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Solid Rebound for Jimmie Johnson at Richmond, Needs More To Advance

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Jimmie Johnson finished eighth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 22). It doesn’t sound like that impressive of a result for the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, but his fight to get that result might be what keeps his playoff hopes alive. “[We] overcame a lot …

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Denny Hamlin Struggles at Home Track, Faces Must-Win At Charlotte

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Richmond Raceway was not kind to Chesterfield, Va. native Denny Hamlin on Saturday night (Sept. 22), and now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran is even further below the Round of 12 cutline. Hamlin finished one lap down in 16th in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at his home track after a night of …

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Massie’s Minute: Stroker Ace Was Born to Race 35 Years Too Soon

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STROKER ACE, Jim Nabors, Loni Anderson, Burt Reynolds, Bubba Smith, 1983, (c) Universal

Unless you live under a rock, you’re probably aware that legendary actor Burt Reynolds died two weeks ago. If you were a NASCAR fan in the 1970s and 1980s, you may have idolized Reynolds, who became a southern folk hero from films such as Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run and, of course, Stroker Ace …

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Brad Keselowski Finally Wins The Southern 500

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Prior to Sunday night’s (Sept. 2) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway, Brad Keselowski had won just about everything except for NASCAR’s crown jewel races. Keselowski won the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sunday to finally check one of the sport’s most prestigious races off the list. Keselowski swept the weekend, winning the …

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Brad Keselowski Wins As Tempers Flare at Darlington

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Brad Keselowski can mark another track off of his checklist. The former NASCAR XFINITY Series champion won the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday evening (Sept. 1) for his first win at the Track Too Tough To Tame. Keselowski had only led two laps until he took the top spot with …

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Massie’s Minute: XFINITY Field Cap Another Wrong Turn by NASCAR

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On Thursday afternoon (Aug. 23), news broke that the NASCAR XFINITY Series will trim its field size next season from 40 cars to 38. On the surface, that change doesn’t seem like a huge deal. After all, no one is watching races to see who finishes positions 38-40. But upon a closer look, this change …

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Kurt Busch Wins a Wild One at Bristol

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With rumors running rampant about his NASCAR future, Kurt Busch proved he’s still got plenty of talent in the tank. In a wild event, Busch emerged at the end to capture the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night (Aug. 18). It’s the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of …

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Martin Truex Jr.’s Wreck Ends Bid for First Short Track Win

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The story of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been the Big 3: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. The three have combined to win majority of the races this season. But to this point, through 23 races there had not been much contact between the three. A lone bump-and-run …

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Christopher Bell Has Fun in 2nd Place Finish at Bristol

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#42: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro DC Solar and #20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem

Christopher Bell came up short to Kyle Larson in the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night (Aug. 17), but he was grinning ear to ear while doing it. “I had a ton of fun tonight,” Bell said. “This was my first true Bristol race where you got the top going really …

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Kyle Larson Finally Victorious at Bristol Motor Speedway

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After coming up short in eight previous tries, Kyle Larson was finally victorious in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Larson dominated, leading 202 laps, to win the Food City 300 on Friday night (Aug. 17). “I haven’t started looking for a broom,” Larson said in reference to trying to sweep the …

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Does Everyone Owe Jeremy Mayfield An Apology? He Says….

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It’s been over nine years since Jeremy Mayfield was banned from NASCAR after testing positive for meth. The controversy ruined his career in the sport; despite Mayfield’s repeated denials, some were left thinking the driver was an addict. But now, recent events have those people starting to believe his side of the story. Once news …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s XFINITY Conflict of Interest Be a Problem?

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently traded his steering wheel for a microphone.  The retired two-time Daytona 500 champion joined NBC’s broadcast team for coverage of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Any time a former driver steps into the booth, they will have prior relationships with some of the current competitors — …

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