Kyle Busch Finally Wins A Race At Charlotte

There is a reason I don’t pay a lot of attention to the All-Star race. It’s at a 1.5 mile track known for aero challenges. The leader gets away and it’s all over. No matter what kind of gimmicks NASCAR puts in place with clown shows before the race, untested tire compound choices and stages, nothing really works to make for a really good race. The All-Star race used to be worth watching, but it hasn’t lived up to expectation in years. The only element I like is whittling the…

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NASCAR Enhances On-Track Product with New Stage-Based Race Format

Playoff Points, Regular Season Champion Incentives Highlight Updates DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 23, 2017) – NASCAR, in collaboration with industry stakeholders, announced today an enhanced competition format that will be implemented in all three of its national series – the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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Happiness is a Cool Trophy

Well, it finally happened. Kevin Harvick won his Cup championship. 13 years in the making, driving for only two teams —RCR and SHR. What he could not put together at RCR, he finally accomplished at SHR. And yes, let’s get this out of the way now, Logano would have won the title under last year’s point system. OK, we got that out of our system yet? Love it or hate it, the new Chase format provided some excitement to a race that has become a bit of a yawner over…

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