2018 NASCAR predictions: Most improved, playoff favorites, Cup champion and more

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From a journalistic standpoint, there's a clear downside to making any sort of predictions: What if you're wrong?

The NASCAR season takes almost the entire calendar year -- trying to foretell the final outcome at the very beginning is challenging, to put it mildly. And given the internet's permanency, these predictions aren't going anywhere.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to race at least one more time, and at his lucky track

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After retiring in November from NASCAR's Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled a stunner over the weekend and announced plans to drive in an Xfinity series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway in the fall.

"Right now I just have the fall 1/8at3/8RichmondRaceway race on my schedule," Earnhardt tweeted. "Want to do more. Offering sponsorship packages ...Read more

Martin Truex Jr.'s Hall of Fame chances, and other notes from media day

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR media day is a bit of a misnomer -- it's really three days, a full-out event geared to prepare NASCAR fans and media members for the start of the season.

On Monday, the event kicked off with Charlotte Motor Speedway's announcement of an updated Roval course, which was met with mixed opinions. The festivities continued ...Read more

NASCAR drivers on Panthers ownership rumors, plus other things we learned at media day

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With the Daytona 500 less than a month away, NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway are hosting a media gathering through Wednesday. Here are 10 things we learned on Tuesday, in the first real interaction with drivers of the 2018 season:

-- The Observer recently reported that a local group preparing an ownership bid to purchase ...Read more

Danica Patrick lands ride for her NASCAR farewell race … the Daytona 500

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It appears Danica Patrick will get her shot at the Danica Double (or at least half of it), after all.

Patrick, a longtime NASCAR driver, announced her retirement from the sport in November at the Homestead, Fla., championship race. But her emotional announcement came with a caveat -- she would still try to run February's Daytona 500 in February...Read more