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Pace Laps: A Wild Day of Playoff Racing in Charlotte


Sprint Cup: The Day the Chasers Fell – Though that may sound a bit severe, Sunday’s Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway did seem repetitious with Chaser after Chaser falling out of contention. Starting early with Kevin Harvick, who suffered a mechanical issue on Lap 155, five Chasers …

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Up to Speed: Even After Charlotte Victory, Jimmie Johnson Still Thinks He Can Do Better

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If there is one thing we have learned over the past decade of Sprint Cup Series racing, it’s this: never count out Jimmie Johnson. Granted, Johnson didn’t make it past the Round of 12 during the first two years of NASCAR’s elimination-style Chase format. At the same time, though he …

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Jimmie Johnson Returns to Form, Wins Charlotte for 8th Time

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While Chaser after Chaser got knocked out of Sunday’s Bank of America 500, it was Jimmie Johnson who prevailed to win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Leading a race-high 155 laps, Johnson grabbed his third win of 2016, first since Auto Club Speedway in March and eighth of his career at …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: Chase Elimination Edition

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Sunday’s Sprint Cup contest at Dover served as the first Chase elimination inside NASCAR’s ten-race playoff. That means we had to say goodbye to four of the 16 drivers who, just a few short weeks ago believed they were the favorites to hold up the championship trophy in Homestead. As the Monster Mile showed us, despite a clean race Sunday …

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