With Newman & Allmendinger, More Silly Season Dominoes Fall

The dominoes keep falling in the 2018 silly season. Ryan Newman is headed for a new home at Roush Fenway Racing, succeeding the driver combo of Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne. Now word comes out that AJ Allmendinger won't return to JTG Daugherty in 2019. The scuttlebutt has it Allmendinger will be pursuing opportunities outside of NASCAR. Back in the day, Allmendinger cut his teeth in the open wheel ranks. His lone Cup victory coming at Watkins Glen, he's shown himself skillful at road cou ...

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Let’s Get Ready To Roval (Can’t Wait For This Race)

There's nothing else quite like it. It's a road course possessing some of the characteristics of an oval. 2.28 miles, 17 turns. The roval course at Charlotte Motor Speedway is sure to deliver something new on Sept. 30. In this video, AJ Allmendinger takes us for a spin around the roval (click here). Even among road courses currently on the schedule, the Charlotte roval is unique as you can see. For this fan, the only thing that would be more cool to add to the Cup schedule would be adding ...

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Road Courses Reveal Chase Qualification Flaw

In the latest Chase format, it's "win and you're in." That makes sense right? If you win any one of the 26 "regular season" races, you are much more likely than not able to make NASCAR's 16 car "playoff." It all sounds like a great idea, until you take into consideration five races that dot the regular season schedule. Three are at restrictor plate tracks where dang near anyone can win it. David Ragan and Jamie McMurray are two examples of middling drivers who have won races at Daytona In ...

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NASCAR’s March Madness: Reality & Fantasy

    Tony Stewart in 35th? Kevin Harvick is spanking the field? Martin Truex is in third? Jeff Gordon is 25th in his farewell tour? Welcome to "March Madness" NASCAR style. The 2015 season has been downright "cray cray." Amidst the insanity, let's take s step back to consider what is reality and what is fantasy. First of all, let's remember that in today's world of "win and you're in," you can stink up the track for the better part of the spring and summer, and as long as y ...

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Nascar Recap: Winter Doldrums

The Super Bowl is over. The NASCAR media tour ended. So now what? There's racing in two weeks.  That light gets many NASCAR fans through a tunnel of bad weather, snow, cold and ice. So as most of us dig out from another winter storm, here's a look at winners and losers from racing's winter doldrums. (more…) ...

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