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Couch Potato Tuesday: Road America Presents Some Issues

Kyle Weatherman and Jeremy Clements race at Road America, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last weekend was an excellent time if you like road racing. NASCAR had the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series at Road America, while INDYCAR was at Mid-Ohio. Finally, you had IMSA at Watkins Glen. I’ll be honest and admit that literally nothing was there from the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen weekend. All but …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: RA + CE = Chase Elliott Finds Success at Road America

2021 Road America Cup Martin Truex Jr car racing practice NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series is halfway through the road course section of the 2021 schedule after the race at Road America on July 4. Tucked away in the Wisconsin hills, NASCAR finally returned after 65 years to the Elkhart Lake region with a familiar face in victory lane. Chase Elliott overcame a botched qualifying run …

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Up to Speed: The One That Got Away From Sterling Marlin & Chip Ganassi Racing

Sterling Marlin

16 February, 2003, Daytona Beach, Florida Sterling Marlin © 2003, Nigel Kinrade NKP

In a NASCAR season full of big surprises, Chip Ganassi was the latest person to drop a bombshell.  Ganassi revealed on Wednesday (June 30) that he would sell his NASCAR team to Justin Marks and Trackhouse Racing at the end of the year.  Although he remains a fixture in the American motorsports scene with operations …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts celebrates his win

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Chase Elliott won the Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America on Sunday (July 4) after pulling away and leading the final 17 laps for an Independence Day victory. Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five finishers. ??????? Retweet to congratulate @chaseelliott on the seventh road-course …

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Chase Elliott Drives From Back, Wins Cup Series’ Return to Road America

2021 Road America Cup Chase Elliott win checkered flag NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott drove from the back of the field to the front at Road America, outlasting Kyle Busch and winning the Jockey Made in America 250 in the NASCAR Cup Series’ return to Elkhart Lake, Wis on Sunday, July 4. Elliott’s second victory of 2021 was also his second at a road course, after his …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America

2021 COTA Cup Chase Elliott trophy NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What better way to celebrate America’s birthday this weekend than to go to a track with America in its name? The NASCAR Cup Series goes to Road America to race for the first time in about 65 years. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups prepped for Sunday’s (July 4) race! The Cup Series …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2021 Cup Charlotte Kyle Larson Woo-hoo celebration after Coca-Cola 600 (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The Headline(s) Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, featuring Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson and the Pennsylvania Posse. Our Feature Spotlights Sunday, June 27, 2021 Spotlight: 2021 Jackson Nationals (World of Outlaws) Where: Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, Minn. (streamed on DirtVision) Why We Chose It: At $50,000-to-win, by far Sunday’s highest-paying race. David Gravel was able to best defending …

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Did You Notice?: Team Penske Instability On the Rise with Brad Keselowski’s Departure

Roger Penske at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2020 (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Roger Penske (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Did You Notice?… Team Penske has gone from 2021 championship contender to a team that’s struggling to keep up? A slow unraveling at Ford’s top organization this season has taken place since news broke Brad Keselowski would be leaving the team in 2022 to become an owner/driver at Roush Fenway Racing. When that story broke, on …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Setting the Record Straight

2021 Pocono Kyle Larson flat tire down James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Something unusual happened in these parts Saturday afternoon (June 26): NASCAR held a race and Kyle Larson did not win. Officially, Larson was going for his fourth consecutive NASCAR Cup Series win. And he damn near got it, until a flat tire exiting the final turn on the final lap dropped him to a ninth-place …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Plays the Thinkin’ Man’s Game at Pocono

2021 Pocono I Cup Denny Hamlin pack racing Pocono Doubleheader weekend James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Last year, NASCAR created one of the most exhausting weekends in motorsports with its doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway. In reality, it is a quintuple-header with two NASCAR Cup Series races, plus events for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series over three days. If you get seemingly any …

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