Three big stories: Atlanta

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That’s a wrap from Atlanta. Ryan Blaney made it six different winners in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, after he overtook Kyle Larson in the closing laps of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. There’s much to discuss, but here’s what I consider the three big stories of Atlanta. Three big stories: Atlanta No. 1 […] READ MORE


How NASCAR drivers prepare for dirt racing

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — As the laps wound down, Friday, Kyle Larson set his sights on race leader Chris Ferguson. To catch him, he all but banzai’d his way through the turns. To the point he about hit the Turn 4 wall multiple times. Alas, Larson ran out of laps and finished runner-up in the Super Late Model […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Phoenix

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NASCAR waved the checkered flag on its truncated west coast swing, Sunday. From Kyle Larson‘s roller coaster afternoon and Bubba Wallace‘s great run to the low-downforce package, here’s my three big stories from Phoenix Raceway. Three big stories: Phoenix No. 1: Kyle Larson’s roller coaster afternoon Calling Larson’s afternoon in the valley of the Sun is an […] READ MORE


The White Zone: The high-downforce package is an enigma

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I ranted and raved on the high-downforce package many, many times last season. I said it produced a great race, last Sunday at Homestead. I thought Las Vegas would give us a typical high-downforce race. SPOILER ALERT, it didn’t. I don’t get this package, anymore. The White Zone: The high-downforce package is an enigma Sunday’s […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Homestead

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Maybe FOX was onto something with the “greatest season ever” campaign. Sunday marked the conclusion of the Florida swing to start the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. While the run of first time winners ended at two, the third was a young gun who (possibly) kickstarted his breakout season. Here’s three big stories from the […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Daytona road course

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That’s a wrap on February in Daytona, and it gave us stories a-plenty. Here’s three big stories from the Daytona International Speedway road course. Christopher Bell shows his road racing acumen 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Christopher Bell scored his first career victory in the Cup Series. What’s more, he demonstrated his road course racing […] READ MORE


‘Big One’ occurs early at Daytona

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The field completed just 14 laps, before the “Big One” took out multiple cars in the Daytona 500. Racing down the backstretch, Kyle Busch shoved Christopher Bell into the back of Aric Almirola. A second hit on the right-end of the bumper sent Almirola into the path of Alex Bowman. Both turned head-on into the outside wall and triggered […] READ MORE


The White Zone: That just happened!

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Michael McDowell just won the Daytona 500. I repeat: MICHAEL McDOWELL JUST WON THE DAYTONA 500. Even hours after the checkered flag flew, I’m still dumbfounded by what transpired. He shoved Brad Keselowski down the backstretch on the final lap, and drove through the spinning Team Penske cars and fiery carnage to win for the first time […] READ MORE


Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney collide on final lap of Clash

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Well that was a hell of a kickoff to a new season of NASCAR. Coming to the frontstretch chicane of the Daytona International Speedway road course, Chase Elliott pulled up alongside Ryan Blaney. Now on the inside in Turn 14, Elliott drove in too hard and hit Blaney, sending him into the outside wall. “I just had […] READ MORE


Driver thoughts on NASCAR playoffs

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Another season is upon us. Freshly wrapped cars loaded into equally wrapped haulers depart their respective home bases around Charlotte, North Carolina, and head south to the “world center of racing.” Some with new drivers. Others with the same drivers. The new NASCAR Cup Series season brings the biggest overall to the schedule in decades; […] READ MORE