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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Deals With a Nightmare in Texas

A pack of cars in the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The All-Star Race in recent years has become NASCAR’s skunk works in order to try out new things. Things tried here in recent years that have made it into the Cup Series full-time include the new hood escape valves that are on the Next Gen car, along with the travesty that was the 550 horsepower …

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Ryan Blaney Takes White Flag Twice, Checkered Flag Once to Win Controversial All-Star Race

2022 Cup Texas All-Star Ryan Blaney confetti (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Under the Fort Worth lights on Sunday night (May 22), Ryan Blaney crossed the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway and the all important oversized novelty check for $1 million.  And then he did it again. When he approached the start/finish line on lap 125, he came …

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Up to Speed: The Clock is Ticking for NASCAR Playoff Hopefuls

Kevin Harvick at Phoenix Raceway prior to the Ruoff Mortgage 500k, 3/13/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Halfway through the regular season of the NASCAR Cup Series, parity continues to reign supreme. Kurt Busch’s victory at Kansas Speedway on Sunday made him the 11th different winner so far in 2022.

Did You Notice?: 10 Quirky Stats 10 Races Into NASCAR 2022

2022 Martinsville I Cup Chase Elliott NKP

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Did You Notice? … We’re 10 races into the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season already? It’s been a year so chock full with news (a new race car will do that to you), we’ve seen a couple of under-the-radar storylines overlooked. It’s not easy to cover it all in a year where parity (eight winners …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2022 GEICO 500 at Talladega

Ryan Blaney, wearing a hat a sunglasses, folded arms, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for the GEICO 500, the Cup Series race at Talladega airing Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX.

5 Points to Ponder: Is NASCAR Having a Next Gen Short Track Crisis?

Chase Elliott leads a pack of NASCAR racecars at Martinsville Speedway, April 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Is it too soon to panic about the Next Gen car ruining short track racing? Houston, we have a problem. Or rather, Martinsville, we have a problem. As NASCAR has shuffled around its schedule the past few years, a common refrain among fans was that more short track races would be a good thing. …

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