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The White Zone: NASCAR has an identity crisis

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Kevin Harvick summed up the problem with the NASCAR playoffs. “That’s the system that we work in and it’s obviously skewed more towards entertainment than the whole year,” he said. NASCAR stared into the abyss for years. Now, it’s staring back at us. NASCAR is at an identity crossroad. What we witnessed, Sunday, at Martinsville […] READ MORE


Kyle Busch saves enough to end winless drought

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For Kyle Busch, the question was simple: Did he have enough to make it on fuel? Wednesday, the answer was yes. While’s he’s out of the championship battle, Busch saved enough fuel in the closing laps of the rain-delayed NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 to win for the first time in 2020. Kyle Busch […] READ MORE


Kyle Larson to No. 5 Hendrick car in 2021

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Let’s be honest. Most of us saw this Kyle Larson news coming. Hendrick Motorsports announced, Wednesday, that Larson will take over the No. 88 Chevrolet (renumbered No. 5 for 2021), vacated by Alex Bowman, in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. “Kyle is unquestionably one of the most talented race car drivers in the world,” team owner […] READ MORE


Cup race delayed to Wednesday, due to rain at Texas Motor Speedway

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Rinse, repeat, you know the drill by now. For the third day in a row, NASCAR postponed the Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, due to rain. The 34th race of the NASCAR Cup Series season will resume Wednesday at 3 p.m. NBCSN will carry the live television broadcast. PRN and SiriusXM will […] READ MORE


Advertising a Race Weekend at Bristol

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Like many other race tracks in 2020, Drew Bedard’s plans for Bristol Motor Speedway hit a speedbump with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Food City 500, originally scheduled for mid April, was pushed to late May and ran without fans in attendance. Then, with restrictions on events in North Carolina, the NASCAR All-Star Race moved from […] READ MORE


Cup race delayed to Tuesday, due to rain

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We couldn’t get it done, Monday. So we’ll try again, Tuesday. For the second day in a row, NASCAR postponed the Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, due to rain. It’ll resume Tuesday at noon, on NBCSN. PRN will carry the radio broadcast, as will SiriusXM. Clint Bowyer will lead the field to […] READ MORE


Texas Motor Speedway Cup race delayed to Monday, due to rain

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Thanks to rain, a long-ass race at Texas Motor Speedway just got even longer. NASCAR postponed the remainder of the Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 to Monday at 10 a.m., due to unyielding rain showers. In a year full of cancellations, delays and other challenges due to COVID-19, NASCAR officials want to get in the penultimate […] READ MORE


Blown engine puts Kurt Busch in playoff hole

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Blowing an engine to start your run to a second championship is not ideal. That’s what happened to Kurt Busch. On Lap 194 of Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Kurt Busch radioed in that he was losing power. Entering Turn 1 on Lap 199, smoke poured out the tail pipe and brought out the […] READ MORE


Kentucky Speedway: A postmortem

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We knew big changes were coming to the NASCAR schedule in 2021. The news that Chicagoland Speedway and Kentucky Speedway fell off the schedule, however, surprised us all. When the news broke on September 29, then made official September 30, many rejoiced. “None of the dropped tracks or race dates should cause fans to shed […] READ MORE


Chase Elliott cements road course ace status at Charlotte

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Chase Elliott developed his road racing prowess from an early age. He drove Corvettes as a kid at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix. Moreover, he spent time with road course ringer, Ron Fellows, at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump, Nevada. Along with Boris Said, he learned some […] READ MORE