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NASCAR Had To Adjust Its Road Course-Oval Track Because Drivers Kept Cheating It With Shortcuts

NASCAR is a constant game of officials making rules, competitors cheating the rules, and officials making more rules to curb the cheating. When NASCAR put a chicane in its new road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway to slow cars down on the oval portion, drivers testing on the track just started cutting through it.Read more… […]

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Here’s How Modern NASCAR Race Cars Compare To Their Road-Going Counterparts

The newest racing rendition of the Toyota Supra, which we still haven’t seen a street version of yet, by the way, debuted last week. It’ll head to the second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series next year, trading the Supra’s drag-racing roots and historically customizable inline-six engine for the land of the screaming V8s.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Brehanna Daniels Is Changing NASCAR, One Tire At A Time

Races are won by more than just drivers. They’re won by people like Brehanna Daniels, who changes the rear tires on a NASCAR race car by jumping over a wall and onto pit road, sliding to the opposite side of the car and getting to work on a tire—all while other race cars are whizzing […]

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How NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer Came Back From Three Major Speeding Penalties To Finish Fifth In Chicago

There is a such thing as speeding in racing, and it’s enforced on pit road to try to keep a driver from turning their pit crew—or someone else’s—into a set of high-speed human bowling pins. NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer got three pit-road penalties in a row on Sunday, yet managed to finish fifth in the […]

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Former F1 Test Driver Susie Wolff Becomes Formula E Team Boss

Former Formula One test driver Susie Wolff is now in charge of her own race team in one of the world’s major all-electric racing series, Formula E, and plenty of other women are taking charge in their own respective disciplines. Here are some of the great things women in motorsports are up to lately. Read […]

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NASCAR Won’t Use The Car Setup That Fixed The All-Star Race Again This Year After All

The NASCAR All-Star Race has been bad for so many years that it’s hard to remember when the last halfway entertaining one was, until this year. NASCAR finally found a way to make its All-Star event and the many, many, many other races like it into a good show, but that won’t happen again this […]

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Weekend Motorsports Roundup; June 2-3, 2018

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASCAR’s Smart Fix For Its All-Star Race Could Actually Make Other Races Better

NASCAR used a vastly different aerodynamics package for the All-Star race this year, and the racing showed it. It went from the typical racing style of 1.5-mile tracks like All-Star host Charlotte Motor Speedway, which resembles a conga line full of folks who don’t want to touch each other, to race full of passes and…Read […]

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NASCAR Can’t Even Get Cheating Right

NASCAR teams cheat, or “bend the rules,” to say it nicely. They always have, and it’s kind of hilarious. But a “far more thorough” inspection system this year is causing all kinds of problems. Teams are mad that they keep failing, and NASCAR’s mad that teams can’t just bring legal cars.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Weekend Motorsports Roundup; May 12-13, 2018

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I’d Like To Take A Moment To Thank Coke For All Of My Major Life Events

#Brands are important. And because sponsors don’t forget about us on a casual Saturday afternoon while we’re sitting in our multi-million-dollar mansions or wrecking our brand-new race cars, we cannot forget about them during all of our major life events. It’s just common courtesy. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASCAR’s Founding Family Definitely Isn’t Acting Weird About Those Sale Rumors

Somewhere in their large, expensive North Carolina homes, NASCAR’s founding family is nervously laughing, hoping no one notices the beads of sweat rolling down their faces as they dodge the question of whether their long-held stake in the sport is for sale. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASCAR’s Founding Family Is Looking Into Options On Selling Its Stake: Report

The France family has been in control of NASCAR since Bill France Sr. founded it in 1947, staying in power so long that they’re still known as the “first family.” But just over a week after NASCAR acquired another major racing series, Reuters reports that the family is in talks of potentially selling its stake […]

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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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