News analysis: Brad Keselowski penalty

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None of you asked for it, but hop aboard as I break down the massive penalty handed to Brad Keselowski‘s team. News analysis: Brad Keselowski penalty The news NASCAR levied an L2-level penalty on Keselowski’s No. 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford, Thursday, for violations of Sections 14.1 and 14.5 in the NASCAR Rule Book, which […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Thoughts on Atlanta restrictor plate race

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Forty-six lead changes. Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 set a new track record for most lead changes in a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Given this was a restrictor plate race, that’s not surprising. On paper, it delivered the results that former NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France wanted. As a staunch defender of […] READ MORE


The White Zone: The young guns are winning

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Entering the 2018 season, NASCAR sat in a precarious spot. In the span of three seasons, five Cup Series drivers — Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth — hanged up the helmet. That’s a combined 235 victories and eight championships that retired in such a short span. Compounding the […] READ MORE


Three Big Stories: Las Vegas (2022)

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NASCAR pushed all its chips to the center of the table and won the pot, three races into the 2022 season. Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway gave us much to discuss. Ross Chastain (possibly) had his breakout NASCAR Cup Series race with a dominant drive and podium finish. Alex Bowman inches closer and […] READ MORE


Daytona 500 eludes Brad Keselowski, again

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Sixty-seven laps. Brad Keselowski led a race-high of 67 laps, Sunday, at Daytona International Speedway. He ran all but three laps inside the top-15 and maintained an average position of 4.8. Of course, with seven combined wins at Daytona and Talladega Superspeedway, you wouldn’t expect less from one of NASCAR’s all-time best restrictor plate racers. […] READ MORE


Three Big Stories: The Clash

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What a kickoff to a new season of NASCAR! Joey Logano took the checkered flag of a much hyped Busch Light Clash, Sunday, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It re-energized an exhibition event that grew stale for the last few years in Daytona. It also made an excellent case for introducing heats and last-chance […] READ MORE


NASCAR’s future brings reasons for optimism

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kyle Larson, decked out a suit and bowtie, attended a party at The Joseph. Inside a penthouse suite of the top floor of the luxury hotel stood dignitaries from Goodyear, Hendrick Motorsports and NASCAR, all dressed in their best formal attire. In one corner of the room laid a table with kobe beef […] READ MORE


Unpublished championship stories: 2021

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Sometimes, the best game stories are the ones that don’t see the light of day. Mike Wilson, Tennessee athletics beat writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel, told my sportswriting class that. Though in the case of 2021, I think we got the best story. As a peek behind the curtain, I wrote four championship columns, […] READ MORE



The White Zone: Kyle Larson goes from pariah to champion

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A year and a half ago, Kyle Larson dropped a racial slur in an iRacing event. The next day, NASCAR indefinitely suspended him and his sponsors departed one after another. The day after, Chip Ganassi Racing fired him. In the span of less than 48 hours, Larson’s NASCAR career slammed head-on into a wall. “After […] READ MORE