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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically …

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Friday Faceoff: Should There Be More Stringent Requirements to Race in Cup?

After the debacle last Friday when no one posted a speed in the final round of qualifying, should NASCAR change the format? If so, how? Bryan Gable: I’ve been okay with group qualifying up until now, but what we saw on Friday is not acceptable. Single car qualifying would be an …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 6 Overlooked Things from the First 3 Races of 2019

Nine points separate the top three in the championship standings For the first time in his career, Grant Enfinger sits atop the point standings on the strength of a pair of top-five finishes. Rookie Harrison Burton is six points back, followed by Austin Hill, who trails by three markers. Six …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Features the Package, Headscratching Decision Making

Las Vegas brought viewers the third straight tripleheader weekend to start the season.  Admittedly, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was another big unknown, but ended up being a lot more like Atlanta than anyone would have thought. Pennzoil 400 This was it.  The big debut of “the package.”  …

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Matt Crafton Scores First Top 3 Since July: ‘It felt like the No. 88 of old’

Matt Crafton has found his mojo again. It had been MIA since last July at Kentucky Speedway, the last time the Tulare, California native and Gander Outdoors Truck Series veteran earned a top three finish. But after 200 miles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the neon yellow ThorSport No. 88 was …

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Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton Lead Pair of Truck Series Practices in Las Vegas

ThorSport Racing teammates Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton led a pair of Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday evening (Feb. 28). Sauter’s 178.696 mph led the stable of ThorSport trucks, which all ran inside the top seven in the first session. Teammate Ben Rhodes …

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NASCAR 101: Top 10 Most Wins in Truck Series History

All right, we can quit wringing hands over whether or not Kyle Busch will top Ron Hornaday Jr.’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win count. It’s done. He did it. After last weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Busch moves into sole possession of the most wins in Truck Series …

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