Michigan wreck puts Austin Dillon in points hole

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Just like that, all the ground Austin Dillon gained on Tyler Reddick evaporated. After crossing the start/finish line on Lap 120, Dillon drifted up the track and across the nose of Brad Keselowski‘s car. As a result, the No. 2 Ford hooked his No. 3 Chevrolet, which pounded the outside wall head-on. It pirouetted, briefly lifted off the […] READ MORE


Aric Almirola throws wrench in playoff grid

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The call from the tower came on Lap 284. “Show the 10 car 10 (laps) to go.” With the waning daylight, the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 fell eight laps short of its scheduled conclusion. Aric Almirola, who took command of the race on Lap 247, was in the catbird seat. “I felt good about my race […] READ MORE


Three Big Stories: Pocono

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After the Pocono double, the crossed flags are out on the 2021 season. With both the Pocono Organics CBD 325 and the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 in the books, there’s no shortage of storylines in the NASCAR Cup Series. Is Alex Bowman inching towards the next step in his development? Fuel mileage races (that’s the […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Welcome to Talladega

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Time to break out the Talladega Superspeedway checklist. Let’s see: Drivers angry after a “big” wreck? That was a hell of an interview from @joeylogano there. Lots to unpack. Raw and honest thoughts. 💭 "When are we gonna stop? This is dangerous. I've got a roll bar on my head. I'm one hit away from […] READ MORE


Unpublished championship stories

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During a sports journalism class I took at the University of Tennessee, my professor — Phil Kaplan, south region assistant sports editor for USA TODAY Network — invited writers to speak to us, tell us about their experience on the job. One of those speakers was Mike Wilson, Tennessee athletics beat writer for the Knoxville […] READ MORE


Chase Elliott rebounds from pre-race penalty to win championship

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Chase Elliott climbed out of the car and lied his head on the roof for a moment; absorbing everything. Then he hopped off and jumped into the arms of his pit crew. After his trackside interview with NBC, he walked over and hugged his father, Bill Elliott, and mother, Cindy Elliott. “All you can dream […] READ MORE


Kevin Harvick Misses Championship Cut, Despite Late Rally

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Kevin Harvick found a secluded spot in his motorhome and talked to the media. Sporting a hoodie and glasses, he answered everyone’s questions like the professional he is. Not one to wear his heart on his sleeve, but not the stone cold stoic, either, he hid his disappointment well. Most people wouldn’t take missing the cut […] READ MORE


Keselowski throws hat into title hunt with win at Loudon

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Much of the talk this past week in the NASCAR world surrounded Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick. Whether it was their bumping and banging on the final lap of last year’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, their fights for the lead in multiple races this season or trading the lead in the waning […] READ MORE


Odds on Odds: Geico 500

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For the second time this season, the Nascar Cup Series hits a superspeedway. This means betting will be nearly impossible to predict in the Geico 500. Odds on Odds: Geico 500 Sunday when the series returns to the Talladega Superspeedway, many things will be watched for. There will be a new package in play following […] READ MORE


Odds on Odds: Toyota 500

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We have finally started the race season back up and did so with a blast. Sunday was a special event at Darlington Raceway and it delivered. If you didn’t get enough racing on Sunday, then good news for you we have more Wednesday for the Toyota 500. Odds on Odds: Toyota 500 Many sports books […] READ MORE