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Fan’s View: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – Kimi Raikkonen’s NASCAR Debut

It takes commitment, NASCAR does. It doesn’t much matter whether you’re talking about racing or watching, it’s a long season that has the ability to eat up your entire life, if you’re not careful. 36 races, 40-some-odd teams, more than 20 tracks, at least three series. Drivers, crew chiefs, owners, engineers, commentators…. If you’re in …

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Fan’s View: Will “It Get Settled” Between Busch & Harvick?

Just a week removed from the four-race probation issued to Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch after their pit road antics following the Saturday night showdown at Darlington, the Cup Series heads home to Charlotte for the annual All-Star Race. And in an effort to promote the all-out, no holds barred racing that typically accompanies the …

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Fan’s View: Winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series – Top of the Class, Yet Still the Runner-Up

I watched a race on Saturday. Mostly there was a white car with the No. 60 on its side in the camera shot. On occasion, I spied a No. 18 and No. 20, both appearing for very brief moments before vanishing. The checkered flag dropped and I watched with disinterest Carl Edwards execute a backflip, …

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Fan’s View: Saturday Nights Are for NASCAR Racing, Just Not This Early in the Year

Saturday nights have long been the bastion of local short track racing just as Friday nights have been the stronghold of high school football. As the Cup Series has faltered over the last few years and searches to try and regain its popularity, they have been invading Saturday nights more and more to the detriment …

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Fan’s View: Earnhardt Jr.’s Near-Win Wasn’t the Only Story, Just the Most Important

“New leader, the No. 88.” No doubt about it, NASCAR’s still waiting for the moment that didn’t quite come, again. Whether you love him or hate him, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the pulse of our sport. When he excels — as he did for a few short laps in Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at …

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