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Kurt Busch’s Second Appeal Denied, Remains Suspended

Kurt Busch’s second and final appeal following his indefinite suspension from NASCAR has been denied by Bryan Moss, the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer. On Friday, Busch was suspended indefinitely after a Kent County (Delaware) Family Court Commissioner found that Busch had “more likely than not” committed an act of domestic abuse against ex-girlfriend Patricia …

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Harvick vs Logano: The Evolution of a Rivalry

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It appears that not everything from the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was left completely behind. Of course, is it ever? Last Saturday night was the unofficial start to the 2015 season in the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway and, though Matt Kenseth won the race, the conversation surrounded a post-race confrontation between …

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NASCAR Mailbox: My Appeal to NASCAR – LEAVE IT ALONE!

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Holy cow! It’s only been a few days since the final race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and I’m still pumped up about it. I was cheering for no particular driver and yet I found my heart racing in the close laps of the race, unwilling at times to even look down …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Ryan Newman Deserves His Spot in Homestead

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The championship race is finally upon us and NASCAR Nation is all a-Twitter about possibly having a winless champion, despite NASCAR’s emphasis on creating a system where it should have been all but impossible for that to happen. Though three of the four drivers have victories (Denny Hamlin has one, Joey Logano has five, and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: NASCAR Was Right Not to Penalize Gordon, Keselowski

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To say that NASCAR has faced some criticism in the past for being inconsistent on issuing penalties would be an understatement. Seemingly similar incidents would get completely different penalties, and would sometimes be completely over turned by NASCAR’s own appellate staff. Even with the introduction of the new penalty system, the different levels assessed didn’t …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Winless Champ Not Such a Stretch After All?

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One week makes all the difference, doesn’t it? Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s win at Martinsville on Sunday, while great for the morale of the team, was a case of too little too late. After being eliminated from the Chase one week prior at Talladega, Earnhardt pulled through and won the very next week at Martinsville, a …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Absence of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. from Chase Doesn’t Change Anything

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s failure to move onto the next round in the Chase Grid might perhaps be the best thing to happen to the Chase detractors who want to see the end of it all. I mean, Earnhardt was doing so well and was poised to potentially win his first career Sprint Cup Series championship, …

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