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The Underdog House: Getting a Foothold in 21st Century NASCAR

Think Small One of the chief worries about NASCAR’s charter system when it was instituted this year was how new teams would be able to get a foothold in the sport, and while that is a concern on paper, in practice, the charter system changes very little, because teams entering …

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The Underdog House: What Small Teams Want You to Know

Think Small I had a conversation this past weekend with Germain Racing driver Casey Mears, and I asked him the one thing he wished that NASCAR fans understood about his job. Mears offered the following assessment. “The thing I wish more fans knew is just how difficult it is to …

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Mears, Toyotas Tough At Friday Richmond Practices

Toyota has amassed a very impressive record at the Richmond International Raceway. In the last 15 Cup races at the Virginia short track, Toyota has won nine times. This dominance showed no signs of slowing down on Friday, as Toyota generally stayed strong. Kyle Busch was fastest in the one-hour …

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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams From Bristol to Michigan

Tommy Baldwin Racing Regan Smith, No. 7 APC Chevrolet Looking back: Smith had a brush with the wall just past the quarter mark of the race, bringing out the first caution of the day after the restart Sunday following the earlier competition yellow.  Even so, he managed to avoid further trouble …

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The Underdog House: Why NASCAR’s Small Teams Matter

The teams covered in this article each week aren’t likely race winners (though many of them certainly can—and on occasion have—win if circumstances dictate). However, NASCAR is about more than winning.  Consider the amount of preparation that one of the sport’s elite teams has to put into bringing a racecar to the …

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