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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Utah Motorsports Campus

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes will be in action at Utah Motorsports Campus near Tooele.  Given the track’s location in a desert environment, you’d expect it to be hot and dry in August.  Forecasts say 90 degrees for highs all weekend, but the monsoon is in effect.  As a result, it is …

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Holding A Pretty Wheel: 2 Decades and That Day

It’s hard for me to believe it will be 20 years this summer since the day that irrevocably changed me, but there it is. Almost half my life, though I’d like to fib and say it’s been most of it, or something, because otherwise I feel old. I was a couple years out of school …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: NASCAR’s Kansas Clutch Edition

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When you think about how a clutch works for a vehicle, when a driver pushes it down, while at the same time shifting gears and accelerating, most of the time it means it’s go time. That’s the case at this point in the season for the Sprint Cup Series. It’s go time and the teams …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: Kentucky Edition

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The restrictor plate race at Daytona brought us the usual action. That mainly included a big wreck involving something like 206 cars (well actually 22, but you get the point), and the always tense finish with of course, a car sliding over the finish line, because you know that happens all the time. HOT The …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Come Back to NASCAR This Year?

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Here’s an interesting thought: How many drivers who raced in one of NASCAR’s national series in 2014 didn’t in 2015? It’s certainly intriguing to think about. Each year, hundreds of drivers make their way through the top three series, whether it’s as a full-time competitor, a one-off racer or somewhere in between. Of those, most …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deservedly Welcomed With Open Arms

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It’s hard to get NASCAR fans to agree on everything, and it’s even harder for them to all agree on something positive. Between the Chase, the competitors, and the various racetracks, everyone has an opinion and the only thing everyone agrees on is that it could always be better. Then NBC comes along, returning to …

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Austin Dillon Crash Aftermath a True Display of NASCAR Camaraderie

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We’re going to cut to the chase right here. The ride that Austin Dillon took into the catchfence early Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway was one of the scariest-looking crashes I’ve seen in over 25 years of either watching or being involved with the sport. There were few, if any people at the track …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will the Chase get ‘Rowdy?’

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Love it or hate it. For years, most NASCAR fans have fallen into one of these two camps when it comes to road course racing on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. After this past weekend’s action at Sonoma Raceway, opinions may have changed for the better. There was some great racing, complete with nine lead …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Dear NBC… Part III

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Editor’s Note: This column is the final in a three-part series Matt’s writing about the pending return of NBC to covering the sport full-time. Check out the first two parts below! Beside the Rising Tide: Dear NBC… Part I Beside the Rising Tide: Dear NBC… Part II But now on to matters that could start your …

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