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Can IndyCar learn from Boxing’s Recent Success?

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One day after the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Season started, I boldly professed that I would not criticize and/or overtly highlight IndyCar’s ever-present issue of declining popularity. I professed this in hopes that I and other IndyCar beat writers would focus on the positives of the sport instead of the negatives, …

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Pace Laps: A Second Chance to Make a First Impression, Ending a Dry Spell

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SPRINT CUP: We all need a second chance sometimes – For 19-year-old Chase Elliott, Sunday afternoon at Richmond International raceway was his second-career Sprint Cup Series start – the first he will like to remember after a troublesome Martinsville debut in March. Advancing to Round 2 of Coors Light qualifying …

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Four Burning Questions at Bristol: Repetitive Rain and Shining Underdogs

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Bristol Motor Speedway. The very utterance of the name elicits countless images of watershed moments of the sport’s history that have taken place at the track over the years. It is a historic track, and the Food City 500 is a historic race. The best of the Sprint Cup Series …

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Pace Laps: Youth Prevails, Redemption in Vegas, Controversy and More

2015 Texas I NNS Erik Jones wins credit NASCAR via Getty Images

XFINITY: The Future Has Arrived – It only took nine races until Erik Jones drove a Joe Gibbs Racing car into Victory Lane. The soon-to-be 19-year-old outran two Cup Series veterans at Texas, and in doing so, gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first XFINITY Series win since Matt Kenseth’s triumph in …

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Four Burning Questions in Texas: Roush’s Hopeful Turnaround & a Rainy Day in Texas

2014 Texas II CUP Matt Kenseth pole gun CIA

Texas Motor Speedway is the site of this week’s round of NASCAR Sprint Cup action as the series returns from its annual Easter break recess. Now refreshed and ready to roll, the drivers and teams enter this weekend’s race looking to either build on their early season success (see: Harvick, Kevin), …

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