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Going By the Numbers: NASCAR’s Newbie Cup Runneth Over in 2014

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The 2014 season is over, and NASCAR’s gained the highest degree of attention – positive or otherwise – it’s received in years. And yet, you’re not happy. That’s certainly the case for many fans and viewers of the sport, who look at the experiment that was the new Chase format with disdain, even outrage. The …

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Going By the Numbers: Was Sam Hornish, Jr. A No-Brainer Choice for Petty?

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You gotta give it up for Silly Season; it’s never a dull moment. Well, maybe a little dull in this case, but certainly not uninteresting. Sam Hornish, Jr. has been confirmed as the driver of the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports starting in 2015. The Ohio native replaces Marcos Ambrose, who’s heading back …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Need For NASCAR TV To Delve Deeper

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So, big news: Kansas Speedway’s NASCAR races were nowhere near as irritating TV-wise as Dover was. It feels great to not want to rip your hair out, doesn’t it? Of course, everyone can see my headshot to the right of the article. I don’t have that much to rip out. However, just because I stated …

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Corey LaJoie to Run Four Nationwide Series Races for Biagi-DenBenste Racing

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On Tuesday Sept. 30, Richard Petty Motorsports announced a partnership with Biagi-DenBenste Racing that will have Corey LaJoie driving for BDR in four of the last five NASCAR Nationwide Series races. LaJoie, a current RPM development driver, will race this weekend at Kansas Speedway, before running Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. “I …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race -day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Despite a seemingly endless string of problems for the …

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Going By the Numbers: Should NASCAR Debuts Leave Fans Dazzled… Or Disinterested?

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For the fourth week in a row, there’s a new face on the entry list in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. First there was Ty Dillon, younger brother of Austin, grandson of Richard Childress and competitor in the Nationwide Series, whose debut had been anticipated for months – if not years – at Atlanta Motor …

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Corey LaJoie to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at New Hampshire

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Another second-generation racer is going to be making a splash in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Corey LaJoie, 22, is entered to run the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for his Sprint Cup Series debut. LaJoie will race the No. 77 Ford Fusion for Randy Humphrey Racing. The team started out the year …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Corey LaJoie on Looking for Sponsors, Learning from the King and Concord Speedway

Corey LaJoie is a development driver for Richard Petty Motorsports. He is the son of Randy LaJoie, two-time Nationwide series Champion. LaJoie has worked his way through the ranks of racing, winning at every stop along the way. He won three Late Model Stock Car races at Rockingham Speedway. He scored a victory at the K&N …

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Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP

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In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up five times in the Camping World Truck Series, Brad Keselowski finally scored his win in his 62nd career start in the rain-delayed UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP on Thursday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway. Keselowski led three times for a race-high 119 laps en route to a 0.776 second …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Corey LaJoie Preps for Truck Series Debut

The Camping World Truck Series is back in action, this time on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. A quick look at the entry list shows us that Cup drivers Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski will return to action, but you’ll also see names like Chase Pistone, Max Gresham and Caleb Holman. One driver …

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