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2-Headed Monster: Is It Time To Repave Atlanta Motor Speedway?

2019 Atlanta Cup Daniel Hemric Pack Racing Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Atlanta Motor Speedway is known for its abrasive racing surface. Most NASCAR drivers appear to love that about the track because it gives it character and a uniqueness, as well as making it one of the most challenging races of the year. But Atlanta hasn’t been repaved since 1997, so it brings about this week’s …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Alex Bowman

2018 Daytona Cup Bruce Nuttleman Alex Bowman

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

2018 was a season of progress for Alex Bowman and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team in a year filled with change. For the first time since 2007, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not a part of the organization and this season was about finding their way forward without him. Bowman was named as the replacement …

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NASCAR 101: Final Goodbyes

2014 Chicago Cup Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Cia

(Credit: CIA Stock Photography)

The end of a season always brings change. When the year comes to a close, several relationships, careers and streaks end as well. This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be no different. We will say goodbye to a countless number of drivers, crew chiefs, teams and sponsors. Some of them, we may never see again, …

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Kurt Busch, Paul Menard Fail Post-Qualifying Inspection at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Perhaps the most talked about inspection of the season turned out to be…rather mild Sunday morning at Watkins Glen International. All 37 cars went through post-qualifying inspection with only two cars failing. Kurt Busch‘s No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and Paul Menard‘s No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford will start from the rear for failing the inspection …

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Denny Hamlin Grabs Pole for Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen

2018 Watkins Glen Cup Denny Hamlin Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Denny Hamlin‘s road racing resume, until recently hasn’t been one to write home about. However, during Saturday’s (Aug. 4) qualifying session for the Go Bowling at the Glen, he set the fastest lap of the day (125.534 mph) to take the pole for Sunday’s event. It’s Hamlin’s first career pole at Watkins Glen International and …

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott to Return to XFINITY Series at Road America

Warning, do not adjust your computer screen, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott will drive the No. 23 GMS Racing Chevrolet in the upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America on Aug 25. The 1988 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion made his last NASCAR start in 2012 at Daytona International Speedway. He finished 37th …

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Team Penske Sweeps Front Row for Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen Xfinity Joey Logano Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski was very fast in the final round of XFINITY Series Qualifying Saturday (Aug. 4). Late in the session, teammate Joey Logano knocked Keselowski off the top to win the pole for Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International with a lap at an average of 122.995 mph. Keselowski had a pole run going late …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Hendrick Motorsports

2017 Talladega Ii Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Pole Nigel Kinrade Nkp

Hendrick Motorsports entered the 2017 season with momentum. Jimmie Johnson came into the season as the defending Cup Series champion, earning their seventh title in ten years and their first under the new format. After what appeared to be a lost regular season for the organization in 2016, Johnson’s push to the top gave the …

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NASCAR Top 10 Storylines 2017: Monster Energy As Title Sponsor

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series First Data 500 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville Va Usa Saturday 28 October 2017 Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Alliance Truck Parts Ford Fusion World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season saw a lot of firsts. Among them: the first season for new premier series sponsor Monster Energy. The company reportedly signed a two-year contract with NASCAR paired with a two-year option to continue. In a sign of the times for the sport, the contract was considerably less …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Greg Biffle

2016 Kentucky Cup Greg Biffle Helmet Russell Labouty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

All good things must come to an end. That’s the motto of Greg Biffle’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Biffle ran his final season for Roush Fenway Racing in 2016 driving the No. 16 car. It’s the same number he has driven every race since February 2003. A week after the season Biffle and …

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