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Pace Laps: Chris Buescher Gaining Momentum, Elliott Sadler’s Big Win and Camping World Chaos in Canada

Sprint Cup: And Then There was One – Chris Buescher can officially prepare himself for one of the most stressful nights of his racing career, as he’ll attempt to race his way into the 2016 Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship next weekend. Stealing the victory last month at Pocono Raceway, Buescher backed it up …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Wrecks Cole Custer for a Win in Canada

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Cole Custer entered the final corner of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the lead. His No. 00 truck set the pace throughout the day up north, leading the first 30 laps of the Chevrolet Silverado 250. But Custer’s truck wouldn’t make it across the finish line first. Instead, it was John Hunter Nemechek, …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to Miss Remainder of 2016 Season

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who has been week-to-week with a concussion, will sit out the remainder of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has been out since July, when it was made known he was experiencing concussion-like symptoms after a wreck at Michigan International Speedway. Since then, Earnhardt has missed six Sprint …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Richard Petty Motorsports’ Big Change

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

The famed No. 43 car is running near the middle of the pack in 2016, averaging a finish of 23.5. Aric Almirola is no longer competing for top 15s on a weekly basis. Instead, his Richard Petty Motorsports group is fortunate to end a race on the lead lap. Along with Almirola, teammate Brian Scott …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can Another Wildcard Driver Make the Chase?

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis, Sr.)

No one expected Sprint Cup Series rookie Chris Buescher to win at Pocono Raceway. In fact, no one expected his Front Row Motorsports team to even be in contention for the Chase. Buescher’s triumph was evidently a case of David v. Goliath, the famous Bible story that breaks down the journey of a small, determined man …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Josh Wise Optimistic Despite First-Year Struggles with The Motorsports Group

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Josh Wise is no longer a start-and-park driver. His days of entering the Sprint Cup garage after a handful of laps on race day are long gone.  However, Wise has continuously faced adversity in his time at NASCAR’s premier level, going from the ego-lowering start-and-park jobs, to losing his job eight weeks after giving a team its only …

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Will Power Wins at Pocono Raceway, Cuts into Simon Pagenaud’s Championship Lead

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For the 27th time in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Will Power piloted his racecar into Victory Lane. Taking advantage of a plethora of strategies throughout the race, he climbed through the field late in the going, taking the lead during the final pit stop of the race after the caution flew for debris with 24 laps …

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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, First-Time Winners and Unfinished Business

Sprint Cup: A Streak Ends on 22 for Kurt Busch: It was Sunday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway where a NASCAR record came to an end. That record, being owned by Kurt Busch, was the run of lead-lap finishes to start a Sprint Cup Series season. Coming into Bristol, Busch …

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Entry List: Food City 300

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The XFINITY Series will take a break from road course racing this weekend, hitting the high-banked Bristol Motor Speedway. Following a rain-filled event at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course, NASCAR’s second-tier series looks to normalcy this weekend. With 42 cars on the preliminary entry list, two folks will pack their bags and go home before Friday evening’s …

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