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Chase Elliott Scores Inaugural Daytona Road Course Cup Win

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To have a chance at getting past Chase Elliott, the rest of the field needed a caution late in Sunday’s (Aug. 16) NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 at the Daytona International Speedway road course.  Even then, eliminating Elliott’s 10-plus second lead coming to a restart didn’t matter. Elliott won his second points event of …

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Sheldon Creed Tames Daytona Road Course for 2nd Truck Win

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Sheldon Creed showed a lot of muscle early in Sunday’s Sunoco 159 at the Daytona International Speedway road course, moving up from 14th to the third in the first stage.  That strength proved to be no fluke for Creed, who held 19 of the race’s 44 laps to get the win ahead of his GMS …

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Mike Harmon Racing Reports Car, Trailer Stolen Overnight

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Update (11 a.m., Aug. 16: According to Mike Harmon Racing on Facebook, surveillance cameras spotted its trailer traveling south on Interstate 95 toward Florida this morning, Aug. 16 — Mike Harmon Racing, which fields the No. 47 and No. 74 Chevrolets in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, reported Sunday morning (Aug. 16) that its dually and 32-foot …

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Seeing Red: Kevin Harvick Dominates For Michigan Sweep

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In the middle of the 1980s, drivers in NASCAR’s top division had a hard time stopping the red-colored Ford of Bill Elliott at Michigan International Speedway when he won six out of eight races.  History may as well be repeating itself these days. Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at MIS to sweep both …

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Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski Tangle in Consumers Energy 400

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Last Sunday (Aug. 2), Brad Keselowski was in victory lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and was looking for two wins in two weeks. His Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney was in contention for a victory, too, in Aug. 9’s Consumer Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Instead, both saw chances of a win wadded …

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Chris Buescher Claims Consumers Energy 400 Pole, Joins Parade To Rear

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The rigors of running two races in the same series within 24 hours have forced multiple cars to the rear to begin Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. By virtue of finishing 20th in Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400, Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher earned the pole for the Consumers Energy 400. However, the …

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Texas 2-Step: Austin Dillon leads 1-2 finish for RCR in O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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On a scorching hot Texas afternoon, Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing rode off into the sunset with a victory to savor in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.  Following a caution with 28 laps to go, Dillon’s crew chief Justin Alexander opted for two tires and teammate Tyler Reddick took none. The two RCR teammates …

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Cole Custer Goes 4-Wide, Earns 1st Cup Series Win at Kentucky

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With one lap to go in the Quaker State 400 and a three-way race for the lead in front of him, an opportunity was in front of NASCAR Cup Series rookie Cole Custer at Kentucky Speedway.   Custer took it and turned it into his first career win in NASCAR’s top series, getting past Kevin Harvick, …

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Goodyear Defends 2020 NASCAR Brickyard 400 Tire Compound

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The durability of Goodyear tires provided to NASCAR Cup Series teams during the 2020 Brickyard 400 played a significant role in the outcome. Multiple drivers saw their race Sunday (July 5) end early due to blown tires. In fact, two drivers, William Byron and Denny Hamlin, suffered blown tires while leading. Hamlin’s came with seven …

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Trifecta: Kevin Harvick Bags 2020 Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400, Another Brickyard Win

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After running near the front for most of the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400, Kevin Harvick needed a good restart to seal the victory during an overtime restart. The veteran driver got that and more to win the crown jewel event for the third time overall and second year in a row.   Harvick pulled away …

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