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Porsche Sweeps Top 3 in Le Mans Qualifying, Corvette Racing Withdraws 1 Car

24h Le Mans Generic 2015 Recap Only Photographer Unknown

(Credit: Audi AG)

On Thursday night, the final qualifying sessions were held for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, due to start at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Unfortunately for the top teams, conditions were not really conducive to improving times. As a result, most of the fastest drivers from Wednesday’s first session stood on their times. On Wednesday …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Grading FOX’s Grid Walk

2015 Pocono I Cup Alex Bowman Spin Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Welcome back, race fans. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup Series was at Pocono Raceway, traditionally one of the more spread-out tracks on the calendar. However, we ended up with a closer, more competitive race than at Dover. Funny how those things work out. Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 After a rather unsatisfactory 400-mile tilt …

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Spencer Gallagher, Matt Crafton Head Up 2015 WinStar World Casino 400 Practice Sessions at Texas

2015 Dover I Cwts Matt Crafton Truck Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

On Thursday, the Camping World Truck Series took to Texas Motor Speedway for two practice sessions in preparation for Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 400k. With the short field (now up to 30 entrants instead of the 27 on the initial entry list), everyone will qualify.  Regardless, speed and handling are still crucial. Teams were …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Can’t Fix Boredom

2015 Dover I Cup Jimmie Johnson Confetti Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Welcome back, race fans. After the insanity of Memorial Day weekend, last weekend brought a tripleheader at Dover. We saw wrecking, track surface issues and Jimmie Johnson winning again. In other words, it was just like last year. Things never change. Due to time constraints, Saturday’s running of the Buckle Up 200 will be covered …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Missing the Forest While Staring at the Wrong Trees

2015 Charlotte I Cup Kurt Busch Racing Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Well, Memorial Day weekend is over now. We were treated to over 1,500 miles of racing last weekend between a number of series. Today, we’re going to focus in on 1,400 of those miles and the broadcasts that brought those races to us. Last week, the big story in TV land was Jeff Gordon‘s move …

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Critic’s Annex: Jeff Gordon Provides FOX with Fresh Meat

2015 Bristol I Cup Jeff Gordon Vertical Ii Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

As you’ve undoubtedly read by now, FOX Sports announced on Thursday that four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will be moving into the broadcast booth full-time next season. It’s an interesting move by FOX, as Gordon is a known quantity, popular with race fans and non-race fans. When Gordon expressed an interest to do …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Provides Stripped-Down Broadcasts

Greg Biffle Cup Sprint Showdown 2015 Charlotte Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

This past weekend was the first part of “10 Days of Thunder” for FOX Sports. Weekend No. 1 featured racing in Charlotte and in Iowa. Thankfully, rain did not play a factor. The action was interesting, though. How FOX handled the situations that arose would ultimately affect how fans perceived the issues. Sprint All-Star Race …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Erik Jones’s Debut Brings Unsavory Booth Behavior

2015 Kansas I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Car Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images

Welcome back, folks. Hope you had an excellent Mother’s Day Weekend. Last weekend, the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series were both at Kansas Speedway. The week was up and down at best. SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Looking back, I should have seen what happened early Saturday night coming. The Braves-Nationals baseball game ran long. …

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Cameron Hayley Fastest in 2015 Toyota Tundra 250 Practice at Kansas

2015 Martinsville I Cwts Cameron Hayley Vertical Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

Photo Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images

On Thursday, Camping World Truck Series teams were originally scheduled to have two practice sessions ahead of Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. Unfortunately, persistent rains quashed that original schedule. Once the rains finally went away and the Air Titan 2s got the 1.5-mile oval dry, NASCAR scrambled and shortened the schedule to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Jeff Gordon’s Booth Finale Highlight of Weekend

2015 Talladega I Nxs Ryan Reed Ryan Sieg John Wes Townley Crash Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR/Getty Images)

Welcome back to another edition of Couch Potato Tuesday. Today, we’ve reached critique No. 450. Yowza. To top that off, we’ve got Talladega. By the standards of race broadcasts, Talladega races are easier than normal to cover since everyone’s all together… most of the time. Let’s see how it went. GEICO 500 Sunday saw 500 …

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Fraternal Order of Eagles Expands Partnership with HScott Motorsports

2015 Martinsville I Cup Justin Allgaier Car Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

On Tuesday, HScott Motorsports announced an expansion of their relationship with the Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E). The F.O.E. will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Justin Allgaier in two races this season. The first of those will be the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway in May. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Flirts With The Line at Richmond

2015 Richmond I Cup Green Flag Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Hello, TV watchers. As you all know, the past week stunk big time. When I wrote last week’s edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, I had no idea that Steve Byrnes was literally on his death bed. I knew that he wasn’t in the best shape; any time “Stage 4” is mentioned in regards to cancer, …

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