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Parker Kligerman Scores Top 5 at Watkins Glen: ‘It’s Pretty Awesome’

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Before he could even appreciate his top-five finish in the United Rentals 176 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 7), Parker Kligerman emerged on pit road with a NBC polo and headset, chatting with Justin Allgaier before heading off to his other job. Allgaier was curious about Kligerman’s tweet, advertising $1 hoodies through …

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Podcast: Sam Mayer on Adjustment to Xfinity, Expectations Moving Forward

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After winning races and championships with relative ease, Sam Mayer is adjusting to life in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports now that he’s 18 years old. He chats with Davey this week about the speed in the No. 8 car but lack of results, how he’s gelled with the team, his relationship with …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the 2-Week Summer Break Be a Mainstay?

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Similar to how Formula 1 operates, I liked NASCAR’s two-week break this summer for the Olympics. Do you think the break should remain on the schedule moving forward? – Tony L., Dayton, Ohio Absolutely, it should. To beat a dead horse, I’m as big of a “less is more” person when it comes to NASCAR …

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Podcast: Jeremy Mayfield on Rekindling Relationships, SRX Interest & NASCAR Losing Its Way

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For the first time in years, Jeremy Mayfield is speaking publicly and joins the podcast this week. Davey Segal and Michael Massie find out how Mayfield has been the last few years, what he’s been up to and why this past weekend at the SRX finale in Nashville was the best weekend he’s had in …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Long Will It Take for Brad Keselowski To Turn Roush Around?

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Brad Keselowski was pretty confident during his press conference announcing his ownership stake in Roush Fenway Racing. How long will it take for him to turn the organization around? – Jill M., Milwaukee, Wis. It ain’t gonna happen overnight, I can tell you that much. Roush Fenway Racing has been a mediocre team at best …

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Podcast: Sheldon Creed on Dirt Racing, Leaving the Truck Series & Twitter Beef with Marcus Lemonis

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Defending Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed calls it like he sees it, and did so this week on a myriad of topics. He joins Davey Segal to provide his unfiltered thoughts on dirt racing, why he doesn’t want to become a Truck Series lifer, the prospect of moving up the NASCAR ranks, whether or not …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Does NASCAR Have a Communication Problem?

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Drivers seemed pissed off more than normal this weekend. Repave/reconfiguration at Atlanta, Next Gen safety concerns. Why the sudden anger? – Rick P., Salem, Ore. I’ve never seen Cool Hand Luke, but I know the quote from that movie that holds water and will for years and years to come in human society is this …

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Podcast: Ross Chastain on His Uncertain Future, Sense of Belonging in NASCAR

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When Ross Chastain found out that his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team was being sold and his future was uncertain, he got right back in the racecar and felt at home. Chastain joins Davey Segal this week to discuss how he found out about CGR’s sale to Trackhouse Racing, the immediate emotions experienced in …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Drivers Have Input With Track Changes?

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Road America being the latest in a long line of new tracks the Cup Series have visited this season, what do you think of the trend NASCAR is doing with visiting new venues? – Scott U., Madison, Wis. I love it. Change is good. Being in the minutiae of the sport, it’s hard to look …

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Podcast: Daniel Hemric On Increasing Confidence at JGR, Pushing The Envelope

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After having one of the quickest cars at Pocono Raceway, Daniel Hemric had not one but two pit road speeding penalties derail his chances of grabbing that elusive first NASCAR victory. He joins Davey this week to explain what happened on pit road, how his first year with Joe Gibbs Racing is going, why his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Pocono Proves That Shorter Races Are Better Races

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I can’t believe Pocono had 500-mile races at one point. Do you think shorter races are better, especially when it comes to Pocono? – Brett P., Philadelphia, Pa. If you’ve read this column all year long, you know by now that I’m all for shortening everything. Trim the race lengths, trim the entire schedule, do …

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Podcast: Derek Kraus On Up & Down Sophomore Truck Series Season

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Nashville Superspeedway marked the best race of Derek Kraus‘ career … but also his worst result of the season. He joins Davey Segal this week on the Frontstretch Podcast to relive his race in Music City, including the hardest hit he’s ever experienced in his racing career. Kraus chats about his season to date, the …

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