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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Get Rid of Night Races?

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Night races used to be a main highlight of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. From the old Winston to August’s Bristol night race, every event NASCAR held under the lights had added significance. Fans showed up early and burned the midnight oil at their favorite tracks as races ran well into the evening. Unfortunately for …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Jimmie Johnson Win Another Championship?

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Looking at the year-by-year stats, it becomes apparent that most drivers experience a significant decline in production when they hit their mid-40s. Couple that with the physical demands of racing, and it’s no surprise that drivers such as Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart are deciding to hang up their helmets before they turn 46. Six-time …

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Entry List: 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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After a wet, wild end to the first round of the Chase, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is heading home. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for October 10 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The list includes 45 entrants, meaning two will fail to make the race. Timmy Hill and Michael McDowell …

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Entry List: 2015 Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte

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Chase Elliott’s push of catching Chris Buescher in the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship battle will continue on NASCAR’s home track. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the October 9 Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The list includes 40 entrants, meaning each team will make Friday’s race. Looking to repeat a …

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With Clint Bowyer Penalty, NASCAR Sets a Precedent

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The hope Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing had any hopes of advancing past the Contender Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup took a significant shot on Wednesday when the team lost its appeal of penalties for an illegal suspension piece confiscated at Chicagoland Speedway. MWR had the option of making a final …

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2-Headed Monster: Who’s Had the Better Career – Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart?

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We all knew it was coming but it still hurt to see it happen. With just eight weeks remaining for Jeff Gordon‘s final season behind the wheel in NASCAR, friend and longtime competitor Tony Stewart announced Wednesday that he’ll join Gordon in watching from afar beginning in 2017. The move, while expected given Stewart’s age …

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IndyCar Community Gathers For Celebration of Justin Wilson’s Life

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Dark, ominous clouds and steady rain washed over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, adding a hint of fall chill to the air as the Verizon IndyCar Series community gathered to celebrate the life of fallen comrade Justin Wilson. The weather, while common for the Midwest as summer turns to fall, proved symbolic for the evening, as …

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Jimmy Means Racing Crewman Injured in Hauler Fire

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Joey Gase and Jimmy Means Racing (JMR) have suffered a significant setback after the team’s hauler caught fire on the way home from Saturday’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway, sustaining heavy damage. The incident, shared on the team’s Facebook page, burned a hole through the hauler. A crew member was injured in the incident while …

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James Hinchcliffe Returns in IndyCar Road America Test

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James Hinchliffe’s signature smile and wit were in full effect on Monday, just four months removed from a life-threatening incident at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hinchcliffe, 28, returned to the cockpit of his Schmidt-Peterson Racing No. 5 Honda as part of a Verizon IndyCar Series test at Road America on Monday, held in preparation for the series’ …

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Entry List: 2015 AAA 400 at Dover

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With the first round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup coming to a close, teams enter Dover International Speedway with everything at stake. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Oct. 4 AAA 400. The list includes 41 entrants, meaning one team will fail to make Sunday’s race. Travis Kvapil will be the …

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