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NASCAR 101: Where Erik Jones May Shine in His New Cup Career

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Get ready, because Erik Jones is here. Don’t know him? That’s probably because you don’t follow the Xfinity and/or Camping World Truck series – which is fine, you’re not missing a whole hell of a lot in NXS at least. Jones has been touted as one of the young guns to watch in the sport …

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NASCAR 101: Top 5 Winless 2015 Drivers Who Could Take Richmond

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Richmond International Speedway, the track of racing perfection, is the host for the ninth race of the season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. And going into Richmond, six drivers have visited Victory Lane this season and have secured their spots on the Richmond stage in September as a part of the 2015 Chase for …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Driver Intro Songs at Bristol That Made Total Sense

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There’s a lot of great racing tradition at Bristol Motor Speedway, whether it’s the track’s penchant for providing all kinds of beating and banging across hundreds of miles of racing or the tempers that flare throughout – not to mention the coliseum-like atmosphere suggested by the seating arrangements. And then there’s the music. No, not the …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Saturday Night Races, Ranked

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This weekend marks a first for NASCAR this season, unless you’re counting the exhibition events. There’s racing this weekend, but no cars will take the track Sunday. Instead, the racing will be done starting tomorrow night at Texas Motor Speedway, culminating with the Sprint Cup Series event Saturday evening. It marks the first of seven …

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NASCAR 101: Here’s What NASCAR Did to Superspeedway Qualifying to Avoid a Debacle Like Daytona

Sprint Cup cars racing in the pack at Talladega Superspeedway

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Back in February drivers and fans alike called for change when Daytona 500 qualifying went horribly, horribly wrong. When NASCAR returns to a restrictor plate track, drivers will get the change they wanted. Gone will be wrecks like this, and back, in theory, will be a focus on individual speeds and safety. I know what …

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NASCAR 101: Why Drivers Under 18 Have a Shot in the Trucks

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This weekend, you could conceivably see drivers on a NASCAR national series level that don’t even have their driver’s license yet. Not to say that’s actually gonna happen; of the young’ns this weekend, everyone’s at least 16 years old, meaning unless someone decided to delay taking their test, you could meet any of them out …

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NASCAR 101: Why Kurt Busch Has a Chance at the Championship

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When Kurt Busch returns from his indefinite suspension from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend, he’ll be on an even playing field with the rest of the Cup roster when it comes to winning the series championship. Wait, what? That’s right: despite missing the first three races of the 2015 season, Busch may be your …

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4 Reasons Why Brennan Poole’s NASCAR Debut Is Long Overdue

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After a multi-year career competing in other series across motorsports, Brennan Poole will make his NASCAR debut this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He’ll pilot the No. 42 in the XFINITY Series that Kyle Larson has driven up to this point, with sponsorship from DC Solar. And it’s about time. At least two other …

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