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NASCAR Mailbox: Clinches, Schminches…. How Long Until Richmond?

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Joey Logano and Morgan Shepherd spin at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Credit: CIA)

It doesn’t matter how new or revamped this new Chase system is, there will always be one word that crops up no matter how many revisions the points system goes through: clinch. Ah, yes. The dreaded “clinch” scenario. A complicated system of mathematics and statistics churned through a grinder and spit out through NASCAR press …

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Mirror Driving: Repaving Kentucky, Shopping Center, and Bubba Moving Up?

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Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Like Sharks, NASCAR Media And Fans Drawn To Blood

2014 Kentucky CUP Brad Keselowski Paul Wolfe II CIA

“Keselowski Cuts Hand in Kentucky”  Well now, if you had never seen a good example of alliteration, this most certainly is a good place to start. Of the many wins Brad Keselowski has in his career, the headlines never quite had the same ring to them. I mean, “Keselowski Cuts Hand in … Phoenix”? No, …

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Johnson vs. Keselowski … Could It Happen Again?

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There are many different opinions regarding the new points system. Some love it. Some hate it. Some have just given up trying to keep up with all the changes. Regardless of your opinion, though, we all have one thing in common regarding this brand new format: We have absolutely no clue what is going to …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Quit Engraving The Trophy, It’s Not Over Yet

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If you take a quick glance at NASCAR Nation through the eyes of social media, along with the various blogs, news outlets, and other media organizations that cover the sport, the Sprint Cup Series championship is all but wrapped up. The No. 48’s won three of the last four races, six of the last eight …

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Tony Stewart Wrecks During Indianapolis Tire Test

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In a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Tony Stewart crashed as a result of what was believed to be a cut tire. Stewart was uninjured in the crash, according to a local CBS affiliate, even though he did speak with medical personnel on site. The test itself was closed to the media.   …

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Panasonic To Sponsor Jeff Gordon In Two Races In 2014

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For the next three seasons, Panasonic will sponsor the No. 24 team driven by Jeff Gordon in at least two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. For 2014, those two races will be this weekend’s event at Sonoma Raceway and the August 31st event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Though Panasonic has been a technology partner with …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces New Nationwide Series Driver for JR Motorsports


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The driver that once bragged he had never posted on Twitter, recently made an announcement on the social media platform regarding a debut driver for his Nationwide Series team in August.   Announcing @joshberry will drive his 1st @NASCAR_NNS race @iowaspeedway in August with @JRMotorsports. #CongratsJosh — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 16, 2014   …

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