Would You Want a Top Ride in a Lesser Series or a Lesser Ride in a Top Series?

Since there is not so much actual racing going on in the NASCAR world right now, use your imagination for a moment and pretend that you are an up-and-coming race car driver who has been labeled as a “can’t miss” prospect. However, this imaginary scenario has one major drawback. While you’re the hot name on the lists of several car owners, there isn’t room for you in the driver lineup with any of the sport’s elite teams. Certainly you want to strike while the iron is hot in terms of moving up to the next tier but the move you…

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Josh Brock winning the most important battles

The 2019 season has proven to be a very solid campaign for Josh Brock and his team. While the Corbin, Kentucky native was already known within the ranks of Super Late Model racing on pavement, he has become increasingly more familiar to racing enthusiasts after scoring major wins in the North-South Challenge, a race accompanied by the ARCA Menard’s Series at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville back in May, and the Summit City 100 at Indiana’s Baer Field Speedway in July. Both of those triumphs came in events sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series. Brock’s results from throughout the season…

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Kyle Busch might very well go down as the greatest in NASCAR history

For the second time in his career, Kyle Busch is the NASCAR Cup Series champion. For some, that gives cause to celebrate. But for those who do not count themselves as fans of the Joe Gibbs Racing driver, there may still yet be a bad taste in their mouths as they work to digest the final outcome of Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. As is the case virtually every time the driver of the No. 18 Toyota achieves some new milestone, the conversation invariably turns toward Busch’s place in NASCAR history. Here is someone who is almost…

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Rich’s Ramblings: Thoughts Following Homestead-Miami

From time to time I plan to drop in a brief(4-6 minutes) recording to offer a few thoughts. I plan to make most of these on the way to or from a race track on some topic that may be of interest but not necessarily for a written story. This offering is about the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the race win and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship of Kyle Busch. Just click the play button below to listen. Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Respond to this piece on Twitter –>…

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That’s not exactly how this NASCAR Playoffs thing is supposed to work

Matt Crafton won his third NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Obviously, that’s great for the veteran driver and his ThorSport Racing team. However, his path to that title was not exactly carved out the way in which NASCAR intended when this current championship-deciding system was devised. The current NASCAR Playoffs system is the evolutionary product of the ‘Chase for the Cup’ format that was created following the 2003 NASCAR Cup Series season to prevent a situation such as the one that played out that year when Matt Kenseth won the championship by using…

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Don’t consider Kevin Harvick an underdog just because he isn’t with JGR

Three of the drivers that make up the Championship 4 going into the season finale and title deciding Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway have something in common. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex, Jr. all drive for Joe Gibbs Racing and it doesn’t take much of a math wizard to deduce that the organization owned by the legendary football coach has a 75% chance of claiming the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series trophy. As a result of there being three of the four drivers still standing with a shot at earning one of auto racing’s most prestigious crowns…

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The pieces are falling into place for Stewart Friesen to grab NGOTS title

By virtue of his win this past weekend at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Stewart Friesen will go into the Ford EcoBoost 200 with a chance to win the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship. The Canadian driver will be making his first run at a series title on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway up against two-time NGOTS champion Matt Crafton, defending series champion Brett Moffitt, and three-time race winner Ross Chastain. Friesen himself has scored two victories in 2019 with the first coming on the dirt surface of Eldora Speedway prior to last week’s triumph in Arizona. With that, the…

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Live Updates: WoO Late Models at The Dirt Track(11-9-19)

InsideCircleTrack.com in conjunction with InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned Can-Am World Finals event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Saturday evening, November 9, 2019. The updates will be provided by Richard Allen(@RichardAllenIDR on Twitter and @RichardAllenIDR on Instagram). These updates are brought to you by Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. The 2019 season has concluded at SMS but schedule information for next year will be released in the coming weeks. Classes in action: World of Outlaws Late Model Series for $12,000-to-win(50 laps) as well as Super…

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Live Updates: WoO Late Models at The Dirt Track(11-8-19)

InsideCircleTrack.com in conjunction with InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned Can-Am World Finals event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday evening, November 8, 2019. The updates will be provided by Richard Allen(@RichardAllenIDR on Twitter and @RichardAllenIDR on Instagram). These updates are brought to you by Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. The 2019 season has concluded at SMS but schedule information for next year will be released in the coming weeks. Classes in action: World of Outlaws Late Model Series for $12,000-to-win(50 laps) as well as Super…

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Ty Majeski pleased with 2019 season ahead of NGOTS debut

Ty Majeski will be making his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut this weekend at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. And with all the success this racer has enjoyed, it would be very difficult to argue that the 25-year-old hasn’t earned the opportunity placed before him. The Seymour, Wis. native is in the midst of a great racing season that has seen him score major victories on the ARCA Menards Series as well as in Asphalt Late Model competition. Majeski will drive the No. 44 Chevrolet for Niece Motorsports in Phoenix as a teammate to NGOTS championship contender Ross Chastain. Majeski…

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