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Martin Truex Jr. Scores Cup Pole in Kansas

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Martin Truex Jr. scored his third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season and his 15th in his career Friday evening at Kansas Speedway, posting a lap at 188.029 mph. Truex will lead the field to the green in Sunday afternoon’s Hollywood Casino 400 with Kevin Harvick  starting on the outside pole. Ryan Blaney …

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Matt Tifft, Erik Jones Lead Pair of XFINITY Practices at Kansas

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The XFINITY Series took to Kansas Speedway for a pair of practice sessions Friday afternoon ahead of Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300. The first session, held from 2:30 – 3:25 p.m. ET, saw Matt Tifft, the only playoff driver to crack the top five, top the charts with a 177.936 mph (30.348 sec) lap ahead of …

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Jimmie Johnson Brushes Off Crew’s Talladega Mistakes, Remains Optimistic in Kansas

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Last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson found himself in the middle of the ninth caution with damage to the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet. Though the damage appeared to be something the team could bounce back from, a move to begin work on the car while the race …

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Matt Kenseth ‘Has to Execute Better’ to Move to Next Round

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Heading into Sunday afternoon’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Matt Kenseth finds himself eight points below the cutoff line to make the Round of 8. Though the driver of the No. 20 Toyota finished inside the top 15 at Charlotte and Talladega, a lack of stage points leaves him with a small deficit to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Potential 1st-Time Winners Before the End of 2017

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A few weeks ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ben Rhodes finally found his elusive first career win, something that many expected to happen much sooner than it did. The sophomore driver came the closest to Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway earlier this season when he engaged in a spirited battle with Kyle Busch for …

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Tracking the Trucks: Parker Kligerman Scores 2nd Career Win at Talladega

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In a Nutshell: Parker Kligerman emerged from the carnage victorious in Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 75 Toyota kept the pedal to the floor as a last-lap melee wiped out a large chunk of the remaining drivers and scored his second career win at the 2.66-mile track. Polesitter …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Setting the Round of 6 at Talladega

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This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway to close out the Round of 8 in its playoffs ahead of championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway next month. With Christopher Bell and Ben Rhodes standing as the only two drivers guaranteed a spot in the Round of 6, the remaining six drivers look …

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Pace Laps: A Flurry of NASCAR Playoff Activity

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bittersweet Day for Hendrick Motorsports in Dover – In the end, the sweet side may outweigh the bitter Sunday at Dover International Speedway. But there was plenty of both as the four-car organization left the Delaware track. Staring with the negatives, Kasey Kahne was one of the three bullets in the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores 1st Career Win in Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored his first career win in exciting fashion Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A late-race caution, combined with scoring confusion on NASCAR’s part, set up a seven-lap sprint to the finish. And despite a hard-charging Christopher Bell, the driver of the No. 27 Toyota held on to score …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 8 Drivers, 3 Rounds, 1 Championship

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Last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series set its playoff field, and for the final seven races on the schedule, all eyes will focus on the championship battle. One thing that’s different this year, though, is the number of playoff points accumulated each week by winning stages and races. Those bonus points …

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