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NASCAR 101: The Top Debuts Among Active Drivers in NASCAR’s National Series

At Talladega Superspeedway a few weeks ago, Justin Haley was racing like he belonged in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. And that’s not to say he doesn’t; one look at the 20-year-old’s statistics in the NASCAR world, particularly the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and, more recently, the Xfinity Series, …

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NASCAR 101: Ranking the 22 Cup Organizations in 2019 So Far

After a week-long break, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set to return to the track at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. For the first nine weeks of the season, Cup teams sprinted from Daytona International Speedway to Richmond Raceway, laying down the framework for their 2019 seasons with early-season …

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NASCAR 101: Martin Truex Jr. Finally Won a Short Track Race — Who’s Next?

Apparently all it took for Martin Truex Jr. to win on a short track was to switch teams. Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway saw Truex, in the midst of his first season for Joe Gibbs Racing in its No. 19, emerge victorious, snapping a …

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NASCAR 101: The Fluctuation of the NASCAR Calendar, by the Numbers

NASCAR released the 2020 schedule and it’s totally different. “Martinsville is under the lights, woooo!” “Darlington is opening the playoffs?” “Oh my gosh, the Firecracker 400 is not on July 4th.” “Hmm… ISM is the championship race.” “What in the world is going on at Pocono?” Many drivers, teams, owners, …

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NASCAR 101: The Cup Series Returns to the Short Tracks

The Paperclip. The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. The Action Track. Three very distinct short tracks, yet some drivers in the 2018 season conquered each track’s challenges. Though the races at Martinsville, Bristol, and Richmond resulted in three different winners, quite a few drivers placed in the top 10 in at least …

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