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Thursday September 18, 2014
  • Unbeatable Brad? Keselowski in enviable spot with nine to go
  • A lot of race fans are looking at Brad Keselowski and thinking the engraver should go ahead and start putting his name on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion's trophy.

  • Things to know about grand jury hearing Tony Stewart case
  • Everyone wants a prediction on what will happen in the grand jury room in Ontario County (N.Y.) when the Tony Stewart case is brought before it.

  • With Chase in high gear, is Dale Earnhardt Jr. slowing down?
  • With just one Top 5 since his win in August at Pocono, is Dale Earnhardt Jr. cooling off at the wrong time now that the Chase has begun?

  • RaceDay on FOX Sports Radio Mid-Week Report
  • Check out the RaceDay on FOX Sports Radio Mid-Week Report with Rob D'Amico.

  • Tough love: Danica and Ricky have history of on-track clashes
  • Since Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse became Sprint Cup rookies in 2013 -which, ironically, happened not long after they began dating - the two have tangled multiple times on the track. 

  • Next two races should say much about Johnson's shot at No. 7
  • I know there are a lot of questions being asked about whether No. 48 fans should be worried. Just look at the numbers, they speak a lot. Since Jimmie Johnson won the Michigan race in June, he's only garnered two top-five finishes. The other negative indicator is Jimmie really hasn't been leading very many laps.

  • Petty planning to run 2 full-time cars next year
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Richard Petty Motorsports insisted Wednesday it is committed to running two cars in 2015 despite losing driver Marcos Ambrose and primary sponsor Stanley in the span of five days.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. taps Josh Berry for second Nationwide race
  • JR Motorsports Late Model driver Josh Berry, who made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut last month, will get his second shot behind the wheel of the No. 5 JRM Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series 2014 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 15.

  • NTS Motorsports penalized for infraction on Austin Dillon truck
  • Austin Dillon's third-place finish in last Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway now carries an asterisk.

  • David Ragan, 'Bubba' Wallace to honor HOF inductee Wendell Scott
  • 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event, will be honored at Martinsville Speedway next month.

    Short Tracks


    Bristol_Motor_Speedway (70K) Short track racing, has often been associated with fairgrounds and similar venues, Short tracks is where stock car racing first got off the back roads and into organized and regulated competition. Many traditional fans and purists still see short track racing as the "real" NASCAR, because the lower speeds make "trading paint," where the bodies of the cars actually rub against one another, practical without a very high likelihood of serious accidents. In recent years, there has been a gradual push away from short track venues for Sprint Cup (the highest level of NASCAR) in favor of longer tracks. This is due to larger venues having accommodations for more fans.

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