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


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


NASCAR Cup Series: Manufacturers Revealing Next Gen Cars on May 5

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The long, drawn-out wait is almost over. NASCAR announced, Wednesday, that manufacturers will show off their seventh-generation Cup Series cars, May 5, at Charlotte, North Carolina. The “Next Gen” car was originally slated to debut this season. However, the COVID-19 pandemic postponed NASCAR and the manufactures’ work on the new car. Instead of rushing the […] 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


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