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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: How FOX Can Improve Broadcasts Everywhere, Not Just Richmond

Kevin HArvick and Chase Briscoe lead a pack of cars at Richmond Raceway, April 2022. Photo: NKP

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This past weekend began a short track season, much along the lines of what NASCAR fans used to have in the 1990s. Richmond, Martinsville and Bristol in back-to-back-to-back weeks before a trip to Talladega. Good times? Toyota Owners 400 In the past couple of years, I’ve noticed that pre-race coverage for races on FOX or …

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Dropping the Hammer: Atlanta’s NASCAR Future Is Here. Survey Says…?

Atlanta Motor Speedway

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After a full reconfiguration of Atlanta Motor Speedway produced racing SMI CEO Marcus Smith called “sports entertainment,” did the powers that be get this right?

The Underdog House: Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum Previews 2022 NASCAR Underdogs

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If you would have told me as recently as a year ago that the NASCAR Cup Series would be circling around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to open 2022, you probably would have gotten a robust laugh from me. Fast forward to this Sunday, Feb. 6, and that far-fetched dream became a reality with the …

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Cody Ware Returning to RWR Full Time

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 21: Cody Ware, driver of the #51 Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Cody Ware is back in the No. 51 for Rick Ware Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series full time in 2022, Ware announced on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Jan. 14. Nurtec ODT will also return to the No. 51 for the Cup effort. Ware competed in 32 of the 36 Cup races in 2021, with a …

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Fire on Fridays: Rick Ware, Richard Petty & the Quest to Lose a Charter

Josh Bilicki’s No. 52 Rick Ware Racing, Erik Jones’ No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports, Ty Dillon No. 96 Gaunt Brothers, Daytona road course, NASCAR Cup 2021, NKP

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Is Rick Ware Racing, or, ahem, Petty Ware Racing, about to lose a charter in the NASCAR Cup Series, or has the team already made plans to sell it? One of the big pieces of the past two Silly Season puzzles has been the game of charter musical chairs. Since 2016, there have been 36 …

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