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NASCAR Mailbox: How Long Will It Take for Brad Keselowski To Turn Roush Around?

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Brad Keselowski was pretty confident during his press conference announcing his ownership stake in Roush Fenway Racing. How long will it take for him to turn the organization around? – Jill M., Milwaukee, Wis. It ain’t gonna happen overnight, I can tell you that much. Roush Fenway Racing has been a mediocre team at best …

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Did You Notice?: Brad Keselowski Perfect Fit to Become Jack Roush 2.0

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Did You Notice? … Brad Keselowski is the right person at the right time to buy into Roush Fenway Racing? Some 33 years after Jack Roush started his NASCAR program, a succession plan has been put into place in the form of the 2012 Cup Series champion. Keselowski laid out his reasoning Tuesday (July 20) in …

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Waid’s World: NASCAR Needs the Driver Who Wears the Black Hat 

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A few years ago I interviewed former NASCAR Cup driver Ricky Craven. One of the questions I asked him was what he thought a very important element would be in sharpening fan interest in competition. I thought he might go through a litany of NASCAR rules and policies that should be improved or dropped altogether. …

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Frontstretch 5: Greatest NASCAR Owner-Drivers

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In celebration of Brad Keselowski’s announcement this week of being probably just one of three owner-drivers next season in NASCAR Cup Series racing, it’s time to look at the top five owner-drivers of all time. A rare commodity, Keselowski will join only BJ McLeod and Denny Hamlin among active Cup drivers with a sizable ownership …

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Entry List: 2021 Shore Lunch 150

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Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy-Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota wins the Shore Lunch 150 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

For the first time this year, the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East will have a combination race, the first of three. Twenty-four drivers will compete in the 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway, and all will qualify, barring any entry list changes. Full-time East drivers Sammy Smith, Mason Diaz, Joey Iest, …

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Brad Keselowski Joining Roush Fenway as Driver, Part-Owner

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The long-awaited news of Brad Keselowski joining Roush Fenway Racing as a driver and co-owner in the NASCAR Cup Series is now official. Keselowski will pilot the No. 6 Ford in 2022, while also having a leadership role on Roush’s competition team, the organization announced July 20. “I’m truly excited about this partnership with Brad,” …

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5 Points to Ponder: Aric Almirola Comes Up Big, and What’s Next for Matty D

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1. Has there ever been as clutch a win as the one Aric Almirola just pulled off? Ever since Kyle Larson started getting on a roll, the dream of NASCAR Cup Series playoff intrigue has been just about dead. Then this past Sunday (July 18), Aric Almirola decided to give it the racing equivalent of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Breaks Out the Racing Team Broadcast for Moist New Hampshire

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Races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been panned for what seems like the majority of the time that the NASCAR Cup Series has raced there. It’s a place that’s naturally hard to pass at since the groove isn’t very wide. In recent years, the track’s staff has made a bunch of moves to try …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Warning, Warning, Extreme Danger

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If you ended up ignoring the sport of stock car racing even a few hours this week (and I highly recommend you do so occasionally), you’ve probably read breathless stories this week how misinformation being spread across high-tech platforms like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, any form of online discussion forum and others are “killing” people. Says …

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Dropping the Hammer: The Next Gen Car vs. the Internet

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On Monday morning (July 19), NASCAR alerted media members about the state of the Next Gen car. Following a review of data from a June 30 crash test at Talladega Superspeedway, an independent safety panel has given the Cup Series’ new car for 2022 a clean bill of health. According to NBC Sports, NASCAR told …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Almirola Is the Unlikely Hero for SHR in New Hampshire

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Last year was a memorable one for Stewart Haas Racing, with Kevin Harvick providing most of the highlights for the team throughout 2020. Nine wins and a boatload of laps led will do that for just about any driver and team. It’s been well documented that 2021 has been far less kind to the SHR …

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