Joey Logano bumps William Byron to win at Darlington

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I felt like a kid, again, as I watched William Byron run his throwback scheme in the lead at Darlington Raceway. Driving an homage to Jeff Gordon’s DuPont flames car, Sunday, Byron edged out Joey Logano on the final restart, and put him in the wall in Turn 2. “We were really close off of (Turn) […] READ MORE


NASCAR’s future brings reasons for optimism

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kyle Larson, decked out a suit and bowtie, attended a party at The Joseph. Inside a penthouse suite of the top floor of the luxury hotel stood dignitaries from Goodyear, Hendrick Motorsports and NASCAR, all dressed in their best formal attire. In one corner of the room laid a table with kobe beef […] 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


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


Unpublished championship stories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


Odds on Odds: Pennzoil 400

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Las Vegas, known for its gambling, action events and lights will turn it’s attention to another action packed event. Sunday afternoon, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be the main focus in Sin City with the 22nd running of the Pennzoil 400. Let’s go ahead and mix racing with gambling and see what we can […] READ MORE


Odds on Odds: 2020 Daytona 500

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Sunday, the 62nd running of the ‘Great American Race’ the Daytona 500 will begin a new season. The 2020 Daytona 500 is setting up to be one of the best races and most wide open. It will also mark a new era for Nascar and many drivers. As we sit down for Sunday’s race there […] READ MORE


Logano, Byron win Duels, set Daytona 500 Starting Lineup

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After a crash-filled Busch Clash on Sunday, NASCAR rounded out its 120 laps of qualifying races with nearly all of its cars relatively unharmed. Joey Logano and William Byron each won Duel Races that saw just one caution a piece, with most of the damage from each going to cars that didn’t qualify for the main event. Logano, […] READ MORE


The White Zone: That was some ‘dumb, dumb racing’

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Matt Weaver of Autoweek.com once told me that superspeedway racing is just a high-speed game of Russian roulette. Sunday’s farce of a Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway reinforced that notion, with some “dumb, dumb racing.” Until the final 10 laps at Daytona, the Busch Clash was a fuel mileage race. The Chevrolet cars, plus Joey […] READ MORE