Will new race car change Chevy's fortunes in 2018?

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Chevrolet has the history, the tradition, the statistics ... but right now in NASCAR, it just doesn't have the best cars.

So while Chevy has won more than twice as many manufacturer's titles (39) as Ford and Toyota combined (17), it still came up short in 2017. Seven Chevy drivers made the Cup Series playoffs, but none made the season finale at...Read more

Toyota dominated the 2017 NASCAR season, but will 2018 bring more of the same?

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Forget parity.

It's a polite idea, especially sports-wise, thinking each new season brings with it new hope. For those teams (or in NASCAR's case, drivers) that missed the playoffs in 2017, it's an opportunity to climb back into the postseason. And for everyone who made the postseason but fell short of winning the NASCAR championship -- ...Read more

Three big changes for NASCAR beyond Dale and Danica leaving

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Every new year brings with it new stars and revelations, but also heartfelt goodbyes and (sometimes) tough changes. That's no different in the sports world, and the same applies specifically to NASCAR. What old storylines can finally be put to rest, and which new ones will rise to fill those voids? Here are four of the biggest changes NASCAR ...Read more

A way, way too early prediction: Which 16 drivers make the NASCAR playoffs in 2018?

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Think about those stores that are unnecessarily early with their holiday decorations. The ones that put out Christmas trees in October and Halloween candy in August? Well, consider this the NASCAR version of those stores.

The thing about those shops -- and this piece -- is that they do what they do for a reason. In the premature-decoration ...Read more

What are the chances Danica Patrick drives in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in 2018?

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Danica Patrick hopes to make a grand and dignified exit from racing's highest level by driving in racing's two most storied races in America -- Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 -- in 2018.

But that "Danica Double" looks less likely now in light of reports that talks between Patrick and Chip Ganassi Racing, one of two organizations that ...Read more

Convicted felon stole millions from investors to back son's NASCAR career

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Hickory man was convicted Friday of defrauding investors out of $25 million, money he used to buy pricey real estate, expensive cars and to back his son's NASCAR career.

At the height of his ill-gotten wealth, Robert Boston contemplated buying his own island, prosecutors say. He diverted $6.1 million of company money so his...Read more

NASCAR superlatives for the 2017 season

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Superlatives for the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season:

Driver of the Year

Martin Truex Jr.: Who else? Truex had the most wins, the most laps led, the most stage points, the most everything en route to his first Cup Series championship. He was the fastest all season long, and even when other drivers had their moments, Truex was always the ...Read more

From D-Day landing in WWII to NASCAR champion, Walter 'Bud' Moore Jr. accomplished plenty

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Walter "Bud" Moore Jr., a decorated World War II veteran and Hall of Fame NASCAR owner, died Monday night at the age of 92.

Moore, originally from Spartanburg, S.C., graduated from high school in 1943 and joined the military as a machine gunner. His 90th Infantry Division even landed on Utah Beach in France on D-Day as part of the effort to ...Read more