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


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


Kurt Busch out-duels Kyle at Atlanta

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What a great send-off to a fantastic racing surface. And I don’t just mean the piece Kurt Busch got from the track. Kurt gets a piece of the track! pic.twitter.com/k9j8x3gY2h — Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 12, 2021 The elder statesman of the NASCAR Cup Series locked himself into the playoffs with his fourth career victory at […] 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


The White Zone: Everything’s back to normal in NASCAR

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LEBANON, Tenn. — A mix of clouds against a baby blue backdrop hovered over Nashville Superspeedway. RVs parked themselves in the spots near the catch fence. Crew members pushed cars from the garage onto pit road. Cars trickled into the grass lots that surround the track. People roamed the garage and pits and masks were […] READ MORE


Kyle Larson morphing into elite driver

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Nobody doubted Kyle Larson and his elite talent, going into this season. That’s what made him a top prize in silly season, last year. Up until 2021, however, it came in flashes; be it from mid-tier equipment at Chip Ganassi Racing or his termination for using a racial slur. He never took the next step into elite driver […] READ MORE


The White Zone: NASCAR picked its poison at COTA

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NASCAR found itself stuck between a rock and a hard place, Sunday, at Circuit of the Americas. Sunday’s EchoPark Texas Grand Prix gave the NASCAR Cup Series its first real taste of racing in the rain. Never mind the fact it ran wet weather tires at Charlotte Motor Speedway last year, as that took place […] READ MORE


NASCAR: Debut at Circuit of the Americas a mixed bag

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The three NASCAR national touring series raced at Circuit of the Americas for the first time ever this past weekend and the results were mixed. NASCAR, and its efforts to diversify its national touring schedules, rolled through Austin, Texas this past weekend to compete at the Circuit of the Americas. The treacherous 3.4-mile track has […] READ MORE