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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 FanShield 500 at Phoenix

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The Headline(s): Holding off Kevin Harvick on two successive late-race restarts, Joey Logano prevailed in overtime to win at Phoenix, his second win of 2020, 25th career Cup Series win and 56th NASCAR national series victory. Fast Fords win races! Proud of our 22 @shell @pennzoil team. We learned a lot today and will be …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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The Headline(s): After winning the first stage and showing speed all weekend, Alex Bowman took the lead on lap 133 after a hotly-contested restart to begin the final stage, and never looked back. Gapping Ryan Blaney over the final run, Bowman cruised to his second career Cup victory and third career NASCAR national series win. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas

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The Headline(s): Joey Logano weathered a lap 266 restart in the 2020 Pennzoil 400 was comfortably ahead when the caution flew on the white flag lap for John Hunter Nemechek’s spin. He claimed a second consecutive victory in the Las Vegas spring race, his 24th career Cup Series win and 55th career NASCAR national series …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Daytona 500

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The Headline(s): Denny Hamlin snuck past Ryan Blaney on the final lap of the second overtime to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 and the third of his career. For Hamlin, the win is his first of 2020, his 38th career Cup victory and 57th NASCAR national series win.

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 BlueGreen Vacations Duels at Daytona

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The Headline(s): While the battles for the final spots in the Daytona 500 field proved underwhelming, the racing throughout the pack was hot and heavy. Winning races that were highly contested and featured no Big Ones, Joey Logano and William Byron scored well-earned victories Thursday night (Feb. 13). Both Daniel Suarez and JJ Yeley suffered …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Busch Clash at Daytona

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The Headline(s): A crash-filled Busch Clash had six cars competing for the win Sunday (Feb. 9) by the end of several green-white-checkered finishes. The one that stuck saw Erik Jones score the victory in a junked Toyota Camry, his first-ever win in this 75-lap NASCAR exhibition. Jones rode a steam-engine push from teammate Denny Hamlin …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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The Headline(s): The Cup Series may as well have never left Florida. After sweeping the podium in the Daytona 500, a dominant Joe Gibbs Racing pulled the same feat in Homestead, with Kyle Busch proving the best of the Toyotas to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 and the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 BlueGreen Vacations 500 at Phoenix

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The Headline(s): Denny Hamlin shook off years of shortcomings in playoff races, dominating Sunday’s (Nov. 10) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event and capitalizing on a two-tire stop to maintain track position after a late-race yellow to win the 500-kilometer parade in Avondale, Ariz. 🎶 stage divin' out the nosebleeds 🎶@dennyhamlin | #Championship4 pic.twitter.com/KC9BWz7xBV — …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 AAA Texas 500

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The Headline(s): Capitalizing on a “trimmed out” car that Stewart-Haas Racing has been storing since the spring, Kevin Harvick turned a pole-winning run into a race-winning performance at Texas Motor Speedway. He led 119 laps en route to scoring his fourth win of 2019, 49th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph and 110th career …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 First Data 500 at Martinsville

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The Headline(s): Martin Truex, Jr. took what Brad Keselowski did to the field in the spring race at Martinsville and bested it, winning both stages and leading 464 laps en route to a snore-inducing victory in the First Data 500. It was his seventh win of 2019, 26th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win …

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