Kyle Busch frustrated after runner-up at Bristol

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While not a guy to mince words, Kyle Busch let out his frustrations in his post-race press conference at Bristol Motor Speedway. He let loose on the lapped car of Joey Logano, who held him up in the closing laps. “He’s nobody’s friend for a reason,” he said. He let loose on other lapped cars. “Some of […] READ MORE


Bubba Wallace leaving RPM at season’s end

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If you had Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2020 season, then come on down and collect your prize. Wallace confirmed on Twitter an earlier report by Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic that he made the decision to part ways with the team. pic.twitter.com/pAFryYOorZ — Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) September 10, 2020   […] READ MORE


Effect of high-downforce at Darlington

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Saturday, Darlington Raceway provided the slipping and sliding that comes with a worn out surface. Sunday, however, high-downforce negated much of it. The Cook Out Southern 500 featured many of the high-downforce aero package’s problems that have been on display time after time after time after time, this season. Passing the lead car was a Herculean […] READ MORE


Elliott and Truex collide in closing laps at Darlington

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It was a classic case of two drivers fighting for the same real estate. In the waning laps of Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500, Martin Truex Jr. was pursuing Chase Elliott for the race lead. While Truex had the faster car, he struggled to overtake Elliott. Rounding Turns 3 and 4, however, he took the high line […] READ MORE


The steep learning curve for Cup Series rookies

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In 1999, NASCAR Hall of Fame member, Tony Stewart, took the Cup Series by storm in his rookie season. Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman set the standard for rookie drivers in 2002. Cole Custer punched his ticket into the 2020 playoffs. All four drivers listed won a race in their rookie seasons. While Kyle Larson didn’t win in his, he […] READ MORE


Late wreck keeps Johnson out of playoffs

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Ever the consummate professional, Jimmie Johnson went to victory lane to congratulate William Byron and his crew. Why wouldn’t he? The young man who used to trick-or-treat at his house will now race in the playoffs for a championship, after scoring his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory. He was especially happy for Byron’s crew chief, Chad Knaus. […] READ MORE


Tire gamble keeps Johnson in playoff hunt

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With 17 laps to go, Jimmie Johnson found himself in a situation he’d not been in for a long time; leading in the closing laps of a NASCAR Cup Series race, thanks to a tire gamble. He rallied from a speeding penalty earlier in the day to a spot in the top-five, but didn’t have the […] READ MORE


What effect a larger spoiler played at Daytona

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For much of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, one of the biggest criticisms levied at the high-downforce package was that it made passing the leader a Herculean task. I, myself, pointed this out many different times, this season. Sunday, however, was the exception to the rule, on the run to the finish. While Chase Elliott bested Denny […] READ MORE


The White Zone: High-downforce package follies on display at Michigan

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Saturday at Michigan International Speedway gave us a NASCAR Cup Series race that was fun to watch, because of the high-downforce package. Sunday, however, gave us the race that I thought we’d see this weekend. The Consumer Energy 400 featured elements of a typical Michigan race. The field got strung out as a run progressed, […] READ MORE


Larson Stays Hot to Win Ironman 55

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Kyle Larson continued his dominant run, as he won the $20,000 payday that is the Ironman 55, Saturday. Larson Stays Hot to Win Ironman Despite a massive tumble at Huset’s, Larson came back with a victory in Pevely, Mo. to win the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55. By far, it was his toughest challenge during […] READ MORE