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Brad Keselowski Fades to 6th After Strong Dover Run

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Sunday’s AAA 400 from Dover International Speedway was arguably Brad Keselowski‘s best race of 2018. The Team Penske Ford jumped to the lead early and held it for 108 laps, offering strong competition to the dominant run seen by race winner Kevin Harvick. Keselowski ran third and second in the first two stages, collecting 17 …

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Johnny Sauter Enjoys Return XFINITY Race in Dover

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Though under tough circumstances, Johnny Sauter had a blast Saturday at Dover International Speedway. Following Spencer Gallagher‘s suspension due to a substance abuse violation, the No. 23 GMS Racing seat became available. And it was given to Sauter, who would make his first XFINITY Series start since 2014. In a car that has been consistently …

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The Underdog House: Walking The Fine Line at Talladega

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Think Small Sunday was Round No. 10 of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. For the underdogs, despite having a couple breakthrough runs here and there, it was Round No. 2 of races in which they could contend for a win. Talladega Superspeedway showed a few different cars from the start of the …

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Runner-Up Kurt Busch: ‘I Left That One On The Table’

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Kurt Busch’s first victory at Talladega Superspeedway will have to wait a little longer. And it’s a crushing realization for the driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. “You wish you could go over and do it again,” Busch said. Disappointment comes naturally for second-place, where Busch finished in the GEICO 500. This run, …

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Brandon Jones Returns to Top 5 in XFINITY Series at Talladega

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the green flag flew Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, it had been 74 races since Brandon Jones has seen the top five in an XFINITY Series race. But when the checkered flag flew after 115 laps, it turned to zero. After starting 15th in the Sparks Energy 300, Jones survived the fuel mileage break-up in …

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The Underdog House: Green Means Go at Richmond

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Think Small Following two weeks of mild attrition on the track and about a month of wacky weather dilemmas, Richmond Raceway was easier to digest from start to finish. For the underdogs, it was a night of simplicity that was well-needed after the 26 hours of Bristol. Richmond was a race of comers and goers …

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The Underdog House: On The Ragged Edge at Bristol

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Think Small The middle leg of the unofficial short track swing wrapped up a day late at Bristol Motor Speedway this week. And with another curveball of weather hitting the NASCAR garage, the underdogs had a lot to overcome, above and beyond what we’d generally expect on a short track. Starting Sunday afternoon, the Food …

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Justin Allgaier Overcomes Bristol Chaos for Runner-up Finish

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Through all the chaos in Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier seemed to experience about all of it. From spins, wall contact, bumpers and more, Allgaier capped it off with a comeback, finishing second behind race-winner Ryan Preece. Entering the weekend with what Allgaier believed was a solid No. 7 JR …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR Opportunity is Bigger in Texas

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Think Small Man, what a week our underdogs are in for after a weekend like that, right? Even more than Daytona, Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway proved to be the ultimate opportunity for the underdog teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For when tires started popping, cars started sliding and pit road became …

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Second No More: Kyle Busch Scores Victory at Texas

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series flipped the script Sunday (Apr. 8) at Texas Motor Speedway. The final 23 laps of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 saw a heads-up battle for the win between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. The two led 203 of 334 laps and were on even tires for the run to …

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