Analyzing the 2023 NASCAR schedule

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Well, it finally dropped. NASCAR released the 2023 schedule for the Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Craftsman Truck Series Wednesday. Although Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic beat the league to it After looking over it, not much changed. The news As previously announced, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the streets of Chicago on Independence […] READ MORE


NASCAR: Bubba Wallace silenced the critics at Kansas Speedway

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Bubba Wallace told his critics to shut it, both figuratively and literally, with his second Cup Series victory at Kansas Speedway. “Just so proud,” he said. “Pit crew was awesome today. We had one loose wheel. Just thankful. Thanks for the opportunity, and thankful to shut the hell up for a lot of people.” Unlike […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Chaos reigns in NASCAR

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Kyle Busch sat in the catbird seat, Sunday, at Darlington Raceway. Just a few laps earlier, he overtook his teammate, Martin Truex Jr., as his engine overcooked and held the race lead after Cody Ware stopped on track in Turn 3. A second Cook Out Southern 500 victory and a fast pass to the Round of 12 […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Daytona gave us peak NASCAR

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Sunday’s regular-season finale at Daytona was some of the NASCAR-iest NASCAR that I’ve seen in quite a while. Before the race went green, Sunday, Kurt Busch withdrew his medical waiver. Thus taking him out of the playoffs. So the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway went from do-or-die time for both Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Indianapolis won me over

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INDIANAPOLIS — I strolled down the long, long pit road at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I took in the sights and sounds of the century-old cathedral of auto racing. Yes, the booming bass of the music playing over the PA system died out hours ago. Yes, the fans long since exited the 559-acre property just […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Takeaways at NASCAR midpoint

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Eighteen down. Eighteen to go. After the checkered flag flew, Sunday, at Road America, the NASCAR Cup Series reached the halfway mark on the 2022 season. The first 18 races gave us surprises, disappointments, revivals and question marks. Without further adieu, let’s dive deeper into the biggest takeaways at the NASCAR midpoint. The White Zone: […] READ MORE


The White Zone: NASCAR, what was that All-Star Race?

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Five hundred feet. Ryan Blaney was roughly 500 feet from taking the checkered flag, Sunday, at Texas Motor Speedway, when the caution flew for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hitting the wall in Turn 2. Unlike a normal race weekend, the All-Star Race must finish under green. Even by NASCAR standards, this edition of the All-Star Race was […] 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


The White Zone: The young guns are winning

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Entering the 2018 season, NASCAR sat in a precarious spot. In the span of three seasons, five Cup Series drivers — Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth — hanged up the helmet. That’s a combined 235 victories and eight championships that retired in such a short span. Compounding the […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Kyle Larson goes from pariah to champion

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A year and a half ago, Kyle Larson dropped a racial slur in an iRacing event. The next day, NASCAR indefinitely suspended him and his sponsors departed one after another. The day after, Chip Ganassi Racing fired him. In the span of less than 48 hours, Larson’s NASCAR career slammed head-on into a wall. “After […] READ MORE