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Pace Laps: A Massive Weekend at New Hampshire for JGR and Josef Newgarden’s Big IndyCar Win

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Roller coaster of a Day for JGR – You may not find a more adventurous day for Joe Gibbs Racing all season than Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s because one JGR driver scored the win, another lost the trophy late, the third brought it home in a solid position and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Looking Back at the Last 4 Years of Eldora

2016 Camping World Truck Eldora

19-20 July, 2016, Rossburg, Ohio USA Cody Coughlin ©2016, Brett Moist NKP

Next Wednesday night, the Camping World Truck Series steps out of its asphalt comfort zone and onto the dirt of Eldora Speedway. The Aspen Dental 150 will mark the fifth consecutive year the series has visited the half-mile oval, and it appears this race will remain on the schedule for years to come, especially with the reception …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Why Kyle Busch Should Race in the Truck Series

2017 Charlotte I Cwts Kyle Busch Burnout Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Kyle Busch is running triple duty this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, beginning with Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series Race. Of course that means there will be ample opportunity for people to complain he’s “stealing” wins and money from the series regulars, something that’s become a common practice any time the younger Busch brother competes …

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Pace Laps: Happy Days at Sonoma, Underdog Takeover at Iowa & Scott Dixon Wins Big

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Days for Stewart-Haas Racing in Sonoma – Car owner Tony Stewart called it a “perfect race” for driver Kevin Harvick, who broke a 20-race winless drought Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Expanding to his three other teams under the Stewart-Haas Racing umbrella, he called it “awesome.” Starting from the top, …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Goes Back-to-Back With Iowa Win

2017 Daytona I Cwts John Hunter Nemechek Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek led just the final six laps in Friday night’s M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway en route to a 1.652 second victory over Johnny Sauter. Nemechek took advantage of four fresh tires to pass Sauter and Chase Briscoe, who finished seventh, in a three-wide battle for the lead and never looked …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Regular Season Halfway Check-Up

2017 Dover I Cwts Pack Racing Logan Whitton Nkp

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After struggling to get through the first couple months of the season when trucks were on track exactly three times between Feb. and May, suddenly the Camping World Truck Series hit the halfway point of its regular season last weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park. Now, with momentum under their belts, several teams are hitting their …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson Pulls Off Michigan Win and Lack of Funding Hurting Truck Series

Gateway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Larson Does it Again at Michigan- Kyle Larson proved on Friday he had the fastest car at Michigan International Raceway, putting his No. 42 team on the pole for the 400-mile event. This time, the California kid had to hold off a pack of hounds in the waning laps. Larson …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Scores First 2017 Win at Gateway

2017 Charlotte I Cwts John Hunter Nemechek Matt Crafton Racing John K Harelson Nkp

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In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek took an emotional victory in Saturday night’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet led the entire first stage but didn’t sniff the front of the field again until the final 10 laps. A late caution provided a last-ditch opportunity, putting Nemechek in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential First-Time Winners at Gateway

2016 Chicago Cwts Ryan Truex Thinking Brett Moist Nkp

Ryan Truex (Photo: Brett Moist NKP)

Chase Briscoe almost broke through and scored his first career victory last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. In fact, many thought he was the one who’d weaved through the chaos that ended the race and won, but it was Christopher Bell who emerged victorious. But Briscoe’s near-victory, coupled with Ryan Blaney’s first career Cup Series win …

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Pace Laps: Another NASCAR First-Time Winner in 2017

2017 Pocono Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Brad Keselowski

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Pocono, 2017 Deliver Another First-Time Winner – What a popular streak for both the sport and a racetrack to be on in 2017. After Chris Buescher’s fog-shortened victory at Pocono Raceway last August, many thought a win like that would never come again. In part, they were wrong, as Ryan Blaney …

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Will Power Wins Wild IndyCar Race at Texas Motor Speedway

2017 Indycar Will Power Texas

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In a boom-or-bust year for Will Power, Texas Motor Speedway offered a boom. He was able to power through a wild, wreck-filled IndyCar race to score his second victory of the season and assert himself in the championship race. Starting ninth, Power emerged victorious under caution in Saturday night’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600, leading 180 of 248 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell Emerges Victorious from Texas Carnage

2017 Charlotte I Cwts Christopher Bell Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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In a Nutshell: Christopher Bell emerged from the late-race carnage victorious over Chase Briscoe in a caution-filled Winstaronlinegaming.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota led a race-high 92 laps en route to his second win of the season. Grant Enfinger brought his No. 98 ThorSport Toyota home …

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