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Chase Elliott Tops Cup Series Final Practice at Dover

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At a track it typically does well at, Hendrick Motorsports shined in final practice leading up to Sunday’s Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway. Chase Elliott turned the quickest lap in the session at 157.363 mph, .067 seconds ahead of Hendrick Motorsports teammate, and 11-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson (156.904 mph). The duo led …

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William Byron Captures Pole for XFINITY Race at Dover

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After turning the fastest lap in each of the first two rounds of qualifying, William Byron captured his second career XFINITY Series pole on Saturday at Dover International Speedway. Byron ran a lap of 156.209 mph, .038 seconds quicker than Daniel Suarez (155.952 mph). The No. 9 team was excited about getting it’s second pole …

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Kevin Harvick Quickest in Morning Practice at Dover

Kevin Harvick Dover Practice

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Coming off a week in which Kevin Harvick recorded his first career DNF at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the No. 4 car is awfully quick this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Harvick qualified ninth, but shot to the top of the board early in Saturday’s morning practice session, and held the top spot throughout the …

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NASCAR Drivers Continue Reaction to National Anthem Protests

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Friday at Dover International Speedway marked the first time NASCAR was in action following Sunday’s national anthem controversy at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Sparked by comments from Richard Childress and Richard Petty, quotes that suggested firing employees who protested the anthem a Monday morning tweet from Donald Trump thrust NASCAR into the political conversation. At Dover, …

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Martin Truex Jr. Scores Pole for Cutoff Race at Dover

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On Friday afternoon, Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest person at Dover International Speedway, scoring his second pole of the season. The No. 78 car ran a lap of 160.664 mph, sharing the front row with Kyle Busch (160.392 mph), in a reversal of the spring race at the Monster Mile. This marks the fifth time in …

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Ryan Blaney Sweeps XFINITY Practices at Dover

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Just hours after putting up the quickest time in the opening XFINITY Series practice of the weekend at Dover International Speedway, Ryan Blaney was fast again in the final session. Blaney’s hot lap was 152.672 mph, narrowly edging out William Byron (152.665 mph) by .001 seconds. The top nine speeds were separated by less than one-tenth …

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Alex Bowman Partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing for a Pair of XFINITY Events

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Alex Bowman‘s 2017 has seen a lot of testing and not much racing, except on the Chevrolet simulator. That will change next weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On Friday, Chip Ganassi Racing announced that Bowman will pilot the No. 42 car with HendrickCars.com as the primary sponsor for Charlotte. The 24-year-old will also compete with …

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Danica Patrick Not Interested in Return to IndyCar

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Two weeks ago, it was announced Danica Patrick was out of the No. 10 car following the 2017 season, leaving her future in limbo. With eight races to go of her fifth full-time season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, she’s only focused on bettering herself in NASCAR, not heading back to her old …

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Ryan Blaney Paces Opening XFINITY Series Practice at Dover

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NASCAR Cup Series regulars led the way in opening XFINITY Series practice at Dover International Speedway, paced by Ryan Blaney at 154.275 mph, 0.022 seconds ahead of 2016 spring winner Erik Jones (154.129 mph). William Byron was the highest XFINITY Series regular in third (153.951 mph) with Justin Allgaier (153.616 mph) and Ty Dillon (153.472 …

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Matt Kenseth Leads Opening Practice at Dover

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As the opening round of the 2017 Cup Series playoffs come to a close this weekend, Matt Kenseth, yet to win in 2017 topped the speed chart in Friday morning’s practice at Dover International Speedway. The No. 20 turned a lap of 162.550 mph, 0.072 second ahead of the next fastest time. Flashback to the …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Aaa 400 Drive For Autism Dover International Speedway, Dover, De Usa Sunday 4 June 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Pedigree Petcare Toyota Camry Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, Stanley Toyota Camry Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyotacare Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach recap the second race of the opening round of the playoffs last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway before looking at potential upsets of advancement this weekend at Dover International Speedway. But …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Money Talks, Teams Continue to Shut Down

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Another week, another driver out of the XFINITY Series due to a lack of funding. When’s enough, enough? First, it was Darrell Wallace Jr. at Roush Fenway Racing, now Dakoda Armstrong is out of a ride at JGL Racing. Arguably, two of the top 15 names in the series heading into the 2017 season are …

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