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Did You Notice?: 3 Things That Will Make or Break NASCAR Next Gen

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Did You Notice? … The NASCAR Next Gen car was revealed last week? Now that the dust has settled a bit, let’s go back and take a look at the changes in store for stock car racing in 2022. Of course, hype from all around the industry is that this car, over two years in the …

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Conor Daly, Travis Pastrana Driving for Niece at Vegas

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Conor Daly and Travis Pastrana will drive for Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the team announced Thursday, Sept. 17. The duo will be sponsored by iRacing, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Pit Viper, Fatheadz and Wienerschnitzel. They will drive the Nos. 42 and 45, though …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

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After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR, Not Slowing Down (Part 2)

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After Travis Pastrana returned to NASCAR last weekend at Kansas Speedway, we caught up with the 36-year-old motorsports icon to discuss driving for Niece Motorsports in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in the Sunshine State, as well as his previous time in NASCAR and his other endeavors in the motorsports world. Pastrana spent …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR, Not Slowing Down (Part 1)

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In a surprise announcement last Thursday (July 23), Travis Pastrana announced his return to the NASCAR world after nearly three years away, driving for Niece Motorsports in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway last Saturday (July 25). The 36-year-old has competed in just about every motorsport imaginable – supercross, freestyle …

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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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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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Friday Faceoff: Who’s in Kyle Busch’s Head?

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Richmond offered us one of the best short track races we have seen there in ages. So why were the stands half full? And is it fixable in the short-term? Mark Howell: Richmond was, indeed, one of the better short track races we’ve seen in recent memory. The low attendance issue is endemic of a …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Does Travis Pastrana’s Comeback Matter?

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NASCAR’s entering an era where they’re looking for fresh, big stars. Jeff Gordon is done. Tony Stewart is done. Carl Edwards is done. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is next. So where does that leave the sport? Well, NASCAR is in a delicate state, featuring ratings and attendance declines. But there remains plenty of optimism for the future …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Niece Motorsports

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Travis Pastrana, a former X Games gold medalist and star of the Nitro Circus tour, is returning to NASCAR. The action sports legend will trade in his BMX handlebars for the steering wheel in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Pastrana will drive Niece Motorsports’ No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado, taking over at Las Vegas Motor …

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