Short Tracks

Pace Laps: Finally, Milestones, Big Home Track Wins & Rainy Days

Sprint Cup: Fourth Time’s The Charm – Finally. Martin Truex, Jr. took his next step toward title contention this season by doing what race winners do: close the deal. Three straight times, Truex had led the most laps in a Cup Series race only to come up short. At Kansas, it was …

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Pace Laps: Mediocre Monster, Trouble Teammates and Bad Calls

Sprint Cup: No Passing Zone – When even winner Jimmie Johnson says, “rough race today” then you know conditions were difficult at Dover. The Monster Mile was simply mediocre. NASCAR’s new rules package meshed with aerodynamic awfulness and the result was that passing was near impossible. At times, during 15-lap …

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Pace Laps: Manufacturer Advantages, Stand-Alone Races, and Different Faces

Cup: All-Star Snoozer – While the question of whether or not the All-Star race has outlived its usefulness is a valid one, the bigger question resides with how it should remain should it continue.  One comment that seemed appropriate regarding the race is that, to truly be an All-Star race, drivers …

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Pace Laps: Opportunity, Fuel Mileage, Make-A-Wish and More

XFINITY: It’s Time for a Stand-Alone – After another much needed off-weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars will have their first true chance to reach Victory Lane at a non-plate track this year. Heading over to the stand-alone event in Iowa on Sunday, the division’s drivers will be up against …

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Pace Laps: A Second Chance to Make a First Impression, Ending a Dry Spell

SPRINT CUP: We all need a second chance sometimes – For 19-year-old Chase Elliott, Sunday afternoon at Richmond International raceway was his second-career Sprint Cup Series start – the first he will like to remember after a troublesome Martinsville debut in March. Advancing to Round 2 of Coors Light qualifying …

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Pace Laps: XFINITY Excellence, Short Track King, and Other News

XFINITY: It’s Super Joey – Dominating efforts happen often in the XFINITY Series, but it’s rare to happen at a track as difficult as Bristol. However, Joey Logano did the unthinkable on Saturday afternoon – leading every single one of the 300 laps. But that wasn’t the biggest story during …

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Pace Laps: Youth Prevails, Redemption in Vegas, Controversy and More

XFINITY: The Future Has Arrived – It only took nine races until Erik Jones drove a Joe Gibbs Racing car into Victory Lane. The soon-to-be 19-year-old outran two Cup Series veterans at Texas, and in doing so, gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first XFINITY Series win since Matt Kenseth’s triumph in …

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