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Hendrick Motorsports Extends Contracts of Alex Bowman, Nationwide

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Hendrick Motorsports has extended the contracts of both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman and primary sponsor Nationwide Insurance, the team announced Thursday (Aug. 2). Bowman signed a one-year extension to his contract, keeping him with HMS through the 2020 season. “Having this kind of support is incredible,” Bowman said in a press …

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5 Points to Ponder: Scary Darrell Wallace Wreck Nothing New for Pocono

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ONE: Pocono Raceway’s Hard Wrecks NASCAR nation breathed a sigh of relief when Darrell Wallace Jr. emerged unscathed from a scary Pocono wreck Sunday (July 29). But those gasps? They’re nothing new at a triangular-shaped track known for hard crashes. In a different era, this race ended Bobby Allison’s career when the Hall-of-Famer blew a tire …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Geometry is Difficult

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series raced at Pocono Raceway this weekend and Kyle Busch added two more trophies to his collection. Busch tied Ron Hornaday for most career CWTS wins with 51 and tied Kevin Harvick for the most MENCS wins this season at six apiece. The MENCS event, Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Takes Another Gander at Victory Lane in Pocono

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Caramel Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch ran 25 races at Pocono Raceway and never finished above second before last July. After Sunday he has two wins in the last three races. Busch took advantage of trouble for Kevin Harvick on pit road and then held off teammate Daniel Suarez on late-race restarts to claim his …

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Alex Bowman Relieved with Career-High 3rd Place in Pocono

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Flying the Philadelphia Eagles on the corner panels of his No. 88 Chevrolet in Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, the pressure was a little higher than usual for Alex Bowman. Join that with his Hendrick Motorsports spot recently piloted by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Sunday’s [July 29] Gander Outdoors 400 was full of eyeballs for Bowman. …

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Alex Bowman Expects to Make Playoffs with Hendrick Motorsports

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With Chevrolet introducing the Camaro ZL1 this season, it’s been a tiring time for all the Chevy teams, most notably Hendrick Motorsports. However, with six races to go before the playoffs begin at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Alex Bowman is the bubble driver, in his first full season with HMS. Bowman, 25, took over the …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Really Stopping NASCAR from Promoting Eldora?

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Why isn’t NASCAR open to an XFINITY Series race at Eldora Speedway? This week, Brian France made a rare public appearance when he joined SiriusXM’s NASCAR channel to answer some questions and gave his thoughts on various topics going on in the sport. One of the topics discussed by France involved the potential inclusion of …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Sure, he didn’t win; in fact, Kurt Busch was lucky to scrounge up eighth after tumbling late in the race following a bizarre green-flag pit sequence where he got caught up with Ryan Blaney. Busch stopped before his pit box, thinking Blaney was done with his service but wound up …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Pummels the Competition in Kentucky

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Auto Owners Insurance Celebrates Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. doesn’t need to look for vacation property in Sparta, Ky. because he already owns Kentucky Speedway. Truex won the pole, both stages and the race in a second straight commanding performance at the track. The only difficulties Truex had during the evening were his car slipping out of …

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Martin Truex Jr. Dominates En Route to Second Straight Kentucky Victory

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The word of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been dominance. Kevin Harvick dominated the start of the season followed by the domination of Kyle Busch at the midway point but one name has been consistently either in the win column or inside the top five. Now, it’s defending series champion Martin Truex …

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Alex Bowman’s Strong Night Goes Down with Flat Tire Early at Kentucky

#88: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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It was shaping up to be a great night for Alex Bowman and the No. 88 Axalta Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team. Running his 100th career start, he had high hopes entering Saturday’s (July 14) Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Running midpack late in stage one, he passed the leader to remain on …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Daytona

#34: Michael Mcdowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Fusion K Love Radio Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night. Wait, did I say race? I meant competed in a demolition derby. It had at one point seemed as if all four of the big four were going to make their way up front, but one by …

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