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Pace Laps: Truex’s Triumph and Jones’ Rough Luck

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Sprint Cup: Truex’s Pace was the biggest Monster of all in Dover As Chris Buescher studied the finishing order of Sunday’s Citizen Soldier 400, a face of disbelief joined many others. “Man, that was a wild pace,” he said. For sure, Dover International Speedway saw one of the quickest paces in recent memory, as race …

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Pace Laps: Sleepless Nights for Sprint Cup Stars and Minor League Excitement

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Sprint Cup: A Sleepless Week for 14 Men – Kevin Harvick, with a swift, unexpected pass on Matt Kenseth for the win Sunday at New Hampshire, avoided the weight of elimination come next weekend at Dover. Along with Martin Truex, Jr., Harvick is now in rare air because when the field lines up for 400 …

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Pace Laps: Hendrick’s Return and a Hot XFINITY Title Fight

Sprint Cup: Banner Day Greets Hendrick Motorsports in Chicagoland: “Where have they been? Are they saving for the Chase? Will they even advance to the Round of 12?” All these questions following Hendrick Motorsports into the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup may have been answered following the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland …

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NHRA Carolina Nationals Qualifying Wrap Up

After two days of qualifying, the field is set for Sunday’s Carolina Nationals, the first race of the NHRA’s six-race championship Countdown. Doug Kalitta made a run at 3.721 seconds at 325.77 mph during Friday’s second session late in the day that held through Saturday to take the top spot in Top Fuel heading into …

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The Frontstretch 5: Favorite Racing Moments

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1. The finish in the 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 is an easy pick for my favorite race, but not for the reasons most would think. The racing on track between Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch is etched into the mind of any race fan who witnessed it, but it’s what happened after the checkered …

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Nitro Shots: Big Go Wrap Up

Lots of storylines going in, lots of storylines coming out which means it’s time to digest some of what happened over a very busy long holiday weekend in Indianapolis at the Big Go. For starters, there was the Traxxas Nitro Shootout. Interesting observation: the ladies did quite well as Leah Pritchett faced off against teammate …

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Nitro Shots: NHRA Big Go Grab Bag

It’s the biggest weekend of the year coming up for the NHRA, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, and there are a number of storylines to follow. First, this weekend is the final race of the regular season. After the U.S. Nationals, the Countdown fields for the four professional classes will be locked in and point …

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