• Drivers unhurt in crash of Furniture Row Racing hauler near Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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    Drivers unhurt in crash of Furniture Row Racing hauler near Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    The drivers of the Furniture Row Racing hauler carrying Erik Jones’ No. 77 Toyota were uninjured Thursday in a hit-and-run accident 15 miles north of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Travis Watts, who was behind the wheel, and David Shano were traveling from Phoenix Raceway to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, when their tractor-trailer rig was struck shortly after midnight on Interstate 15, according to a team release. The team said a car carrying two occupants pulled off the shoulder and back onto the highway directly in front of the truck, causing front-end damage to the tractor. The team said there was no damage to the trailer or its interior, which was carrying Jones’ cars. “We’re all

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    Kligerman: Everyone Should Try Attending the Daytona 500 because . . . America!

    Let’s face it: Big events are terrible. More than 100,000 people descending on a destination laughably unfit for the attention. Bursting at the seams of its infrastructure and mobility. Anything you attempt to do will be greeted by a line. A line to move, a line to eat, a line to see, a line to pee. Always in a line. And lines are awful. The Daytona 500 should be no different. But it is. Because most events attract 100,000-plus people because everyone wants to be there. The Daytona 500, on the other hand, has commentators, writers, outsiders and other sports aficionados telling you that no one wanted to be there. The problem is they were there –  the forgotten, post-majority, God-fearing Trump

  • NASCAR on NBC podcast, Ep. 71: Steve Letarte on the mystery of pit speeding penalties
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    NASCAR on NBC podcast, Ep. 71: Steve Letarte on the mystery of pit speeding penalties

    Why were so many NASCAR drivers penalized for speeding in the pits at Atlanta Motor Speedway and why will it happen again? NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte provided an answer on the most recent episode of the NASCAR on NBC podcast. In a breakdown of the 13 speeding penalties at Atlanta (around the 18:00 mark of the episode), Letarte explained that the debut of the digital dashboard last year and the shortening of speeding vectors in the pits have combined to make it more likely for drivers and teams to err on speeding. “That dash is electronic, and there’s a little bit of a delay,” Letarte said. “If I text you, it says it was delivered, but is it 1 second or 6 seconds? It doesn’t matter in