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    Kevin Harvick: Kyle Larson is the best driver to enter NASCAR since Jeff Gordon in 1993

    Kevin Harvick made his debut as a SiriusXM Satellite Radio host Tuesday night and made some news by announcing Stewart-Haas Racing was withdrawing its Phoenix appeal. “Kyle Larson is the best driver to come into this sport since Jeff Gordon, in my opinion,” Harvick said. –Tony Stewart: The three-time series champion became the first Cup rookie to win in 12 years (and notched three victories in his first season).

  • Bump & Run: Examining a biting comment and who is need of a good result soon
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    Bump & Run: Examining a biting comment and who is need of a good result soon

    Steve Letarte, who will be on NASCAR America from 5:30 – 7 p.m. ET today on NBCSN, joins Nate Ryan and Dustin Long in discussing key subjects in NASCAR in this week’s Bump & Run. Steve Letarte: I think it’s frustrating to him, apparently, to continue to have to answer that question. I think he had to answer that question last year as well and last year turned out OK. It’s going to be interesting to see the lack of stage performance, if that haunts the 48 and Jimmie Johnson more than last year because there was really no negative to not performing in the first half of the year. I think his performance in Miami last year, I took it as he thought it should have bought him a little bit of leeway

  • For good of NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson should have tried to qualify at Fontana
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    For good of NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson should have tried to qualify at Fontana

    While Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson didn't break any rules by not trying to qualify at Fontana, Jeff Burton says for the good of the sport and for the fans he should have tried to qualify.