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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Disappoints at Times; Xfinity Brings More Action

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kansas Speedway was an interesting time. Sunday brought the end of the Round of 12 for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams, while shenanigans broke out in the Xfinity race. How NBC showed these stories really determined how the broadcast would be perceived. Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday brought yet another cutoff race to the Monster …

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K-PAX Racing Wins Blancpain GT Race No. 1 at Las Vegas

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K-PAX Racing’s Alvaro Parente and Andy Soucek dominated the proceedings Saturday afternoon (Oct. 19) to claim victory in Blancpain GT World Challenge Race No. 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is Parente and Soucek’s third win of 2019. “It’s a little bit different from usual, but everything felt great,” Parente said after the race. …

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Brendan Gaughan Takes Wild Ride While Going for Lead

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Brendan Gaughan really doesn’t get to race all that much anymore in NASCAR. His schedule in 2019 has been limited to the superspeedway races at Daytona and Talladega. That said, his goal every time that he shows up is to win the race. Gaughan came close to doing so Sunday before things went awry. With …

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Ryan Blaney Wins Wreck-Strewn 1000Bulbs.com 500 in Photo Finish

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Ryan Blaney recovered from early trouble during Sunday’s portion of the race to beat Ryan Newman to the line by seven-thousandths of a second to win the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monday (Oct. 14) in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The victory is Blaney’s third career Cup victory and his first of 2019.  The win comes …

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William Byron Eliminated in 2nd Big Wreck at Talladega

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For the vast majority of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega, William Byron had an excellent run. On Sunday (Oct. 13), Byron won stage one before the rains came and ended the festivities for the day. Monday (Oct. 14) saw Byron keep himself toward the front of the field with a chance to win. Then the …

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Alex Bowman’s Block Creates Big One at End of Stage Two

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Prior to the restart of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monday (Oct. 14), a lot of the discussion was based around the manufacturer agreements to work together and the all-too-familiar blocking. Blocking at the very front of the field resulted in a big crash on lap 107. Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman had just taken the lead, but …

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Action Express Racing Caps Dominant Weekend With Petit Le Mans Victory

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac of Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr had been the dominant car for much of the weekend. However, victory was not guaranteed until teammate Filipe Albuquerque had an issue with the left front corner of the car while leading. That put Albuquerque through the gravel and Derani in …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

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Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr continued his quick form Friday afternoon (Oct. 11) by winning the pole for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 133.573 mph.  It is a new track record for the 2.54-mile circuit and Nasr’s first pole in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The …

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Austin Cindric, Sebastian Priaulx Win FOX Factory 120

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Multimatic Motorsports was able to get in the pits just before the 80 minute mark Friday (Oct. 11) to swap series debutante Sebastian Priaulx out of the seat and put in Austin Cindric. A couple of seconds later, a full-course caution flew for the stopped Honda Civic Type-R TCR of Mark Pombo. Cindric was able …

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