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Dropping the Hammer: NASCAR (Finally) Set for ‘Monumental’ History with Chicago Street Race

NASCAR's official announcement of the Chicago street course race (Screenshot).

Ben Kennedy called the NASCAR street race in Chicago in 2023 the sport’s “boldest” scheduling move yet. Though it comes at the expense of Road America.

Did You Notice?: NASCAR Has No First-Time Winners Left

Corey LaJoie walks down pit road at Talladega Superspeedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Well, none that have an immediate chance outside of a superspeedway or road course, that is.

Couch Potato Tuesday: Jimmie Johnson’s Tire Failure Flips the Script on NBCSN

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This time of year, the only guarantee that you’re going to get in Las Vegas is hot weather. They got that last weekend. What you also got was strategy and luck playing huge roles. That affects how a race is covered. Sunday brought 96-degree weather and wind into the equation. It also brought an unexpected …

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Did You Notice?: Bubba Wallace, NASCAR, Toyota & The Denny Hamlin-Michael Jordan Bromance

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan are teaming up to form a NASCAR Cup Series team in 2021? They’ll run Toyotas with Bubba Wallace as the driver, announcing the move and the purchase of Germain Racing’s charter on Monday night (Sept. 21). It’s a move rumored for weeks, and its reality creates the …

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Power Rankings: Dirty Dozen Edition

Kevin Harvick racing with Kyle Busch in 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Bristol Night race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bristol Motor Speedway is considering importing dirt? If this isn’t an indictment of the current template for NASCAR as it applies to short track racing, I am not sure what else it would be. Since Speedway Motorsports Inc., has decided to add traction compound at the bottom of this track, the racing has gotten much …

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