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New Year, Same Story, Different Result? Kyle Larson Hopes So

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson make contact in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, September 2021 televised on NBCSN. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

2020 was a difficult year for everyone. NASCAR led the charge back from the initial COVID craziness and the fans were thrilled. As the year unfolded for the sport, Kevin Harvick was clearly the cream of the crop. In the playoffs, the Round of 8 saw his team stumble, fall and fail, resulting in him …

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NASCAR Needs to Reassert Control of Race Start Times

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(Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

There was a time when NASCAR was arguably the No. 2 sport in the United States behind football. The NFL has been the 800-pound gorilla for the better part of 40 years, but in the 1990s and 2000s, NASCAR was able to dictate when and where it did its thing, and the broadcast partners bowed …

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Passing the Torch to Jeff Gordon at Hendrick Motorsports

Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The rumor/news came out a week or so ago that Jeff Gordon was mulling leaving his broadcast gig for a bigger roll at Hendrick Motorsports. The most successful driver in HMS history, at least from a victory standpoint, and the man most people consider the face of the organization, outside of its founder, certainly had …

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Remember the Reason

Brad Keselowski celebrates with United States of America flag after winning 2021 talladega spring cup race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This Sunday, May 30, is Christmas in May for race fans. While the Monaco Grand Prix was moved to last weekend, two of the most prestigious races in professional motorsports are contested on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. Many have a vacation day the next day, so the weekend …

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After Jennifer Jo Cobb’s Cup Rejection, What is NASCAR Doing?

Jennifer Jo Cobb races in the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic. (Photo: Mike Neff)

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The NASCAR Cup Series is the premier stock car racing series in the world. That fact is unquestioned. For decades it has been the dream of thousands of racecar drivers, not only from the United States, but from around the globe. Sadly, the means of making it to the top level of the sport has …

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No Time to Get Complacent on Safety

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#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil #18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's

Twenty years ago – has it really been that long? Seems like it was just a week or maybe a year ago. Twenty years since we lost the biggest star in the history of the sport. Thankfully his death wasn’t in vain. The safety innovations that were brought to the sport in the months and …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Go FAS Racing

2020 Review Gofas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In its fifth straight year of full-time competition, Go FAS Racing made a few improvement over previous years, even though in the final tally it finished one position worse in the standings. Driver Corey LaJoie competed in all 36 races for his second complete season in the NASCAR Cup Series and led his first 13 …

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New Cup Schedule a Good First Step, for the Most Part

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What is the most memorable Brickyard 400 moment of all time? Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR

So, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is out. We asked for changes, and we got them. Some good, some not so good. NASCAR is telling us that this is the first step; let’s hope that it is not the last. We have more road courses, which is one of the things that was asked …

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