Kurt Busch makes late pass to win at Kansas

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Kurt Busch stopped his car down pit road at Kansas Speedway, where 23XI Racing team owner Denny Hamlin reached into his car to embrace and congratulate him. “It’s huge,” Hamlin said. “I’m so proud of Kurt and Bubba (Wallace) as well. It was the culmination of a strong drive for the elder statesman of the NASCAR […] READ MORE


Dover Cup race postponed to Monday

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If you’ve got a personal day, Monday, use it. NASCAR postponed the remainder of the DuraMAX Drydene 400 to Monday, after rain halted the Cup Series race at Dover Motor Speedway on Lap 79. It didn’t let up and more cells followed it on the radar. It’ll restart Monday at noon. FOX Sports 1 will […] READ MORE


Unpublished championship stories: 2021

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Sometimes, the best game stories are the ones that don’t see the light of day. Mike Wilson, Tennessee athletics beat writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel, told my sportswriting class that. Though in the case of 2021, I think we got the best story. As a peek behind the curtain, I wrote four championship columns, […] READ MORE


Alex Bowman steals victory at Martinsville

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Six laps remained, and Denny Hamlin sat in the catbird seat. He held off Alex Bowman, who overtook him once for the lead, lap after lap for close to 20 laps. Then came contact. Bowman got loose into Turn 3, hit Hamlin and turned him into the wall. “For anybody that wants to think I […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Bubba Wallace did it

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One hundred and ninety-eight. That’s how many different drivers have a NASCAR Cup Series win, over the span of 2,673 races. Bubba Wallace put his name on that list. He put himself in position, in a race where nobody led more than 11 laps in a single stint. He blocked the advance of Brad Keselowski and Joey […] READ MORE


Three Big Stories: Indianapolis

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Well this past weekend at The Brickyard gave us nothing to discuss. Snarcasm aside, Sunday’s Verizon 200 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway delivered a NASCAR Cup Series race with good and bad points. AJ Allmendinger capitalized on chaos up front to win for the first time in six years. Meanwhile, Chase Briscoe cost Denny Hamlin a shot […] READ MORE


The White Zone: NASCAR dropped the ball

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Kyle Busch summed it up, perfectly, NASCAR. “We started the race under a mist,” he said. “It never should have gone green to begin with, but then it kept getting worse and worse, lap over lap. The lap before I went into (Turn) 1 and it shoved the nose really bad and I was able […] READ MORE


Three Big Stories: Road America

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The more things change, the more stay the same. The NASCAR Cup Series returned to Road America for the first time in 65 years. During the Jockeys Made in America 250, Chase Elliott added to his case of being NASCAR’s all-time best road course racer. Denny Hamlin escaped Wisconsin, still the points leader. NASCAR still refuses to […] 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


Three Big Stories: Nashville

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LEBANON, Tenn. — And just like that, the show ends and the tour heads for another city. Sunday marked the return of the NASCAR Cup Series to Middle Tennessee for the first time in 37 years. During the Ally 400, Kyle Larson continued his hot streak, Denny Hamlin‘s points lead evaporated and Nashville proved it belongs on […] READ MORE