Kyle’s Corner: What I’ve Learned So Far From the 2016 NASCAR Season

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SCRANTON, Pa. — Column by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Johnathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America photo — With the Easter holiday fast approaching, NASCAR’s top-three series take their first break of 2016 this weekend. Five races are in the books for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series after last weekend’s races at the two-mile …

Kyle’s Corner: My Connection Between NASCAR and 3 Doors Down

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SCRANTON, Pa. — Column and photo by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — I had never heard of the rock band 3 Doors Down until coming across an August 2003 issue of NASCAR Illustrated. On the front cover was Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and members from the band. Hopefully, somewhere buried in my house is the issue …

Kyle’s Corner: Not So Fast; Regan Smith’s Days at JR Motorsports May Not Be Over

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SCRANTON, Pa. — Column by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Just when you thought Regan Smith’s days at JR Motorsports were a thing of the past, a wrinkle pops up in the timeline to muddy the waters. While the New York native told Marty Snider and NBC Sports Network after his …

Kyle’s Corner: Kyle Busch is a More Than Deserving Champion

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Column by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images North America photo — A broken leg, the birth of a baby boy and a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. That sums up Kyle Busch’s 2015 in a nutshell. There was something different about the 30-year-old driver during this year’s run up to …

Kyle’s Corner: The Little Team That Could; Truex Takes Furniture Row to Championship Round

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Column by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America photo — Martin Truex Jr.’s NASCAR career came to an abrupt halt after the last race to the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Michael Waltrip Racing manipulated the outcome of the Federated Auto 400 Parts 400, Truex missed the Chase and …

Kyle’s Corner: Johnson’s Texas Win Opens Up the Chase Grid

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Column by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images North America photo — Brad Keselowski dominated Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas, but it wasn’t enough. His 312 laps led didn’t include leading the final one, and he came home runner-up to eventual race winner Jimmie Johnson. The two battled …

Kyle’s Corner: Things I Took From the Weekend

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Column by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Well, another NASCAR weekend at Pocono Raceway and an IndyCar go at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is in the books. Nothing but stories flooded the race weekends and only added more suspense to both racing series’ seasons. Red-hot …

Kyle’s Corner: Daniel Suarez is Proving Me Wrong

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Column by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Last August, Joe Gibbs Racing announced they would put K&N Pro Series East driver Daniel Suarez in a full-time XFINITY Series ride for 2015 with ARRIS sponsoring the No. 18 car. Suarez began the 2014 K&N East season …

Kyle’s Corner: Carl Edwards is One of the Best at Saving Fuel

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CONCORD, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — One thing was evident Sunday night in the 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600: some things never change, as Carl Edwards stretched his fuel over the final 62 laps to win in NASCAR’s longest race. The fans were treated to …

Throwback Thursday: Little E Gets Job Done; Becomes First Rookie to Win All-Star Race

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The following story is part of Race Chaser Online’s special ‘Month of May’ series both building up to Memorial Day weekend’s runnings of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 and paying tribute to several special dates during the month along the way. CONCORD, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — AP/Chuck Burton …

Kyle’s Corner Blog: 2014 — The Year in Stats

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Blog and photo by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — As I learned in the journalism business, many writers don’t like to deal with numbers. I’m one of the exceptions because I like crunching numbers and statistics in the sports world. 2014 was another big year in racing. NASCAR used its knockout Chase for …

Kyle’s Corner Blog: I Don’t Want A Lot This Christmas

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Blog and photo by Race Chaser Online Associate Kyle Magda — Everyone is begging for the next new technological thing, and I just sit here wanting to have a warm house and food on the table.  The nights are starting to get colder and hot chocolate is becoming the norm with breakfast in the morning. But, …