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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: NASCAR Chase Preview Edition

2016 Daytona Ii Cup Carl Edwards Denny Hamlin Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Just trying to figure who is going to win NASCAR’s 2016 championship is a difficult proposition. Sure there are some favorites, but in this 10-race format anyone can get hot at any time and any one can go cold at any time due to any number of circumstances. At any rate, here’s a look at …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC NASCAR Throwback Weekend Brings Smiles, Questions

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Labor Day weekend is always an interesting one in the world of motorsports.  Darlington has re-claimed the weekend for Sprint Cup and the XFINITY Series, making it stand out in the process.  The trucks spent the weekend in Canada at a venue known for good action and questionable finishes.  It did not disappoint in either aspect. …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: Labor Day Weekend Throwback Edition

Kevin Harvick Darlington Cup 2016 Yvonne Leonard

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It was quite a weekend in NASCAR, a throwback in more ways than one. A beat and bang finish in the Camping World Truck Series kicked off the proceedings, followed by both paint schemes and attire suitable for Sunday’s Sprint Cup main event. Darlington delivered, paired with comments during and after the race that were old school and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Claims Second NASCAR Crown Jewel of 2016

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Who’s in the headline: For the first time in his career, Martin Truex, Jr. has won multiple races in a single season. Kevin Harvick was the dominant car for the vast majority of Sunday night’s Southern 500, but pit road miscues put him behind in the final laps and he was unable to overcome the handicap. Truex, now …

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Up To Speed: Following Darlington Victory, Truex Sees Potential for ‘Great’ Season

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For Martin Truex, Jr., the term “go big or go home” has had significant meaning in 2016. Though he has had several races this year when he had a car capable of winning, Sunday night’s race in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway was only his second win of the season. His other win? The Coca-Cola …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Bojangles Southern 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? In the “where did he come from” department, the best finish in the Hendrick Motorsports stable came from Kasey Kahne.  Kahne has been strong at Darlington in the past, so his seventh-place run shouldn’t be a surprise. But given the season Kahne’s had and how he took the stealth approach, the …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Pulls Away for Southern 500 Win

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After leading 214 of 367 laps, it was Kevin Harvick who was expected to close the deal in Sunday’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. However, Martin Truex, Jr., who pulled away from Harvick on the final restart, took his first win at Darlington and second of the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season after leading 28 …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Darlington Lineup

2016 Darlington Cup Jeffrey Earnhardt Zach Catanzareti

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Darlington Raceway on September 4th for the Bojangles’ Southern 500. It’s another throwback weekend at the track “Too Tough to Tame” and nearly every team will be gunning to get its retro scheme into victory lane. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind when constructing your …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kyle Larson Comes Away with First Sprint Cup Win at Michigan

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Who’s in the headline – Shouldering the label of best not to do something can be a heavy burden. For 98 Cup races, Kyle Larson took the green flag but was not the first one to see the checkered. After eight top 5s and 17 top 10s as a rookie, it seemed inevitable that Larson …

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Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin Among Teams Warned After Bristol Violations

2016 Pocono Cup Kyle Busch Zach Catanzareti

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With the recent laser inspection issues the past few weeks, NASCAR has yet again handed down multiple infractions to teams across the Sprint Cup and XFINITY series. Wednesday’s penalty listing for the Sprint Cup Series included a first warning issued to Denny Hamlin‘s Joe Gibbs Racing team, along with teammate Kyle Busch‘s fourth written warning …

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5 Points to Ponder: Milestones, Memories and Way Back When

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ONE: Four To Go We have just four races to go before the start of the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. We begin at Bristol Motor Speedway (more on this below) before the second trip of the season to Michigan International Speedway. Then it’s Darlington Raceway for a second successive throwback weekend before we …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Last Off Week of the Season Preparing for the 14-Race Run to the Championship

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Who’s in the headline – While there are multiple drivers who have run well this season, the brightest spotlight of the year has been on one organization. At this point in the season, Joe Gibbs Racing has been the class of the field for a majority of the races. Between its four teams, it has 10 wins. …

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