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The Underdog House: Small NASCAR Teams Finding Relief – Sort of – Approaching Daytona 500

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Think Small While most of the sport’s television time goes directly toward big teams with great speed and large personalities — and rightfully so, to an extent — Sunday’s 60th running of the Daytona 500 will have a heavy populous of tiny organizations. Many of these small NASCAR teams, despite being huge underdogs can actually …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott Square Off Again in Michigan?

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Will Larson & Elliott Square Off Again at Michigan International Speedway? Kevin Harvick has Phoenix International Raceway. Jimmie Johnson has Dover International Speedway. Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott have Michigan. Every driver seems to have his or her track where success comes a little easier than others. And as of late, this weekend is highly expected …

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4 Burning Questions: Will FOX’s Drivers-Only Broadcast Be Success or Disaster?

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Will FOX’s Drivers Only Broadcast Be a Success or Disaster? Pocono Raceway has a way of giving us a little something new. After debuting the double-file restart in a points event in 2009, Pocono flipped from a 500- to 400-mile distance in 2012, showing that shorter could be better in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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He Didn’t Blink: Kyle Larson Tames Monster Mile with XFINITY Win

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Though Miles the Monster was a tough one in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 (with 10 cautions to boot, the most in 10 years) Kyle Larson did not blink. The Cup regular drove away from Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney to earn his eighth career XFINITY Series win and third of 2017. Starting from the pole, Larson went on …

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U.S. Legend Cars Shaping NASCAR’s Next Generation

Unlike many members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which showcases the best of NASCAR’s yesterday, the racers of today receive years of experience before they touch a NASCAR national series. Most of these racers roll in a lavish amount of short track racing series on a local level, but none other seems to nurture …

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Pace Laps: Swings Galore at Las Vegas and Joey Logano’s XFINITY Dominance

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: You can say Kyle Busch put the “swing” in the West Coast Swing – After Joey Logano made contact with Kyle Busch coming to the checkered flag in Turn 4, Busch went after his former teammate on pit road, leading to punches and a bloody forehead for Busch. “There wasn’t much talking, …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Darrell Wallace Jr. Makes Unexpected Find

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Martinsville preview. #nascar #thechase pic.twitter.com/G7hT4LI32T — nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) October 27, 2015 NASCARCasm offered his own preview of Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Will NASCARCasm end up being accurate? Probably not. Watching racecar drivers strap into bumper cars would be very entertaining and priceless! Well, already moving out…almost 2 weeks. Sucks but not dealing with this… ARE …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kyle Larson Finds NASCAR Diecast in… a Ball Pit?

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Just let @SamanthaBusch fill out @draftkings lineup. She chose based off player picture, coolness of name, no stats ? — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) October 6, 2015 It seems Samantha Busch has found a new hobby during her free time. The wife of Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch submitted a one-day fantasy lineup. Wonder if she …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky

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After a long, strange weekend at Kentucky Speedway full of rain, wrecks and hurt feelings, Ryan Blaney was able to pull through for his second Xfinity Series victory of 2015 and fourth career win. In a race that saw a record-tying number of cautions and several late-race restarts, it was the final restart that allowed …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Road America 180

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A gutsy call by crew chief Danny Stockman on fuel gave Paul Menard the opportunity he needed to drive to Victory Lane at Road America, his home track. The victory was his third Xfinity Series victory and first win on a road course. Menard was the only Cup Series/non-NXS regular in the field as the …

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