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Gone, But Not Forgotten: Former U.S. Racing Venues

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967   The thought of having automobiles race against one another was conceived almost immediately after the invention of the automobile. Early races were often contested over considerable distances, traveling from one city to another utilizing existing travel routes as a means to show the durability of the ...

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Kenseth’s Return Bucks the Trend of the NASCAR Youth Movement

by Luis Torres                   @TheLTFiles The hot rumor that got NASCAR fans talking became a reality Wednesday as Roush Fenway Raceway announced that 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth will share duties with Trevor Bayne in the No. 6 Advocare ...

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25 Years Ago: 1993 in Racing

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  The early 1990s were a golden period for motor racing. In the United States, the PPG Indy Car World Series offered a strong racing platform and a diverse offering of race tracks that attracted former formula one drivers, featured second-generation champions and rising stars that competed ...

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Danica Patrick to Replace Retiring Ed Carpenter in 2018 Oval Races

by April Furst In a strange plot twist that few saw coming, the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 will not be the farewell race for Danica Patrick after all. Instead, it will mark the end of a fine driving career for team owner, Ed Carpenter, who will hang up ...

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The Changing Landscape of Auto Racing Sponsorship

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  When home improvement giant Lowe’s announced they were leaving NASCAR at the end of 2018, it wasn’t just the drop of the other shoe. It was more like the latest in a series of shoes falling out of an overstuffed closet. One of only a few ...

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HOF Consideration: Kirk Shelmerdine

by Luis Torres                   @TheLTFiles When NASCAR fans think of who’s the greatest crew chief of all-time, more often than not, you’ll hear the names of Hall of Famers Ray Evernham and Dale Inman. How about the 1980s? Tim Brewer, Jeff Hammond and ...

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Streaming Television: Is NASCAR Missing the Boat?

by Seth Eggert         @MotorsportRev With more and more sports embracing technology and streaming services, is NASCAR missing out on this growing trend? While NASCAR does stream its National Series races on the Fox Sports Go app, the NBC Sports app, and some of the regional races on FansChoice.tv, there are other ...

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Akinori Ogata Set to Attempt Atlanta Truck Race

By Seth Eggert      @MotorsportRev Should Akinori Ogata make the field for the Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it would be just his seventh career start. Ogata will attempt to make the field in the MB Motorsports No. 63 Nisshinbo Chevrolet Silverado. MB Motorsports is the ...

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What Happened to the Word Patience?

by Luis Torres                   @TheLTFiles Restrictor plate racing is a strategic game, requiring critical thinking to make the right moves. A few days removed from Sunday’s Daytona 500 and it has dawned on me how frustrating this current era of racing has become. ...

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RPM Inks New Sponsor for Atlanta

by Seth Eggert      @MotorsportsRev After finishing second in the Daytona 500, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. now has a sponsor for Atlanta Motor Speedway. Wallace will drive the No. 43 NASCAR Racing Experience Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Petty Motorsports in the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 on Sunday, February ...

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Final Four: Monster Energy Style

by Frank Santoroski      @seveng1967 The 2017 season in NASCAR has seen a number of firsts. It was the first season with stage racing, stage points, playoff points, encumbered finishes, weekly lug nut penalties and a regular-season champion. This weekend at Homestead will see another first as the series is set ...

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Revisionist History: How Jeff Gordon Nearly Destroyed American Open Wheel Racing

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 Editor’s note: While this article is largely done in the spirit of parody, the information presented within is factual.  When the Verizon IndyCar Series hits the track at St. Pete in 2018, it will mark the eleventh season of a unified series following that nasty “split” ...

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Preview: Action-Packed Labor Day Race Weekend

by Frank Santoroski  @seveng1967 Labor Day weekend signifies the unofficial end of Summer for many as the school year begins, the temperatures begin to cool and Fall looms just around the corner. Auto racing enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy an action-packed weekend as the three major series will ...

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A Study in Red, White, and Blue: Patriotic Racing Liveries

As Americans, there are a number of forces that divide us. These may include political ideology, religious beliefs, social status, upbringing, geographic location, or our own opinions on pressing issues. However, many of us are united by national pride, and the belief that we live in the greatest nation on ...

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The Perspective of History: Earnhardt vs. Johnson

NASCAR and Sports history were made yesterday when six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson won his 76th race tying the late Dale Earnhardt’s total on the all-time wins list. Fans of Johnson are thrilled to see this milestone met and cheer him on enthusiastically to continue to win, break ...

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Dale Earnhardt: 15 Years After

Time stood still. No one moved or breathed. No one believed that The Intimidator was mortal. Certainly he’d walk away from what looked initially like an innocuous hit into the wall. This was Daytona, the track that Earnhardt won consistently at and even had captured a 500 victory three years ...

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Happy New Year: 2016 in NASCAR

By: Candice Smith @RacingDTC @Chief187s   Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be one to remember in the world of NASCAR. To recap 2015, Jeff Gordon made the most of his farewell tour by actually competing for a championship. He didn’t win, but it added to the heightened emotions of ...

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Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship is Great, Seriously!

Last night Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team won at the Ford EcoBoost 400 making them NASCAR Sprint Cup champions. For many loyal and adoring “Rowdy” Busch fans, this was an inevitable and sweet victory. Busch has been racing in NASCAR’s top series since 2004 and ...

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Final Four: NASCAR Style

by Frank Santoroski               @seveng1967 The race day was extended for hours by rain, and the race was shortened by rain. In a Chase that featured allegations of drivers attempting to manipulate the outcome, the one factor that no driver or team can control, the weather, had the final say. Dale ...

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Defining the Word ‘Champion’

by Frank Santoroski                   @seveng1967 As NASCAR prepares for their penultimate race of the season, to be held at Phoenix this coming weekend, there is talk of whether or not the current Chase format will crown a ‘true’ champion. At issue here is the fact that many people seem to have ...

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