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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at Ford. I’ll tell you the …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Fall Classic 200 at Salem

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After dominating the spring race only to cut a tire battling for the lead on the final lap, Chandler Smith laid waste to the field in his return to Salem Speedway, taking the lead from polesitter Zane Smith on Lap 1 and leading 199 of 200 circuits to take the Fall Classic, his second career …

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Pace Laps: Screw the Rain in Indianapolis

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain On Indy’s Parade Moving NASCAR’s Indianapolis race to early September was designed to shake up the schedule. Its new spot as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale increased its importance. A race that drivers still consider a crown jewel was pushing hard to put fans back in …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin

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Just like Springfield, a dirt ringer in the Venturini Motorsports camp used a late race restart to take control for good en route to the checkered flag. This Monday, USAC standout Logan Seavey stormed to the front and weathered several late restarts, including one that saw Will Kimmel actually jump the start before yielding the …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Sweeps NASCAR Weekend in Pocono

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back at Pocono Before the July race in 2017, Kyle Busch had never won at the Pocono Raceway. On Sunday, Busch tallied his second victory at the Tricky Triangle and second straight in July. Busch rocketed away from teammates Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones on the final …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: ModSpace 150 at Pocono

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The rain was coming, and both Zane Smith and Sheldon Creed knew it. Waging a ferocious battle one lap from the halfway point, ARCA points leader Creed charged to the front and was underneath teammate Smith through Turn 1, making contact and nearly spinning him out. Creed, however, backed out of the gas, scraping the …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa

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It took numerous aggressive restarts and a tense final 10 laps of mirror driving, but Sheldon Creed rebounded from an extremely tight first run to hold off Chandler Smith at Iowa Speedway Saturday night, scoring his third win of the 2018 ARCA Racing Series season and extending his series points lead. Smith, Chase Purdy, Zane …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: PapaNicholas Coffee 150 at Gateway

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A return to the superspeedways marked a return to dominance for Sheldon Creed, who picked up right from where he left off in Michigan two weeks ago by winning the pole, leading more than two thirds of the race and driving away from the field on lap 81 to score his second win of the …

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