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Entry List: 2017 Go Bowling 400

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

On Tuesday morning, NASCAR released the entry list for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.  40 cars are entered this week, so no one will go home. There are a couple of changes to note.  Reed Sorenson moves back into the No. 15 for Premium Motorsports, replacing Joey Gase.  Gase finished a season-best …

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5 Points to Ponder: Worth the Wait

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

ONE: Great Attendance That was quite the turnout at Talladega Superspeedway, wasn’t it? And for this reporter at least that was manna to the soul. Okay, it’s fair to say a good proportion of folks were in attendance for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s penultimate race on the treacherous high banks. But even with that boost it …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Avoids the Big One, Makes Big Last-Lap Pass At Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Who’s in the headline Restrictor plate racetracks are always the great equalizer. This weekend, Talladega Superspeedway’s parity roulette wheel landed on the name Ricky Stenhouse Jr. It wasn’t a shock Stenhouse was able to make it to Victory Lane Sunday, in large part because he had the fastest car in qualifying by a substantial amount. But …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Viva Motorsports’ Closing is a Warning Sign for the Xfinity Series

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

All it takes is one to start a trend. Just one, and all of a sudden you have a whole bunch following in your path. It is not something to be proud of, but that is just the state of racing in 2015. Doors close. Employees are sent to the unemployment line, and few are …

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Ty & Austin Dillon Quickest in Pair of 2015 Buckle Up 200 Practices at Dover

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

It didn’t take too long for Ty Dillon to follow in his brother’s footsteps. After Austin Dillon dominated the weekend at Charlotte, Ty was quickest in the opening practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover. Dillon’s No. 3 car set a time of 22.780 seconds (158.033 mph) on his eighth lap during the morning session. …

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Thee Dixon, First Modern Era African American NASCAR Team Owner, Passes at 76

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Thee Carlin Dixon, the first modern era African American team owner in NASCAR, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015. He was 76 years old. Born on Oct. 30, 1938, Dixon was a member of the U.S. Army before transitioning to civilian life. His company, Mansion Decorators, was well-known across the country as a quality coating …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Edition

There have been far more defining races at Kansas Speedway, as far as points are concerned, than Sunday’s Price Chopper 400 – where everyone left with virtually the status quo. However, Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson, one and two in the Chase both going into and leaving the race, let the standings behind them compress, …

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Fanning the Flames: A Silly Season Like No Other

We all know what the Jayski News & Rumors page is. We’ve all been there, many linked to this very article from that site. On slow weeks, it’s nothing but a smattering (or ARRAY or BATCH or SLEW) of by-the-book press releases, pitching anything from a new paint scheme to a charity appearance by one …

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Fanning the Flames: NASCAR’s Trifecta of Current Events

Q: Matt, my question is what is the big deal about the NEW restart? I may be a little on the old age side, but I remember that was the way it was in the old days of NASCAR or any racing for that matter. You lined up in your position in the race at any restart and just received credit for the laps actually run past the start finish line. Did I miss something, or do I not understand the restart procedure?

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