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The Underdog House: Open for Business

2019 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Matt Dibenedetto

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Every Underdog Has His Day With the thunder of NASCAR engines once again disturbing the peace along International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, the 2019 season is officially underway. The underdogs are back in action and each seeking to taste a little success. What success really means is as varied as the independent teams themselves, …

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Glen Wood, Longtime NASCAR Team Owner, Dies at 93

Glen Wood Nascar 1967

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Glen Wood, the founder of legendary Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Wood Brothers Racing, has died at the age 93, the team announced Friday, Jan. 18. It’s with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning. We want to thank family, friends, our small-town Virginia …

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Brett Moffitt Moving to GMS Racing in 2019

Nascar Camping World Truck Series

(Photo: Logan Whitton/ NKP)

Brett Moffitt will take over the No. 24 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series ride for GMS Racing in 2019, replacing 2016 champion Johnny Sauter. Moffitt, the 2018 series champion, was left without a ride despite winning the title due to a lack of sponsorship with Hattori Racing Enterprises. That set into motion a series of …

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2018 Top NASCAR Storylines: The Closing Of Furniture Row Racing

Martin Truex Jr. Sonoma 2018 Cup Danny Peters

Martin Truex Jr. was all alone out front (Photo: Danny Peters)

In one of the more surprising developments over the course of the 2018 season, it was revealed that Furniture Row Racing would be discontinuing operations at the conclusion of the year. This one was big. This wasn’t just an “also-ran”team. Nor was it an occasionally competitive mid-level team. No, this was the organization that achieved …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Is Most Likely To Win It All At Homestead?

Kevin Harvick 2018 Can Am 500 Qualifying

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1. The Championship 4 is set, and it consists of arguably the four best cars over the course of the season. Who do you see claiming the title next week? Wesley Coburn: Kyle Busch wins because, even though Kevin Harvick has the best average finish of the four championship drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway, either he …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch Have Let Aric Almirola Win at Phoenix?

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Kyle Busch won the race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix this past weekend to advance to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But given that he was already set to advance on points, he faced a peculiar situation late in the race. Aric Almirola was trailing him and needed to win to advance. By winning, …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Joey Logano Deserve The Hate?

2018 Cup Zach Catanzareti Martinsville Joey Logano

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Since entering the NASCAR world, Joey Logano has been a driver who many fans love to hate. The announcing of his name at driver introductions is nearly always met with boos, and that goes the same for some of his wins. On top of that, many of his fellow drivers have scoffed at some of …

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2-Headed Monster: How Does Chase Elliott v. Denny Hamlin & Martin Truex Jr v. Joey Logano Compare?

2018 Martinsville Finish Joey Logano Martin Truex Jr. Zach Catanzareti Cup

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For much of the week, the talk in NASCAR has surrounded the final battle in last Sunday’s (Oct. 28) First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr waged a multi-lap battle for the lead that ultimately ended in Logano bumping Truex out of the top spot, the pair bouncing off of …

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2-Headed Monster: Is The Driver or The Car More Important?

Nascar Xfinity Series

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This week’s question is racing’s version of “the chicken or the egg” question: does the car matter more than the driver or does the driver make a bigger difference than the car? Motor Over Mojo There’s no doubt that both matter, but it’s clear that the machine makes a bigger contribution than the man (or …

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Friday Faceoff: Is There Such a Thing As Home Track Advantage?

Clint Bowyer sits in the garage area at Kentucky Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Stewart-Haas Racing has put all four of its cars in Victory Lane this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Prior to this year, what was the best overall season by a multi-car team? How does that team compare to the 2018 stats put up by SHR?  Michael Massie:  Even with SHR’s dominance, …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Bad So Many Drivers Are Leaving NASCAR?

2018 Darlington Cup Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Gone are the days when NASCAR drivers would race until they couldn’t find a ride anymore. From Tony Stewart to Kasey Kahne, more and more drivers are calling it quits at a younger age to race elsewhere. The trend leads to this week’s question: Is it bad for NASCAR that so many drivers are leaving? …

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