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New NASCAR schedules bring mixed emot...

When Jim Noble first broke the story about Atlanta Motor Speedway's Sprint Cup date moving to the second weekend of the year, it was hard to rememb...

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Waiting, wondering, never knowing: Th...

Tom Petty famously said "The waiting is the hardest part." With apologies to Mr. Petty and the rest of the Heartbreakers, I have to disagree. Waiti...

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Pass the crow, please: Joey Logano wi...

Well, this is good a date as any to own up and eat a little crow.On August 25, 2008, Joey Logano became a Sprint Cup driver - unofficially. That wa...

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NASCAR Lugnuts teams with Can-Am Spyd...

Most of the time, we here at NASCAR Lugnuts find the term "three-wheeled vehicle" to be quite unfortunate. It usually means there is a fourth wheel...

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Penske Envy: Logano leads 1-2 finish ...

Three times this week, a national NASCAR division took to the Bristol Motor Speedway. And all three times, a driver on Roger Penske's payroll wound...

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Denny Hamlin looking for win #2 at Br...

With his Chase spot clinched after his seventh place finish at Michigan International Speedway and Gordon’s win, Denny Hamlin is looking to a...

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Winning and looking great doing it: t...

One of my favorite parts of NASCAR racing is taking in the aesthetics of the cars themselves, going back to the simple-but-sweet looks of the early...

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It's (finally!) official: Carl Edward...

Somewhere, our dear old friend Gomer Pyle is regaling all who'll listen with his catchphrase: Surprise, surprise, surprise!One of the worst-kept se...

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Tony Stewart's absence and watching "...

If your favorite driver has ever been forced to miss a race, whether by injury or personal anguish or as a forced vacation from NASCAR, you know ho...

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Experience trumps Exuberance: Jeff Go...

Who would have thought one day that we would be saying old age and treachery topped youthful exuberance and that Jeff Gordon wouldn't fit the latte...

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NASCAR: In the end what we say and th...

This past week there has been hundreds of stories by news outlets and organizations telling us the gruesome and tragic details of last Saturday nig...

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Kevin Harvick and no. 4 team penalize...

DAYTONA BEACH,Fla.(Aug. 13, 2014)— The No. 4 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized due to a rules infraction ...

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Richard Petty Motorsports hoping for ...

The disappointment of finishing second for Marcos Ambrose at Watkins Glen still has to sting even three days removed. WGI is a track Ambrose has ow...

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Is Roush-Fenway Racing on the verge o...

Remember the 2005 season? If you're a Roush-Fenway Racing fan you almost certainly do.That was the year the five Jack Roush-owned cars accounted fo...

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Kevin Ward/Tony Stewart tragedy shows...

I now see why most people hate mainstream, cable newsmedia.I will readily admit that I have limited my viewing of news coverage on the Kevin Ward J...

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Hendrick Motorsports partners with 3M...

CONCORD, N.C.(Aug 12, 2014) – 3M will join 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season whe...

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NASCAR: Time is now to support Tony S...

Of all the stories or columns I've ever written, this is probably the toughest yet. So please bear with me.First things first: there will be no bla...

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Tony Stewart involved in accident at ...

On Saturday night, Kevin Ward, Jr. was struck and killed by Tony Stewart’s Sprint car in upstate New York at Canandaigua Speedway. Authoritie...

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In Defense of Tony Stewart, One Year ...

Well, we've made it a year.It was a year ago tonight, of course, that Tony Stewart's world - and that of his race fans - got turned upside-down qui...

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Sweet sweep: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins ...

For the first time since 2002, you can pass Dale Earnhardt Jr. the broom for a season sweep.Earnhardt used a great strategy call from crew chief St...

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