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The White Zone: A letter of apology to NASCAR nation

When it came to giving opinions, the late Barney Hall told those who worked for the Motor Racing Network the following. Before you say it, consider two things: One, “Does this need to be said?” Two, “Does this need to be said by you?” Now I never had the chance to meet Hall, as he […] READ MORE

The White Zone: NASCAR picked its poison at COTA

NASCAR found itself stuck between a rock and a hard place, Sunday, at Circuit of the Americas. Sunday’s EchoPark Texas Grand Prix gave the NASCAR Cup Series its first real taste of racing in the rain. Never mind the fact it ran wet weather tires at Charlotte Motor Speedway last year, as that took place […] READ MORE

NASCAR: Debut at Circuit of the Americas a mixed bag

The three NASCAR national touring series raced at Circuit of the Americas for the first time ever this past weekend and the results were mixed. NASCAR, and its efforts to diversify its national touring schedules, rolled through Austin, Texas this past weekend to compete at the Circuit of the Americas. The treacherous 3.4-mile track has […] READ MORE

Three big stories: Dover

Some things never change at the Monster Mile. The NASCAR Cup Series entered mid-season form with 400 miles at Dover International Speedway. Hendrick Motorsports put on a statement drive with a 1-2-3-4 finish. Moreover, Alex Bowman takes next step of development with victory at Dover? Finally, Kyle Larson comes up short, after yet another dominant drive. Without further […] READ MORE

Darlington Nights: NASCAR’s Ricky Bobby problem

“If you’re not first, you’re last.” – Ricky and Reese Bobby That was the catchphrase of the 2006 film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. The titular character based his life and his NASCAR career on that quote. Bobby heard the quote first from his father, Reese Bobby, who surprised him at his school’s […] READ MORE

The White Zone: Low-downforce excellence

As the laps ticked away, Kyle Larson capitalized on Martin Truex Jr. dealing with lap traffic. With eight laps to go, he came upon the lapped cars of Ryan Newman and Tyler Reddick. The former of whom is notoriously difficult to overtake. “Well, they’re both really aggressive drivers, so I didn’t want to get stuck behind them because I […] READ MORE

Kyle Larson shows talent with bold move

Not that anybody doubted Kyle Larson‘s talent, but he flexed it in the closing laps, Sunday, at Darlington Raceway, with a daring overtake. In the waning laps of the Goodyear 400, Larson ran second, trying to close in on Martin Truex Jr., who had the race in check. With eight laps remaining, Truex overtook the lapped cars […] READ MORE

Three big stories: Kansas

I’d make a “Wizard of Oz” reference, but y’all’ve heard them all. Plus, I can’t think of one for this piece. Anyway, here’s three big stories from Sunday’s Buschy McBusch Race 400 (no, you didn’t misread that) at Kansas Speedway. Three big stories: Kansas 1. Kyle Busch overcomes personal adversity to get first win of […] READ MORE

The White Zone: Welcome to Talladega

Time to break out the Talladega Superspeedway checklist. Let’s see: Drivers angry after a “big” wreck? That was a hell of an interview from @joeylogano there. Lots to unpack. Raw and honest thoughts. 💭 "When are we gonna stop? This is dangerous. I've got a roll bar on my head. I'm one hit away from […] READ MORE