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Making it to the top level of NASCAR has always been about money, now more than ever.
The next world-beating driver used to be found at a local dirt track or pavement bullring, making his bones by winning feature after feature until someone noticed.
Forty years after the checkered flag waved over a surprise winner in the 1979 Daytona 500, the race is still considered one of the most important milestones in NASCAR’s 71-year history.
Researching the top driver/crew chief combinations in NASCAR history isn’t as easy as it may seem as many records from NASCAR’s early days are incomplete.
When Jimmie Johnson arrived at Daytona Int’l Speedway to open the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule, it marked the beginning of his first season without Chad Knaus as his crew chief.
The road hasn’t been easy for Craig Dollansky, but earlier this year he finally got the good news he was hoping for.
The days when a manufacturer’s involvement in NASCAR Cup Series racing consisted primarily of free sheet metal and complimentary wind-tunnel time have long ago been relegated to the history books along with the Ford Thunderbird, Chevrolet Lumina and Dodge Intrepid.
There always has been and always will be a connection between the short-track racing that so many of us love and big-time motorsports such as NASCAR and Indy car, but that synergy seems greater now than it has been in years.
Steve Phelps was named president of NASCAR in September. Prior to November’s Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Phelps sat down with members of the media for a question-and-answer session.
Auto racing has long been populated by colorful, eccentric and adventuresome figures. Arthur Sutton Sparks was one.

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