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Nationwide, Camping World Truck Series Celebrate Champions

On Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck series celebrated and honored their series champions with the year-end banquet. The banquet was held at the Trump Doral in Florida, with Donald Trump offering the opening remarks of the evening to welcome the guests. Chase Elliott was honored as the Nationwide …

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Five Points to Ponder: Reflecting On NASCAR’s 2014 Journey

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ONE: Stewart-Haas Racing’s crazy path to a second title When Stewart-Haas Racing announced they would run four cars in 2014 with Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick behind the wheel, media and fans alike thought co-owners Stewart and Gene Haas were crazy. Three of the four are among the most outspoken drivers …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Field Of Four, Not 43

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I’m going to make a statement up front before I even start the critique: I hate watching championship battles. Why? The race doesn’t even matter, only the points do. That’s why I prefer final events in which the championship is decided ahead of time; that way, the races can be covered fully instead of picking …

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Nationwide Breakdown: Ford EcoBoost 300

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The last time that Matt Kenseth won a race was over a year ago. That changed on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Driving the No. 20 Toyota for the 19th time in 2014, the 2003 Sprint Cup Series champion took home his first victory in any NASCAR division for the first time since Kansas October 2013. …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Chase Elliott Grows from Awesome Bill’s Son to NASCAR Star

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From 1983 until 2003, the Dawsonville Pool Room had quite the workout. And earlier this year, the Pool Room’s roof blasted off a siren that was made famous each time 1988 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott won a race. On Saturday afternoon, that siren will go off once again. It might not be …

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Five Points to Ponder: A First-Time Champ, Homestead & Like Father, Like Son

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ONE: A FIRST-TIME CHAMP Many folks who completed Chase brackets would have had Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano making the final four, while few would have pegged Denny Hamlin or Ryan Newman as being still in contention for the big silver trophy at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That in essence highlights both the beauty and the vagaries of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Did “Chasing” Ratings Help Or Hurt ESPN?

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At the very front of the field, the Phoenix International Raceway race weekend was not the most competitive out there. In 644 total laps of racing across three series, there were only 16 lead changes, and the most dominant driver in each race led more than 84 percent of the laps (interestingly enough, Kevin Harvick …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Phoenix Chase Race 9 – And Then There Were Four

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Key Moments – Denny Hamlin was a lap down more than once in the race thanks to a flat tire and a two tire stop that resulted in his car being less than competitive with the faster cars. Hamlin was granted the Lucky Dog under the third and seventh cautions of the race. The No. 11 …

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Nationwide Breakdown: DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans

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He started out the year in high school. Now, he is a champion. As an 18-year-old, most don’t focus on winning national championships. But then again, Chase Elliott is definitely not like an 18-year-old. With a fifth-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway, he has locked up the NASCAR Nationwide Series champion – becoming the youngest in …

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Happiness Is… Drivers Not Liking Other Drivers

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So this is what NASCAR wanted, eh?  Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman duking it out at Homestead for the championship.  There’ll probably be another driver there too, like Matt Kenseth, or Carl Edwards.   Then, when one of these drivers hoists the big shiny trophy everyone will collectively yawn and find something else to …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s Gamble With Pandora’s Box, Hamlin’s Heist & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? … No drivers were penalized in Tuesday’s list of fines and suspensions doled out after the Texas brawl? NASCAR chose instead to come down hard on four crew members, all from Hendrick Motorsports whose punches were clearly captured either through photos or video footage obtained from the pit road incident. The punishment …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Fight Night At The Races

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The specter of violence has reared its head once again. Cripes. Before we even get into the critique, I’ll state for the record that this fighting is passé. Not only is it played out, it’s also ludicrous and makes the sport look bad. I do a lot more pertaining to motorsports coverage than critiquing TV …

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