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6 Suspended Due to Ballast, Lug Nut Penalties at Bristol

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NASCAR released its weekly Penalty Report Wednesday morning (Aug. 22).  While Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams were clean and green for the third straight week, some big penalties were handed down in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series. Clay Greenfield‘s No. 68 Chevrolet at Bristol was found to have lost ballast, or have …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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Kurt Busch Wins a Wild One at Bristol

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With rumors running rampant about his NASCAR future, Kurt Busch proved he’s still got plenty of talent in the tank. In a wild event, Busch emerged at the end to capture the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night (Aug. 18). It’s the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of …

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Erik Jones, Joey Logano Top Final Michigan Cup Practices

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams focused on short-run speed during practice two at Michigan International Speedway, with fog threatening proceedings. Only five teams ran more than 11, laps as Erik Jones in the No.20 Dewalt Toyota lead the way at 200.15 mph over rookie William Byron. Third on the practice charts was Brad Keselowski, …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s History in the Making

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A History-Making Moment For Chase Elliott Finally. It’s not a surprise to me that the second Chase Elliott hit Victory Lane, his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in the books, the first answer to how he felt was “relief.” After two-plus years of criticism, when turned into now as Elliott held off …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Cranks Up the Siren Again

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Who’s in the headline After almost three years of trying, and eight near misses, Chase Elliott has finally scored his maiden win in the Cup series. Elliott won the second stage and the race while Martin Truex Jr. grabbed the win in the first stage. William Byron crossed the finish line in eighth to claim …

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Chase Elliott Earns 1st Cup Victory at Watkins Glen

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Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott was the beneficiary of a pit road screw-up for Kyle Busch under caution.  That gave Elliott the lead with 34 laps to go. Elliott then ran a hard-charging Martin Truex Jr. out of fuel on the final lap to win Sunday’s (Aug. 5) Go Bowling at the Glen. It is Elliott’s first …

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Joey Logano’s Day at The Glen Ends Early

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What a difference a day makes. On Saturday, (Aug. 4) Joey Logano dominated the Zippo 200 en route to his 50th career NASCAR national series victory. But on Sunday, his Go Bowling at The Glen was over before it even started. A lap 3 incident, which forced the driver of the No. 22 off track wound up …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Joey Logano Beats the Rain in Watkins Glen

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Saturday’s (Aug. 4) Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International had a little bit of everything — rain, pit strategy and domination by Team Penske, as Joey Logano won for the third time in his last four starts at the famed road course. As stage 1 came to a close, Logano decided not to pit, instead …

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Joey Logano Reaches Career Milestone With XFINITY Victory at The Glen

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Usually, “it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish” is applicable in racing. But on Saturday afternoon, where you started is exactly where you finished if your name is Joey Logano. The Middletown, Conn. native won the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 4) from the pole after leading a …

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Team Penske Sweeps Front Row for Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

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Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski was very fast in the final round of XFINITY Series Qualifying Saturday (Aug. 4). Late in the session, teammate Joey Logano knocked Keselowski off the top to win the pole for Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International with a lap at an average of 122.995 mph. Keselowski had a pole run going late …

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Entry List: Zippo 200

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Watkins Glen International on Saturday, Aug. 4 after a thrilling race at Iowa Speedway this past weekend.  Saturday will mark the first road course race of the season for the series, kicking off a month’s worth of left and right-turn tracks. 43 cars are entered in this week’s event …

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