Quote of the Day

"Danica is an A-lister, a Dale Jr.-type figure, when you look at the sport of NASCAR and what she means to people who don't know anything about NASCAR."
-- Driver Regan Smith, on Patrick's impact on the sport amid the news she might be out of a ride in '18. ("NASCAR Race Hub," FS1, 9/12)
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 2 Print This Issue

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