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NASCAR Xfinity: Dale Earnhardt Jr. treated for dehydration after Bristol race

By AMANDA VINCENT Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start of 2017 on Friday night in the Food City 300 at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway. His Friday evening on the high banks was filled with ups and downs, finally ending in the infield care center, receiving treatment for dehydration, according ...

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Erik Jones celebrates his pole for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 18, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR Cup: Erik Jones claims first-career pole at Bristol

By AMANDA VINCENT Erik Jones claimed his first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole on Friday, turning in a 14.981-second/128.082 mph lap in the third and final round of qualifying at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway to claim the top starting spot for Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. “It’s cool ...

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Kyle Busch in victory lane at Bristol Motor Speedway after winning the Food City 300 on Aug. 18, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR Xfinity: Kyle Busch gets another win at Bristol

By AMANDA VINCENT Kyle Busch claimed his second win of the Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway race week Friday night in the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, and his most recent win somewhat mirrored his win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race there Wednesday. Like in the Truck Series race, Busch starte ...

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NASCAR Cup: Bristol night race marks Kurt Busch's 600th start

By AMANDA VINCENT Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway will mark Kurt Busch’s 600th-career race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Busch’s milestone start coming at Bristol is fitting, as the Northeast Tennessee short track is Busch’s best. In 33-career start ...

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Tony Stewart (right) with Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kurt Busch after the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in February 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR Cup: hearing set in lawsuit against Tony Stewart

By AMANDA VINCENT A hearing in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner and former driver Tony Stewart by the family of Kevin Ward Jr. has been scheduled for Sept. 8, according to ESPN writer Bob Pockrass. The family’s lawsuit stems from the death of Kevin Ward Jr. in a dirt sprint car ...

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Blog by Amanda Vincent

NASCAR inspection process needs modification to consider stripping wins

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s popular NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Aug. 12 was the third win deemed “encumbered” by NASCAR, across the three national series, in 2017 — once in each national series. Maybe it’s time NASCAR start stripping wins in such circumstances instead of just labeling them as “encumbered.”

Granted, Joey Logano’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Richmond (Va.) Raceway earlier this season being classified at “encumbered” probably sent a message. After all, that “encumbered” label on his one win of the season has him in jeopardy of not making the playoffs with three races remaining in the regular season.

In the other two cases, so far, this season, wins being deemed “encumbered” was a non-issue, at least as far as the winning driver was concerned.

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