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Dustin Off the Next Race: Cook Out Southern 500

Southern 500

Something just seems very right when it comes to the start of the NASCAR playoffs.  The crisp fall air is almost here, even though the calendar has yet to say so, and the season comes back to tradition to start the playoff run. It just feels right to start the ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Coke Zero Sugar 400

CC_NASCAR400_RED

How is it that already the first chapter of the season has come to a close?  It literally feels like we had a late night in Daytona where an unexpected face stunned the fans in attendance to get the season-opening win, and his first career win, at the biggest event ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Firekeepers Casino 400

Firekeepers Casino 400

It is crunch time now.  Two of the three wild card races in August are in the rear view, with each having their own unique twists and turns to get to the finish, no more than last weekend when an unexpected ending led to an unexpected winner. In the end, ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

Verizon 200

This week, Major League Baseball served up what possibly could be the most perfect baseball game one could ever witness, or experience.  It truly was an absolute iconic “Field of Dreams” in a ballfield that was just surrounded by nothing but corn stalks towering eight feet tall.  In the middle ...

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Dustin Off The Next Race: Go Bowling at the Glen

Go Bowling at the Glen

Hello darlin'; nice to see ya; it’s been a long time.  You’re just as lovely as you used to be. Why exactly is this article starting off with one of the most infamous first lines of a country song?  It’s been the longest the country has gone without NASCAR, minus ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Foxwoods Casino 301

Foxwoods 301

This has been one of those weeks leading up to a race that many saw the writing on the wall, but you cannot help but feel horrible at the same time. The news from the Penske organization that is seeing changes heading into the new season may be looking ahead ...

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Time to Park It: Jockey Made in America 250

The current "King of the Road" certainly is showing why he earned that crown.

The 2021 campaign has been all about new experiences, from how fans interact with teams, to how a race is broadcast, all the way to the unveiling of an entirely new car for the next season.  At the beginning of the season, the one item that I took notice of ...

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Johnson Passed Elliott the Torch, But Larson is Keeping it Lit

Domination, determination, drive and desire.  Kyle Larson has the torch, and is running with it.

At the end of the 2020 season, a torch got passed from one driver to another.  Jimmie Johnson drove a stock car for the final time at Phoenix, and in doing so watched his teammate, Chase Elliott, secure the win, and his first championship. The iconic moment on the track ...

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All-Star Race: Right Direction but Still No Thrill

A familiar winner in a familiar-feeling All Star Race.  This event is in need of a restart, or resurrection.

When the checkered flag waved Sunday night, the hottest driver currently in the sport took his third win in as many races.  A familiar feeling that many are experiencing, and many are hating since they haven’t figured out a way to beat him. But what is becoming readily familiar is ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Toyota/Save Mart 350

Toyota-Save Mart 350

There’s always a lot to speak about when NASCAR goes road racing. This year, more than any, it has become one of the biggest points on the season.  Seven road courses on the schedule, with only four being tracks NASCAR has been to in the past. Quite a bit of ...

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