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NASCAR Cup series title No. 2? Defending champ Joey Logano might have found secret

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CONCORD, N.C. -- It's not quite Cinderella, but roll with it.

The ball in New York City slowly swung back to Earth on New Year's Eve, signaling the end of 2018 and the beginning of a new year. The chorus of 'New York, New York' rang out in the background, happy couples and families milling about to ring in the occasion. And there in the center ...Read more

NASCAR's Bubba Wallace spends day touring Miami neighborhood before heading to Daytona

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MIAMI -- For Bubba Wallace, trips to South Florida aren't much more than a straight shot down Miami International Airport to Homestead-Miami Speedway, where NASCAR hosts its annual season-ending race.

The only black full-time NASCAR driver knows Miami for its outside reputation for its beaches and its nightlife.

On Friday, Wallace saw a ...Read more

NBC Sports leans into NASCAR coverage with move to Charlotte, Dale Jr., new lineup

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NBC Sports, one of NASCAR's two primary broadcast partners, has moved its NASCAR television programming to Charlotte, the Observer has learned. In conjunction with relocating its shooting hub from Stamford, Conn., to Charlotte, NBC Sports will also be re-branding its entire NASCAR America weekly programming.

The re-branded ...Read more

Faux Victory Lane celebrations? TMS president knows it's possible with new NASCAR rules

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Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage has recreated a Victory Lane celebration before. He may have to do it again with NASCAR's latest attempt to clean up its sport.

NASCAR announced Monday that winning race cars that fail post-race inspection will be disqualified, instead of the sport assessing less severe penalties several days later ...Read more

After trip to Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas native Clint Bowyer turns attention back to NASCAR

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As Clint Bowyer mapped out his plans for the brief NASCAR offseason, he focused primarily on relaxation, and for the most part, he stuck to it. Family time over the holidays. Skiing in Colorado. A visit to his hometown.

But last weekend, he departed from the leisure. He took a trip to Arrowhead Stadium. An Emporia native, ...Read more

By signing Martin Truex Jr., Toyota is well-poised to re-take title in 2019

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It isn't often that a driver of Martin Truex Jr.'s caliber just saunters onto the open market.

A former champion, still with several strong years of driving ahead of him, and on the heels of back-to-back title race appearances? For all the above reasons, it's more than fair to say that Truex was NASCAR's preeminent free agent this offseason ...Read more

Driver of the year? Best race? NASCAR superlatives for 2018 are in. Your winners …

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Superlatives for the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season:

DRIVER OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch: Not the champion? Nope. Joey Logano may have walked away from Homestead with his first Cup title, but with just three wins all year and glaring inconsistency before the playoffs, he was far from this year's best driver. That honor instead goes to Kyle Busch, who...Read more

 

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