Cool, Calm Fuels Christopher Bell Chili Bowl Win

So what can one take away from the triumph of Christopher Bell at the Chili Bowl Nationals? Well, for one thing, he can win on dirt. Second, and more importantly, Christopher Bell has proven he knows how to win. In what turned out to be a battle at the front between the 2017 Truck Series champion and dirt track extraordinaire Kyle Larson, Bell prevailed; not by hard charging, by with calm and cool. What was it that Dale Earnhardt said about refusing to lose? Even after Larson passed Be ...

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What Off-Season? NASCAR Drivers At The Chili Bowl

It’s a different breed of cat that races. It takes a special brand of adrenaline junkie to have the stones to drive at break neck speeds with a field of others doing the same thing. You can imagine they aren’t much for sitting still. During NASCAR’s “off-season,” you’ve got drivers competing at events like the Snowball Derby and the Chili Bowl- which is going on right now. It’s a virtual gallery of NASCAR stars in Tulsa: you’ve got everybody from Kasey Kahne to 2017 winner Christopher Bell tu ...

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Can Front Row Racing Become The Next Furniture Row?

How many of you a couple of years ago would have imagined a championship won by a driver representing Furniture Row Racing? With plenty of help from Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing, journeyman Martin Truex Jr. has not only put wins on the board, but has won the vaunted Cup. All the stars aligned for the Denver, Colorado team owned by furniture mogul Barney Visser. Now, Front Row Racing has announced enhanced support from Ford and Roush Racing. With that kind of support, can Front Row drive ...

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Five Drivers I’m Watching In The NASCAR Cup Series In 2018

The 2018 season will bring a different looking NASCAR Cup Series. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the series' most popular driver will not be on the track, but in the broadcast. A notable former champion will also be on the sidelines. The NASCAR Cup Series will also be missing its lone female driver for the first time in several years. In light of that alone, there will be quite some number of fresh faces making headlines. For this fan, it will be interesting to see how the newbies ...

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The Monster Energy Saga Continues

In a sure sign of troubling times for NASCAR, it's title sponsor- Monster Energy- is asking for an extension for renewing it's agreement with NASCAR until spring. You can spin it any way you want. I am trying to foresee a scenario whereby the energy drink maker keeps it going with NASCAR, and I don't see it. It's hard to fathom what can possibly happen between now and springtime that would cause Monster Energy to continue on as title sponsor. I mean, what would it take? An epic Daytona 50 ...

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