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Pace Laps: Kentucky Speedway Shakes Up Each of NASCAR’s Top-3 Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kurt Busch Wins the Battle of the Brothers It was a battle between brothers to close out the night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. When a flat tire and spin from Bubba Wallace brought out the caution at lap 262, the field prepared for overtime. Joey Logano and Kyle …

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Tracking the Trucks: Tyler Ankrum Snags 1st Career Win at Kentucky Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Tyler Ankrum scored his first career Gander Outdoors Truck Series win in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. After Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel with just two laps remaining, the rookie, who led a race-high 40 laps, inherited the lead and held on to a more …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Carl Edwards, Ben Kennedy Highlight Memorable Kentucky Moments

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2003: Carl Edwards Scores 1st Career Win Today, many NASCAR fans will remember Carl Edwards for various reasons, whether they were a longtime fan or completely caught off guard by his sudden exit from the sport. But in 2003, no one really knew who he was aside from maybe MB Motorsports, the team that gave …

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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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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Wins Again at Chicagoland Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt dominated a large portion of the final stage at Chicagoland Speedway to win the Camping World 225 by a more than four-second margin over Brandon Jones. Moffitt extended his lead during a late-race round of green-flag pit stops and held onto the top spot for his second win of the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Storylines to Follow With 5 Races Remaining Until the Playoffs

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The Gander Outdoors Truck Series will kick off the 2019 playoffs in mid-August at Bristol Motor Speedway with a midweek showdown. However, there’s still a ton of racing left before setting the field of eight drivers who will compete for this year’s championship. Just four series regulars have victories this season, and one of those …

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Pace Laps: A Sonoma Snoozer, While Ross Chastain Takes NASCAR by Storm

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: New Track, Same Sonoma Story Sonoma Raceway added its famed Carousel for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But the new 2.52-mile course led to an unexpected challenge, not for the drivers but the fans. A caution-free race, except for stage breaks, became dominated by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sweet Redemption for Ross Chastain at Gateway

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In a Nutshell: Just one week after having a win at Iowa Speedway stripped, Ross Chastain scored his second victory for Niece Motorsports at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Saturday night. The driver of the No. 45 Chevrolet had to hold off hard-charging Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christian Eckes and Todd Gilliland on the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Honoring Mike Mittler’s Legacy at Gateway

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Just moments before the pre-race ceremonies began for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway last month, the news that many had been dreading hit Twitter. Long-time Truck Series owner Mike Mittler, who led MB Motorsports through 24 seasons in the series, had lost his battle with cancer. KEITH: TRUCK SERIES LOSES LEGEND …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Puts on a Clinic, Truck Series Drama Unfolds In Iowa

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Show in Iowa  Heading into Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell was the favorite. The No. 20 team lived up to expectations in the race, leading 186 laps en route to its fourth victory of the season. The victory is Bell’s second in four starts at the 7/8-mile short …

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