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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2018 Team Preview: The Kids Are Alright At Joe Gibbs Racing

[caption id="attachment_686814" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/SRIPerformance[/caption] There seems to be a recurring theme as we gear up for the 2018 campaign for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Youth is being served. Such is also the case at Joe Gibbs Racing. In the 20 car, Erik Jones takes over for Matt Kenseth. In spite of his status as a former champion, it's really hard to argue the move. Sponsors love young drivers in pursuit of that millen ...

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Fearless Forecasts For 2017 NASCAR Season

Feeling the need for speed? The Advanced Auto Parts Clash is set for Saturday night, a kind of soft opening for the 2017 NASCAR season. Who will be the winners? The losers? Unlike forecasting the weather, trying to speculate of racing is more art than it is science. Like the weather, we can be famously wrong and no one gets fired. Two of the sport's bigger names- Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards are gone. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will return. Clint Bowyer has a new ride. How will it all shake out? ...

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Furniture Row Racing: A Rising Force

Furniture Row Racing, you've come a long way! It hasn't been a mercurial rise for the Denver-based racing team. Remember the days of Kenny Wallace and Joe Nemechek? Whether the product of good fortune, or carefully planned steps, Barney Visser's  organization has become a viable force within NASCAR, competing with such powerhouses as Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, and Roger Penske Racing. They've arrived at this place the old-fashioned way: with a steady ascent from the days wher ...

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Make Way For A New Wave Of Sprint Cup Talent

2015 Truck Series Champion Erik Jones and Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch Ready or not, here they come. 2016 will bring changes to NASCAR in more ways than one. It will be more than merely a matter of what's new, there's a lot of who's new in the Sprint Cup Series. Jeff Gordon has already driven off into the sunset, Smoke will be singing his swan song, and it won't be much longer until Junior, Kenseth, JJ, the Biff and Harvick will be joining them. The Busch brothers, Bad Brad, Cousin Denn ...

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