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Nitro Shots: Great Scary News

NHRA 2016 Topeka Doug Kalitta on track courtesy NHRA

For the second time this year, NHRA blew the audience numbers out of the water, amassing 1,367,000 viewers for the Sunday’s finals show for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals from Atlanta. Earlier this season, the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals from Las Vegas captured nearly 1.3 million viewers. …

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Eyes on XFINITY: The Case for a Longer Race

during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway on October 3, 2015 in Dover, Delaware.

Memorial Day Weekend is a motorsports fan’s dream.  Sunday alone features three major races for fans to enjoy.  NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series will host the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the sport’s longest race.  Formula 1 holds its marquee event, the Grand Prix of Monaco, on Sunday morning.  The …

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Happiness Is…The Best Day in Racing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Yesterday, fumata bianca wafted from the NASCAR headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida, indicating that this year’s Hall of Fame class had been selected.  With six persons, en totem, assuming their spots in the hallowed halls, there was little in the way of suspense.  Rick Hendrick.  Richard Childress.  Mark Martin.  Raymond …

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Roush Fenway Racing Re-Ups with Fastenal

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Roush Fenway Racing re-signed sponsor Fastenal to a multi-year deal on Wednesday, SIRIUS XM NASCAR Radio reported on Facebook. The industrial supply company will return to the No. 17 Ford Fusion driven by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. for 2017 and beyond, increasing the number of races it serves as the primary …

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