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4 Burning Questions: Will the Bottom Lane Be the Fast Lane at Bristol?

Photo: John Harrelson / NKP

Will the Bottom Lane Be the Fast Lane at Bristol? I don’t think there had ever been more eyes fixed on a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race than Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. With the first of three races this week at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, the newly rubbered …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Kennedy Outlasts Bristol for First Career Win

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In a Nutshell: Ben Kennedy took the checkered flag 0.274 seconds ahead of Brett Moffitt to win Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kennedy outlasted a hard-charging Moffitt on the restart with six laps remaining to score his first career win. Daniel Hemric, William Byron and Johnny Sauter …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Sieg, Jeremy Clements, B.J. McLeod Hearken to Era of Independents

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“Names are made here.”  That is the tagline NASCAR has used when marketing the XFINITY Series for the past few years.  It is true that the XFINITY Series is the home (or former home) of some of NASCAR’s rising talents.  Most fans view the second-tier division through that lens.  They …

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Nitro Shots: What’s In It For Me?

NHRA 2016 Pro Mod Mike Castellana courtesy NHRA media

Last week NHRA announced that Justin “Big Chief” Shearer would compete in the Pro Mod class at the U.S. Nationals with his “Crowmod” race car. The response has been, as you might expect, interesting. First, from the Shearer side of the equation, have come the complaints that Big Chief has …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Garrett Smithley on His Accelerated Ride up the NASCAR Ladder

Photo: Nigel Kinrade

Oh, how much can change in a year’s time.  For Garrett Smithley, the 24-year-old Georgia native was working as a driver instructor at the Richard Petty Driving Experience following a successful run in Bandolero and Legend cars, before he even stepped foot in a NASCAR stock car. At the start of …

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