Three Big Stories: Kansas (2022)

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After Sunday’s race, I’m driving to Kansas Speedway to cover its NASCAR Cup Series playoff race in September. The Advent Health 400 gave us 23XI Racing’s best overall performance, outside of a restrictor plate race. Moreover, a bunch of drivers cut their left-rear tires. Finally, I think it’s safe to say the NextGen car has […] READ MORE


Kurt Busch makes late pass to win at Kansas

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Kurt Busch stopped his car down pit road at Kansas Speedway, where 23XI Racing team owner Denny Hamlin reached into his car to embrace and congratulate him. “It’s huge,” Hamlin said. “I’m so proud of Kurt and Bubba (Wallace) as well. It was the culmination of a strong drive for the elder statesman of the NASCAR […] READ MORE


Joey Logano bumps William Byron to win at Darlington

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I felt like a kid, again, as I watched William Byron run his throwback scheme in the lead at Darlington Raceway. Driving an homage to Jeff Gordon’s DuPont flames car, Sunday, Byron edged out Joey Logano on the final restart, and put him in the wall in Turn 2. “We were really close off of (Turn) […] READ MORE


Chase Elliott works bottom line to win at Dover

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Historically, the bottom line on restarts is the kiss of death at Dover Motor Speedway. For the last 24 hours, however, Chase Elliott used it to conquer the Monster Mile. On the final restart of the postponed by rain DuraMAX Drydene 400 with 53 laps to go, Elliott powered ahead of Ross Chastain into Turn 1, […] READ MORE


Dover Cup race postponed to Monday

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If you’ve got a personal day, Monday, use it. NASCAR postponed the remainder of the DuraMAX Drydene 400 to Monday, after rain halted the Cup Series race at Dover Motor Speedway on Lap 79. It didn’t let up and more cells followed it on the radar. It’ll restart Monday at noon. FOX Sports 1 will […] READ MORE



The dirt of Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Track workers crept along the lines in the dirt left by the water truck to inspect the surface. Meanwhile, the truck drove clockwise around the track and shot a stream of water out toward the wall. On the backstretch, it dropped down a lane and repeated the process. Some laps, it shot […] READ MORE


Three Big Stories: COTA (2022)

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NASCAR’s return to Circuit of the Americas left us with some morsels about which to talk. Ross Chastain‘s journey to victory lane in the NASCAR Cup Series gives those who yearn for a blue collar driver a horse onto which to hook their cart. Furthermore, Circuit of the Americas got a fair shake to prove […] READ MORE


News analysis: Brad Keselowski penalty

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None of you asked for it, but hop aboard as I break down the massive penalty handed to Brad Keselowski‘s team. News analysis: Brad Keselowski penalty The news NASCAR levied an L2-level penalty on Keselowski’s No. 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford, Thursday, for violations of Sections 14.1 and 14.5 in the NASCAR Rule Book, which […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Thoughts on Atlanta restrictor plate race

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Forty-six lead changes. Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 set a new track record for most lead changes in a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Given this was a restrictor plate race, that’s not surprising. On paper, it delivered the results that former NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France wanted. As a staunch defender of […] READ MORE