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Kyle Larson Had Everyone But Himself To Thank For This Amazing Save At Bristol

When NASCAR visits its shortest tracks like Bristol Motor Speedway’s half mile, credit for a good save usually can’t go to just one driver—everyone’s so close to each other that a save is a team effort. That’s what happened when Kyle Larson wrecked from the lead Monday, and a huge chunk of the field had […]

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We’re At The Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR Races This Weekend

Cars are good, especially when they’re loud and fast. And, believe it or not, us car bloggers actually leave our computer screens occasionally to go look at real, live cars. That’s why Jalopnik will be at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR races this weekend, ready to soak up the noise of loud V8s making […]

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Here Are All Of The Ridiculous Names NASCAR Has Called The Brickyard 400

Before 2011, the Brickyard 400 race was just that—the Brickyard 400. NASCAR made it into an iconic name, its annual trip to Indianapolis’ famous yard of bricks, to go along with the often boring show by stock cars on a track made for open-wheel racing. But for nearly a decade now, the race name has […]

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NASCAR Drivers Are Pitching In Money To Help Sponsor One Of Their Own Competitors

NASCAR driver Matt DiBenedetto, the guy whose last name usually gets replaced with “DiBurrito” online and whose reaction to finishing sixth at Bristol in 2016 got us all teary, tweeted video Tuesday saying he was unsponsored for the race this weekend. Eight minutes later, his competitors started pitching in money.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASCAR Will Be In Two Time Zones This Weekend Because Arizona Ignores Daylight Saving Time

While most of us don’t enjoy daylight saving time or the sadness that comes with it, not practicing it when everyone else does sounds just as bad. Most of Arizona doesn’t honor the changing of clocks, and that means this weekend’s NASCAR races will happen in more than one time zone—at the same race track.Read […]

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NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Auctioning Cars And Trophies Because He Has Too Much Of That Junk

Imagine, for a second, being so famous and talented that at 80 years old you have so many trophies and collectables from the highest level of a sport that you just have to have a yard sale. That’s the situation NASCAR legend Richard Petty is in right now.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Austin Dillon Wins The Daytona 500 After Spinning The Race Leader

The iconic No. 3 car won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, with 27-year-old Austin Dillon behind the wheel. Dillon was in second on the final lap, when leader Aric Almirola spun into the wall in front of him. With NASCAR’s new championship format, Dillon will automatically be in the playoffs if he passes inspection.Read more… […]

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Hard Daytona 500 Wreck Knocks Danica Patrick Out Of Her Final NASCAR Race 

Danica Patrick announced last year that she’d end her racing career with one more attempt at each of America’s biggest racing events, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. A wreck just over 100 laps in at Daytona sent several cars spiraling, and eventually knocked Patrick out of her final NASCAR race. Read more… Continue […]

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The Daytona 500 Is Sold Out, But Only After The Track Removed Almost 50,000 Seats

NASCAR announced Saturday that its biggest event, Sunday’s Daytona 500, is sold out for the third year in a row. This also happens to be the third Daytona 500 since Daytona International Speedway finished a multi-year renovation that took out about 50,000 of the nearly 150,000 seats it used to have.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How To Win A Championship Title In This New, Confusing Age Of NASCAR 

At the end of Sunday’s Daytona 500, there will most likely already be a driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. How, you ask, could someone be in the postseason playoffs after the first event of the year? Thank NASCAR’s complicated new championship format, which we’re here to help simplify.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How To Understand The Daytona 500 And NASCAR In 2018

After constant overhauls with the rules in recent years, NASCAR isn’t the same NASCAR as it was a few seasons ago. If you want to tune into the Daytona 500 on Sunday and start following the rest of the 2018 season, you may need a refresher course first. Welcome to class. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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NASCAR Just Made Its New Road Course-Oval Track Layout A Lot Less Cool

“It’s not all left turns!” we NASCAR fans cry, trying to reason with people who have already categorized us as weirdos who like when cars make circles. “They go to road courses! They make right turns, too!” But we know in our hearts that NASCAR drivers usually don’t love extra turns, and that we cannot […]

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People Are Still Suing Over Injuries From That Nightmare NASCAR Wreck At Daytona In 2015

In July of 2015, Dale Earnhardt Jr. led a huge pack of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars across the finish line on the last lap at Daytona International Speedway. Nearly every car behind him was wrecking, and one tore across the speedway’s catch fence—spewing debris into the stands and onto the track.Read more… Continue […]

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F1’s New CEO: The Goal Of Limiting Engine Freedoms Isn’t To Have ‘Identical Cars’ Like NASCAR

The first time a person who had a top job in a racing series other than NASCAR told me it was “amazing how [those] metal boxes go so close to each other at high speeds,” I didn’t think much of his simplification of it. But maybe it’s a pattern, because Formula One’s new CEO seems […]

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What Happens When NASCAR’s Championship Contenders All Crash (UPDATED)

You can’t avoid complicated with NASCAR anymore, and two of its newer rules could potentially put huge wrinkles into the sport’s title races—wrinkles that could determine or de-crown a champion on the spot.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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All Of The Hilarious Burns Texas Motor Speedway Publicly Served NASCAR Drivers This Weekend

Texas Motor Speedway pulled the equivalent of bunny ears in the class photo on nearly every NASCAR driver who walked its stage this weekend, and it was like taking 40 trips to burntown each day: When the track a driver, a snarky joke about them would pop up on its giant television screen for fans […]

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Take An Up-Close Look Into All The Inner Workings Of A NASCAR Infield 

It’s hard to explain how experiencing NASCAR’s infield can completely change a person’s understanding the sport. The garage and pit road transform from areas that were once shown in passing by television broadcasts and squinted at through binoculars, to privates window into the inner workings of racing.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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