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Kyle Larson Fastest In Opening Cup Practice at Las Vegas

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to the track Friday (March 2) for opening practice in preparation for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson posted the quick time of the initial round on the 1.5-mile oval. His Chevrolet Camaro topped the charts at 190.658 mph, just ahead of the …

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2-Headed Monster: Are We Overdoing The Dale Earnhardt Tributes?

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Stuck In The Past In the two races this season, we’ve heard a lot about tributes to Dale Earnhardt. There was the No. 3 car of Austin Dillon winning the Daytona 500 on the 20th anniversary of Earnhardt’s triumph. There was a lucky penny glued to Dillonʻs dash, given to him by a young fan, …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To The Yellow Line Rule?

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NO NEED FOR THE LINE In 2001, NASCAR implemented it’s now notorious “yellow line” rule at its two restrictor plate tracks, Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. Simply put, any driver who gains an advantage by putting their tires below the yellow line separating the racing surface from the apron gets black-flagged. Since its implementation, …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Only 40 Cars Entered In The Daytona 500 A Cause For Concern?

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Is there reason to worry about the car count?

Sky Falling: The Doomsday 500 OK, the headline might be a bit of an over-exaggeration and a hyperbole to what this situation means, but it still is a bad sign that only 40 cars entered the Daytona 500. Of course, the first issue that arises with the small entry list is that all of the …

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Former Driver Eric McClure Arrested For Domestic Assault

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Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure was arrested on Sunday (Feb. 11) for domestic assault and battery. McClure was taken into custody at his home in Smyth County, Va., by the Smyth County Sheriff’s Department. According to NBC Sports’ Dustin Long, an affidavit from the sheriff’s office listed the victim as McClure’s wife, Miranda. The couple …

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Jordan Anderson Reveals Full-Time 2018 Plans, New Team

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Jordan Anderson has been a NASCAR driver for a few years, and now he’s also a team owner. Jordan Anderson Racing, officially formed for the 2018 season, will run full-time in the Camping World Truck Series with its owner behind the wheel. Anderson will pilot trucks featuring the No. 3 in 2018. Anderson, who has spent …

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Unfulfilled Promise: The Story of the 1998 Rookie Class

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“You can overcome anything in the world but fate.” – Richard Petty Such words can be applied to an almost limitless array of situations throughout the history of NASCAR. So often, success turns up where it may not have been initially deemed likely. Other times, those who seem destined for greatness never reach their lofty …

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Martins Motorsports Closes Down Truck Series Team

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Martins Motorsports has ceased operations for its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, owner and driver Tommy Joe Martins has revealed. As recently as last week, Martins had anticipated the organization fielding trucks for multiple drivers over the course of the 2018 season. However, the deals that the team had previously negotiated fell through. At …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Team Penske

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Mooresville, N.C., has long been considered the main hub of stock car racing. But just north of Race City, USA, the scenery begins to look better suited for farming or raising cattle than building championship racecars. If you were to drive down Mazeppa Road, there’s a good chance you’d fly right past the narrow, unassuming …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Homestead

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finished off the 2017 campaign with a stellar championship battle this weekend. The finale has become an annual trip to the part of the country better known for alligators and pastel suits. South Florida set the scene and the title contenders delivered, with each of the four making a …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Phoenix

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Phoenix this weekend for the penultimate race of the season. For the drivers still chasing a spot in the Championship 4, it was the last opportunity to keep their title hopes alive. The goal was simple: win and advance. Otherwise, it’ll be a long offseason reflecting on …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series blazed a trail into the Lone Star State this weekend for another 500-mile duel. With the playoff spots dwindling, the urgency starts to ratchet up for the drivers still vying for the title. Kyle Busch locked in his spot with his win last week and Martin Truex Jr. has …

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