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Pace Laps: Denny Hamlin, Ross Chastain Pick Up Pocono Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Wins Strategy Filled Race Pocono Raceway is known for a variety of different strategies. That’s exactly what we saw in Sunday’s Gander RV 400, with Denny Hamlin stretching the fuel tank to earn his third victory of 2019. Hamlin didn’t have the best car but was a definite …

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ARCA Breakdown: 2019 Forts USA 150 at Pocono

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In a Nutshell: Through practice, qualifying and the first half of Friday’s (July 26) Forts USA 150, Todd Gilliland was the fastest man in Pennsylvania. Topping the practice charts and winning the pole with nearly two tenths of a second on the field, Gilliland held off a strong lap 2 charge down the frontstretch from …

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Christian Eckes Wins ARCA Race At Pocono

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Christian Eckes survived and saved enough fuel to hold off Todd Gilliland and the field to win the Forts USA 150 at Pocono Raceway under dark and cloudy skies on Friday afternoon (July 26). “Man, this awesome. Being back in victory lane, this is fun. I love racing these guys” Eckes said in victory lane. “We …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Veterans Head In 2 Directions, Christopher Bell Dominates Xfinity at Loudon

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Two Veterans Headed In Opposite Directions Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson were born less than three months apart. Their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series careers started within one year of each other, 2001 and 2002, as the California natives rose up and won in their first years on tour. Multiple …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa

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There were ample chances for drama in Friday night’s Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway. Problem is, Chandler Smith was WAY too fast for anyone to keep up with him, and by race’s end he left Iowa Speedway with his fifth win of 2019, the seventh of his ARCA career: .@CSmithDrive to Victory Lane! …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Fans With Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway

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“Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa” – Field of Dreams The ARCA Menards Series heads to the cornfields of Iowa this weekend for the 13th time for the Fans With Benefits 150. The track within the cornfields will have one of the best points battles in recent memory and will be on center stage alongside …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Menards 250 at Elko Speedway

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After a few weekends off, the ARCA Menards Series hits the track again Saturday night, July 13, for the Menards 250 at Elko Speedway. This weekend’s race at Elko puts the intense ARCA points battle on center stage without having Ty Majeski, who won the last ARCA race at Chicagoland Speedway, or others interfere. Michael …

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Pace Laps: Big Moments For NASCAR’s Up-And-Coming Talents In Alex Bowman, Cole Custer

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman’s Big Moment He was the quiet, unassuming replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. that spent years toiling in underfunded rides. Alex Bowman has spent the last year-plus racing under the shadows of his flashy, more marketable 20-something teammates: Chase Elliott and William Byron. He’s seven titles short of Jimmie …

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