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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Deja Vu in Multiple Senses

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Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott locked himself into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff semifinals by winning Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. It was the second Gander Outdoors 400 of the season, and just like the first at Pocono Raceway, it was an uninspiring event that went to overtime …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Fires Up the Siren a 2nd Time

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Who’s in the headline Chase Elliott lost a heartbreaking race at Dover in the fall of 2017 and blamed himself solely for the loss. Sunday was a complete team effort that vaulted Elliott to Victory Lane and a berth in the Round of 8. Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola both appeared headed to victory early …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ryan Blaney Wins the ROVAL, Kyle Larson Survives to Advance

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Who’s in the headline The list of road course favorites was long going into the first ROVAL race, and it was a safe bet that Ryan Blaney wasn’t on most of those lists. However, sometimes it is better to be lucky than good, and Blaney was lucky to be in the right place at the …

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Ryan Blaney Avoids Chicane Wreck, Snags Bank of America ROVAL 400 Victory

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Ryan Blaney emerged from the inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 as the victor Sunday afternoon in a race that played out differently than many had feared. On the final lap, Jimmie Johnson spun in the Turns 16/17 chicane while trying to pass Martin Truex Jr. for the win.  When Johnson spun, he clipped the …

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Kyle Busch Fastest in Opening Cup ROVAL Practice

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Kyle Busch was fast early and often Friday morning (Sept. 28) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The seven-time winner ended up quickest in Friday’s sole Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session with a lap of 106.397 mph. Busch’s lap was one-hundredth of a second faster than teammate Erik Jones.  Team Penske’s Joey Logano was third …

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Did You Notice?: Kyle Busch Is On Pace To Make More NASCAR History?

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Did You Notice? … Kyle Busch has hit 50 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories? That number ties him for 11th all-time at just 33 years of age. So much has been made of Busch challenging Richard Petty’s record of 200 career wins when you compile his totals in all three major NASCAR series. He’s …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Richmond, Take II

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Kyle Busch captured his 50th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win by taking the checkered flag on the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. It was the seventh win of 2018 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He was followed by the Ford of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick in second and …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Federated Auto Parts 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? If you filled out a playoff bracket, raise your hand if you had Austin Dillon clearing the Round of 16. Yeah, you’re making that up, put your hand down. While he’s a long way from being a title contender, Dillon did everything he needed to do Saturday night.  …

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Austin Dillon On Top 10 at Richmond: ‘We Just Gotta Keep it Up’

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Austin Dillon‘s sixth-place run in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond Raceway flew a bit under the radar, as the night’s headlines were dominated by Kyle Busch‘s victory and the lack of yellow flags. But Dillon’s top-10 result, coming on the heels of his 11th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend, was a …

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Austin Dillon Hoping to Consistently Move Through Playoffs

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While many playoff drivers had a bad day in the opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon cruised to an 11th-place finish, though he believes it could have been better. Dillon had to start the rear of the field for an unapproved adjustment after qualifying. The No. 3 instantly charged inside the …

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NASCAR 101: Who’s Most Likely to Progress Out of the Cup Playoffs’ First Round?

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This year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, which begin this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, marks the fifth time in which the series has employed an elimination-based format to help decide its champion at the end of the season. Starting in 2014, the series cooked up different rounds throughout the playoffs that eliminated …

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