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Five Points to Ponder: Status Quo and Strong Starts

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Dillon’s Strong Start It has been a great first four races for Austin Dillon in his third full year of top-echelon competition. To date, Dillon has secured a ninth-place finish in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, an 11th-place run at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his first top 5 of the year …

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Five Points to Ponder: Rain and Wind and Dust, Oh My!

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Team Penske Open West Coast Swing with a Bang Last season, the West Coast stretch of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Auto Club belonged to Stewart-Haas Racing. Kevin Harvick won both Vegas and Phoenix, and Kurt Busch looked like he’d take the win at Auto Club until a late-race caution bunched …

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Five Points to Ponder: Career Redefinition, NASCAR Commercials and Hope for 2016

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ONE: A Finish for the Ages The simple truth is that the vast majority of the 2016 Daytona 500 was little more than a 200 MPH procession. We saw the odd single car spin — Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Danica Patrick — but there wasn’t a Big One, …

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