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, Busch radioed in that he was losing power. Entering Turn 1 on Lap 199, smoke poured out the tail pipe and brought out the caution. […] 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


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


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

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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: NASCAR knocked 2021 schedule out of the park

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The rumors of 2021 raged for years. It would be the year NASCAR radically overhauled the long-stagnant schedule. After the massive realignment (pre-pandemic) for the 2020 season, NASCAR couldn’t afford to drop the ball. And by god, NASCAR delivered. NASCAR released the 2021 Cup Series schedule, Wednesday. It gave us the radical facelift that fans […] 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


Bubba Wallace leaving RPM at season’s end

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If you had Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2020 season, then come on down and collect your prize. Wallace confirmed on Twitter an earlier report by Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic that he made the decision to part ways with the team. pic.twitter.com/pAFryYOorZ — Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) September 10, 2020   […] READ MORE