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NASCAR Mailbox: L.A. Coliseum Is Cool, But Why Not Bowman Gray?

2022 LA Coliseum (iRacing image, game play)

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I’m all for the L.A. Coliseum Clash idea, but why not do it at Bowman-Gray Stadium, a place that would require next to no cost for travel and would be an ode to the sport’s roots? – Natasha L., Cornelius, North Carolina One word, two letters: T.V. Charlotte, NC should always be the home of …

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Did You Notice?: Have NASCAR Playoffs Changed Perception 17 Years In?

Alex Bowman pack racing at Phoenix

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice?… The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs have flipped the script on two of its biggest teams? Stewart-Haas Racing has struggled through the worst year of its existence. SHR has just one win, a darkness-shortened New Hampshire Motor Speedway upset by Aric Almirola. Marquee driver Kevin Harvick sits winless a year after setting a …

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Sheldon Creed To Drive for Richard Childress Racing in 2022 Xfinity Season

Sheldon Creed on pit road at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway, Ill. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Sheldon Creed will race full-time for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season, the team announced Tuesday (Sept. 14). He’s in the hunt for a second Camping World Truck Series championship with GMS Racing this year and has won back-to-back races in the playoffs. So far in 2021 Creed has earned three …

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Friday Faceoff: Whose Darlington Disaster Will Be Hardest to Overcome?

Alex Bowman purple No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports car at Darlington with damage on left rear, fall NASCAR Cup playoff race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Plenty of NASCAR Cup Series playoff drivers ran into trouble at Darlington Raceway. Who has the least to worry about, and who has one foot out the door? Luken Glover: Any chance at a Cinderella story was likely demolished as soon as it started for Michael McDowell. Unless he pulls off a Daytona International Speedway-like …

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5 Points to Ponder: Can NASCAR & Hollywood Mix in L.A.?

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1. NASCAR Racing in L.A. Coliseum? A Hollywood affair? The NASCAR world was caught by surprise with Monday’s (Sept. 6) Labor Day bombshell in The Athletic about a potential 2022 exhibition race in Los Angeles. According to sources in the story, the Busch Clash would be moved from its traditional spot, Daytona International Speedway, to a short …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Goes Back-to-Back, Sweeps Darlington

Sheldon Creed celebrates in victory lane at Darlington Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Domination by Sheldon Creed was the theme of Sunday (Sept. 5) afternoon’s event at Darlington Raceway, as the reigning champion led 104 of the 147 circuits en route to his third win of the season and second of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs’ opening round. Creed also swept the two Darlington …

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Sheldon Creed Dominates Darlington, Scores Second Straight Win

Sheldon Creed on pit road at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway, Ill. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Sheldon Creed finished Sunday (Sept. 5) afternoon’s In It To Win It 200 at Darlington Raceway where he started: out front. Creed dominated throughout the race’s 147-lap running, holding off challenges from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates John Hunter Nemechek and Chandler Smith to win the second stage and, ultimately, the race. Creed’s third win of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers to Watch at Darlington Raceway

John Hunter Nemechek during the LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway, 5/7/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As the NASCAR Cup Series kicks off its playoffs this weekend at Darlington Raceway, the Camping World Truck Series will run the second race in its Round of 10. Originally scheduled to be at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, this event was shifted to Darlington after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic created enough questions about scheduling logistics …

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Sheldon Creed Snags Darlington Truck Pole

Sheldon Creed burns out at WWT Raceway at Gateway, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s time for the second playoff race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sheldon Creed has the pole position for Sunday’s (Sept. 5) event at Darlington Raceway. Creed took his No. 2 truck of GMS Racing to the win at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway two weeks ago. ThorSport Racing’s Matt Crafton …

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Frontstretch 5: Shortest Rain-Shortened Races in NASCAR’s Modern Era

Sheldon Creed was victorious in the rain-shortened race held at Kentucky Speedway, the 2020 Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Fire is often said to be a driver’s biggest fear, but rain ought to be a close second.  As seen in last week’s Belgian Grand Prix, unwanted precipitation can bring things to a soggy end and ruin everyone’s day in a hurry. Fans at Spa-Francorchamps were treated to a two-lap parade under the safety car …

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