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Chris Buescher Shocks with Rain-Shortened Pocono Victory

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, rain, tornado warnings and a first-time winner jump to the scene at Pocono Raceway. Chris Buescher, who stayed out on the racetrack while the leaders came to pit road with 34 laps to go, stole a shocking victory after the race was officially called for bad weather. …

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Martin Truex, Jr., Paul Menard with Early Issues in Pocono

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It didn’t take too long before two of the top 3 starters ran into problems at Pocono Raceway. Shortly following a lap 18 restart after the competition caution, polesitter Martin Truex, Jr. cut a right-front tire into Turn 2, sending the No. 78 machine into the wall. The team found that the inner-liner valve stem …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Quickest in Pocono Happy Hour

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After a pole-winning lap in Friday qualifying at Pocono Raceway, Martin Truex, Jr. got the last laugh before race time, as he won final practice at a speed of 176.377 mph. Brad Keselowski finished second while Kevin Harvick, who works without crew chief Rodney Childers for the first time since 2013, was third. Jeff Gordon, …

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Brett Moffitt on Uncertain Future: ‘I Need to Have a Good Performance’

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Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway will be a big one for Brett Moffitt. It could even be his biggest. The 2015 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, who has been out of a ride since the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, will return to the cockpit in the Camping World …

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Paul Menard Wins Opening Pocono Practice

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Paul Menard’s new crew chief Danny Stockman, Jr. may have found a little something in his first weekend. Posting a lap of 50.722 seconds (177.438 mph), Menard led opening practice at Pocono Raceway, as he led a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas to have the quickest time. Denny Hamlin led the JGR crew in second, …

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Ryan Ellis Fulfills Family Name With Brickyard 400 Start

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

Racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway often hits the roots of family one way or another. Whether it be from the grandstands or on the starting grid, IMS has a way of making raceday a family tradition. For Ryan Ellis, who made his fourth career Sprint Cup Series start Sunday at the Brickyard for BK Racing, …

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Jimmie Johnson Happy to Finish 3rd After Rough Streak

It may be hard to remember a time where a top-5 finish for the sport’s six-time champion spelt improvement. However, that’s the position and attitude Jimmie Johnson was found in, as he drove his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a third-place finish in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I’m very happy,” Johnson …

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Kyle Busch Powers to 2nd Brickyard 400 Win

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The yard of bricks is going to start charging Kyle Busch rent. Starting from pole in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Busch led a record-breaking 149 of 170 laps to win at IMS for the second straight year and fourth straight time in NASCAR’s top-two divisions. “We made a lot of changes to …

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Conor Daly Enjoying NASCAR at IMS, Talks 2017 IndyCar Plans

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No track can bring out the stars quite like Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With Conor Daly, the Verizon IndyCar Series rookie for Dale Coyne Racing returns to IMS after competing in three of the last four Indy 500s. This time, however, it’s a different experience for the 24-year-old, who enjoys some NASCAR action this weekend while …

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