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Nuts for Nationwide: Chase Elliott Grows from Awesome Bill’s Son to NASCAR Star

From 1983 until 2003, the Dawsonville Pool Room had quite the workout. And earlier this year, the Pool Room’s roof blasted off a siren that was made famous each time 1988 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott won a race. On Saturday afternoon, that siren will go off once again. It might not be …

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Nuts for Nationwide: A New Chance for Alex Bowman

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The weekend started with a lot of buzz in the Nationwide Series garage. All eyes were on the No. 5 car, which ended up being the quickest car in practice. However, qualifying didn’t go as well as planned. The race was even worse. But this race is probably one young man’s best of the year. …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Gearing up for 2015 Changes

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The 2015 season is rapidly approaching, and a new year is often accompanied by changes. Sometimes, enhancements are necessary. Other times, not so much. At the conclusion of this year, NASCAR will have a new title sponsor for their second-tier division with Comcast’s XFINITY product taking over for Nationwide Insurance. But with the change of …

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Nuts for Nationwide: RAB Racing & James Buescher Looking to Get Back to Consistency

The NASCAR Nationwide Series season is off for two weeks, and it is much-needed for plenty of teams. While gearing up for the final three races of the 2014 season, organizations will have a chance to prepare new things for next year, hoping to get an edge on their competitors. Entering this season, RAB Racing …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Regan Smith’s 2015 Could Be His Most Important Year Yet

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Silly season might not have been silly enough for Regan Smith. But that’s OK – for now. Smith, 31, just signed a one-year extension with JR Motorsports to drive the No. 7 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series again in 2015. Next year will mark his third consecutive season with the organization after getting the boot …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Another Earnhardt Starting to Make a Name for Himself

Within the modern era of stock car racing, it takes plenty of money to be successful. Having “Earnhardt” as one’s last name should help that – at least you would think. However, that isn’t always the case. Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt and son of Kerry Earnhardt, has been trying to make …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Ben Rhodes Could Be Turner Scott’s Next Big Thing

Ben Rhodes is getting ready to move up the ranks. The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion is likely making the jump to a higher level soon – perhaps to the NASCAR XFINITY Series or the Camping World Truck Series. At 17, he won’t even be approved to race at Daytona in either division …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Making the Most of an Opportunity for Justin Boston

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Getting that “big break” into big-time NASCAR racing is arguably tougher than in any other sport. Not only does this happen as a result of a driver’s talent; it also takes the perfect partnership between a team, sponsor and driver to get a deal done. Since making his ARCA Racing Series debut last season, Justin …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Roush Fenway Racing Looking for Late Momentum

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It has been a long year for Roush Fenway Racing, and a season full of trials and tribulations for the organization is nearly in the books. However, with eight events left in the 33-race long period, there are still plenty of chances for the Ford team to get a few victories – something that has …

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