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The Underdog House: NASCAR Opportunity is Bigger in Texas

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Think Small Man, what a week our underdogs are in for after a weekend like that, right? Even more than Daytona, Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway proved to be the ultimate opportunity for the underdog teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For when tires started popping, cars started sliding and pit road became …

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The Underdog House: Finding Easter Eggs at 1/6th Mark of 2018

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Think Small At the one-sixth mark of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, perhaps there was no better time for a holiday break. For some, at least. As we exited Daytona Speedweeks, drifted through the West Coast Swing and plowed through white Martinsville, the true stature of the underdogs for 2018 have taken …

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The Underdog House: California Daydreaming

2018 auto club cup Ty Dillon, Germain Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Twisted Tea Matt DiBenedetto, Go FAS Racing, Ford Fusion Can-Am/Wholey Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Healthy Choice Power Bowls

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Think Small The stars came out Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. Rapper and actor Ice Cube made his debut as a NASCAR spectator, and the big crowd and mountainous backdrop were met with arm-warming weather by the thoughtful California sun. Unfortunately, the nice memories for some ended as soon as the National Anthem did, as …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings after Daytona

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL USA Sunday 18 February 2018 Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/Peak Ford Fusion and Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Omnicraft Auto Parts  Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett NKP

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was in Daytona this weekend for the 60th running for the Daytona 500. As the sun rose Sunday morning, it ushered in the 2018 season with one of the most anticipated Great American Races in recent memory. The field was filled with a good mix of young drivers challenging …

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The Underdog House: First, You Must Finish the Daytona 500

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Think Small Turn 3 was dubbed “Calamity Corner” years back at Daytona International Speedway, and during Sunday’s 60th Daytona 500, it was the place that saw dreams end and hopeful runs begin for many Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series underdogs. The final 10 laps, specifically, gave us a roller coaster of stories pit-balling between the …

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The Underdog House: Small NASCAR Teams Finding Relief – Sort of – Approaching Daytona 500

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL USA Sunday 11 February 2018 Matt DiBenedetto, Go Fas Racing, The Hurricane Heist Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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Think Small While most of the sport’s television time goes directly toward big teams with great speed and large personalities — and rightfully so, to an extent — Sunday’s 60th running of the Daytona 500 will have a heavy populous of tiny organizations. Many of these small NASCAR teams, despite being huge underdogs can actually …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott Square Off Again in Michigan?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI USA Sunday 18 June 2017 Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Cars 3 Target Chevrolet SS Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Chevrolet SS World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

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Will Larson & Elliott Square Off Again at Michigan International Speedway? Kevin Harvick has Phoenix International Raceway. Jimmie Johnson has Dover International Speedway. Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott have Michigan. Every driver seems to have his or her track where success comes a little easier than others. And as of late, this weekend is highly expected …

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4 Burning Questions: Will FOX’s Drivers-Only Broadcast Be Success or Disaster?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC USA Friday 19 May 2017 Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion and Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Haas-Automation Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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Will FOX’s Drivers Only Broadcast Be a Success or Disaster? Pocono Raceway has a way of giving us a little something new. After debuting the double-file restart in a points event in 2009, Pocono flipped from a 500- to 400-mile distance in 2012, showing that shorter could be better in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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He Didn’t Blink: Kyle Larson Tames Monster Mile with XFINITY Win

NASCAR XFINITY Series One Main Financial 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE USA Saturday 3 June 2017 Kyle Larson, ParkerStore Chevrolet Camaro celebrates in victory lane World Copyright: Logan Whitton NKP

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Though Miles the Monster was a tough one in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 (with 10 cautions to boot, the most in 10 years) Kyle Larson did not blink. The Cup regular drove away from Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney to earn his eighth career XFINITY Series win and third of 2017. Starting from the pole, Larson went on …

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U.S. Legend Cars Shaping NASCAR’s Next Generation

Unlike many members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which showcases the best of NASCAR’s yesterday, the racers of today receive years of experience before they touch a NASCAR national series. Most of these racers roll in a lavish amount of short track racing series on a local level, but none other seems to nurture …

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Pace Laps: Swings Galore at Las Vegas and Joey Logano’s XFINITY Dominance

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: You can say Kyle Busch put the “swing” in the West Coast Swing – After Joey Logano made contact with Kyle Busch coming to the checkered flag in Turn 4, Busch went after his former teammate on pit road, leading to punches and a bloody forehead for Busch. “There wasn’t much talking, …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Darrell Wallace Jr. Makes Unexpected Find

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Martinsville preview. #nascar #thechase pic.twitter.com/G7hT4LI32T — nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) October 27, 2015 NASCARCasm offered his own preview of Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Will NASCARCasm end up being accurate? Probably not. Watching racecar drivers strap into bumper cars would be very entertaining and priceless! Well, already moving out…almost 2 weeks. Sucks but not dealing with this… ARE …

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