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Jarit Johnson Driver Diary: Behind the Scenes, Still Searching & A New Niece

It’s not easy or cheap to run a race team. You’ve got all the overhead. The way we raced last year we made ends meet and were still competitive. We relied on volunteers and sponsors to provide us the parts and pieces we needed. Some of the teams at the racetrack in the K&N Pro …

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Full Throttle: 2011 Hall of Fame Nominees Have It Right, For the Most Part

The Hall of Fame – regardless of sport – is there to honor the history, founders, integral contributors and past champions of that sport. But while this is true, the other thing it always seems to be is the focal point for debate. No matter who is in, who is nominated, and who is left …

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Jarit Johnson Driver Diary: Getting Something Started, Expanding & Family Time

Joe Nemechek gave me an opportunity to go and run his Nationwide Series car at Nashville. It was locked in the show, so we were just trying to keep it up in the points. Joe’s guys are really great guys and he has really good equipment. So I went to Nashville and ran half the …

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Potts’s Shots: NASCAR Odds ‘N’ Ends From Michigan… & Beyond

One of the best comments of the day at Michigan came from Mike Ford, Denny Hamlin’s crew chief, when NASCAR threw that last debris caution as he was running away with less than 20 laps left. As one of our staff members who was at the track and listening to a scanner reported, Ford said, “That’s what a nine-second lead will get you.”

Ryan Truex Driver Diary: Lots of Competition & What I Learn From My Brother

It’s been a while since I talked to you guys, but our season has started off real well. We’ve been pretty much the car to beat every weekend, we just haven’t had the luck that we had last year. But we’re getting up there and getting good finishes. We should have finished better at Iowa, …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Where Dreams Can Come True – Modifieds, K&N Pro Series Perfect M’Ville Match

It’s a beautiful summer Saturday – hot and steamy as Southern summers are wont to be. I’m driving to Martinsville Speedway for the weekend’s event and the beauty of this drive strikes me. Martinsville is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, encircled protectively by green hills and fields and trees, and everything …

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