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The Sport’s History Can Fuel Passion In Its Fans Today

With the many annual events in the NASCAR community, there are many opportunities to connect with the sport today, from televised pre-race shows to the awards banquet, Sprint Media Tour and the annual preview event held in Charlotte. Fans can see the new race cars, meet their favorite drivers, or see an in-depth story on just about anything. The NASCAR world is at our fingertips. But what about ways to connect today's fans to the sport's storied past? There aren't that many. Save the odd feature on the pre-race show, they aren't given many glimpses into what the sport once was. The lone annual exception is the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, just concluded for 2013. At that event, the sport's history is revered and glorified - as it should be. Those in attendance or watching at home can hear the stories from the people who lived them, or, if they aren't with us anymore, the people who knew them best.

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Nuts For Nationwide: 2013 Season Preview, Part One

The NASCAR Nationwide Series might just have its best year in awhile in 2013. After years of Sprint Cup domination, whether in single races, series championships or both, the division is beginning to take on an identity of its own, solidifying itself beyond just a playground for the sport's elite on Saturdays. In preparation for the NASCAR premiere race next weekend, down at Daytona, let's take a look at some of the top stories and drivers coming into 2013 in the form of preseason awards. These are the drivers, teams and tracks I expect to be considered the best at the end of the year, starting with smaller distinctions and moving towards the eventual champion. As the season hasn't even kicked off yet, this is pure speculation... but I feel good about my choices. For part two of the preview, check back next Friday.

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POWRi Lucas Oil Outlaw Midgets schedule eight events for inaugural season in New Hampshire, New York

POWRi Racing will sanction the POWRi Lucas Oil Outlaw Midget Series, which will run its inaugural season in 2013 with an eight-race schedule in New Hampshire and New York. Greg Olson of Providence, R.I., led a group of car owners and drivers from the Northeast who wanted to establish a …

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Keepin’ it Short – Short Tracks Taking to the Big Track

Not quite one year ago, NASCAR announced a new addition to Speedweeks at Daytona for 2013. The UNOH Battle at the Beach would provide action on the historically dark days of Monday and Tuesday of Speedweeks. The best Modified, Late Model and K&N drivers would be joined by anyone who …

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In Case You Missed

MWR Names Chief Technical Officer Michael Waltrip Racing has named Tom German as Chief Technical Officer in the Sprint Cup Series. Previously, German spent 15 years with Penske Racing as technical director with the organization. However, his role will not be effective until after the Daytona 500 is run next …

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2013 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Old Favorites And Diamonds In The Rough

*Come back every Thursday, to the website to get Jeff's advice on who to pick for your team, all season long and see if you can beat your favorite staff members! More special announcements about this league to come.* Daytona is just around the corner, so it’s time to rev up that NASCAR fantasy engine again. When it comes to playing fantasy sports, we all like to think we have some inside secret, or maybe some unique idea that can shoot us to the top. We like to think we know more than the other people we're playing against. But having played in many a fantasy league in many a sport (baseball, football, basketball, hockey, NASCAR) more often than not, having success is more about not making the huge mistake than coming up with a sleeper pick who comes up big consistently. So whether you are in league that limits drivers to a certain amount of races for the 36-race season (Yahoo gives drivers nine) or a where you have drivers for an entire season, one of the key factors is to not mess up that early "sleeper" selection.

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Speeding Through Summer: Weekly NASCAR Fan Q&A Includes MWR, J.J., More

Finally, we are here. Gone is the hype and hoopla of the Super Bowl. Now, we’re staring face first into the motorsports giant and that Great American Race - the Daytona 500. But first, we have this week’s "preseason” warmup: the Sprint Unlimited, formerly known as the Budweiser Shootout. After an offseason filled mostly with stories about drivers' (ahem … Danica) personal lives and some random bits about the Gen-6 cars, it’s been a mostly uneventful one compared to years past. We're back, however, and just as ready to hear those engines roar as the rest of you. New cars, new drivers in new places, and, as an added bonus, new rain delay technology! Mother Nature vs. Air Titan, Round 1. I can’t wait!

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Max Papis To Drive Three Nationwide Races For RCR

One of the sport’s road course ringers will get a chance to showcase his skills once again in 2013. Max Papis, the former open-wheel star who’s run in stock car competition the last several years, announced Tuesday he’ll drive a limited schedule for Richard Childress Racing in the Nationwide Series. …

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Turn One Racing Turning Back To The Truck Series

Stacy Compton’s team is going back into full-time Truck Series competition. The No. 60 Chevrolet organization announced Dakoda Armstrong Tuesday as the driver for what they hope to be a full, 22-race schedule. They’ll get support from RCR as the Truck Series sophomore hopes to pick up where he left …

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Tuesday Means Track Drying: Details Of NASCAR System Introduced

Recovering from rain delays is about to get a whole lot easier for NASCAR in 2013. The sanctioning body on Tuesday unveiled details of its new, track-drying system called the “Air Titan” which experts claim is so effective, Daytona can be dried in as little as 30 minutes following a …

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