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Fire on Friday: Revive the Gillette Young Guns, Please

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My generation pretty much invented the term “Netflix and chill.” If you don’t know what that is by now, ask Siri. Everybody is streaming. Not just millennials. Say it with me: E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y. Movies, television shows, documentaries, sports, it’s all on demand, available to the customer based on their needs, wants and desires. Did anybody ask for …

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Fire on Friday: Lack of Continuity in Playoffs

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Am I the only one who finds it rather strange that NASCAR’s top three series don’t start their playoffs on the same weekend? Scratch that — it’s not just strange, it’s a missed opportunity. Why does the Camping World Truck Series, which has the best racing in all of NASCAR, start its postseason three weeks before the …

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Friday Faceoff: Too Much Access for Fans?

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Kurt Busch‘s win at Bristol was his first in over a year and a half, but he has been consistently running well this season. Is he a realistic contender to fill in as the fourth driver to accompany the “Big Three?” John Haverlin: Kurt Busch is a contender to join the “Big Four.” Stewart-Haas Racing has …

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Daniel Suarez Comes Home 4th at Watkins Glen: ‘We’re Getting Close’

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Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 will live in NASCAR history as Chase Elliott‘s first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. But Daniel Suarez‘s strong fourth-place run in the GoBowling at The Glen wasn’t too shabby, either. Suarez finished third at Watkins Glen International last season (his best career finish at the time) and followed that …

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Joey Logano Reaches Career Milestone With XFINITY Victory at The Glen

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Usually, “it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish” is applicable in racing. But on Saturday afternoon, where you started is exactly where you finished if your name is Joey Logano. The Middletown, Conn. native won the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 4) from the pole after leading a …

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Martin Truex Jr. Honored at White House for 2017 Championship

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Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team are honored at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday May 21, 2018. (Photo by Davey Segal, Frontstretch)

President Donald J. Trump welcomed 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team to the White House on Monday afternoon. The ceremony began just before 2:30 p.m. ET and included remarks from President Trump and Truex Jr. “Mr. President treated us like family,” Truex said …

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2018 NASCAR Next Class Announced

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The 2018 NASCAR Next class was announced on Tuesday afternoon, featuring nine drivers in the developmental ranks of NASCAR who are looking to take the next step in their racing careers. Anthony Alfredo, Hailee Deegan, Riley Herbst, Derek Kraus, Chase Purdy, Will Rodgers, Zane Smith, Tanner Thorson and Ryan Vargas make up the nine-driver class. …

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Friday Faceoff: Is a NASCAR Sale Good or Bad for the Sport?

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It’s been reported that the France family is looking into selling NASCAR either completely or in part. Would this be a good or a bad thing for the sport? Michael Finley: It depends. This sport needs new leadership desperately, somebody who can come in with new ideas on how to develop a new audience for racing …

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Parker Kligerman to Run Coca-Cola 600 for Gaunt Brothers Racing

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For the first time since the summer of 2014, Parker Kligerman will be back behind the wheel of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car. Kligerman will drive the No. 96 Toyota for Gaunt Brothers Racing in the Coca-Cola-600 on Memorial Day weekend, the team announced Thursday (May 10). Kligerman, who has made 10 Cup …

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