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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350k at Sonoma

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The Headline(s): Toyota absolutely dominated their namesake race, with Martin Truex, Jr. leading 58 of 90 laps to score a comfortable win over teammate Kyle Busch, his fourth victory of 2019, his 23rd in Cup and his 36th career NASCAR national series triumph.  Now THAT’s the way a @ToyotaRacing #Camry is supposed to look! Nice …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

The Headline(s): Just like Martinsville, a Penske Ford proved all but impassable at the front of the field, though this time it was Joey Logano. And just like Richmond, though both Martin Truex, Jr. and Kurt Busch were able to catch the leader in the closing laps, none was able to get alongside the No. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Pocono 400 at Pocono

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The Headline(s): There were two winners in the Pocono 400 on Sunday; Kyle Busch and clean air. Busch, who dominated Sunday by leading 79 of 160 laps, held off challenges on the last two restarts from Kevin Harvick on lap 106 and Brad Keselowski on lap 152 to cruise to an easy victory, his fourth Monster …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

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The Headline(s): Martin Truex, Jr. quipped that he did his best work after 10 p.m., and that proved to be the case during a marathon Coca-Cola 600. Capping a dominant performance over the last 150 laps of Sunday’s race and capitalizing on a controversial pit cycle that saw Truex dump backmarker Bayley Currey only to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte

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The Headline(s): Kyle Larson is a million dollars richer. The California native won the Monster Energy Open, then raced his way up from 18th to win the Monster Energy All-Star Race on Saturday night (May 18) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He became just the fourth driver all-time to win the All-Star Race after transferring from the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Digital Ally 400 at Kansas

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The Headline(s): It took 245 laps for the No. 2 team to get its car handling right, but Brad Keselowski made the last 26 count, catching a strong Alex Bowman for the lead on lap 262 and holding it in overtime after Matt DiBenedetto blew an engine inside of five laps from the checkered flag. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Gander RV 400 at Dover

Martin Truex Jr. - Dover spring 2019

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The Headline(s): 12 years after scoring his first Career Monster Energy Cup Series win at the same track in a rain-delayed race in 2007, Martin Truex Jr. ran away from the field during the final stage of Monday’s Gander RV 400 to easily score his second win of the 2019 season and 34th career NASCAR …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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The Headline(s): On the heels of a manufacturer meeting that stressed teamwork, fan favorite Chase Elliott led Chevrolet’s strongest showing of NASCAR 2019. At Talladega Superspeedway, he worked with teammate Alex Bowman to best Joey Logano and Kyle Busch on a late restart and win the 2019 GEICO 500. Elliott’s, and Chevrolet’s, win snapped a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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The Headline(s): Martin Truex Jr. weathered two strong challenges in the closing 25 laps of Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, holding off both Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano to score his first career Cup win on a short track, first Cup win of 2019, 20th career Cup win, and his 33rd career NASCAR …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Food City 500 at Bristol

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The Headline(s): Though far from a dominant performance, Kyle Busch stayed out on old tires, capitalized on a cluster of a restart and drove away from brother Kurt Busch to score the 2019 Food City 500 win. It was Busch’s third Cup victory of 2019, 54th of his career and 204th NASCAR national series win. …

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