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Beyond the Cockpit: Alon Day Looks to Become the First Israeli NASCAR Driver

Alon Day

(Photo: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series)

As the water from the Mediterranean Sea slowly washes onto the shore on one of Israel’s most well-known areas, there is a sense of calm in the air. The palm trees sway as a light breeze reaches land. If you didn’t know any better, you would think you were in the Caribbean or Miami. On a …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Does Religion Belong in NASCAR?

NASCAR appears to be making noise quite often this year, and perhaps not in a good way. Sparking controversy first over Brian France endorsing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the critics have moved onto NASCAR’s stereotypes, all of which were out in abundance at Texas Motor Speedway. How? Look no further than the race name. The …

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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. to Run Darrell Waltrip Tribute Scheme at Darlington

Stenhouse Throwback

(Photo: Roush Fenway Racing)

It has been 41 years since NASCAR Hall of Fame member and current Fox Sports commentator Darrell Waltrip first pulled into Victory Lane. Honoring the three-time Cup Series champion, Waltrip’s paint scheme for his first victory in 1975 at Nashville will be featured as part of the throwback theme for this year’s Southern 500 at …

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Pace Laps: Tough Luck for Martin Truex, Jr. at Texas, Timmy Solomito Wins in Whelen Modified Tour Opener and XFINITY Series Short Tracks

2016 Cup Texas Martin Truex Jr. Pit Road Credit Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Sprint Cup: Everything’s Tougher in Texas for Truex, Jr. –  Several moments throughout the 500-miler Saturday night made it seem like Martin Truex, Jr. was nearly untouchable out front. With the exception of Carl Edwards, who later suffered a loose wheel and fell off the lead lap, Truex was the only driver to be able to …

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Bobby Pierce Set for Truck Series Return with MB Motorsports

2015 Eldora Cwts Bobby Pierce Pole Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Less than a year after taking the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series by storm at Eldora Speedway, Bobby Pierce is set to return to the sport’s third-tier division. After winning the pole for the MudSummer Classic at the half-mile dirt track, Pierce finished runner-up to fellow dirt tracker, Christopher Bell. The strong showing earned him …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Martinsville Better than Bristol?

Martinsville Ragan Bowyer Larson Wreck 2015 Cup Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has gone through major changes over the years. Tracks have changed. Drivers have swapped rides and retired. Even the point system has gone through several revisions. Over time, certain tracks have become more competitive, while, others, which once were considered the premier stages of the sport, are now in the middle …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Blaney Bringing Success Back to the Wood Brothers

2016 Las Vegas Cup Ryan Blaney Smile Nigel Kinrage Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Wood Brothers have been around since 1953, when the iconic No. 21 car first began circling a racetrack. Ever since then, NASCAR’s oldest team has fought through adversity time after time. Since scaling back to a part-time schedule in 2009, five drivers have piloted the red and white Ford. But after Ryan Blaney sped …

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Kaz Grala, Claire Decker, Spencer Boyd Attempting Truck Series Debuts at Martinsville

Atlanta Trucks 2015 Jennifer Jo Cobb Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field will feature three new faces at Martinsville Speedway this upcoming weekend. As the Truck Series returns from a five-week hiatus, a handful of teams are taking advantage of returning to short track racing at the “paper clip.” Leading the way for drivers attempting their debuts at Martinsville is Kaz …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Todd Parrott Using Experience to Lead Ty Dillon

Auto Club 500 Qualifying

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The pit box is where this man belongs.  Todd Parrott’s career as a crew chief in NASCAR’s premier series started in 1995,  paired with Ernie Irvan. For the overwhelming majority of his career, the veteran leader worked for Robert Yates Racing, guiding now NBC commentator Dale Jarrett to the 1999 Sprint Cup championship. Working with the …

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