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: 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: 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 …

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, …

Kyle’s Corner Blog: Magda’s Moments from the 2014 Racing Season

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Blog and photo by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — The 2014 racing season has come to an end. For me, it started back in late April at Evergreen Raceway Park with their opening weekend and closed last Saturday at Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey with Turkey Derby XLI. NASCAR, IndyCar, and short-track racing were all …

Kyle’s Corner Blog: Sprint Cup Power Rankings — When Homestead Smoke Cleared; Kevin Harvick Landed On Top

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America photo — Kevin Harvick can add another title to his 15-year  NASCAR career: Sprint Cup Series champion. Nicknamed “The Closer,” Harvick finished off the best season of his Sprint Cup Series career with a win in the finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and finishing …

Kyle’s Corner Blog: At the End of the Day, We’re All Human

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Joseph Wolkin photo — Race weekend in the media center: jam-packed and people hustling and bustling to go find stories.  Then, it’s back to the laptop to get the most recent news out there. After the day concludes, it’s time sit back, relax and find a place …