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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at …

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Pace Laps: Screw the Rain in Indianapolis

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain On Indy’s Parade Moving NASCAR’s Indianapolis race to early September was designed to shake up the schedule. Its new spot as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale increased its importance. A race that drivers still consider a crown jewel was pushing hard …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain Come Up Short at Darlington

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Larson Dominates, But Brad Keselowski Wins Brad Keselowski‘s pit crew stepped up when it mattered on Sunday night’s (Sept. 2) Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, getting the No. 2 out first ahead of Kyle Larson on the final pit stop. Keselowski then held …

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Pace Laps: Justin Allgaier & Justin Haley Shine During Final Cup Off-Weekend

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Silly Season Shakeups Imminent It’s been a relatively quiet final off week in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Front Row Motorsports purchased BK Racing in a long-awaited bankruptcy auction. A few more Darlington throwback schemes got revealed; my current favorite is this one …

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Pace Laps: Bristol = Back, Baby

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Is Back…. And Broke the Back of NASCAR’s Big 3 So much column space has been spent on Bristol Motor Speedway’s reconfiguration. There’s been the old bump ‘n’ run Bristol, the new track with progressive banking and this current edition we have that attempts …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s History in the Making

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A History-Making Moment For Chase Elliott Finally. It’s not a surprise to me that the second Chase Elliott hit Victory Lane, his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in the books, the first answer to how he felt was “relief.” After two-plus years of …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Sweeps NASCAR Weekend in Pocono

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back at Pocono Before the July race in 2017, Kyle Busch had never won at the Pocono Raceway. On Sunday, Busch tallied his second victory at the Tricky Triangle and second straight in July. Busch rocketed away from teammates Daniel Suarez and …

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Pace Laps: Close But No Cigar In Toppling NASCAR’s Big 3

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Close But No Cigar I’m sure you’re sick of hearing the words Big Three unless you’re a Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr. fan. This trio, along with Clint Bowyer has won every points race this year outside of Daytona and Talladega. But Sunday …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr.’s Dominance & An XFINITY Championship Preview

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Trounces The Field Kentucky Speedway was simply the Martin Truex Jr. show. Leading 174 of 267 laps, his No. 78 Toyota was on cruise control most of Saturday night (July 14) in the Quaker State 400. Two-tire pit strategies, like on most repaves produced …

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Pace Laps: Destruction & Heartbreak in Daytona

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Penske’s Poor Performance Daytona’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 didn’t move the needle on restrictor plate racing. But for those who love it? The race got your heart pumping for the better part of four hours. There was a first-time winner, Erik Jones, who made …

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