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Five Points to Ponder: Five Winners, Fontana In The Chase And The Real Deal

ONE: Five Winners in Five Weeks So that’s five winners in five weeks, with Kyle Busch joining Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards among those locked into the Chase — or so goes the conventional wisdom. But there’s a bit of trouble brewing with that philosophy. …

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Talent Outweighs Money – Larson Continuously Showing He Can Get the Job Done

In his home state of California, Kyle Larson turned in his best overall NASCAR performance of his brief stock car career at Auto Club Speedway. After the jumble that was the green-white-checkered finish on Sunday, even Larson tweeted out to fans “I’m still trying to figure out how I got …

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Pace Laps: Golden State, Kyle, INDYCAR Points, KOMA, IMSA, and More

Sprint Cup Series: Inhospitable Home State — Jimmie Johnson looked to be cruising towards the checkered flag to add another victory to his already impressive stats at Auto Club Speedway, only to be felled by a blown tire. Tires turned out to be the story of the day, but Johnson …

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Casey Roderick Triumphs in 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway

From South Alabama Speedwy While the pre-race hype centered on the names Pollard, Grill, Hemric, Smith, and Nemechek, none of the “experts” were mentioning the name Roderick. But at the end of an exciting 252 laps, it was Lawrenceville, Georgia’s Casey Roderick kissing the surface of South Alabama Speedway’s Victory …

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Why Fans Should Be Excited for the 500 Following the Sprint Unlimited

There is no denying that restrictor plate tracks put on some of the most intense racing on the schedule. Whether you love it because of the unpredictability, or hate it for the same reason, no one disputes the intensity behind four superspeedway events the Sprint Cup Series schedule hosts. So …

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Pace Laps: Almost Isn’t Enough, Keselowski’s Comeback And Refueling

*Sprint Cup: A Series Of "Almosts"* Saturday night's Richmond race, a prime example of why winner Kevin Harvick is called "The Closer" leaves behind a long list of "what might have beens." The driver of the No. 29 Chevrolet, used to charging from behind in crunch time came from seventh place, making daredevil moves on a green-white-checkered finish and only led a grand total of three laps during the race. But Harvick's gain, "Happily" stealing a trophy underneath everyone's nose left up to a half-dozen drivers scratching their head. Once again, Matt Kenseth and the No. 20 Toyota had the dominant car, leading the most laps (140) only to have the wrong handling package down the stretch. Coming home seventh, he's now led a total of 303 laps the last two weeks and has just 37 points to show for it. Clint Bowyer, who also led a huge chunk of the race (113 circuits) had no choice but to settle for second.

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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Toyota Owners’ 400

*Who…gets my shoutout of the race?* One thing about racing — sometimes the driver who _should_ win doesn't, and that's exactly what went down on Laburnum Avenue Saturday night. *Juan Pablo Montoya* had the best car late and was driving like he owned the place before a late crash by Brian Vickers shuffled the field and left Montoya on the outside row for the restart. That was all she wrote as it was Kevin Harvick who was able to make the move to the front on a green-white-checkered run to the finish; Montoya was left sitting fourth.

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Nationwide Breakdown: ToyotaCare 250

Brad Keselowski's 2013 was off to a solid, if unspectacular start; eight races in the Sprint Cup Series had yielded four top fives and seven top 10s, but recent weeks had found him less and less a part of the conversation when it came to victories. Despite entries in every Nationwide Series race to that point, he had only managed two top-5 finishes, while fellow Cup regular Kyle Busch ran away with the majority of the first six races.

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Kyle Busch Wins Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown

Who says Joe Gibbs Racing teammates don’t get along? Kyle Busch is certainly receiving gifts, from Denny Hamlin in the form of shiny trophies from winning the latter’s annual charity event. Rowdy was romping through the field again at Richmond Thursday night, taking control at the race’s midpoint and cruising …

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