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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Took NASCAR Anthem Story Head On

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Chaps, the Round of 16 is now complete.  From here on, the playoff focus will likely intensify.  However, for this week’s edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, we’re focusing on three main topics.  One is the actual race coverage.  That’s obvious.  Another topic is conflicts of interest.  My readers are quite smart.  You already know where …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Dover Edition

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Just when it looked like Dover might produce something historic, like a young driver’s first win, Miles The Monster let someone else ruin the fun on Sunday. It was Kyle Busch who pulled an epic robbery, passing Chase Elliott . Well, “ruin” might be a strong word as Busch was just doing his job of trying …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Late Pass Gives Kyle Busch Victory Over Chase Elliott at Dover

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Who’s in the headline – We’ve seen it happen multiple times at Dover International Speedway as the No. 48 team makes a late-race charge to lead a handful of laps and win the race. It wasn’t the No. 48 car Sunday, but it was the No. 18 team. Kyle Busch dropped like a stone in …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Apache Warrior 400

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Who…gets the shoutout of the week? Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s crew chief Brian Pattie made the bold call to leave the No. 17 car on the track during a cycle of green-flag pit stops during stage 1. A caution came out when Jeffrey Earnhardt hit the sand barriers protecting the pit wall, leaving Stenhouse as one …

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Ryan Newman: ‘We weren’t good enough’

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Entering Sunday’s cutoff race to the opening round of the 2017 Cup Series playoffs at Dover International Speedway, Ryan Newman entered with a one point deficit, behind Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon. The No. 31 started the day ahead of his closest competition in eighth. As soon as the green …

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Kyle Busch Sneaks by Chase Elliott for Monster Mile Win

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There’s a reason why you watch until the end. It’s the very reason Chase Elliott was denied victory again Sunday at Dover International Speedway, as Kyle Busch passed the No. 24 driver with two laps to go to steal the win in the Apache Warrior 400. Busch, who started second and fell back early, battled …

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NASCAR Drivers Continue Reaction to National Anthem Protests

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Friday at Dover International Speedway marked the first time NASCAR was in action following Sunday’s national anthem controversy at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Sparked by comments from Richard Childress and Richard Petty, quotes that suggested firing employees who protested the anthem a Monday morning tweet from Donald Trump thrust NASCAR into the political conversation. At Dover, …

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Martin Truex Jr. Scores Pole for Cutoff Race at Dover

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On Friday afternoon, Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest person at Dover International Speedway, scoring his second pole of the season. The No. 78 car ran a lap of 160.664 mph, sharing the front row with Kyle Busch (160.392 mph), in a reversal of the spring race at the Monster Mile. This marks the fifth time in …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Breaks the Points Tie in Cutoff Dover Race?

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Who Breaks the Points Tie in Cutoff Race at Dover? Despite the fact we have 28 races of playoff and stage points stacked up to every playoff driver entering this weekend at Dover International Speedway, Sunday will come down to every point. Four drivers will exit the championship group after Dover as Round 1 wraps …

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Love for Ted Christopher Strong in Modified Ranks

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Following the news that Whelen Modified Tour legend Ted Christopher died Sept. 16 in a single-engine plane crash in Connecticut, at the time en route to the Riverhead 200 at Riverhead Raceway, there was an outpouring of support and kind words from racing fans across the world on social media, at local racetracks and more. …

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