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Pace Laps: Sprint Cup Heads to Sonoma, Ryan Reed’s Struggles and Parker Kligerman’s Tough Luck

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Sprint Cup: The Week Approaching a Road Course – When the Sprint Cup Series starts creeping toward a road course event, it’s always one of the most unique times of the season. The driver announcements are unpredictable, as Cody Ware and Dylan Lupton will attempt their Cup debuts, while Patrick …

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Pace Laps: Stewart’s Comeback, Gaughan’s Milestone and Le Mans Fever

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Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart’s Well-Needed Michigan boost – After a rough string of races entering Sunday’s FireKeepers 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Tony Stewart put one together. Qualifying third, Stewart instituted a story for the afternoon: What can Smoke do from here? Would he fall outside the top 20 fast …

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Pace Laps: Downpours At Pocono While Chevy Dominates Detroit GP

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Sprint Cup: A Monday Afternoon Event in Pocono – Following nonstop rain, fog and misty conditions Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 was pushed back to Monday at noon for the Sprint Cup Series field – standing as Pocono’s first postponement since 2009. The race will still …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex, Jr.’s Treasure and Ty Dillon’s Title Hunt

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Sprint Cup: Treasured Trophy for Martin Truex, Jr. – From top to bottom, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 was one for the record books thanks to Martin Truex, Jr. The Furniture Row Racing driver broke long-standing NASCAR records as he led the most miles ever in a race [588 of 600], the most laps …

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Pace Laps: Tony Stewart’s All-Star Race Ends in Flames, Kaulig Racing Running Strong and Doug Coby Searching for Third Straight Whelen Modified Tour Title

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Sprint Cup: Back to the Old Tony Stewart. As they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire – As Tony Stewart was collected in a crash in Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race, the veteran driver making his final appearance in the non-points event gave the NASCAR world another piece of stimulating commentary on …

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Pace Laps: From Dragsters to Dover, Close Finishes; Wow Verstappen

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Sprint Cup: A Monster Show at Dover Honestly, it’s been a while since there’s been a stimulating race at Dover International Speedway. In making it one of the best races seen on the 1-mile concrete oval, Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism, however, saw frantic restarts, fabulous usage of the …

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Pace Laps: Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano Tangle, Jeremy Clements’ Strong Run and Nico Rosberg Wins Again

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Sprint Cup: Kenseth and Logano Not Done Yet – For the second straight time, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano have experienced an issue at Talladega Superspeedway involving contact on the track. The only difference, obviously, is what has transpired between now and last October following a nasty payback from Kenseth to then-race leader …

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Pace Laps: Tony Stewart’s Solid Return, Four-Wide and Fast for Brittany Force and Ford Looking for XFINITY Series Magic

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Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart Solid in Sprint Cup Return – Though there was literal smoke for the driver nicknamed “Smoke” at one point during Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Starting 18th after Sprint Cup qualifying was rained out on Friday, Tony Stewart was a consistent character inside the top 25 …

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Pace Laps: Matt DiBenedetto Impresses at Bristol, Fuel Strategy Dominates IndyCar Series Race at Long Beach and Nico Rosberg Wins Again

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Sprint Cup: Sensational Sixth for DiBenedetto –  Is Bristol Motor Speedway becoming the new place for the underdogs? It might be more so than Daytona and Talladega as Bristol once again opened the curtain for the behind-the-scenes characters to shine on Sunday afternoon. One of the unusual suspects near the front …

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Pace Laps: Tough Luck for Martin Truex, Jr. at Texas, Timmy Solomito Wins in Whelen Modified Tour Opener and XFINITY Series Short Tracks

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Sprint Cup: Everything’s Tougher in Texas for Truex, Jr. –  Several moments throughout the 500-miler Saturday night made it seem like Martin Truex, Jr. was nearly untouchable out front. With the exception of Carl Edwards, who later suffered a loose wheel and fell off the lead lap, Truex was the only …

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