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Punches Thrown Between Ryan Reed, Ryan Sieg After Pocono Crash

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Intensity hit an all-time high during the Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway after a post-race confrontation involved Ryan Sieg, Ryan Reed and members of their XFINITY Series crews. Punches were thrown before the mess was broken up, emotions boiling over after an in-race incident between both drivers. It all started with contact between Sieg …

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Erik Jones Wins 1st XFINITY Pole At Pocono

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Erik Jones will lead the XFINITY Series field to the inaugural green flag at Pocono Raceway, winning the pole for the Pocono Green 250. Ripping off a lap time of 51.158 seconds, Jones grabbed his fifth pole of 2016 and eighth of his XFINITY career. Behind the 20-year-old are Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and …

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Brad Keselowski Leads Team Penske 1-2 Punch In Pocono Qualifying

Brad Keselowski

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A familiar sight in American auto racing, Team Penske, has swept the front row once again in NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying. This time, it is Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano who ended up 1-2 for Sunday’s Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. Both previous Pocono winners, the duo finished ahead of Kevin Harvick, Matt …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Turns Domination into Special Coke 600 Victory

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The history books will mark Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 as the quickest 600-miler in NASCAR history, both on time and average race speed. For Martin Truex, Jr., he’ll remember it as 600 miles of excellence as the Furniture Row Racing driver led 392 of 400 laps [a track record] to take the victory at Charlotte Motor …

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Matt Kenseth Holds off Kyle Larson for Dover Victory


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Miles the Monster should get into show business. Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism at Dover International Speedway was thrilling to the last lap. Matt Kenseth, in nail-biting fashion, battled and rose victory after racing the youngsters of Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott in the closing laps. The older dog of Kenseth still had one …

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Erik Jones Grabs Monster XFINITY Victory at Dover


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Who says kids are afraid of monsters? Erik Jones sure isn’t as the 19-year-old drove to victory at Dover International Speedway to claim the win in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200. The victory is his second win of 2016 and fourth of his XFINITY Series career. “Coming down to a short-run, I knew we were …

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Erik Jones Wins XFINITY pole at Dover

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For the sixth time in his XFINITY Series career, Erik Jones will start from pole after lapping Dover International Speedway at 22.915 seconds [157.102 mph]. “Dover has just been a place that’s been my style from the start,” Jones said. “We have a really good racecar; I think even a little bit better than what …

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Matt Crafton Grabs First Victory at Monster Mile


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Though the first half of Friday’s JACOB Companies 200 was owned by polesitter William Byron, it was Matt Crafton who pounced when it counted, leading the final 76 laps en route to his first Camping World Truck Series win at Dover International Speedway. “It was a great race, I had a lot of fun,” Crafton said. …

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Qualifying Cancelled for Sprint Cup and Truck Series at Dover

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(Photo Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

It’s deja vu for Dover International Speedway as, for the second straight time at the Monster Mile, qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series has been cancelled due to inclement weather. With the starting lineup set per the rulebook Kevin Harvick will start from pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism after winning Friday’s opening …

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Kevin Harvick Wins Opening Sprint Cup Practice in Dover

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Kevin Harvick, who ripped around the 1-mile Dover International Speedway at 21.799 seconds (165.145 mph), won opening practice for the Sprint Cup Series in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Quick in his wake was Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who ran only six laps in the 80-minute session. Rounding out the top-5 times was Kyle Busch, …

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