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NASCAR 101: Here Are the 2018 Darlington Throwback Schemes

NASCAR is back at Darlington Raceway, and that can only mean one thing. Well, OK, multiple things. Including throwbacks! The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and XFINITY Series take to the track this weekend at Darlington, and many of the teams entered will sport paint schemes that recall bygone eras of …

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NASCAR 101: All Right, Chase Elliott Won — Who’s Next?

When Chase Elliott finally pulled into Victory Lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last weekend at Watkins Glen International, it checked off a few boxes. First, Elliott’s maiden win, which had been awaited since he broke into the series full-time in 2016. Then there was his nearly 100-race …

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NASCAR 101: Most NASCAR Cup Series Starts, Active Drivers

Last weekend, Jimmie Johnson completed his 600th race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, dating back to his first start in 2001. That includes an extraordinarily long consecutive starts streak, 597 entering this weekend at Watkins Glen International, that stands among some of the series’ best (though far from …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Canadians on the National Series Circuit

The entry list for Saturday’s US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series features a name many fans may not recognize if they don’t follow the NASCAR Pinty’s Series or have an encyclopedic knowledge of Camping World Truck Series fields in the mid-2000s: Peter Shepherd. Shepherd, 31, …

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NASCAR 101: Who Has the Most Poles in NASCAR Among Active Drivers?

For the first time in 10 years, Paul Menard is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole winner. At Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, the driver of Wood Brothers Racing’s No. 21 parked his Ford at the front of the starting grid after emerging atop the scoring pylon after qualifying. Despite …

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