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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Denny Hamlin & Michael Jordan Starting Cup Team, Bubba Wallace to Drive

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Bubba Wallace has found a home for 2021, thanks to Denny Hamlin. And Michael Jordan. Wallace will drive for a newly formed Cup team owned by Hamlin and basketball legend Jordan in 2021, Hamlin announced Sept. 21. The single-car Cup team does not currently have a number or make announced. Sponsorship has also not been …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Bass Pro Shops Night Race

Chase Elliott car All Star Race Bristol NKP

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NASCAR Cup Series drivers will embark to Bristol Motor Speedway for their third and final race in the Round of 16 on Saturday, Sept. 19. Get your NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready, it’s Bristol, baby! It’s the second race at Thunder Valley this year for the sport’s top division (or third if you count the All-Star …

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