The White Zone: NASCAR has an identity crisis

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Kevin Harvick summed up the problem with the NASCAR playoffs. “That’s the system that we work in and it’s obviously skewed more towards entertainment than the whole year,” he said. NASCAR stared into the abyss for years. Now, it’s staring back at us. NASCAR is at an identity crossroad. What we witnessed, Sunday, at Martinsville […] READ MORE


Kyle Busch saves enough to end winless drought

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For Kyle Busch, the question was simple: Did he have enough to make it on fuel? Wednesday, the answer was yes. While’s he’s out of the championship battle, Busch saved enough fuel in the closing laps of the rain-delayed NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 to win for the first time in 2020. Kyle Busch […] READ MORE


Effect of high-downforce at Darlington

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Saturday, Darlington Raceway provided the slipping and sliding that comes with a worn out surface. Sunday, however, high-downforce negated much of it. The Cook Out Southern 500 featured many of the high-downforce aero package’s problems that have been on display time after time after time after time, this season. Passing the lead car was a Herculean […] READ MORE


Elliott and Truex collide in closing laps at Darlington

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It was a classic case of two drivers fighting for the same real estate. In the waning laps of Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500, Martin Truex Jr. was pursuing Chase Elliott for the race lead. While Truex had the faster car, he struggled to overtake Elliott. Rounding Turns 3 and 4, however, he took the high line […] READ MORE


Late wreck keeps Johnson out of playoffs

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Ever the consummate professional, Jimmie Johnson went to victory lane to congratulate William Byron and his crew. Why wouldn’t he? The young man who used to trick-or-treat at his house will now race in the playoffs for a championship, after scoring his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory. He was especially happy for Byron’s crew chief, Chad Knaus. […] READ MORE


Tire gamble keeps Johnson in playoff hunt

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With 17 laps to go, Jimmie Johnson found himself in a situation he’d not been in for a long time; leading in the closing laps of a NASCAR Cup Series race, thanks to a tire gamble. He rallied from a speeding penalty earlier in the day to a spot in the top-five, but didn’t have the […] READ MORE


Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth granted Playoff Waiver by NASCAR

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After it was announced that Matt Kenseth was named the replacement driver for the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 car, a big question was left unanswered. Will Kenseth be able to qualify for the playoffs? NASCAR determined the answer today, along with the confirmation of another. Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth granted Playoff Waiver by NASCAR Both […] READ MORE


Kyle Busch wins his second Championship at Homestead

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For the second time in his NASCAR career, on Sunday night, Kyle Busch crossed the start/finish line at Homestead-Miami Speedway in first to clinch a Cup series championship. Busch, who is now in sole possession of ninth place on NASCAR’s All-Time wins list, wanted to gain some validity with his second championship. He won his first […] READ MORE


Brett Moffitt tries to go Back-to-Back at Homestead

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This week, one year ago, Brett Moffitt came into the NASCAR truck series race at Homestead in his first year with Hattori Racing Enterprises trying to take the series by storm and win his first championship. Not only did he win the race, but he became the first Iowa native to win a championship in […] READ MORE


Justin Allgaier, 7 Team peaking, trying to upset Big Three

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All anyone has heard or seen this season when watching the NASCAR Xfinity Series has been total domination put down by the trio of Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, and Tyler Reddick. The three have combined to win 20 of the 32 Xfinity races in the 2019 season. Justin Allgaier, who raced his way into the […] READ MORE