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Bob Jenkins, Iconic Broadcaster, Passes Away at 73

Bob Jenkins passed away Monday, August 9, 2021 at the age of 73. (Photo: IMS)

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Legendary NASCAR and IndyCar commentator Bob Jenkins has passed away at the age of 73. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced the news on Monday, Aug. 9, bringing an end to Jenkins’ eight-month bout with brain cancer. Jenkins’ voice was one of the most prestigious and distinguishable among race fans in the booth. For parts of five …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After 2021 Go Bowling at the Glen

Chase Briscoe in the driver's seat of his NASCAR racecar. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who … should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Larson can race on any kind of track in any kind of car (anyone else want to see him try his hand in the IndyCar Series?). Sunday (Aug. 8), he reminded everyone of that, making the tricky road course at Watkins Glen International look like …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Rest of the 2021 NASCAR Season

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#5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro HendrickCars.com

ONE: Which Hendrick Motorsports is for real? Hendrick Motorsports caught fire this summer, its best performance in the NASCAR Cup Series since Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were on the roster in 2014. From Dover International Speedway in May to the first Pocono Raceway event the end of June, HMS won six straight races and …

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The Underdog House: Silly Season Scoop on NASCAR Underdogs

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Setting: Silly Season It has been two weeks since the NASCAR Cup Series last graced the track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 18. The two-week break has allowed many drivers, teams and organizations to catch their breath as the grind to the playoffs returns Aug. 8 at Watkins Glen. Only four races …

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SRX Saturday: James Hinchcliffe Makes Splash in CBS Booth, Would ‘Love’ To Race in Series

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

One of the many unique aspects of the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience season was the revolving door of color commentators in the CBS booth. Over the course of the six-week season, three different drivers took turns joining former NASCAR lap-by-lap commentator Allen Bestwick. Danica Patrick took the first two weeks while Dario Franchitti was at …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Martin Truex Jr. races in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who … should you be talking about after the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301? It was going to take a Hail Mary for Aric Almirola to make the 2021 playoffs. The No. 10 team has struggled for any kind of a foothold this year, earning just two top-10 finishes coming into Sunday’s (July 18) race at …

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Mother Nature Strikes Early, Chaos Ensues at New Hampshire

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Five laps. That’s how many circuits the NASCAR Cup Series was able to complete in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway before mayhem struck on Sunday (July 18). Kyle Busch, leading from the pole, spun around in turn 1 and backed into the wall. His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Martin Truex …

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Matt DiBenedetto on Free Agency: ‘I Was Just at a Loss for Words’

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The news finally broke this morning: Matt DiBenedetto is indeed a free agent. DiBenedetto will not return to Wood Brothers Racing’s No. 21 in 2022, with Harrison Burton driving the car in the NASCAR Cup Series after this season. His original replacement, Austin Cindric, will move to Team Penske’s No. 2. After the news came …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Perception, Reality & NASCAR’s Million-Dollar Problem

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#10: Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield

There was once a young driver with a reputation for winning. He built a name for himself at the local bullrings, racing — and sometimes winning — against drivers twice his age and who had been racing before he was born. He scraped together what sponsorship he could, and put more than he could probably …

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Luke Fenhaus on Runner-Up SRX Finish, Battling Motorsports Legends & Slinger Nationals

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In Saturday (July 10) night’s Superstar Racing Experience event at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin, 17-year-old Luke Fenhaus held his own against the likes of Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte and Helio Castroneves for most of the night. Securing a spot in the SRX race by way of a super late model triumph in the Slinger Nationals, …

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