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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

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

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

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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