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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s History in the Making

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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 criticism, when turned into now as Elliott held off …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Playoff Stress, Tyler Reddick’s Triumph & Timothy Peters’ Impressive Return

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A Week of Stress for Many Following New Hampshire With two of three races complete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 16, we can easily place six drivers in the “stressed” category as the series heads to Dover International Speedway for the first elimination race of the playoffs. Starting …

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Pace Laps: Championship Favorites Reign at Chicago, Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Title

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Importance of Execution – It ended some days and opened opportunity for others. Heck, it even had its place in the day of the race winner Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Execution is an important factor in tying one end of the race to the other, especially once the playoffs …

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Nitro Shots: First-Time Winners Make History at Indianapolis

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Steve Torrence at Indianapolis (photo: NHRA)

Three-time U.S. Nationals runner-up Steve Torrence finally broke through to collect his first-ever victory in The Big Go with a final-round victory over Kebin Kinsley in the Top Fuel final at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Torrence was one of three first-time U.S. Nationals winner on Monday, including J.R. Todd (Funny Car) and Drew Skillman …

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Nitro Shots: Troy Coughlin Jr. Out, Richie Crampton In

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Third-generation NHRA driver Troy Coughlin, Jr. resigned his position as driver of the Kalitta Motorsports SealMaster Top Fuel dragster, opting to move to the Top Alcohol Dragster ranks to gain more experience. The team named Richie Crampton to replace him for the remainder of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, as well as for …

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NASCAR Drivers Experience NHRA Horsepower at zMax Dragway

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It was straight-line-meets-circle-track Thursday morning (April 27) at Charlotte Motor Speedway and zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., as the star drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series got a chance to swap seats with some of the ace pilots from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and get themselves a taste of nitromethane. Truck …

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Nitro Shots: Leah Pritchett Chasing History

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By Pete McCole PRITCHETT CHASING HISTORY Leah Pritchett is on pace to do something no one in the history of the Top Fuel division has been able to accomplish: win three straight races to start off a season. After besting Doug Kalitta at the season-opener in Pomona and Brittany Force two weeks ago at Phoenix, …

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