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Pace Laps: Don’t Take Martin Truex Jr.’s 2019 Season for Granted

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Don’t Take Martin Truex Jr. For Granted This time last year, Martin Truex Jr. had yet to win a short track race in 13 years of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After Sunday’s race (Oct. 27) at Martinsville Speedway? He’s got three. Truex won …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes 10th Win of 2019 In Mexico, Closes In On 6th Title

The 2019 Grand Prix of Mexico opened with drama after Max Verstappen was stripped of his pole position after not slowing for the yellow flags following Valtteri Bottas‘ crash in qualifying. The drama was increased with the possibility that Lewis Hamilton could clinch his sixth Formula 1 World Championship, putting …

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Max Verstappen Stripped of Mexico Pole, Charles Leclerc Promoted to 1st

Max Verstappen has been stripped of his 2019 Mexican Grand Prix pole position. The Dutch driver will start fourth after a three-place grid penalty was assessed Saturday afternoon (Oct. 26) for failing to heed a local yellow flag. In addition to the grid penalty, Verstappen was also assessed two penalty …

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Max Verstappen Wins Grand Prix of Mexico Pole

Max Verstappen enters this weekend as the two-time defending champion of the Grand Prix of Mexico. With a lap at 128.767 mph, Verstappen secured his second pole of the season and his career on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 26). Charles Leclerc ran a very shaky final sector of his last out …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs & Toyota Take NASCAR Magic to a New Level

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joe Gibbs Racing’s Trio Too Tough? Richmond Raceway over the course of the weekend turned into Toyota’s personal playground. A dominant NASCAR Xfinity Series win by Christopher Bell (see below) morphed into a 1-2-3-4 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing in Saturday’s (Sept. 20) Federated Auto …

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Charles Leclerc Stays on Top Form, Scoring Pole in Singapore Ahead of Lewis Hamilton

Charles Leclerc was red hot as the 2019 Formula One season wrapped up its European portion two weeks ago in Monza. But a different continent has led to the exact same results. Leclerc surprised observers by taking his third consecutive Formula 1 pole for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Singapore. …

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Pace Laps: Monday Morning Mayhem at Darlington, Cole Custer Picks Up Surprise Win

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Erik Jones Performs Under Pressure Erik Jones spent 2016 as Toyota’s hottest NASCAR prospect in the sport’s lower levels. He moved up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017, winning Rookie of the Year while knocking 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth out of …

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