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Pace Laps: Matt DiBenedetto Crushed, While Tyler Reddick, Brett Moffitt Capitalize at Bristol

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been One slip-up. One simple mistake. When you’re racing with the big boys in NASCAR’s top division, that’s all it takes for a Cinderella slipper to smash into tiny little pieces. Matt DiBenedetto was on the verge of one of the sport’s great upset stories Saturday …

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Simon Pagenaud Leaves Pocono with Unfinished Business

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Based off his dominating performance at the Indianapolis 500 in May, Simon Pagenaud was one of the pre-race favorites for Sunday’s (Aug. 18) ABC Supply Co. Inc. 500 at Pocono Raceway. It turns out, he leaves with “unfinished business.” Due to qualifying getting rained out because of weather, Pagenaud began the race at Pocono Raceway …

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Big Wreck on Opening Lap of IndyCar Race at Pocono

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There was much anticipation heading into Sunday’s (Aug. 18) NTT IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway, following a near death-defying crash last season. But the field didn’t even make it to turn 2 on the opening lap before there was a multi-car pileup, seeing Felix Rosenqvist and Takuma Sato go airborne. The crash was triggered …

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Matt DiBenedetto Misses Out on 1st Victory: ‘I Wanted It So Bad’

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During driver introductions for Saturday’s (Aug. 17) Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt DiBenedetto came out as the Italian Stallion Rocky Balboa. And boy, is that fitting for the California native’s week and race at the Last Great Colosseum. DiBenedetto began the race in the seventh position, though almost immediately …

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Justin Allgaier: ‘This One is Going to Hurt For a While’

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If Justin Allgaier has proved anything in 2019, it’s that he’s damn good at Bristol Motor Speedway. However, the No. 7 team has nothing to show for it. Allgaier was a factor from the drop of the rag, battling door-to-door with Kyle Busch for the lead. In the opening stage, he was leading with a …

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Denny Hamlin, Matt DiBenedetto Lead Cup Practices at Bristol

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With the regular season winding down, Denny Hamlin and Matt DiBenedetto continued their recent hot streaks in Friday’s (Aug. 16) practice sessions at Bristol Motor Speedway. Opening Practice Hamlin laid down a lap of 128.605 mph to top the scoring pylon. He was one of four Toyotas inside the top five, with Erik Jones his …

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Ross Chastain Rebounds for Top-5 Finish at Bristol Following Pit Road Penalty

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Whenever Ross Chastain has qualified well this season in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, he typically runs at the front, if not wins the race. On Thursday (Aug. 15) at Bristol Motor Speedway, he qualified second and was among the fastest trucks. Chastain battled with Brett Moffitt early on for the lead before winning the …

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Bayley Currey Fails Drug Test, Ejected from Bristol

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Bayley Currey was scheduled to pull double duty this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, running the No. 52 for Rick Ware Racing in the Cup Series, as well as the No. 17 Xfinity car. However, NASCAR removed him from the racetrack on Thursday (Aug. 15). Sources told Frontstretch that when Currey tested positive for a substance that’s …

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Christopher Bell Doesn’t Have Update on 2020

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With Matt DiBenedetto announcing he won’t be returning to Leavine Family Racing in 2020, all eyes pointed to Christopher Bell to move up from the Xfinity Series to fill the No. 95 car. Bell didn’t hesitate to announce he doesn’t have an update on his 2020 plans on Thursday (Aug. 15) at Bristol Motor Speedway. …

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Erik Jones Sweeps Xfinity Practices at Bristol

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In a rare Xfinity Series start, Erik Jones led the way in opening Xfinity Series practice in preparation for Friday’s (Aug. 16) Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. —- topped final practice. Opening Practice In his first start with XCI Racing, Jones led the way at Bristol in the No. 81 Toyota with a …

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Tyler Ankrum, Austin Hill Pace Truck Practice Sessions at Bristol

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With two practice sessions on Thursday (Aug. 15) at Bristol Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs are officially underway. Opening Practice Kentucky winner Tyler Ankum led the way in the opening 50-minute practice, with a speed of 126.420 mph, just under a tenth-of-a-second ahead of Ross Chastain (125.831 mph). Matt Crafton, who enters …

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