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Up to Speed: Kevin Harvick Proves to be Toyota’s Most Worthy Foe

Listen to, read or watch any television show, race broadcast, article, podcast, etc. that focuses on NASCAR and you’ll hear one word to summarize the season so far: Toyota. Kevin Harvick? He’s tuning it all out. Granted, Toyota has won an astounding 15 of 31 races in 2016 and certainly …

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Up to Speed: Even After Charlotte Victory, Jimmie Johnson Still Thinks He Can Do Better

If there is one thing we have learned over the past decade of Sprint Cup Series racing, it’s this: never count out Jimmie Johnson. Granted, Johnson didn’t make it past the Round of 12 during the first two years of NASCAR’s elimination-style Chase format. At the same time, though he …

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Up To Speed: Change of Scenery Brings Change in Results for Truex

Martin Truex, Jr.’s fourth win of the season this year isn’t all that surprising when you look at the amount of laps he has led this year, but is surprising when you look at his win totals throughout his career. Prior to 2016, Truex had never won more than one …

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Up to Speed: Kevin Harvick Proves the Toyota Drivers are Still Fallible

Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick did not have the fastest car on the racetrack. He was not the best, he was not the strongest and he was not the most dominant. But he still got the job done. Harvick led just eight of the 300 laps en route …

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Up To Speed: Richmond Win Has Hamlin Peaking at the Right Time

Even with an extremely close finish in the season opening Daytona 500 between eventual winner Denny Hamlin and runner-up Martin Truex Jr., no one could have possibly predicted just how dominant Toyota would be at the end of the regular season. After 26 races and with only 10 remaining to …

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Up To Speed: Kyle Larson’s First Career Victory Emotional But Meaningful

If you follow NASCAR, you knew that the potential to see a first-time winner last weekend at Michigan International Speedway was pretty high. Drivers like Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Austin Dillon had all been running well, leading laps, and finishing in the top five. While Chris …

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Up To Speed: Kevin Harvick and Rodney Childers Excited for Bristol Win, But For Different Reasons

After a marathon of a race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race finally came to a close on Sunday evening. Originally scheduled to start Saturday night, the drivers were only able to compete for less than 40 laps before the race was red-flagged due to rain. …

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