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Kurt Busch Relishes First Triumph of 2016 at Pocono Raceway

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Kurt Busch entered Pocono Raceway determined to win at the Tricky Triangle for the first time since 2007. Things are a lot different for the 2004 Cup Series champion since that August day. Busch is no longer driving the Blue Deuce. Instead, he’s walking around with his head held high, showcasing the gradient black and red colors …

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Brad Keselowski Frustrated After Pocono Penalty For Body Modification

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Pole sitter Brad Keselowski entered Pocono Raceway Monday with high expectations. He left it scratching his head at how a victory could have potentially slipped away via a NASCAR penalty. The white No. 2 car led the field to green for the first time in 2016, and the 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion was attempting to win …

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Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick Wreck At Pocono Raceway

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At Pocono Sunday, Tony Stewart was on pace to earn his best finish since coming back from an injury that sidelined him the first eight races of his final Sprint Cup Series season. Coming to Pocono Raceway, Stewart qualified sixth, marking the first time he’s advanced to the final round in qualifying since his return at Richmond …

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Premium Motorsports Swaps Car Numbers Starting at Pocono

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Premium Motorsports is switching things up with its pair of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. Cole Whitt, the team’s primary driver, ran the first 13 events of the season in the No. 98 car. With the team’s focus on Whitt’s effort, a second car was in the process of being reorganized. Reed Sorenson began to …

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Justin Allgaier Settling In With JR Motorsports

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As Justin Allgaier parked his No. 7 Chevrolet just past the start/finish line, sitting on Pocono Raceway’s pit road after qualifying, he breathed a sigh of relief — at least momentarily. A year ago, Allgaier was competing in NASCAR’s premier division, unsure of what the future would hold. However, when Clint Bowyer was announced as HScott Motorsports’ …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Wins, Weather Cuts Inaugural Pocono Green 250 Short

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It has been approximately seven months since Kyle Larson pulled into Victory Lane in any of NASCAR’s premier divisions. However, that all changed Saturday for the inaugural XFINITY Series contest at Pocono Raceway. The forecast predicted that after Friday’s half-day full of rain, Saturday would have a blue, sunny sky with a slight chance of …

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Off the Wall With… Ray Black, Jr.

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We’re back for season two of Off the Wall With… and we’ve got five brand-new, off-track questions for your favorite racing personalities!  This week, NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie Ray Black, Jr. sits down in the interview chair. He moved up this season after competing full-time in the Camping World Truck Series, finishing 11th in the standings with …

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XFINITY Series Drivers Preparing To Tackle The Tricky Triangle

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Rain might be in the forecast throughout the weekend at Pocono Raceway but nothing can ruin the vibe that the 2.5-mile racetrack has created for NASCAR’s XFINITY Series. This weekend marks the inaugural contest for the sport’s second-tier division at Pocono Raceway, a track that has been open to the sport’s premier series since 1974. In doing …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Matt DiBenedetto’s Career-Saving Moment

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Tears flowed down 24-year-old Matt DiBenedetto’s face just seconds after crossing the finish line at Bristol Motor Speedway in mid-April. Competing for a team that considers a top-20 finish a victory, finishing sixth during the Food City 500 helped the young man realize that dreams can indeed come true. DiBenedetto landed a part-time slot with …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the Regular Season Points Leader Be Rewarded?

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NASCAR’s playoff format has been controversial since its inception in 2004. Love it or hate it, the new Chase has done a tremendous job at attracting a younger generation and providing a level of excitement that could go unseen amidst a dominant season by one driver. However, tradition is still important in a sport with …

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Juan Pablo Montoya On Indy 500: We’ll Do Whatever We Can to Win It

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“People get intimidated by me because of what I do on the track, not because of what they say about me.” Just one year and four days ago, 32 drivers may have gotten intimidated by that one man, Juan Pablo Montoya, as the intensity grew substantially in the final laps of the Indianapolis 500. In a …

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James Hinchcliffe on Winning the Indy 500 Pole, Future NASCAR Aspirations

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Coming off Turn 2 during a practice session just before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, four-time IndyCar Series winner James Hinchcliffe saw his life flash before his eyes. As safety workers rushed to Hinchcliffe’s destroyed racecar, blood spilled out of his left thigh. He doesn’t remember much from the incident, but what he …

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