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By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – All of the preliminaries are complete, it’s time to go racing. Kyle Larson completed a clean sweep of both practice and qualifying on Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s running of the NASCAR Chicago Street Race. Prior to the green flag dropping on Sunday afternoon for the NASCAR Cup Series to take over the streets of the Windy City, here are some of the storylines of the weekend. Study Time A year after Shane van Gisbergen shocked the NASCAR world by winning the inaugural ChicagoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Encouraging progress was being reported regarding NASCAR’s “Next Gen” car following Tuesday’s session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kurt Busch participated in the latest test of the new car that’s slated to debut in 2022, focusing on the 1.5-mile oval. It’s not the first time the 2004 Cup Series champion ran the prototype as he and Martin Truex, Jr. spent two days testing both the Charlotte oval and Roval configurations last November. With experience, Busch was pleased being able to describe how theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor There’s a new wrinkle to next month’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course in the form of a chicane that will alter the layout for the course’s debut race. The August 16 event was originally scheduled to run on the same layout as the Rolex 24 at Daytona, NASCAR and track officials elected to put in the new chicane between the exit of Turn 4 and the tri-oval, much like what is in place at the Charlotte ROVAL, in an effortRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor For the past five years, inspection in the NASCAR garage area has included the often maligned Laser Inspection System (LIS) and claw template, but that all changes for the 2018 season. Debuting at Daytona, NASCAR will start using the new Hawk-Eye system, developed by Hawk-Eye Innovations, the same company behind the pit road officiating cameras that have been in use over the past few years. Instead of inspection by a series of lasers and metal templates, the new system will rely on cameras and projectionsRead More