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Brad Keselowski Racing to Close After 2017

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Eleven years ago, K-Automotive Racing, owned by Brad Keselowski‘s father Bob, shut down its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. Now, Brad’s own team looks to be following suit. On Thursday evening (Aug. 17), Brad Keselowski Racing announced in a press release that it would be closing its doors at the conclusion of the 2017 …

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Justin Allgaier, Kyle Busch Top XFINITY Practices at Bristol

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series held a pair of practices on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 17) in preparation of the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 18. Justin Allgaier was the fastest man in Thunder Valley during the first session with a speed of 125.363 mph. Kyle Busch (125.134 mph), who won the Camping …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Pure Michigan 400

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? The Pure Michigan 400 will be remembered by Kyle Larson‘s winning restart and Martin Truex Jr.‘s dominance before choking. Rookie Erik Jones managed to turn in a solid day. Jones tied his career-best with a third-place finish and was a serious contender for the victory. Not too bad for a rookie. …

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Furniture Row Racing Gives One Away at Michigan

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Kyle Larson might have won the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but it was Martin Truex Jr.’s race to lose, and he lost it. Larson only led the final two laps of the event on Sunday afternoon, grabbing the lead from Truex on the overtime restart. Larson restarted in fourth-place. Matt Kenseth and …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Victorious in Trucks Return at Michigan

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A few weeks ago, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Jr. was sitting on his couch looking for a ride. Wallace’s XFINITY Series team with Roush-Fenway Racing folded earlier in the season. His substitute role in the No. 43 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car ended when Aric Almirola returned from his injury. “Everybody goes through trials and tribulations …

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Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski Lead Cup Practices at Michigan

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series held a pair of practices for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday morning (Aug. 12). Kyle Larson, winner of the past two races at MIS, was the fastest in the first session, posting a speed of 202.532 miles per hour. Pole sitter for the race, …

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Matt DiBenedetto Signs Extension with Go Fas Racing

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“The most improved team in the garage,” as Go Fas Racing general manager Mason St. Hilaire deemed his race team, has signed an extension with driver Matt DiBenedetto. In the Deadline Room of the Media Center at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday morning (Aug. 12), Dibenedetto and St. Hilaire announced the extension through the 2018 …

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Brad Keselowski Steals the Pole Award at Michigan

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Ryan Blaney’s Ford was so fast on Friday evening’s (Aug. 11) qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway that the only person that could beat him was himself; and that is exactly what he did. Blaney led the first practice on Friday and dominated the first two rounds of qualifying. In the …

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Matt Crafton, John Hunter Nemechek Lead Truck Practices at Michigan

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The Camping World Truck Series held two 55-minute practices at Michigan International Speedway on Friday (Aug. 12). Matt Crafton was the fastest in the first session with a speed of 187.744 miles per hour. Rookies Chase Briscoe (187.125 mph) and Grant Enfinger (187.062 mph) took second and third place. Ryan Truex (186.095 mph) and Kyle …

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Ryan Blaney Tops the Charts in Opening Cup Practice at Michigan

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Ryan Blaney craftily motored his way to the top of the scoring pylon in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opening practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday (Aug. 11). Blaney posted a lap of 35.365 seconds with a speed of 203.591 miles per hour in the 90-minute practice. The …

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