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Danica Patrick’s Last Race As A Full-Time NASCAR Driver Ends Early In Flames

NASCAR’s final race of 2017 has been somewhat anticlimactic so far, with only one early caution for Joey Gase eating the wall. But now an incident involving Danica Patrick and Kasey Kahne brought out the second caution flag and ended Patrick’s last race as a full-time driver early on just lap 141 of 267. Read […]

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Sadler Had To Be Held Back From A Fight After Losing Out On NASCAR Xfinity Title

There’s losing with grace, and then there’s Elliott Sadler tonight, who narrowly missed out on the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship at Homestead-Miami tonight. Sadler was especially frustrated with Ryan Preece, who he made contact with on track trying to get by. So, he tried to pick a fight with Preece on pit lane. Read more… […]

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Budweiser’s Tear-Jerking Tribute To Dale Jr. Includes Everything Except His Car Number

Longtime Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsor Budweiser made the ultimate touching tribute video ahead of Earnhardt’s final NASCAR race. It’s the story of Dale Jr.’s career: from victory lane hugs from Dale Sr. to Dale Jr.’s incredible Daytona win following his dad’s untimely death. Yet it omits one odd thing: the number on…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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Mike Skinner, Aka ‘The American’, Is Out On The Grand Tour Season 2

Viewers of the inaugural season of The Grand Tour will remember the show’s own version of The Stig as NASCAR driver Mike Skinner: The American. But it seems like for the upcoming second season of the show, Skinner is out.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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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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Bask In The Glory Of Kevin Harvick’s Extra-Long Tire-Shredding NASCAR Burnout

Whether you obsessively follow NASCAR’s every move or not, you have to admit: the post-race burnouts are glorious. There’s just something about the way the V8 engine note reverberates off the grandstands of an oval track that gives me goosebumps every time. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Texas Motor Speedway Drops Pistols From Its Post-Race Celebration After Church Shooting

Texas Motor Speedway’s Victory Lane celebrations are always full of nods to the wild west, with cowboy hats, huge flames, big Texas stars and Texas-shaped confetti. However, one part of their usual celebrations didn’t seem right after a mass shooting near San Antonio: letting the winner fire a pair of pistols in the…Read more… Continue […]

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Kevin Harvick Wins At Texas Motor Speedway And Gets A Pass To Race For NASCAR’s Top Title

Kevin Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, after passing Martin Truex Jr. for the lead with 10 to go. The race looked like it was all Truex’s, but Harvick got the victory and the free pass to race for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a couple […]

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Wheel Issues Take Dale Earnhardt Jr. Out Of Contention In His Final Race At Texas Motor Speedway

Much like the rest of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR retirement season, there was hope this would be his weekend to go to victory lane. After all, his first win was at Texas Motor Speedway. It was a sign, wasn’t it?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Matt Kenseth’s Break From NASCAR Could Last ‘A Month Or Forever’

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth, the guy who went full WWE on another driver a few years ago and who’s been looking for a 2018 ride for what seems like ages, will “step away” from NASCAR’s top level next year. Unless the car fairy shows up to give him a competitive ride, […]

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We’re At Texas Motor Speedway For One Of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Last NASCAR Races This Weekend

Dale Earnhardt Jr., that guy who ensures that the earth continues to revolve around the sun for most NASCAR fans, only has a few races left as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. So, we’re here, taking it all in and preparing to be awed by the roar of stock cars. That’s how […]

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