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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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NASCAR Controversially Rules Winning Pass Illegal After Driver Dips Below Yellow Line At Daytona

“Out of bounds” almost never applies in NASCAR, but passing below the yellow line at a restrictor-plate race tracks is a no-go. Driver Justin Haley got a harsh reminder of that Friday, when he barely dipped below the line in a bold move for the win and got penalized. But the call, and the rule, […]

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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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NASCAR’s Ethel Mobley Proved That A Little Sibling Competition Goes A Long Way

They say that all it takes to achieve something it so speak it into existence. Name it, and suddenly you can wrap your fingers around it; the mysterious it moves into the tangible realm. When Ethel Flock Mobley’s father named her after the gasoline he used in his taxi, then it really only makes sense […]

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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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‘No One Except Sweet Baby Jesus’ Could Stop Dad From Pulling His Son Out Of A Burning Race Car

Mike Jones’ race in the NASCAR Late Model 100 ended with a big fiery crash, so his dad and Crew Chief Dean jumped to the rescue in an act of pure love, pulling Mike out of the burning race car and even going back in to turn on the car’s fire suppression system. Ladies and […]

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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 Fan Pulled Off Charlotte Catch Fence By His Pants

Hold on, folks—we’ve got a climber. A NASCAR fan just had to get that perfect view (like the other views, only more likely to get you killed) from on top of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s catch fence during this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600, and that went just about as well as you’d expect. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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