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


Condition of Nashville Superspeedway

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LEBANON, Tenn. — Exit Interstate 840 and turn east onto Bill France Boulevard. Drive a half-mile down, then turn left onto McCrary Road. Through the line of trees, you’ll spot an asymmetrical structure with a large tower at the top. You’ve arrived at Nashville Superspeedway. I drove through the tunnel that runs under the middle […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Atlanta

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That’s a wrap from Atlanta. Ryan Blaney made it six different winners in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, after he overtook Kyle Larson in the closing laps of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. There’s much to discuss, but here’s what I consider the three big stories of Atlanta. Three big stories: Atlanta No. 1 […] READ MORE


How NASCAR drivers prepare for dirt racing

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — As the laps wound down, Friday, Kyle Larson set his sights on race leader Chris Ferguson. To catch him, he all but banzai’d his way through the turns. To the point he about hit the Turn 4 wall multiple times. Alas, Larson ran out of laps and finished runner-up in the Super Late Model […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Phoenix

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NASCAR waved the checkered flag on its truncated west coast swing, Sunday. From Kyle Larson‘s roller coaster afternoon and Bubba Wallace‘s great run to the low-downforce package, here’s my three big stories from Phoenix Raceway. Three big stories: Phoenix No. 1: Kyle Larson’s roller coaster afternoon Calling Larson’s afternoon in the valley of the Sun is an […] READ MORE


The White Zone: The high-downforce package is an enigma

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I ranted and raved on the high-downforce package many, many times last season. I said it produced a great race, last Sunday at Homestead. I thought Las Vegas would give us a typical high-downforce race. SPOILER ALERT, it didn’t. I don’t get this package, anymore. The White Zone: The high-downforce package is an enigma Sunday’s […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Homestead

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Maybe FOX was onto something with the “greatest season ever” campaign. Sunday marked the conclusion of the Florida swing to start the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. While the run of first time winners ended at two, the third was a young gun who (possibly) kickstarted his breakout season. Here’s three big stories from the […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Daytona road course

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That’s a wrap on February in Daytona, and it gave us stories a-plenty. Here’s three big stories from the Daytona International Speedway road course. Christopher Bell shows his road racing acumen 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Christopher Bell scored his first career victory in the Cup Series. What’s more, he demonstrated his road course racing […] READ MORE


‘Big One’ occurs early at Daytona

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The field completed just 14 laps, before the “Big One” took out multiple cars in the Daytona 500. Racing down the backstretch, Kyle Busch shoved Christopher Bell into the back of Aric Almirola. A second hit on the right-end of the bumper sent Almirola into the path of Alex Bowman. Both turned head-on into the outside wall and triggered […] READ MORE