Three big stories: Richmond

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And just like that, NASCAR reaches the quarter-mark of the season. Sunday was the first of multiple weekends featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, the NTT IndyCar Series and Formula 1. All three gave us stories to discuss. With his victory at Richmond Raceway, will Alex Bowman take the next step in his development? Martin Truex Jr. channeled […] READ MORE


NASCAR Xfinity Series: Team reports from the Cook Out 250

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway was dominated by two race shops. It was clear from the beginning that the winner of the Cook Out 250 would either come from Jr. Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing. Both camps have four cars in their Xfinity Series programs, and all eight cars finished in the […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Martinsville

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What’s not to love about Martinsville? Sunday wrapped up a wet, but chaotic race weekend in victory lane at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR’s last charter track. Between Martin Truex Jr. developing into a short track racing ace, Denny Hamlin reminding everybody of his Martinsville prowess and the inconsistencies of NASCAR on rain delays, here’s what I consider the three […] READ MORE





Cup Series race preview: Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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The NASCAR Cup Series competes at the first paved short track of the 2021 season, Saturday. The historic Martinsville Speedway hosts the Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Martinsville is one of the most challenging tracks on the Cup Series schedule, thanks to its paperclip design, low banking and curbs at the apron of the […] READ MORE


Whelen Modified Tour 2021 Season Preview

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NASCAR’s oldest and most unique division returns, Thursday, at Martinsville Speedway. 2021 marks the 73rd year of the Whelen Modified Tour. Justin Bonsignore is the defending series champion. He won three of the nine races last season and ended the year with a 2.7 average finish. He defeated Jon McKennedy by 40 points. Doug Coby finished […] READ MORE


The White Zone: A day on Bristol dirt

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FOX Sports pushed for dirt on the 2021 NASCAR schedule. It marketed dirt at Daytona 500 levels, week after week. Not even the buildup to the inaugural race on the ROVAL compares to the buildup to dirt. Finally, the day arrived, but rain pushed it back a day. Monday brought clear blue skies over Bristol […] READ MORE


Bristol Cup race postponed to Monday

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The rain won. NASCAR postponed Sunday’s Food City Dirt Race for the NASCAR Cup Series to Monday at 4 p.m. FOX will carry the TV broadcast and PRN and SiriusXM will carry the radio broadcast. It follows the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt, which runs Monday at noon. FS1 will […] READ MORE