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Couch Potato Tuesday: McReynolds Hits the Spot in Atlanta

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Welcome back to another edition of Couch Potato Tuesday.  This past weekend, we had some interesting action in Atlanta.  We also, for some reason, had a guy in a bear suit make FOX NASCAR Sunday.  More on that later. Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sunday brought the Sprint Cup Series …

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Off the Wall With: Ashley Freiberg

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On the spot this week: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rookie Ashley Freiberg, who will be splitting her time in 2016 between Turner Motorsport’s No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 in the GT-Daytona class and Starworks Motorsport’s No. 88 in the Prototype Challenge class. What’s fun for you besides [car] racing? Cyclocross …

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Friday Faceoff: How Important Is Track Position?

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A quick exam of the last few seasons shows that only the best restrictor plate drivers – Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski – have been able to get to victory lane. Is it still fair to say anyone can win at Daytona or Talladega, or has …

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Lamborghini Teams Hit With Post-Rolex 24 Penalties

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A couple of hours after the finish of the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, IMSA announced that the engines from all five Lamborghini Huracan GT3’s in the field would be taken back for testing.  The inspection came after the Huracans consistently posted faster lap times than any of the …

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Pace Laps: Hamlin’s Big Step, GMS Steps Up And ‘Off’ Weekends

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Sprint Cup: Hamlin, Team Toyota Packs A Punch – The final laps of Daytona reminded me of the closing moments of a Great American Race here 19 years ago. In that one, Bill Elliott held the lead on the final restart only for the selflessness of three Hendrick Motorsports teammates to bond …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Needs a Daytona 500 Win?

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Who would benefit the most from a Daytona 500 win? What driver in the field needs a 500 to complete their resume?  Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Any driver with no prayer of winning a non-plate race would benefit the most. Not only would they be a part of the whirlwind …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ashley Freiberg on Moving Up & a Split Schedule

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24-year old Ashley Freiberg has only been racing in sports cars for a little over two years. However, in that time, she’s impressed a lot of people. In her first career start in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Daytona in 2014, she shared the overall victory with Shelby …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott Chasing NASCAR History While NHRA Debuts

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Sprint Cup Series: Could Chase Elliott Be the Spark NASCAR Needs? – For the fourth year in a row, the best possible story came together for NASCAR on Daytona 500 Qualifying Day. 20-year old Chase Elliott grabbed the pole Sunday afternoon for the Great American Race, and in doing so became …

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