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5 Points to Ponder: Starting the NASCAR Engines Back Up

Morgan Shepherd

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ONE: Stewart-Haas dominance in the early going Two months into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Stewart-Haas Racing has been the sport’s dominant team. They’ve won four of the six races thus far and have all four drivers inside the top 11 in points. Most everyone would have expected multiple race victories from …

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XFINITY Breakdown: It’s the Kevin Harvick Show in Atlanta

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Whenever Kevin Harvick enters any type of race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he is the odds-on favorite to go to Victory Lane. Saturday’s Rinnai 250 was no different. Christopher Bell started from the pole and led the opening 12 laps before Harvick put the No. 98 Ford out front. Harvick went on to lead until …

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NASCAR 101: The 10 Oldest Drivers on the NASCAR Circuit

2015 Xfinity Jeff Green Elkhart Lake Brett Moist Nkp

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There was this very dumb, extremely unfounded story going around the Internet earlier this week claiming that Matt Kenseth was going to be retiring, either immediately or at the end of the season, depending on who you asked. It was debunked almost immediately, with the actual press conference Wednesday (April 19) being some actual good …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Morgan Shepherd Reflects on Bristol Dominance

2016 Xfinity Kansas

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As NASCAR heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, Morgan Shepherd will be attempting to race in his second event of the 2017 season. The 75-year-old driver has attempted to qualify for four XFINITY Series races in 2017, with his only start at Phoenix International Raceway, finishing 36th. However, the series is heading to Shepherd’s best track in …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Elliott Chasing History At Daytona

Chase Elliott will start Sunday as the youngest pole winner in Daytona 500 history. Saturday, the 20-year-old proved why he’s ready to graduate to NASCAR’s top level full-time. Elliott drove a masterful race down the stretch in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevy, taking the lead from Joey Logano on lap 107 and then using teammate …

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Off the Wall With: Morgan Shepherd


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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week NASCAR veteran Morgan Shepherd fills in the blanks. What’s fun besides racing? Morgan Shepherd: Roller …

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Voices from the Cheap Seats: After Giving It Some Thought…

2014 Kentucky I Nns Kevin Harvick Trophy Cia

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There have been a few issues arising recently in the world of NASCAR about which I have been loquaciously silent. Loquacious is sort of like deafening silence, for those of you still wondering what it means (or maybe the opposite… look it up!). However, as anyone who knows me personally will tell you, I don’t …

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Happiness Is…Ford, Foreign Countries and Getting Paid

2014 Loudon I Cup Joey Logano Spin Cia

Joey Logano and Morgan Shepherd spin at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Credit: CIA)

It’s time to hammer down on NASCAR’s superficial Topic of the Week, sponsored by Prune Candy.  For this week’s edition, it’s the Joey Logano – Morgan Shepherd incident.  Heard enough about it?  Read enough about it?  Any fan of the sport should be able to check the Yes box on that one. Much of the …

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Voice of Vito: Mid-Season Musings

2014 Loudon I Cup Joey Logano Spin Cia

Joey Logano and Morgan Shepherd spin at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Credit: CIA)

Morgan’s Meltdown      Wow the kids sure got angry over the incident with Morgan Shepherd and Joey Logano this Sunday at New Hampshire! Not sure why – between this and Jimmie Johnson blowing two tires in less than 15 laps, it was the only real action of the day. Logano’s ire was understandable, though the age …

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Mirror Driving: Dominance, Age Limits, and This Is Only a Test?

Pack racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / …

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Racing to the Point: The Flatter the Track, the More the Debris

2014 Pocono I Cup Brad Keselowski Debris On Grille Cia

Foiled by a hot dog wrapper? Brad Keselowski had the win in the bag back in June, but a move to remove the trash handed the win to the No. 88 with one lap to go.

Following the second caution for debris in turn 3 of Sunday’s race, the fan standing in front of me at New Hampshire Motor Speedway turned and suggested the safety worker probably went out and picked up the same piece he picked up last time. He was in the same exact spot. In other words, the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: New Hampshire – Off Week Edition

2014 Loudon I Cup Kyle Busch Car Cia

Kyle Busch in his No. 18 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Credit: CIA)

A stop at New Hampshire Motor Speedway marked the end of TNT’s Summer Series and a served as a precursor to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ last off-week, or calm before the storm that is the wicked countdown to the Chase and the highly anticipated playoff eliminators. This edition of Who’s Hot and Who’s Not …

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