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Denny Hamlin’s Crash Shows the Best, Worst of Modern Chase Format

Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson’s intense three-wide battle – and subsequent wreck – late in Saturday’s 400 was bold, risky and, ultimately, expensive. In essence, it was everything NASCAR’s newest Chase for the Sprint Cup format exemplifies, for better or worse. Running inside of the top 5 all …

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More Short Tracks, Please

These past few weeks at short tracks sure have been fun, haven’t they? It’s a shame we won’t see another one until August. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series put on another thrilling race – and finally another scheduled day race – at Richmond International Raceway with Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400. …

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Martinsville Proves to Be a Race Many Needed

Kyle Busch dominated the weekend at Martinsville Speedway, turning his previous 0-30 record at the half-mile paperclip into a two-for-two weekend at the Virginia track. However, despite Busch’s dominance, the best story of the weekend came from the drivers behind him. A glance at a typical top five at Martinsville …

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Photo Finish in Phoenix Conserves NASCAR’s Early Season Momentum

For the second time in four races, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series set a record for the closest finish at a track. This time, Kevin Harvick outlasted Carl Edwards at Phoenix International Raceway by the same .010-second gap that separated Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex, Jr. in the season-opening Daytona …

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