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5 Points to Ponder: First Steps and Inside NASCAR’s Championship 4

ONE: The Championship 4 After nine weeks of “playoff” competition we’re done to the final four drivers who will compete for the prize of being crowned the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion — the final award handed out by Sprint after a decade plus of title sponsorship. And it’s a …

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Tracking the Trucks: Daniel Suarez Scores First Career Victory in Phoenix

In a Nutshell: Daniel Suarez finished 0.510 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to score his first career Truck Series win in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150. Suarez, who had one of the two strongest trucks in the field, took advantage of teammate William Byron‘s blown motor and led the final …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Makes the Final Cuts in Phoenix?

Who Makes the Sprint Cup Series Final 4? The top question heading into Phoenix International Raceway this weekend might as well be my first question in this week’s four-wide questionnaire called 4 Burning Questions. Who will complete the Final 4 to fight for the Sprint Cup Series championship next week at …

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Timothy Peters Eying Championship Despite 1-year Winless Drought

With seven years of Camping World Truck Series racing behind Timothy Peters, he entered 2016 to begin his eighth full-time season, and it may be his best chance to grab his first series championship. Losing the title by six points in 2012, Peters, 36, now has one point between himself …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Puts Exclamation Point on Championship 4 Bid

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter passed Matt Crafton just before the field took the white flag to win the Striping Technology 350 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter led just six laps en route to his third win of the season and the seventh for GMS Racing. Daniel Hemric, …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Jimmie Johnson Continue Texas Greatness?

Will Jimmie Johnson Continue Texas Greatness on Sunday? He’s in better condition than other any driver entering this Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, with a win last week at Martinsville Speedway pushing him to the Championship 4 finale in Homestead-Miami Speedway, has stellar numbers at …

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NASCAR 101: William Byron & the 77th-Place Points Finish

77th. That’s probably not a number or position on the mind of William Byron — or, really, anyone else — in 2016. Instead, it’s been more like the number one. Or first. You get the idea. Because that’s where Byron, a rookie for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping …

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