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The Underdog House: First, You Must Finish the Daytona 500

Think Small Turn 3 was dubbed “Calamity Corner” years back at Daytona International Speedway, and during Sunday’s 60th Daytona 500, it was the place that saw dreams end and hopeful runs begin for many Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series underdogs. The final 10 laps, specifically, gave us a roller coaster …

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The Underdog House: Small NASCAR Teams Finding Relief – Sort of – Approaching Daytona 500

Think Small While most of the sport’s television time goes directly toward big teams with great speed and large personalities — and rightfully so, to an extent — Sunday’s 60th running of the Daytona 500 will have a heavy populous of tiny organizations. Many of these small NASCAR teams, despite …

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Did You Notice?: Tackling The Unpredictability of Talladega And NASCAR Silly Season

Did You Notice? …. Talladega is truly the Russian Roulette of the NASCAR playoffs? This race has now had a green-white-checkered finish three years running. Last fall, two top title contenders (Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr.) failed to finish in surprising fashion (engine failure). Later in that race, a driver who would soon …

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Daniel Suarez Wins Pole for the 2015 Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona

The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series was at Daytona International Speedway, the No.18 Arris Toyota was sliding out of control in turn 4, triggering a multi-car pileup. Five months later, Daniel Suarez, who has steadily shown improvement in his rookie season, will start on the pole for Saturday night’s …

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