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NASCAR 101: First-Time Cup Series Winners at Richmond Raceway

The NASCAR Cup Series heads into Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 this weekend. The race is the second of the 10-race postseason format. Multiple drivers, whether in the playoffs or not, will be looking to earn their first career win at the top level. The list includes …

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NASCAR 101: Active Drivers Who Returned to NASCAR After Long Absences

News broke this week that Greg Biffle will return to make a start in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series at Darlington Raceway. Biffle, who is set to wheel the No. 24 entry for GMS Racing, is seemingly repeating his 2019 driving duties, which saw him make just …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Drivers Making Their Season — or Series — Debuts at the Daytona Road Course

The NASCAR schedule isn’t just visiting a new track this weekend when its top series tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course. Some new faces are coming along, too. As is often the case with NASCAR’s road course races, multiple drivers entered this weekend are not full-time competitors on any …

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NASCAR 101: Recent Double-Duty IndyCar & NASCAR Drivers

Those who strictly follow NASCAR’s national series may not recognize RC Enerson‘s name, but those who also watch other racing disciplines — such as the NTT IndyCar Series — will. Enerson, a 23-year-old from Florida, will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Road America, piloting the No. …

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NASCAR 101: ‘Veteran’ Brandon Jones & Other Age-Related Oddities

Can a 15-year-old really lead a NASCAR championship? Can a 23-year-old have veteran driver status? Can a 27-year-old be a NASCAR team owner? If age is just a number, why do we talk about it so much? In recent years, NASCAR has consistently billed races with a youth verses veteran …

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NASCAR 101: How Rare Is Austin Cindric’s 3-in-a-Row Win Streak?

Austin Cindric‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series career has been marked thus far by streaks. First came the winless streak. Despite competing for Cup Series organizations Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing from the start of his stint in Xfinity, Cindric was unable to visit victory lane in his first 53 starts, …

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NASCAR 101: Analyzing NASCAR’s First-Time Winner Count in 2020 So Far

Last weekend was quite the weekend for first-timers, as the four NASCAR races at Kentucky Speedway saw two first-time winners in their respective series, while another driver won his first oval race in the sport (followed promptly by his second). It started Thursday night, when Austin Cindric, after wins on …

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