The Underdog House: Michigan vs Ohio

Ryan Preece at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2019. Photo: NKP

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This weekend, the three NASCAR series were split among two different race tracks. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series were in Brooklyn at Michigan International Speedway. In the state just south, the NASCAR Xfinity Series raced at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. For the Truck Series, it was its regular …

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Kyle Larson Content With Third-Place Effort at Michigan

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Kyle Larson entered the 2019 Consumers Energy 400 with a 46-point lead above the playoff cut line. In the previous Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, he finished in 14th place. So the Consumers Energy 400 could have been a troubling race for the 27-year-old. Instead, the sixth-year driver came home …

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Austin Hill Puts His Stamp on End of the Regular Season

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Austin Hill put his stamp on the bookends of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular season. Joining Hattori Racing Enterprises after the team won the 2018 Truck Series championship with Brett Moffitt, Hill won the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway in February. It was his first race as the driver of the …

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Matt Crafton Confident After Making the Playoffs

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Matt Crafton entered the 2019 Corrigan Oil 200 in a precarious situation in the playoff standings. He was second in the point standings, but he was the last driver above the playoff cut line. He was safe on points, but he could’ve been knocked out if a full-time driver below the cut line won at …

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Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones Lead Cup Practices at Michigan

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Kevin Harvick and Erik Jones led the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions on Saturday (Aug. 10) at Michigan International Speedway.  Practice 2 In the second practice session of the weekend, Harvick paced the field with a speed of 190.501 mph. He completed 38 laps in this session, and his eighth lap was …

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Ross Chastain Wins 2019 Corrigan Oil 200 Pole

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Ross Chastain won the pole for Saturday’s (Aug. 10) Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 183.772 mph. Annnnd he does it! @RossChastain claims his first @NASCAR_Trucks Series pole of the 2019 season. ?? It is his third-career pole award in the series. #MelonManChallenge -PR https://t.co/Bz4VJ6vCRN — Ross Chastain (@RossChastain) August …

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Brad Keselowski Wins 2019 Consumers Energy 400 Pole

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Brad Keselowski was the last driver to qualify for the 2019 Consumers Energy 400. He proved last is certainly not least as he won the pole at Michigan International Speedway. He will lead the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field to the green flag on Sunday (August 11). Winner of the 2019 Consumers Energy 400 …

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Ross Chastain, Christian Eckes Lead Truck Series Practices at Michigan

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Ross Chastain and Christian Eckes led the first two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Michigan International Speedway. Chastain led opening practice and Eckes led the final session. Practice 1 In the first practice session, Chastain paced the field with a fast speed of 185.931 mph. Right behind him was Brett Moffitt. Moffitt wheeled …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Too Many Laps Run Under Caution at Eldora

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The seventh annual Eldora Dirt Derby should be memorable due to its victor: Stewart Friesen broke through and won his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. In seven Truck Series races at Eldora Speedway, there has not been a driver who has won multiple times. All of this furthers the case that the Eldora Dirt …

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Stewart Friesen Earns First Career Victory with 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby Win

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After six career second-place finishes, Stewart Friesen got the proverbial monkey off his back at Eldora Speedway, winning the 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby. It is his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win. The win comes one race after Friesen wrecked on the first lap at Pocono Raceway en route to a last-place finish. After …

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer Lead Iowa Xfinity Practices

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Two of the NASCAR Xfinity Series “Big 3” led the two practice sessions at Iowa Speedway on Friday (July 26), and the third member wasn’t far behind. Christopher Bell and Cole Custer led the two practice sessions. In the first practice, Bell led the field with a speed of 129.646 miles per hour. In the …

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Austin Hill Smashes Pocono Truck Series Pole Record

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Austin Hill broke the record for fastest NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series pole at Pocono Raceway on Friday night (June 26). It is Hill’s second pole of the season. Hill wheeled his No. 16 Toyota around the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle for the new record of 171.347 miles per hour. Starting alongside Hill on the front …

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