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5 Points to Ponder: Milestones, Memories and Way Back When

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ONE: Four To Go We have just four races to go before the start of the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. We begin at Bristol Motor Speedway (more on this below) before the second trip of the season to Michigan International Speedway. Then it’s Darlington Raceway for a second …

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5 Points to Ponder: Familiar NASCAR Faces Power Up

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ONE: Gordon Returns? Just in case you’ve been living under a rock — at least in a NASCAR context — Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sat out of the New Hampshire race weekend due to concussion-related symptoms from crashes at Kentucky and Daytona. Alex Bowman, who drives the JR Motorsports No. 88 car …

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5 Points to Ponder: Tony Stewart’s Milestone and Chase Favorites

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ONE: 600 up for Tony Stewart It was a good evening this past Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway for Tony Stewart who finished fifth in what was a landmark 600th Cup start for the 18-year veteran. The top-5 effort was enough to move him safely into the top 30 in …

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5 Points to Ponder: Wine Country and the Power of a Win

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ONE: 11 to Go After the off-week for Sprint Cup, it’s back at it this weekend at Sonoma Raceway in picturesque wine country (more on that below). In total, we have 11 races to go before the Chase and ten race winners to date, so there’s still plenty of time for those …

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5 Points to Ponder: Another Winless Streak Falls

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ONE: The Outlaw Back in Victory Lane Kurt Busch took his 28th career victory Monday in the rain-delayed Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400, leading 32 laps before taking his third career victory at the Tricky Triangle. It was Busch’s first trophy earned there in nine years, a key moment in a season …

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Five Points to Ponder: Racing Legends New and Old

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ONE: Truex Wins What a morale-boosting victory it was for Martin Truex, Jr. Sunday night. The driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevy eviscerated the field, leading a whopping 392 of 400 laps – the most one driver has ever led in a NASCAR race at Charlotte. Truex has led laps …

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