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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champions Week at Butler


Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Terry Page

Bobby Pierce all but cements the 2021 DIRTcar Summer Nationals late model crown. Sadly, the Hell Tour’s latest salvo wasn’t the only hell dirt racing had to deal with this midweek.

Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 12: 2021 Gobbler at Cochran

Super Bowl of Racing

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The Main Event: It was a race that took nearly five months to run, but Brandon Overton’s momentum from the 2020 season has only intensified in 2021, and that left “Big Sexy” in position to obliterate the field in Friday night’s rescheduled Gobbler super late model race at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Ga. Taking the …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 7: 2021 DirtCar Nationals & Tragedy at New Smyrna

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Trent Gower

The Main Event – Hanover, Pa.’s Logan Schuchart scored his second winged sprint car victory of Speedweeks at Volusia Speedway Park Sunday, driving away with two laps to go to win the second World of Outlaws feature of 2021 after disaster struck for polesitter Donny Schatz. Schatz, who had led the opening 28 laps and …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2010s, Pt. 1

Martinsville Cup 2019 Mike Neff Aric Almirola

In June, I undertook a project to dig up every single movie-themed paint scheme that ever ran across NASCAR’s three touring series and, eventually, rank them. The weeks-long search yielded that exactly 100 films have been represented on stock cars throughout the years, ranging from The Wizard of Oz to Shazam. Unfortunately, 2020 became the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Bob Leavine Hopes to Run Second Car ‘One of These Days’

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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In a special edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino chats with Bob Leavine, owner of Leavine Family Racing about the state of his team. Leavine says his driver Matt DiBenedetto has been bitten by bad luck this season, but the No. 95 has shown improvement in speed since joining Toyota. He says the alliance with …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kasey Kahne

2018 Las Vegas I CUP Kasey Kahne John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson / NKP)

Kasey Kahne did everything he could to continue racing in NASCAR’s premier series this year. He raced until he couldn’t do so any longer. Twenty-five races into the 2018 season and Kahne couldn’t handle it anymore. His body could no longer handle the wear and tear that comes with 400- to 500-mile races. When he …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Bad So Many Drivers Are Leaving NASCAR?

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Gone are the days when NASCAR drivers would race until they couldn’t find a ride anymore. From Tony Stewart to Kasey Kahne, more and more drivers are calling it quits at a younger age to race elsewhere. The trend leads to this week’s question: Is it bad for NASCAR that so many drivers are leaving? …

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NASCAR 101: Kasey Kahne’s Most Impressive NASCAR Stat

Kasey Kahne and Erik Jones Charlotte Finish Trucks 2015 Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Kasey Kahne may have driven in his final NASCAR race. As with many of these statistics, the key word here is may. At the end of 2018, the 38-year-old is retiring from a decade-and-a-half-long career in NASCAR’s national series in order to compete on the sprint car level, and generally enjoy not having to run a …

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