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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Sweeps Up Dover

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Who’s in the headline After a drought of six long races, Kevin Harvick is back in Victory Lane. The No. 4 Ford was the most dominant car all weekend at Dover and it showed throughout the race. Harvick started on the outside of the front row with the second fastest qualifying time. He led the …

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4 Burning Questions: What Is The Fate Of Spencer Gallagher?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

How will NASCAR run ARCA? The biggest news story coming out of last weekend was announced at the very beginning of it. After over 70 years of promoting various stock car races and series in the United States, the France family now has a monopoly on the industry, being in control of every series with …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Dover Jimmie Johnson’s Time to Shine

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With Joey Logano’s third Talladega win coming this past weekend, he is now in the playoffs. After a dismal end to his 2017 season, is Logano all the way back to peak form and is he the best driver at Team Penske right now? Mark Howell: I’d say the best driver at Penske Racing award should …

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Happiness Is: Quiet, Pastels & Forgotten Names

Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Spencer Gallagher won the first race of his NASCAR XFINITY Series career this past Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.  The ebullient driver, raw and giddiness exuded palpapatle joy during his post-race interview.   The reaction from other drivers and those calling the broadcast, which should be noted were other drivers, also seemed to embrace the win, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brendan Gaughan Breaks Down Talladega

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a wild weekend of restrictor plate racing at Talladega Superspeedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and driver of the No. 62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet, Brendan Gaughan. Joey Logano led a race-high 70 laps in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega en route to his first victory in 36 races. …

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Spencer Gallagher Suspended for Violating NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy

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NASCAR announced Wednesday (May 2) that Talladega NASCAR XFINITY winner Spencer Gallagher has been suspended indefinitely from the sport for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. In all three of NASCAR’s National Series, the Substance Abuse Policy comprises Section 19 of the rule book. In order to regain eligibility to race in the future, Gallagher has …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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Pace Laps: Busy But Sad Week for Racing

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Finds Way Back to Victory Lane – It’s hard to believe that it took Joey Logano over one calendar year to earn another win … yet here we are. Caught in the middle between the young guns and veterans categories used to label drivers, especially this season, Logano …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Spencer Gallagher Wins First Career Race in Bizarre Fashion

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Whenever NASCAR takes to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway, there’s going to be fast speeds, big wrecks and possible first-time winners. All of that, along with a plethora of pit strategies, was included in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 as Spencer Gallagher won his first NASCAR race, leading just the final lap. Gallagher started the …

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Spencer Gallagher Secures 1st Career Victory at Talladega

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Spencer Gallagher was able to hold off a hard-charging Tyler Reddick to secure his first career victory in the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Saturday (April 28). Gallagher got a wicked run on the inside of Reddick, who won at Daytona, and he never looked back; Reddick ended up eighth. “The only thing going through my …

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