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Former NASCAR, NHRA Owner Raymond Beadle Dead at 70

On Monday morning, former NASCAR, NHRA Drag Racing and Sprint Car team owner Raymond Beadle passed away.  Beadle had suffered a heart attack in July and died of complications arising from the attack.  He was 70. After news of Beadle’s passing was announced, NASCAR released its own statement. “Raymond Beadle had a brief, but prolific, career …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Erases “Everyone” At ‘Dega For Chasers

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Race weekends at Talladega Superspeedway make my stomach churn. I’m nervous the whole weekend, just hoping that nothing terrible happens. The sad truth is, terrible things have been happening at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega with an increasing frequency in recent years. It’s truly sad, and since almost all of the bad things happen in …

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Ryan Newman Fails Post-Race Inspection at Talladega

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Ryan Newman came out of Sunday’s GEICO 500 looking very good.  He had just finished fifth and qualified for the Eliminator round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup easily. Then came post-race inspection. In the “Room of Doom,” Newman’s car was found to be too low on both sides.  Normally, that would be considered …

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Daytona Rising Project Reaches Halfway Point

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On Wednesday, Daytona International Speedway held a special ceremony to commemorate the halfway point of the track’s $400 million renovation, dubbed “Daytona Rising.”  For the Daytona Rising project, the halfway point entailed the installation of the highest steel beams for the project.  In a special ceremony, a plaque was placed onto the beam, while the …

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Bully Hill Vineyards To Sponsor Joe Nemechek in fred’s 250

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NEMCO Motorsports announced Wednesday that Hammondsport, NY-based Bully Hill Vineyards will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 8 Toyota Tundra driven by Joe Nemechek in Saturday’s fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Car chief Austin Pollack hinted at the partnership on Tuesday afternoon with a tweet that featured a small portion …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: How ESPN Can Be a Victim of… Itself?

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The fall race week at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the NASCAR equivalent of homecoming week. Heck, we even had a Powder Puff event (the Better Half Dash) on Thursday night. With that in mind, putting on a good show at home is crucial for NASCAR. By extension, it’s important for NASCAR’s TV partners to be …

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Ryan Reed, Lilly Diabetes and American Diabetes Association Renew With Roush Fenway Racing

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On Wednesday, Roush Fenway Racing announced that they have reached a multi-year contract extension with Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.  As a result of the agreement, driver Ryan Reed will continue to drive the No. 16 Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series (soon to be XFINITY Series) full-time.  In addition, the Drive to …

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Steve Byrnes Takes Leave of Absence To Battle Cancer

FOX Sports announced on Wednesday that Steve Byrnes, co-host of NASCAR RaceHub and part-time play-by-play commentator for Camping World Truck Series races on FOX Sports 1, is taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately.  The reason?  Cancer that forced Byrnes to take a similar absence last season has returned, but in a far worse …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Need For NASCAR TV To Delve Deeper

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So, big news: Kansas Speedway’s NASCAR races were nowhere near as irritating TV-wise as Dover was. It feels great to not want to rip your hair out, doesn’t it? Of course, everyone can see my headshot to the right of the article. I don’t have that much to rip out. However, just because I stated …

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