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

2017 Pocono Cup Tom Bowles Jamie Mcmurray

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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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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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William Byron Notches Career Best Finish at Pocono

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti William Byron

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William Byron had a career-day in Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway, as Hendrick Motorsports looked to have turn a corner. Byron, 20, qualified sixth on Saturday, but was one of 13 teams that had its time disqualified for failing post-qualifying inspection. The No. 24 car took the green flag in 38th, but it …

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Daniel Suarez Awarded Pocono Pole After Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch’s Times Disallowed

Daniel Suarez 2018 Mencs Cup Series, Sonoma

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Daniel Suarez won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at Pocono Raceway in the most bizarre of fashions Saturday (July 28). The Joe Gibbs Racing driver posted a speed of 176.988 mph which was good enough to best his rivals that, well, survived. At the conclusion of three rounds of qualifying, Kevin …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: The Magic Mile Puts on a Show as Kevin Harvick Scores 6th Win

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Momma, there is that man again. For the sixth time this season, Kevin Harvick made the right moves down the stretch to garner him the track position that he needed. He capitalized on that good fortune to make a late race bump and run to move from deep in the field …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Erik Jones Dips & Dives to 1st Career Victory at Daytona

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Who’s in the headline Erik Jones survived the carnage Saturday night (July 7) at Daytona International Speedway. That included eight cautions in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 which involved incidents, including one that gave him damage. But Jones came back from a lap down, breezing through the draft and scored his first career win. Ricky …

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Up to Speed: Drivers go from Hero to Zero at Daytona

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Daytona International Speedway has been a fixture in NASCAR for 60 years.  Its towering banks and high speeds have held the power to humble drivers from the very beginning. This weekend continued a long tradition at the World Center of Racing.  Drivers arrive in Daytona expressing optimism about their chances to reach Victory Lane.  While …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Street Fight With Kyle Larson on Final Lap in Chicago

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson are in the headline for producing a fantastic finish to the Overton’s 400. Larson slid into the side of Busch and bounced him off of the wall in Turns 1 and 2. Busch returned the favor to Larson which resulted in a huge slide through Turn …

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The Frontstretch 5: Great Things About NASCAR’s Lower Divisions, Areas of Opportunity

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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1. Standalone races Races like the XFINITY/Truck show at Iowa last weekend used to be much more common, but the ones that are still on the schedule often end up being among the best races of the season in any series. Some of that has to do with the venues, but it’s also because the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Clint Bowyer a Legitimate Championship Contender?

#14: Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Haas 30 Years Of The Vf1 Wins Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Is there anything more entertaining than a Clint Bowyer Victory Lane? Earning his second race win of 2018 — his first multi-victory season since 2012 — Bowyer’s post-race celebrations and antics from Michigan International Speedway flooded social media and his loud, exuberant interviews could be heard in Scotland. Clint Bowyer really likes winning before an …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Clint Bowyer Rides Strategy & Heavy Foot to Michigan Win

2018 Cup Richmond Clint Bowyer Zach Catanzareti

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Who’s in the headline Mother Nature ran the show on Sunday (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway and, in the end, dropped the curtain early on the race. Clint Bowyer used a two-tire stop after stage two and then some valiant driving when the race resumed hanging onto the point. The rain came shortly after …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: FireKeepers Casino 400

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Firekeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mi Usa Sunday 18 June 2017 Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Cars 3 Target Chevrolet Ss Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, M&m's Red, White & Blue Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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NASCAR heads to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the FireKeepers Casino 400. Sunday’s race is the first of two at Michigan on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega a few weeks ago and it will continue on throughout the 2018 season. Go to …

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