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New NASCAR-Themed Reality Show Coming in January 2016

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(Photo Credit: A2B Strategies/Mike Skinner Enterprises)

A new reality show will hit the airwaves in 2016 that will allow ordinary people to strap into the seat of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series style stock car and race for a total grand prize of $2,000,000. The few lucky participants will be trained by former NASCAR driver Mike Skinner when it takes the …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kevin Harvick Toast?

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Kevin Harvick finished 42nd at Chicago after a mid-race crash. Can he rebound and make the cut after Dover, or is his repeat bid toast? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: As the dearly departed Yogi Berra used to say, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” That said: Harvick must win one of the next two races; …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Celebrating the 500th Truck Series Race

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The Camping World Truck Series rolls into New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend and celebrates a milestone. The UNOH 175 marks the 500th race since the series was first dreamed up in 1994. Born from an idea and a “we’ll give it a try” attitude, the Truck Series has turned into more than anyone could …

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Throwback Thursday: Catching Up with Mike Skinner

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(Photo: A2B Strategies/Mike Skinner Enterprises)

He might not have had facial hair like Keith Hernandez or Tom Selleck, but Mike Skinner had quite the mustache in his prime. A few years before Jimmie Johnson piloted the blue Lowe’s Chevrolet, it was Skinner that expanded the home improvement giant’s interest in the world of NASCAR with Richard Childress Racing. The Camping World Truck Series …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Where is Former Truck Series Champion Mike Skinner?

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(Photo: A2B Strategies/Mike Skinner Enterprises)

It’s been a few years since inaugural Camping World Truck Series champion Mike Skinner has been in a NASCAR race. Fortunately, when it was time to hang up his helmet, the 28-time winner in NASCAR’s third-tier division sailed off into the sunset with quite the resume. Skinner’s last race was in 2012, and at the …

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Thee Dixon, First Modern Era African American NASCAR Team Owner, Passes at 76

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Thee Carlin Dixon, the first modern era African American team owner in NASCAR, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015. He was 76 years old. Born on Oct. 30, 1938, Dixon was a member of the U.S. Army before transitioning to civilian life. His company, Mansion Decorators, was well-known across the country as a quality coating …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 CampingWorld.com 200 at Gateway

After a blackout at Gateway International Raceway forced the postponement of Friday night’s CampingWorld.com 200, it was Kevin Harvick who came out victorious on a steamy Saturday afternoon, beating Brad Keselowski to the checkers by 5.241 seconds. Harvick overcame a stiff neck and back to dominate, leading 143 of 160 laps on the way to his third win in four starts this season. Johnny Sauter, points leader Todd Bodine and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa

After yet another month off and the threat of rain before the green flag, the Truck Series did not disappoint Sunday afternoon. Rookie Austin Dillon beat Johnny Sauter to the checkers by 0.635 seconds to win the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet took the lead for the final time on lap 154 and held on through the final two cautions and a green-white-checkered finish. Matt Crafton, Ken Schrader and James Buescher rounded out the top five.

What’s Vexing Vito: Super Subs – Casey Mears Has Final Chance to Join Others in Reviving NASCAR Career

ESPN’s David Newton reported Wednesday that Brian Vickers will be out of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota for at least three months, with Casey Mears resuming driving duties again this weekend in the All-Star Race. Mears’s status beyond Charlotte has yet to be determined, but a strong showing at the site of his lone …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: NASCAR Stars of the Past & Future

  Yesterday’s end to March Madness was the ultimate display of David vs. Goliath: the small school Butler Bulldogs versus the longtime tournament powerhouse Duke Blue Devils for a national title. But why put all your eggs in one basket, rooting for that classic “Big Brother vs. Little Guy” matchup when you can see the …

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