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The 10: The Best of New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway was, as always, interesting. For much of the race, it appeared that Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. were going to be the ones to beat, but everything changed over the race’s last 100 laps. Suddenly, a flurry of cautions began to fall, and with them, the race began to see …

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Christopher Bell Wins Final Eldora Speedway Practice

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The final practice session for Wednesday’s Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby ended in much the same way as last year’s 1-800-CarCash MudSummer Classic – with Christopher Bell atop the charts. Bell’s 21.853-second circuit on the half-mile Eldora Speedway served as the fastest time in Tuesday’s final practice session, coming in over a tenth of a …

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Tyler Reddick Paces Opening Truck Series Practice at Eldora

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The opening round of practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway went, unsurprisingly, to drivers with dirt racing backgrounds. Tyler Reddick led the way in the session, posting a 20.977-second circuit early that held throughout the final 45 minutes. Behind Reddick, a slew of dirt racers made their presence known. Still searching …

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Will Power Claims Third Victory in Four Races at Toronto

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Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. However, in Will Power‘s case during Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto, it took a combination of the two to get to Victory Lane and firmly inside the championship battle. Power became the key benefactor after pitting before a late caution, earning him track position. He then held the …

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Smoke Rises Into Championship Contender

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After his runner-up finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it’s time to admit it. Tony Stewart is turning into a legitimate championship contender. After completing the last three seasons with equal parts mediocre runs and missed races for a litany of circumstances – all sad or tragic – the 45-year-old appears to have regained his confidence …

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2-Headed Monster: The Best NASCAR Cup Team At Midseason – Penske Or Gibbs?

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Five months into the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour, the top teams have begun to make their presence known. Stewart-Haas Racing has proven to be incredibly consistent and strong. Hendrick Motorsports, while off, has shown bursts of speed at times with its best teams. Furniture Row Racing has proven to be the little team that could …

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Comebacks, Stories Lie in Waiting Beneath Simon Pagenaud’s Dominant Run

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Simon Pagenaud‘s incredible start to the 2016 season has led to a tremendous lead in the points standings, but lurking just behind the Frenchman are two improbably comeback stories waiting to emerge from the shadows. On the heels of one of the most dominant drives in Verizon IndyCar Series history, Josef Newgarden surpassed Scott Dixon …

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Luca Fillippi Back with Dale Coyne Racing in Toronto

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Dale Coyne Racing will return to the driver lineup they used to start the season in Toronto as Luca Fillippi replaces Gabby Chaves in the team’s No. 19 Honda. Fillippi will join Conor Daly, reuniting the duo that started the first four races of the year for DCR. The announcement will also allow Fillippi, 30, …

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The 10: Slippin’ & Slidin’ on a Wild Kentucky Night

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Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway could best be described as a war of attrition. From an unpredictable racing surface to a trial run with the low-low downforce package, there we more variable for teams to account for than at any race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour. Throw in a hard compound …

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Andretti Autosport Struggles in Search for Seventh Iowa Victory

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Returning to a track they’d conquered six-consecutive times, hopes were high for the struggling Andretti Autosport to score their second victory of 2016 at Iowa Speedway. However, Andretti’s drivers were left scratching their heads after a weekend of ineptitude at their top track. The organization’s struggles began on Saturday, when all four Andretti drivers failed …

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