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Brad Keselowski Starting on Cup Pole at Watkins Glen

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After a two-week break, the NASCAR Cup Series is back in action at Watkins Glen International and Brad Keselowski is on the pole. A third-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway helped the No. 2 Team Penske driver get the first position this weekend. Penske sweeps the first three spots in the lineup with Joey …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the 2-Week Summer Break Be a Mainstay?

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Similar to how Formula 1 operates, I liked NASCAR’s two-week break this summer for the Olympics. Do you think the break should remain on the schedule moving forward? – Tony L., Dayton, Ohio Absolutely, it should. To beat a dead horse, I’m as big of a “less is more” person when it comes to NASCAR …

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Ross Chastain Moving to Trackhouse for 2022

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Ross Chastain will join Trackhouse Racing Team in the organization’s second NASCAR Cup Series car in 2022, Trackhouse announced Aug. 3. Chastain, the current full-time driver for Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42, will pilot the No. 1 entry starting next year. He’ll join Daniel Suarez, who pilots the No. 99 for Trackhouse in what’s currently …

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Hendrick’s Nos. 9, 48 Teams Penalized After New Hampshire

Alan Gustafson on Chase Elliott's pit box during the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix, 5/23/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR levied L1 penalties against two Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup Series teams July 24. The Nos. 9 and 48 teams were found to be in violation of Section 20.6.1.e in the NASCAR rule book, which covers engine assembly. The penalty report notes, “When the long block is sealed, the engine must be used in the …

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Brad Keselowski Joining Roush Fenway as Driver, Part-Owner

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The long-awaited news of Brad Keselowski joining Roush Fenway Racing as a driver and co-owner in the NASCAR Cup Series is now official. Keselowski will pilot the No. 6 Ford in 2022, while also having a leadership role on Roush’s competition team, the organization announced July 20. “I’m truly excited about this partnership with Brad,” …

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Aric Almirola Scores Maiden 2021 Victory at New Hampshire

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A relatively tame race followed the complete and utter mayhem that started the afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Cup Series took to the Granite State oval on Sunday (July 18) and was almost immediately besieged by rain, which sent several cars spinning and brought out a red flag that lasted more than …

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Mother Nature Strikes Early, Chaos Ensues at New Hampshire

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Five laps. That’s how many circuits the NASCAR Cup Series was able to complete in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway before mayhem struck on Sunday (July 18). Kyle Busch, leading from the pole, spun around in turn 1 and backed into the wall. His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Martin Truex …

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