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The Underdog House: Virginia Is For Lovers

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top of the Class Bubba Wallace grabbed everyone’s attention with his third-place run at Indianapolis two weeks ago. Apparently he isn’t finished turning heads just yet. This time, Wallace took top underdog honors with his 12th-place showing at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 21). There was a bit more competition, however, as for the …

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Derek Stamets Leads Bubba Wallace to Strong Richmond Outing

#43: Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Victory Junction

Coming into his sophomore season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Bubba Wallace was paired with a rookie crew chief: Derek Stamets. The new head wrench was promoted from lead engineer — a post he had served at Richard Petty Motorsports since 2012 — to call the shots from atop the No. 43 pit …

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Bubba Wallace Adds ROVAL Sponsorship in LeithCars.com

(Photo: Danny Peters)

Bubba Wallace has picked up new sponsorship for the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday, Sept. 18. Wallace will pilot the LeithCars.com car on Sept. 29 for the final race in the round of 16 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. LeithCars.com previously sponsored Timmy Hill at the course last season …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 South Point 400

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“Playoffs? Don’t talk about playoffs!” Oh, but the playoffs are here for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The first race in their round of 16 is the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. ET. TV coverage will be provided by NBCSN. It’s been two …

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Friday Faceoff: Are There Safety Issues NASCAR Should Address?

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire

Safety concerns have been mounting after some harrowing accidents across all forms of racing over the past couple weeks. Is there a particular area in NASCAR that needs to be further addressed? Adam Cheek: SAFER barriers all around. Yes, NASCAR’s done a great job putting them in the most problematic areas of most tracks. However, …

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The Underdog House: Kiss My Bricks

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top of the Class Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. hasn’t had too much to get excited about lately. In fact, it’s been over 18 months since his last top-10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Questions about his ability and job security have swirled like a Midwestern twister, but he and team owner Richard …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Playoff Cutoff Brings Hyperfocus

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Oh boy. Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is a race that has been problematic for NASCAR over the last decade. It appears that they never properly gave penance for the fiasco in 2008. As a result, the race is a shell of it’s former self. It’s a great shame. Yes, there were apparently 65,000 people at …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Brickyard 400

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The Headline(s): A series of hard wrecks and hair-raising restarts made Sunday (Sept. 8) one of the wilder Brickyard 400s in recent memory. One of them involved Jimmie Johnson, whose spin in front of nearly the whole field ended his 15-year streak of NASCAR postseason appearances. Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman were then able to …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

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Who…should you be talking about after the race? Some days it’s your day.  Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was Kevin Harvick’s day.  Harvick led 118 of 160 laps en route to his second Indianapolis win, his third victory of 2019 and the 48th of his career. In case you’re keeping track, only two active drivers, Jimmie …

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Bubba Wallace Finishes 3rd at Indy: ‘We Needed This’

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Prior to Sunday’s (Sept. 8) Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bubba Wallace plastered all over social media how good his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet was. Come the race, he backed it up. After a solid two practice sessions, Wallace backed up his social media game by qualifying 15th, one of his best …

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