Practice Sessions

(Credit: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Darrell Wallace, Jr. and Matt Tifft were the fastest drivers in the first and second practice sessions on Friday for the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Both practice sessions were 55 minutes in length and will be the only XFINITY Series practice sessions this weekend at the legendary Alabama track. The first session had most cars …

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Kevin Harvick Fastest As Practice Prematurely Ends At Richmond

(Credit: Mike Neff)

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the lone practice session at Richmond International Raceway on Friday after practice was shortened due to rain with a lap at 20.919 seconds (129.089 mph). Rain was close during most of the practice session but didn’t actually hit the track until 62 minutes into the 85 minute practice session. …

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Red Horse Racing Parts Ways With Driver Ben Kennedy

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

On Friday, Red Horse Racing announced that driver Ben Kennedy, the great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France, will no longer run their Toyota Tundras in the Camping World Truck Series. Kennedy, who had just started his second season with RHR after spending his rookie season with Turner-Scott Motorsports in 2014, will now be looking …

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Austin Dillon, Blake Koch Fastest In Friday XFINITY Practices At Bristol

(Credit: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

The question of the 2016 XFINITY Series season so far has been not who will beat Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing, but if they can be beat? Outside of the restrictor plate race at Daytona and a crazy race at Auto Club, nobody has really stepped up to the Toyota powerhouse until Friday. For …

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Denny Hamlin Fastest In Friday Cup Practice At Bristol Motor Speedway

(Credit: Mike Neff)

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in Friday’s lone Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway after turning a lap at 14.913 seconds (128.666 mph). Hamlin’s fast lap came in the final few minutes as teams moved to qualifying trim, which is great news for the man who sat on the pole in last fall’s …

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