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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? NASCAR giveth and NASCAR taketh away.  A year ago, a questionable boundary line call cost Justin Haley his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series win when he was disqualified at Daytona International Speedway. This time, the call went the other way, with Haley being declared the race winner …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400

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Fireworks are sure to be on display in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 6). This may be the second trip to the track this year, but the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams will use a different package than at the season opener. This rules package, used at …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Camping World 400 Edition

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After finishing second three times in 2019 and having to wait out a three-hour delay due to a monsoon invading Chicagoland Speedway after lap 11, there was no denying Alex Bowman as the Tuscon, Arizona, native passed Kyle Larson in the closing laps to score his first career win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Sports Returns to the Fold With Competitive Action

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Chicagoland Speedway is a worn-out track that has not been repaved since before the venue opened in 2001. It’s not the oldest asphalt on the circuit (that goes to Auto Club Speedway), but it’s still quite competitive. TV-wise, Chicagoland Speedway is quite important because it is the point of the season in which NBC Sports …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Camping World 400 at Chicagoland

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The Headline(s): After getting passed by Kyle Larson on lap 256 and appearing destined for another crushing runner-up finish, Alex Bowman regrouped clear of lapped traffic, built a killer run and got around Larson in turn 4 on lap 262, driving away to his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory after a three-plus …

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Joey Logano Says NASCAR Future is Bright for Xfinity Series Big 3

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Joey Logano was the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver entered in the 2019 Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Driving the No. 12 Team Penske Ford, he won the pole and positioned himself to pull his best Kyle Busch impression, a Cup driver dropping down to dominate in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Ultimately, …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Cole Custer Makes His Case for Championship Favorite at Chicagoland

Before the Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, Tyler Reddick was the topic du jour. Due in part to his championship-winning run at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Reddick was though to be the best at running the high line, a necessity for getting around Chicagoland as fast as possible. The subtext was that if the defending Xfinity …

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Cole Custer Dominates Camping World 300

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On a hot day in Joliet, Illinois, Cole Custer was on fire. Leading five times for 151 of the 200 laps, Custer won Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. This win is his fourth win of the season and his sixth career NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Custer qualified second …

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Alex Bowman, Joey Logano Top Cup Series Practices at Chicagoland

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The draft is back in the windy city as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to Chicagoland Speedway for a pair of practice sessions Saturday, June 29. Alex Bowman and Joey Logano lead first and final practice, respectively. Practice 1 Hendrick Motorsports took three of the top five spots in the first session, with …

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Joey Logano Wins Camping World 300 Pole

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Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano has won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Camping World 300 later this afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway. Logano put the No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang at the top of the leaderboard with a top speed of 177.556 mph. In second was the No. 00 …

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Up to Speed: The Playoff Point Divide

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With 11 races to go until the playoffs begin for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, several drivers have emerged as strong championship contenders.  Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin have each won multiple races in 2019.  They also occupy five of the top seven positions in the standings. But …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Bobby Labonte Examines Career, Highs & Lows

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the Monday matinee (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway where Joey Logano put a whippin’ on the field en route to his second victory of 2019. Spoiler alert, we didn’t like the action we saw, and neither did Kevin Harvick, who once again overcame pit …

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