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MONTE DUTTON – NOBODY LIKES A COPYCAT

I’ve got some friendly advice for NASCAR. If there’s a race on the schedule that is uniquely appealing, keep it unique.

The “roval” at Charlotte Motor Speedway is uniquely appealing. The fall race previously paled in comparison to the sport’s longest race, also unique, there on Memorial Day weekend. Running on a course that circled most of the oval, then snaked through the infield, gave the Double-R (roval race) a niche.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be, speaking words of wisdom, let it beeeeee.

eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series from the Roval

Watch the full eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series from the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series from the Roval

Watch the full eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series from the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

VIDEO REPLAY - FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400, RICHMOND, VA.

Relive all the action from the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway that saw Martin Truex Jr. overcome being spun out by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to win his second race of the NASCAR Playoffs.

 

MONTE DUTTON – THE TOYOTA MENACE

Martin Truex Jr.’s Monster Energy win in Richmond, Va., is the latest rage in NASCAR because the feeding-frenzy form of journalism dictates that rages must tumble down with the other dominoes on a fairly regular basis.

What’s more, Truex led a 1-2-3-4 parade of Joe Gibbs-owned Toyota, which set off a countervailing rage of its own.

Grab the Chevys and Fords, Ma. Take cover. The Gibbs boys just showed up outside, and I’m satisfied they’re heavily armed!

TRUEX REPEATS AT RICHMOND; HEART BREAK HITS JONES

 

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, poses with the winner’s decal on his car in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 21, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

As if his dominant win at Las Vegas wasn’t enough for Martin Truex to prove he wants the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series championship, he had to go and do the same at Richmond Raceway at the Federated Auto Parts 400. 

 

MONTE DUTTON - OUT WHERE THE DESERT SPARKLES

Darlington Raceway is as precious to NASCAR fans as Lambeau Field to connoisseurs of professional football. Indianapolis, though often derided by the stock car faithful, is the most famous place to race cars in the country and likely the world.

Next? Viva … viva … Las Vegassssss!

Sure, fans go to see the race, but they don’t go to Vegas just for the racing. They hit the casinos, not to mention the lavish shows. Once I left the track and headed to the Hoover Dam, then got back in time to see Willie Nelson at the Orleans. Another time a friend and I drove through Death Valley.

TRUEX BETS ON HIMSELF AT VEGAS

 

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


The Playoffs have begun with a strong statement from Martin Truex Jr. in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but with his great, many other playoff drivers hit snags throughout the race. 

 

MONTE DUTTON – THE TIME I MISSED THE PULITZER

 

Race fans do not like to see death. They like to see death defied. People who go to the circus like to see someone shot out of a cannon. Claiming a fan doesn’t like to see wrecks is like saying football fans don’t like hits, or baseball fans home runs, or basketball fans three-pointers.

Twice, in particular, at Bristol Motor Speedway, death was defied.

NTT INDYCAR SERIES RETURNS TO RICHMOND

 

Richmond Raceway (Richmond) and INDYCAR officially announced a multi-year deal for the NTT IndyCar Series to return to America’s Premier Short Track at a press conference. The announcement was made near the historic Start/Finish Line at Richmond. For the first time in 11 years, the NTT IndyCar Series will race at Richmond “under the lights” on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Richmond will host a festival headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, welcoming fans to engage in a speed-themed weekend event on June 26-27, 2020.

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