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


Max Verstappen puts on clinic in Abu Dhabi

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Going into Sunday’s race, Max Verstappen never led a lap at Yas Marina Circuit. When the lights went out, he put on a clinic in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and took the final checkered flag of the season. The driver of the No. 33 Red Bull Racing Aston Martin started from pole and led all […] READ MORE


Alex Andrejev: A rookie on the NASCAR beat

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Alex Andrejev sits in the media center at Daytona International Speedway and waits for news on Ryan Newman’s condition. An ambulance transported him to Halifax Medical Center, after his wreck on the final lap of the Daytona 500. The atmosphere in the room is tense. Veteran reporters tell her they flashbacked to Dale Earnhardt’s fatal […] READ MORE


Daytona road course replaces Fontana on NASCAR schedule

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We didn’t even make it through the offseason before COVID changed next year’s schedule, and we’re running the Daytona road course, again. NASCAR announced Tuesday that the road course at Daytona International Speedway will replace Auto Club Speedway on the 2021 schedule. It moves to the second race on the schedule. Homestead-Miami Speedway takes Auto […] READ MORE