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4 Burning Questions: Did Stewart-Haas Racing Steal Jimmie Johnson’s Golden Horseshoe?

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So just who really is No. 1? FOX Sports unveiled its list of the top 50 drivers in NASCAR history this week, and to say it drew some attention would be quite the understatement. Fans and industry insiders alike were aghast at the positioning of several legendary drivers, not to mention the presence of a …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Drivers Too Quick To Wreck Each Other?

Kyle Busch Martinsville Checkered Flag

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Dirty Deeds With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading back to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, references to what took place during last fall’s visit to the paperclip-shaped half-mile are inevitable. Chase Elliott was leading and on the verge of his first career win when he took a shot to his rear bumper from Denny …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch’s Wins Be Compared to Richard Petty’s Record?

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Stratosphere 200 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nv Usa Friday 2 March 2018 Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Cessna, Celebrates After Winning. World Copyright: John K Harrelson Nkp

Kyle Busch celebrating his 2018 Truck Series win at Las Vegas (Photo: John K Harrelson /NKP)

It’s Not Just A Number With his win this past weekend in the Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch has 184 victories in NASCAR’s top-three national touring series. Kevin Harvick reached 100 victories in the same category at Las Vegas Motor Speedway . Busch only needs 16 more wins to achieve what was once believed …

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The Underdog House: The Other End Of The Neon NASCAR Garage

Think Small As NASCAR moved to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, we were treated to a triple-header of the top three national touring series for the third consecutive week. Vegas has the feel of a town where the underdog can rise. Your last dime could turn into millions with a roll of the …

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Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney Pace Saturday Las Vegas Cup Practices

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was back in action Saturday (March 3) for two rounds of practice in preparation for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 Presented By Jiffy Lube at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson posted the quick time of the initial session on the 1.5-mile oval. His Chevrolet Camaro topped the charts with …

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Christopher Bell Scores XFINITY Series Pole at Las Vegas

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Christopher Bell picked up his second consecutive NASCAR XFINITY Series pole this season with a 183.686 mph lap ahead of Saturday afternoon’s Boyd Gaming 300. It’s also the third time in the rookie’s short NXS career that he’ll lead the field to the green flag. “Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) is the best in the business, …

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Kyle Larson Fastest In Opening Cup Practice at Las Vegas

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 11 February 2018 Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to the track Friday (March 2) for opening practice in preparation for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson posted the quick time of the initial round on the 1.5-mile oval. His Chevrolet Camaro topped the charts at 190.658 mph, just ahead of the …

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2-Headed Monster: Are We Overdoing The Dale Earnhardt Tributes?

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Stuck In The Past In the two races this season, we’ve heard a lot about tributes to Dale Earnhardt. There was the No. 3 car of Austin Dillon winning the Daytona 500 on the 20th anniversary of Earnhardt’s triumph. There was a lucky penny glued to Dillonʻs dash, given to him by a young fan, …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To The Yellow Line Rule?


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NO NEED FOR THE LINE In 2001, NASCAR implemented it’s now notorious “yellow line” rule at its two restrictor plate tracks, Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. Simply put, any driver who gains an advantage by putting their tires below the yellow line separating the racing surface from the apron gets black-flagged. Since its implementation, …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Only 40 Cars Entered In The Daytona 500 A Cause For Concern?


Is there reason to worry about the car count?

Sky Falling: The Doomsday 500 OK, the headline might be a bit of an over-exaggeration and a hyperbole to what this situation means, but it still is a bad sign that only 40 cars entered the Daytona 500. Of course, the first issue that arises with the small entry list is that all of the …

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Former Driver Eric McClure Arrested For Domestic Assault

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Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure was arrested on Sunday (Feb. 11) for domestic assault and battery. McClure was taken into custody at his home in Smyth County, Va., by the Smyth County Sheriff’s Department. According to NBC Sports’ Dustin Long, an affidavit from the sheriff’s office listed the victim as McClure’s wife, Miranda. The couple …

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Jordan Anderson Reveals Full-Time 2018 Plans, New Team

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Jordan Anderson has been a NASCAR driver for a few years, and now he’s also a team owner. Jordan Anderson Racing, officially formed for the 2018 season, will run full-time in the Camping World Truck Series with its owner behind the wheel. Anderson will pilot trucks featuring the No. 3 in 2018. Anderson, who has spent …

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