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Pace Laps: Championships and Future Stars

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his USGP win and third overall championship (credit: Getty Images)

Formula 1: Hamilton Scores Second Consecutive Championship – The United States Grand Prix may have been the best race of the F1 season.  Rain brought questions as to the actual performance of any of the teams and also made for a frustrating schedule – as qualifying got pushed to Sunday morning. …

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Pace Laps: Bad Blood and Close Battles

Regan Smith sits in his No. 7 Tax Slayer car during practice for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

Sprint Cup: Just as the No. 20 team thought its driver was set to make a trip to Victory Lane and notch a spot in the Eliminator 8, leader Matt Kenseth went spinning off of Joey Logano’s front bumper on lap 267, dashing his hopes of heading into Talladega with …

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Friday Faceoff: Revamping Rules & Race Tracks

After a Saturday night rainout, the Bank of America ran on Sunday afternoon.  Should NASCAR consider making it a day race, as it was through 2002? Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: At this point, I don’t know. I hate night races. There should be two night races per season: the …

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Pace Laps: Elated Eighth, Cup Moonlighters, F1 and More

Sprint Cup: Gordon and His Elated Effort – A blatant fact for the 12 remaining drivers in the Chase or the Sprint Cup is the importance of avoiding issues; or in other words, the hunt for consistency. Though no victory for Jeff Gordon Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a eighth-place finish …

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Pace Laps: The Closer Does it Again, Safety First & NHRA Keystone Nationals

Sprint Cup Series: The Closer is Back in It – Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway was simply Kevin Harvick’s day of reckoning. Between the unscheduled stop for fuel with two laps to go last week at New Hampshire to the drop of the green flag at the Monster Mile, the …

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