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The Frontstretch 5: Disturbing Trends in NASCAR

1. The elephant in the room The fact that looms over NASCAR these days is the decline in both ratings and race attendance; it simply can’t be ignored, explained away, or overlooked. There are pieces that can’t be fixed, like the steady erosion of American car culture. That’s outside any …

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Entry List: Federated Auto Parts 400

40 teams are entered for this weekend’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, the second race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. A 40-car entry list means all teams will make the show, barring any last-minute changes. Joey Gase returns to the No. 00 for StarCom Racing. …

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Entry List: GoBowling 250

41 teams are entered for this weekend’s GoBowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, the first race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs. A 41-car entry list means that one team will miss the race, barring any last-minute additions. After retiring from full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition last year, Dale …

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Beside the Rising Tide: A Brand-New NASCAR

While I’m hardly prehistoric, this old world of ours is, in fact, a very different place than where I grew up. Thanks to my lifelong fascination with fast, loud cars, I recall back in the days when car makers released new or improved car models in September. Back then, there …

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5 Points To Ponder: 2018 IndyCar Championship Edition

ONE: The race was over before the first turn The importance of qualifying was writ large on the INDYCAR season finale before the completion of the first turn. Starting in sixth place, Alexander Rossi, chasing a maiden title in his 50th open-wheel race, damaged his front wing in a collision after …

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