Chili Bowl Nationals Whets Racing Appetites

This week, Tulsa, Oklahoma becomes racing central with the Chili Bowl Nationals. While the name conjures up injures of a cook-off, what's really being served up is Midget car racing at its finest with an all-star roster of racers that include some of NASCAR's biggest stars. As this is being written, Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu have already posted qualifying wins. Their victories qualify them for Saturday's main event. Abreu- who has had a couple of cups of NASCAR truck series coffee- is se ...

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JD Gibbs Made His Mark As JGR Leader

Note: The above photo was taken when Tony Stewart won the 2005 championship. Pictured from left- JD Gibbs, Tony Stewart and Greg Zipadelli. A key figure at one of NASCAR's most successful racing teams is gone. JD Gibbs has passed away after a long battle with a neurological disorder that affects brain function. He was 49 years old, and he leaves behind a family that includes his wife and four sons. Joe Gibbs Racing is renown as the team founded by JD's father, the NFL coaching legend J ...

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What Does The Move To SHR Mean For Daniel Suarez?

No more need to speculate, Daniel Suarez is joining Stewart-Haas Racing as the new pilot for the 41 car, succeeding Kurt Busch. At worst, it's a lateral move for the native of Mexico, as he goes from one top organization to another. Even if Busch had a middling tenure at SHR, Suarez has some big shoes to fill. Love him or hate him, Kurt Busch has an impressive resume. A championship and 30 Cup wins puts him in some rare company. Trying to weed through all the media spin, who really knows ...

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Iconic No. 8 Returns To The Cup Series With Daniel Hemric

For the first time in about a decade, the No. 8 is returning to the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series. Rookie Daniel Hemric will drive for Richard Childress Racing with the number best known for being used by NASCAR's favorite son- Dale Earnhardt Jr. It's the second time in recent history that RCR has employed a number once used by one of racing's most iconic families. Fortunately for Hemric, this move won't raise nearly the eyebrows that the resurrection of the No. 3 did for Austin Dillon ...

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Change Abounds For NASCAR In 2019

More is changing than rides in 2019. Frankly, it has to. The path that NASCAR has been on the last several years has needed changing, in no small part due to economics. Auto racing, as presented by this governing body, can go on, but not like it did before. Not only are fans not fighting for tickets at Bristol like they did at one time, corporations are nowhere near as willing to put up the kind of money they once were for their slice of NASCAR pie. Old Ben Franklin's adage has proven tru ...

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