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5 Points to Ponder: Milestones, Memories and Way Back When

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ONE: Four To Go We have just four races to go before the start of the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. We begin at Bristol Motor Speedway (more on this below) before the second trip of the season to Michigan International Speedway. Then it’s Darlington Raceway for a second …

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The Underdog House: Why NASCAR’s Small Teams Matter

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The teams covered in this article each week aren’t likely race winners (though many of them certainly can—and on occasion have—win if circumstances dictate). However, NASCAR is about more than winning.  Consider the amount of preparation that one of the sport’s elite teams has to put into bringing a racecar to the …

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4 Burning Questions: How Could Mid-Ohio Impact Chase Picture?

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How Could Mid-Ohio Impact XFINITY Chase Picture? Entering this, the road course swing of the XFINITY Series season, the Chase grid still hasn’t settled down. Through 20 races, that precious cutoff zone stands at a massive two points between 12th-place Blake Koch and 13th-place Ross Chastain. With numbers like that, it …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: NASCAR’s Alliance-Bred Farm System

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Furniture Row Racing confirmed NASCAR’s worst kept secret on Sunday at Watkins Glen International when the organization announced that they’ll field upcoming phenom Erik Jones in a newly-formed second team next season alongside veteran Martin Truex, Jr. However, when the agreement was announced as a one-year deal, talk immediately began to shift …

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2-Headed Monster: How Will Erik Jones Fare in His Rookie Season?

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One of the worst-kept secrets of the season was officially revealed on Sunday when Furniture Row Racing announced that Erik Jones would be moving to Sprint Cup full-time in 2017. Jones, a Joe Gibbs Racing development driver, will move to JGR’s satellite operation in 2017, driving the No. 77 Toyota as a teammate …

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