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Martin Truex, Jr. Wins 2nd Straight Pole of 2016

Cup Martinsville Martin Truex, Jr. Martinsville Speedway

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For the second consecutive week, it’s Martin Truex, Jr. who will lead the field to green in the Sprint Cup Series. Winning the pole last week at Talladega – the biggest, fastest track on the circuit – Truex came to the shortest and slowest track of Martinsville Speedway and backed it up, winning his fifth …

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Chase Elliott’s Title Run Ends in Talladega

2016 Loudon I CUP Chase Elliott Jimmie Johnson Nigel Kinrade NKP

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Back-to-back finishes of 33rd and 31st made the task simple for Chase Elliott Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway: Win. Though the 20-year-old’s day didn’t end in Victory Lane, he was looking strong in the early going, as he led nine laps on five occasions in the opening 80 laps in Sunday’s Hellmann’s 500. A 12th-place finish was …

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Kevin Harvick Upset with Teammate Kurt Busch in Talladega

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It took some time, but we found our first punch in the Sprint Cup Series Chase for the championship. Following the finish of Sunday’s Hellmann’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Kurt Busch rubbed the side of Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Chevrolet. After parking on pit road, Harvick took a swing at Busch, who …

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Joey Logano Wins Elimination Race in Talladega

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For the second straight time in the Chase race at Talladega Superspeedway, Joey Logano grabbed the win after holding off rookie Brian Scott in the final laps. Earning his second win of 2016, Logano advances to the Round of 8 after entering the Alabama track in a tie for the final advance spot. Brian Scott, …

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Brad Keselowski Blows Engine at Talladega


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Add another Chase driver to the list of blown motors at Talladega Superspeedway. Brad Keselowski, who was out front and dominating Sunday’s Hellmann’s 500, blew a motor in his No. 2 Ford with 45 laps to go. Keselowski led 90 laps before the race-ending failure and will not advance to the Round of 8, as …

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Martin Truex Jr. Grabs Talladega Pole

2016 Daytona II CUP Martin Truex Jr helmet Logan Whitton NKP

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Amidst some mid-qualifying controversy, Martin Truex Jr., earned the pole for the Hellmann’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, ripping around the 2.66-mile track in 49. 508 seconds [193.423 mph]. The pole is his fourth of 2016, 11th of his Sprint Cup series career and first at Talladega. “It’s definitely the place to be to start the …

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Joey Logano Takes XFINITY Win at Charlotte


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As the 12-driver XFINITY Series Chase turned into eight following Sunday’s Drive For The Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was Joey Logano who took the trophy home. Holding off dominant Kyle Larson in the closing laps, Logano grabbed his second win of 2016, second at Charlotte and 27th of his XFINITY career. “What …

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Carl Edwards: ‘[The Chase] Is Only Going to Get Wilder’

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Following a rather pleasant, straightforward opening round of the 2016 Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship, Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway simply flipped the tables. Standing as the opening race of the Round of 12, the 500-miler saw more than half the Chase field suffer some sort of issue, putting drivers like Kevin Harvick, …

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Kevin Harvick Paces Opening Charlotte Practice


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Kevin Harvick, under the bright North Carolina sun, took his hot orange No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet to the top of the charts during opening Sprint Cup Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ripping around the 1.5-mile track in 27.870 seconds [193.757 mph], Harvick beat second-place Alex Bowman by 0.126 seconds in the 90-minute session …

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U.S. Marine Josh White to Attempt Truck Series Debut at Martinsville

2015 ARCA Pocono Josh White Zach Catanzareti

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When the Camping World Truck Series hits the ‘Paper Clip’ of Martinsville Speedway on October 29, there will be a new face with a new background hitting the track. Josh White, who hails from Charleston, West Virginia, will attempt to make his NASCAR debut driving the Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing No. 10 Chevrolet. After serving …

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Daniel Suarez Tames Monster Mile with 2nd XFINITY Win

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Despite a cloudy and gray morning at Dover International Speedway, Daniel Suarez shimmered bright in Sunday’s rain-postponed Drive Sober 200, taking the victory in dominating fashion by leading 123 of 200 laps en route to his second win in his XFINITY Series career. Punching his ticket to the Round of 8 in the series’ first …

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