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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Dominates at Charlotte, Simon Pagenaud Crowned Indianapolis 500 Champ

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joe Gibbs Racing Endures Roller Coaster 600-Miler Joe Gibbs Racing battled through the adversity of a marathon weekend packed with misfortunes and came out on top. After all three of its Xfinity Series drivers battled tire problems on Saturday, the same issues sent Erik Jones and alliance teammate Matt DiBenedetto …

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Martin Truex Jr. Survives Early Trouble, Late Restart to Win Coca-Cola 600

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Martin Truex Jr. had the same right-front tire issues as most of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates early in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday evening, getting closely acquainted with the Charlotte Motor Speedway wall. Despite the resulting damage to the sheet metal on his No. 19 Toyota, his final fate was much better. Three years …

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The Frontstretch 5: Ways to Win a NASCAR Race

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Wurth Wins The Digital Ally 400 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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1. Complete domination There are many ways to win in NASCAR, and not every race produces the one everyone wants to see. Take a race like Martin Truex Jr. had three years ago this coming weekend, in the 2016 Coca-Cola 600. Truex led 392 of 400 laps.  There were actually nine lead changes in that race, …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings All-Star Race Edition

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After a wild back and forth race, Kyle Larson broke his winless streak (even if it didn’t technically count since it’s a non-points paying race) and went to a Victory Lane to win the trophy and the $1 million prize. The real question, however, is how far did Larson move up in the rankings this …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Monster Energy All-Star Race

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Larson had more track time than any other driver on Saturday night, winning the third and final stage of the Open to make the All-Star event. From there, Larson raced smart, biding his time but racing aggressively enough that he was able to take advantage of a …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Digital Ally 400 Edition

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Wurth Wins The Digital Ally 400 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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After a wild and entertaining race, Brad Keselowski reigned supreme at Kansas to claim the victory in the Digital Ally 400. Now tying Kyle Busch for most wins this season, will Keselowski outduel Busch in the win column this year? Kevin Harvick was on track to claim his first victory before a flat tire false …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Gander RV 400 Edition

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Despite waiting out the Sunday washout, Martin Truex Jr stormed through the field to claim his second victory of the season at Dover International Speedway. Has Truex finally found his mojo? Miserable might just be the best word to sum up Denny Hamlin‘s Dover weekend. The Virginian was never able to find an ounce of …

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NASCAR 101: The Most Top 10s in a Row to Start a Cup Season

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Serious question: has 2019 been anyone but Kyle Busch‘s year thus far? Consider the evidence. In four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts, he has four wins. He has three wins and four top fives in the Xfinity Series, his only loss a runner-up run at Auto Club Speedway. And then there’s his Monster Energy …

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Joey Logano Enjoys Champion’s Visit to White House

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2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano paid a visit to the nation’s capitol on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump honored Logano and the No. 22 Team Penske organization at The White House. Greetings from … ?@WhiteHouse! 2018 Cup series champion @joeylogano and the No. 22 @Team_Penske organization are being honored by the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Geico 500 Edition

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Ik9

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Although not quite an Earnhardt, Chase Elliott took home his fourth career victory in front of a massive Elliott-favored crowed at Talladega last weekend. Can Elliott double down at Dover and prove he should be considered a championship threat? Often considered as the most consistent Chevrolet driver this season, Kurt Busch led a train of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX’s Last Lap Coverage Leaves Much to Be Desired

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Talladega brings a lot of interesting things to NASCAR.  Some of the sport’s loudest and rowdiest fans.  Shenanigans.  Stomach churning.  Maybe that last one’s just me. Normally, a superspeedway race in which everyone more or less stays close to each other all race long should not be that difficult to cover.  After Sunday, I’m not …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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The Headline(s): On the heels of a manufacturer meeting that stressed teamwork, fan favorite Chase Elliott led Chevrolet’s strongest showing of NASCAR 2019. At Talladega Superspeedway, he worked with teammate Alex Bowman to best Joey Logano and Kyle Busch on a late restart and win the 2019 GEICO 500. Elliott’s, and Chevrolet’s, win snapped a …

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