Things To Like In 2020 NASCAR Cup Schedule

So Darlington kicks off the playoffs on the 2020 Cup schedule? Nice. Not only are we talking about the Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend, it gets the playoffs started right, and right before football season gets going in earnest. That could be a really nice launch in a foreground environment. The second Phoenix race will mark the season finale. Like that too. There's nothing to dislike about Homestead, but there's really nothing special about it. ISM- as it is now called- is a big short trac ...

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Confessions Of A Plate Racing Fan

[caption id="attachment_688394" align="aligncenter" width="520"] during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida.[/caption] OK, I've put it out there- I am a plate racing fan. To the purist, this is sacrilege. This fan was always amused when racing great Mark Martin referred a race at Talladega as "the lotto." You can't argue with him; look at how many drivers who have only won at plate tracks. I co ...

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One Way Dale Earnhardt Jr Is Like His Dad

Generally speaking, comparing Dale Earnhardt Jr. to his father- a seven-time NASCAR champion- is racing sacrilege. To say Dale Sr. was a NASCAR giant is like saying Lennon and McCartney were a good songwriting team. With few exceptions, the resume of The Intimidator dwarfs all comers. There is one area where Dale Earnhardt Jr. followed well in his father's footsteps. With 10 wins on restrictor plate tracks, "Lil E" far outpaces the field of active drivers. With five wins at plate tracks, ...

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One Way NASCAR Drivers Can Get France’s Attention

  Click! Once again, NASCAR plays Russian roulette at a restrictor plate track, and no one dies. Like you, I suspect that in another day and time, we would all be writing memorials to Austin Dillon. He made it out alive, and so have the fans injured by the flying debris from Dillon's car, as we witnessed another episode of carnage on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway. We are reminded that 43 cars bunched together at 200 mph is a high-risk proposition. Put those 43 cars ...

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NASCAR Odds: Coke Zero 400

It's a whole new world for NASCAR. NBC begins broadcasting Sprint Cup races with Sunday night's Coke Zero 400. Looking at the NASCAR odds for Daytona's night race, there is also a whole new world when it comes to the numbers. (more…) ...

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