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Atlantic Ocean Couldn’t Separate the Excitement for Hot Wheels 2020 Tour

New looks and new continent welcome Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live in 2020.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Danny Maass, Maass Media

In 2019, the idea of having the small toys that started the love of cars as kids become full-scale as adults became a reality.  Hot Wheels decided to gamble and take their monster truck line on tour, literally, with six of their small toys suddenly becoming 11,000-pound beasts that will ...

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Decade of Monster Moments: Closing Out 2019

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Alas, another 2019 campaign of monster tires, destroyed junk automobiles, broken parts and aggravating repairs has come to a close.  More importantly, an entire decade of destruction and broken parts has come and gone.  From the beginning of the season back in 2010 until now, the entire concept of the ...

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Dustin Off the Final Race: Ford EcoBoost 400

Race Graphic

Well, here we are.  A long, strenuous 35 races has come down to just 400 miles, and 267 laps.  This season we’ve seen triumph, admiration, controversy, calamity, emotion and anger.  There’s been great racing, maybe a bit on the boring side on occasion, but overall a decent 2019 campaign. And, ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: AAA Texas 500

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God blessed Texas, with his own hands.  And in 1997, he blessed the Fort Worth area with an excellent 1.5-mile speedway that has shown to be just as challenging as many of it’s quad-oval counterparts. But it took a long time before finally this place got two races, and when ...

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In Racing, It’s Be a Man, Or Be Treated as a Boy

Logano-Hamlin

Sunday’s action after the checkered flag waved adds another chapter to what seems to be the ever-ongoing encyclopedia of short-track action leading to short-track tempers.  But what happened afterwards, not from the man getting the grandfather clock, but two other individuals is what has long been a true standard in ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: First Data 500

First Data 500

After having to take last week off due to having to look after illness, I’m glad to be back and dust off this race to start the Round of 8.  At the same time, as much as I enjoy Martinsville being the race to start this ever so critical round ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: 1000Bulbs.com 500

1000Bulbs.com 500

I never lie when it comes to this particular race in the playoffs, because the unknown always fears me.  The biggest thing about this race is that the driver isn’t in control of his own fate.  The trust factor among the other competitors is enormous because, like we’ve seen in ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: DryDene 400

DryDene 400

When this playoff format was first done with the prior schedule, as in up through 2017, I always was a fan of having the first round of the playoffs be concluded at Dover.  Keep in mind, for the most part, the first round was done at a 1.5-mile speedway (Chicagoland), ...

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