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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono Predictability

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Pocono Raceway is not a thrilling race track. It’s not even an exciting one, and barely qualifies as interesting. So the results in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weren’t all that surprising. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch won for the fourth time this season and the 55th time in his Cup career, holding …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Pocono 400

2019 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin

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Who…should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch made it look a lot easier than it was, and at times the driver of the No. 18 gambled with the track position that’s so precious at Pocono, but in the end, it was the same ending to a different story as Busch won his fourth …

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William Byron Makes Playoff Push With Pocono Top 10, Wants More

2019 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti William Byron

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William Byron may just be the most improved driver from last season to this season. The second-year driver finished ninth at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon (June 2) for his second consecutive top 10 and fourth of 2019. Byron had four top 10s all of last year. More importantly, Byron is now 14th in the …

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Did You Notice?: Charlotte Could Be Sign NASCAR Ratings, Attendance Have Leveled Off

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR fans who tuned in to the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night were treated to an entertaining race, one that rewarded those who persevered and watched the whole thing with a mad scramble to the checkered flag that featured a four-wide pass for the lead with just a handful of laps …

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5 Points To Ponder: Charlotte’s Climb Back To NASCAR Respectability

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ONE: Charlotte Motor Speedway Battles Back NASCAR may have been created in some smoke-filled meetings down in Daytona Beach but make no mistake: Charlotte is now stock car racing’s home base. Every major team has its race shop in the area, along with a core group of the sport’s operating staff paired with the NASCAR …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Some Gave All

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The Coca-Cola 600 is a marathon slog to close out the greatest day in auto racing, following the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula One and the Indianapolis 500 in IndyCar. Despite a quiet middle half, a chaotic first quarter and wild finish made it one of the season’s better races overall. Tires weren’t cooperating, which …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Coca-Cola 600

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Martin Truex Jr. dominated the Coca-Cola 600 in 2016, leading 392 of 400 laps en route to the win. The sailing wasn’t as smooth this time around, and it included a brush with the wall after a tire issue early. Plus, there were several battles for …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coca-Cola 600

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Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster is in for a bit of an unpredictable week. Charlotte Motor Speedway, home to the longest race in NASCAR, the Coca-Cola 600, can be fairly easy to figure out. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. have both enjoyed 370+ laps led days in the last few years. Some times, …

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William Byron Wins Coca-Cola 600 Pole

2019 Charlotte Cup William Byron Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Hendrick Motorsports continued its recent strong form Thursday evening (May 23) when William Byron won the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 183.424 mph.  It is the second pole of the season for the young racer who grew up at Charlotte and got his start on the quarter-mile. “[Winning the pole] means …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte

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The Headline(s): Kyle Larson is a million dollars richer. The California native won the Monster Energy Open, then raced his way up from 18th to win the Monster Energy All-Star Race on Saturday night (May 18) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He became just the fourth driver all-time to win the All-Star Race after transferring from the …

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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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