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


Alex Bowman to the 48 car in 2021

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Let’s be honest, most of you didn’t pick this in the silly season pool. Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that Alex Bowman will take over the No. 48 Chevrolet in 2021. This comes in the midst of a career season for the 27-year-old out of Tucson, Arizona, with one victory and still in the thick of the 2020 […] READ MORE


Talladega wreck puts Almirola in playoff hole

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — As the old saying goes, Talladega giveth and Talladega taketh away. Aric Almirola knows this too well. In 2018, Talladega Superspeedway gaveth to him when he punched his ticket to the Round of 8 with a win. Sunday at Talladega, however, tooketh away from him. Almirola led the YellaWood 500, Sunday, with three laps […] READ MORE


The White Zone: It’s good to be back at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — I turned left onto Speedway Boulevard and drove east towards Talladega Superspeedway. About a mile from the main entrance, I came upon a backlogged line of vehicles. After a few minutes, it crept forward. Finally, I turned right at the main entrance and went to cover my first NASCAR Cup Series race in […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Another pessimistic high-downforce package take

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The first run was still green, and I already knew what I’d write; the high-downforce package. That’s how little of anything happened, Sunday. When the competition caution flew on Lap 26, Chase Elliott was over three seconds ahead of Kyle Busch in second. As we’ve seen time and time and time and time again, the wake from the lead car […] READ MORE


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