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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

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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Couldn’t Salvage Lackluster Martinsville Cup Race

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

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Martinsville is often a track that fans, drivers and media alike look forward to. The weekend resulted in very different races. The NASCAR Xfinity Series was a bit of a wreckfest. Meanwhile, the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 was another story. Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Saturday night saw the NASCAR Cup Series rumble into …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Martinsville, Oh Boy

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Well, that was interesting. Brandon Jones took home the checkered flag in the egregiously long-titled Call 811 Before You Dig 250 Powered by Call811.com. Landon Cassill, AJ Allmendinger, Austin Hill and Sam Mayer rounded out the rest of the top five. This one was full of drama, and by the time you’re reading this, you …

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Ty Gibbs & Sam Mayer Fight After Xfinity Series Race at Martinsville

Ty Gibbs, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, and Sam Mayer, driver of the #1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Call 811 Before You Dig 250 powered by Call 811.com at Martinsville Speedway on April 08, 2022 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Tempers flared, fists were thrown and short track racing at its finest was on display on Friday (April 8) night. Brandon Jones came away with the trophy in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Call 811 Before You Dig 250 at Martinsville Speedway, but the story leaving The Paperclip was the fight between Ty …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: How FOX Can Improve Broadcasts Everywhere, Not Just Richmond

Kevin HArvick and Chase Briscoe lead a pack of cars at Richmond Raceway, April 2022. Photo: NKP

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This past weekend began a short track season, much along the lines of what NASCAR fans used to have in the 1990s. Richmond, Martinsville and Bristol in back-to-back-to-back weeks before a trip to Talladega. Good times? Toyota Owners 400 In the past couple of years, I’ve noticed that pre-race coverage for races on FOX or …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Ty Gibbs Continues Dominance at Richmond

2022 Xfinity Richmond pack racing - John Hunter Nemechek, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Ty Gibbs took home the checkered flag yet again on Saturday (April 2) in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway, marking his third win of the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. John Hunter Nemechek, Sam Mayer, AJ Allmendinger and Riley Herbst rounded out the rest of the top five, after Herbst made a late move …

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Ty Gibbs Wins Richmond Xfinity Race On Last-Lap Pass

2022 Xfinity Richmond Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, race finish (Credit: NKP)

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series was the main attraction Saturday at Richmond Raceway and while John Hunter Nemechek shined in the first two stages, it was young Ty Gibbs who once again proved that he is the man to beat in the Xfinity Series in 2022, leading 113 laps on the road to claiming the victory …

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