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That’s History Profiles: Derrike Cope

Dale Earnhardt seemed destined to finally win the race that had eluded him through his entire career after dominating the event, leading 155 of 200 laps. However, the black No. 3 GM Goodwrench Lumina wobbled up the racetrack and slowed, clearing the way for relative unknown Derrike Cope from Spanaway, Wash. to capture his first career victory in NASCAR’s biggest race.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: 2007 NASCAR Truck Series Season Preview

Well race fans, it’s that time again. The offseason is coming to an end very quickly and we are close to going back to racing. But before we do, let’s talk about what to expect from the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this season. The offseason brought no big changes to the schedule. The season is …

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What’s the Call? Should the Daytona 500 Guarantee Starting Spots?

This Week’s Question: This year, 36 of the 43 spots in the Daytona 500 will be already “locked-in” due to owner points and the past champion’s provisional held by Dale Jarrett. Is it fair that so many cars are guaranteed spots in the field, or should the vast majority of drivers and teams have to qualify their way into the Great American Race?

Racing at the Beach: The Debut of The Great American Race

To those drivers slated to run in the very first Daytona 500, their first glimpse of the brand new speedway must have been awe inspiring. When Bill France Sr. first proposed a 2.5-mile racetrack with high-banked corners, more than a few people scoffed that it would never be built, and some even said it couldn’t …

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Full Throttle: Voices From the Relocated Heartland

The offseason can be a dreadful time for the racing fan. Unless you like German touring cars, motocross or snowmobile racing, there has never been a fix for the racing fan during the cold of Winter. Sure there’s the Chili bowl and the Ice bowl. But those are isolated races. For the race fan that has a desire to see door to door racing on a nearly weekly basis, there has never been that kind of fix in the winter. Enter Arena racing.

Racing on the Beach: The Early History of Daytona, 1949-58

For 10 years before the first Daytona 500 was held at Bill France’s magnificent new superspeedway, NASCAR’s Grand National Division ran on the storied old beach and road course in Daytona Beach, in what was considered the biggest event on the tour’s calendar.

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