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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Current Owner-Drivers

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Where have all the owner-drivers gone? Well, it certainly ain’t the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Which is probably a different story from when many who read this first started following NASCAR. The story of the owner-driver — the do-it-all wheelman who can balance a checkbook just as well as he can drive a car …

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Entry List: Fr8 Auctions 250

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After a one-month hiatus from competition, the NASCAR Camping World Truck series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Fr8 Auctions 250. This is the final race in the first round of the Truck Series playoffs. 36 teams are on the entry list, meaning that four teams will go home, barring any late …

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NASCAR 101: The 10 Oldest Drivers on the NASCAR Circuit

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There was this very dumb, extremely unfounded story going around the Internet earlier this week claiming that Matt Kenseth was going to be retiring, either immediately or at the end of the season, depending on who you asked. It was debunked almost immediately, with the actual press conference Wednesday (April 19) being some actual good …

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10 Teams Warned After Talladega

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(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

10 teams between the Sprint Cup and XFINITY series were warned for failing pre-race inspection multiple times during the Talladega race weekend, including the No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson. Johnson’s team failed template inspection three times and in addition to his warning he will lose 15 minutes of practice time this weekend at Kansas Speedway. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Underwhelming Info Hurts FOX in Talladega

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(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Talladega is looney tunes.  In its purest form, a race weekend at Talladega makes your stomach churn (or, it makes my stomach turn, at least).  In recent years, that really hasn’t been the case.  However, this past weekend brought it on big time, unlike any time since about 2005. GEICO 500 Sunday brought the Sprint …

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NASCAR 101: 5 NASCAR Drivers Present & Future at ARCA’s Talladega Race

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, teams visit the two 2-and-a-half-mile superspeedways, Daytona International Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway, twice a year, for four races total. In the XFINITY Series, it’s slightly less, at three races. Even less in the Camping World Truck Series, which races twice. On the other hand, outside of NASCAR, the Ohio-based …

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Landon Cassill Out, Bobby Gerhart in for Xfinity Series Race at Chicagoland

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Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Landon Cassill will compete in a race this weekend, just not in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Cassill, the regular driver of JD Motorsports’ No. 01 Chevrolet, will compete in the Ironman 70.3 at Mont Tremblant on June 21. Team owner Johnny Davis announced Tuesday that the team will shuffle around the driver lineup for his …

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ARCA Regular Bobby Gerhart Ready to Challenge NNS Field at Daytona

In the ARCA ranks, restrictor-plate racing is synonymous with Bobby Gerhart. And true to form this past Saturday, once his car got out front at Daytona, he didn’t get caught. Despite early pit stops that had his team under the hood, Gerhart scored a convincing victory in the season-opening race that was the sixth of …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona

Friday night’s race at Daytona was shaping up to be a tremendous finish, until a messy wreck on lap 96 stopped the battle at the front of the field and scattered debris and rescue equipment all over the 2.5-mile oval. In their infinite wisdom, NASCAR chose not to red flag the race – instead settling …

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