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Martin Truex Jr. Wins Chaotic Go Bowling 400; Aric Almirola Hospitalized

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Ryan Blaney had a better car on the short run. Martin Truex Jr. had much better restarts. But in the end, Saturday night’s GoBowling.com 400 ended with everyone simply wishing Aric Almirola the best. It was Truex who prevailed in the race, a chaotic one at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Victory a Boost for Once Struggling Roush Organization

(Photo Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. grabbed his first career victory in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. It only came after years of struggling for Stenhouse and Roush Fenway Racing. Since his rookie season in 2013, there have been only 10 career top-five finishes and only 22 top 10s, or about 15 percent of his races. RFR as …

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Stenhouse Takes Cup Series Pole at Talladega

(Photo: NIgel Kinrade/NKP)

It’s been a long time, but Roush Fenway Racing and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are climbing up the Cup Series ladder once again. Stenhouse earned just his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career pole and first since his rookie season of 2013 Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. In qualifying late Saturday afternoon, he positioned a surging RFR to …

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Almirola Wins Eventful XFINITY Series Race at Talladega

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett NKP)

After a long and eventful Saturday, Aric Almirola took home the win at the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his third career XFINITY Series victory and second at a restrictor plate track. He was followed by Elliott Sadler, Joey Logano, Ben Kennedy, and Erik Jones. CATANZARETI: Almirola Continues Plate Racing Success Almirola …

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Blake Koch Swipes First XFINITY Pole at Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series qualified at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, May 6 for the Sparks Energy 300 later Saturday afternoon. Blake Koch set the fastest lap in the 41-car first round, at 182.522 MPH, followed by Kasey Kahne, 0.033 seconds behind. Joey Logano (182.327 MPH), Brandon Jones (182.116 MPH), and Brennan Poole (182.029 …

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Keselowski, Johnson Lead Saturday Texas Practice

(Photo: Matthew Thacker/NKP)

A pair of former Cup Series champions, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson, rose to the top of the charts Saturday during practice at Texas Motor Speedway. Keselowski’s Ford No. 2 team continues to be on top of its game. Sunday’s Martinsville winner led a group of Chevrolets in an uneventful 55-minute morning practice at Texas Motor …

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