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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams from Kentucky to New Hampshire

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So… what makes a small team? Yep, I addressed this last week, but again, we’ll give it one more time for those race fans who missed the last edition. I’m frequently asked how I categorize NASCAR’s teams, and I’m sure lots of people have a different definition, but I look at a couple of things …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Excited For Richmond Return

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For the first time in Jeffrey Earnhardt’s Sprint Cup Series career he will unload onto a racetrack with prior experience. Last September, the 26-year-old rookie grandson of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. made his debut at Richmond International Raceway for Go FAS Racing. Finishing 40th in a 43-car field, Earnhardt simply kept his No. 32 Ford out …

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Carl Edwards Tops Saturday’s First Sylvania 300 Practice Session at New Hampshire

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So far, Carl Edwards has done what he’s needed to do in the Chase. He finished runner-up to teammate Denny Hamlin last Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, and Friday he took the pole for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Edwards also topped Saturday’s first practice session at NHMS. The No. 19 topped the field …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Contender Round, and Who is Jeffrey Earnhardt?

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Well, it looks like that little ACL injury for Denny Hamlin wasn’t a factor on Sunday afternoon in Chicago. Despite his knee injury, Hamlin spun early, went onto win the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, and took to the deadline room post-race where he asked the media corps, “So whose bracket did I break?” A …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt to Attempt Cup Debut at Richmond

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There has been only one fourth generation driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history. That happened when 20-year-old Adam Petty made his NSCS debut at Texas Motor Speedway in April 2000. On Sept. 15, that may change as the second fourth generation driver in NASCAR history will attempt to make his Cup debut. Go FAS Racing …

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

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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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Jeffrey Earnhardt Returns With Viva Motorsports at Talladega

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Viva Motorsports will have FW1 Waterless Wash & Wax on the side of the No. 55 Chevrolet Camaro at the Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday. It marks the first time this season that the company will be on the ride. Viva Auto Group and Bestway Autos will also be featured on the car. Jeffrey Earnhardt will …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chris Buescher Setting Standards High at Roush Fenway Racing

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Ford has struck gold once again. For the first time since Carl Edwards joined the Ford banner in 2002, the Blue Oval has found a driver that is extremely unique. Fast, furious and focused is how Chris Buescher is behind the wheel. With the right driver/crew chief combination, the Texas native has excelled in the NASCAR …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Need For NASCAR TV To Delve Deeper

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So, big news: Kansas Speedway’s NASCAR races were nowhere near as irritating TV-wise as Dover was. It feels great to not want to rip your hair out, doesn’t it? Of course, everyone can see my headshot to the right of the article. I don’t have that much to rip out. However, just because I stated …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Another Earnhardt Starting to Make a Name for Himself

Within the modern era of stock car racing, it takes plenty of money to be successful. Having “Earnhardt” as one’s last name should help that – at least you would think. However, that isn’t always the case. Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt and son of Kerry Earnhardt, has been trying to make …

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