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The NASCAR Cup playoff field is set for the first time without Jimmie Johnson

Kevin Harvick dominated at the Brickyard Sunday, September 8, 2019, to win his second race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As it has all season long, bad luck continued for 7-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson after he crashed with 55 laps to go, causing him to not make the playoffs after 15 consecutive seasons. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle discuss what drivers are lucky to be in the playoffs and whether or not we will see a repeating NASCAR Cup champion or a first time champion.

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Hamlin spoils Matt DiBenedetto’s first win and Earnhardt Jr. walks away from plane crash

With just a couple races left in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, it’s crunch time to try and get a win for those drivers unable to get in on points. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle are in the FOX4 Race Zone talking Denny Hamlin’s win over what could have been Matt DiBenedetto’s first cup win in the same week it was announced he won’t be racing for Leavine Family Racing in 2020. As well as the horrifying plane crash that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family were involved in on their way to Bristol.


Chase Elliott battles Truex Jr. for the win and Bubba Wallace spins Kyle Busch at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott dominated the race Sunday at Watkins Glen, returning to victory lane for the second time at the track he earned his first win a year ago. The NASCAR playoffs are just a few weeks away. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle discuss what drivers are safe and what drivers need to worry about making it.


Hamlin races past teammates to win more exciting race at Pocono as some good luck comes Jimmie Johnson’s way

Denny Hamlin had just enough fuel to get the job done Sunday in what was a way more exciting race at Pocono Raceway this time compared to just a little over a month ago. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle discuss Hamlin’s win, the continued bad luck for Chase Elliott and maybe some good luck for Jimmie Johnson for once.


Harvick uses late bump and run to win at New Hampshire as bad luck continues for Jimmie Johnson

An exciting finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon as Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin battled side by side in the last laps of the race. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle are in the FOX4 Race Zone to discuss Harvick’s win as well as continued bad luck for Jimmie Johnson and the 48 team.


Kurt Busch beats younger brother Kyle at Kentucky for first win with Chip Ganassi Racing

Another exciting Saturday night under the lights for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as Kurt Busch finally beat his younger brother Kyle Busch to get his first win of the season and his first win for Chip Ganassi Racing. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle are in the FOX4 Racezone to discuss what this win means for Kurt and the Chip Ganassi race team.


Mother Nature doesn’t like racing at Daytona in July either

Daytona is known for producing some wild finishes and unexpected winners but Sunday’s race didn’t feel that way. Justin Haley at just 20-years-old and just his third career Cup start got his first win after a big wreck red flagged the race and was followed by rain and lightning. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle discuss the disappointing end to July racing at Daytona Beach.


Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Busch for another win at Sonoma

As the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series season reaches its half way mark for the season. Martin Truex Jr. and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates are continuing to find success in the 2019 season. However, drivers like 7-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson have yet to find success. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle are in the FOX4 Race Zone to talk about it.


Kyle Busch wins in a not so exciting race at Pocono

The race at Kansas Speedway last month was said to be one of the most exciting races of the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series. The race on Sunday at Pocono not so much. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle discus another win for Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing and why Busch and some of the other drivers aren’t too happy with the NASCAR rules package this season.


Emotions come out at NASCAR’s All-Star race

Some good luck finally came Kyle Larson’s way as he held off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch to win the 2019 NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle discuss Larson’s big win as well as an incident after the race between Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman.


Exciting race under the lights at Kansas Speedway

Before winning the race Saturday night, Brad Keselowski said Kansas Speedway might be one of the best 1.5 mile tracks we’ve seen in a long time. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle are in the FOX4 Race Zone to discuss why the race at Kansas was one of the best this season.


FOX4 sits down with truck series driver Angela Ruch

Before her race on Friday night, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Angela Ruch sat down in the FOX4 podcast studio to talk about her season so far, including a top 10 finish at Daytona.


Racing the ‘Monster Mile’ and previewing night racing in Kansas 

Martin Truex Jr.’s first career NASCAR Cup race came on a Monday rain delayed race at Dover in 2007 and 12 years later he was the car to beat once again at the Monster Mile. Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle recap Monday’s race and what drivers had some good luck finally come their way as well as a preview of Saturday night’s race at Kansas Speedway.

 Everything is bigger at Talladega

Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle discuss all the excitement at Talladega Sunday. The stands were full, the cars were fast, and Chase Elliott took the checkered flag, giving Chevy their first win in the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and the first win of the season that wasn’t Joe Gibbs Racing or Team Penske.


Saturday night racing in Richmond

Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle are back to talk about the first night race of the season at Richmond International Raceway. Martin Truex Jr. picked up not only his first win of the 2019 season but also his first win for Joe Gibbs and at a short track.


Good old short track racing at Bristol

Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle talk short track racing following the race on April 7, 2019 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch took the checkered flag for the third time this season and won his eighth overall race at Bristol battling for the win at the end with his older brother Kurt Busch who finished second.


Keselowski dominates in Martinsville

Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle are back to talk about Brad Keselowski’s dominating win at Martinsville Sunday and the two teams dominating this season so far.


Racing out West in Phoenix

Another week on the west coast as NASCAR races at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. It was an exciting race with restarts having drivers going three and four wide and tire issues causing multiple drivers to spin out. At the end, Kyle Busch was the car to beat as he claims his 52nd cup victory.


Recapping the race at Atlanta

Week 2 in the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle are back to talk racing as Brad Keslowski battles 36 other drivers and the flu to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


Signal Hill Presents: The 61st Daytona 500

Another NASCAR season is underway as the cars took to the track in the 61st Daytona 500. FOX4 digital producers Sam Atwell and Brian Dulle talk about the big wrecks during the race, the top underdogs, those that were lucky and not so lucky, and why Denny Hamlin’s second Daytona 500 win was special for Joe Gibbs Racing.

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