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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Six-Minute Caution Laps On Road Courses The Wrong Type Of Record

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second time this season, NASCAR instituted a doubleheader weekend for the Cup Series, this time at Michigan International Speedway. In those four races, Kevin Harvick has been absolutely dominant, winning there and at Pocono Raceway back in June. At 44 years old, deep into his 20th full-time season, the 2014 Cup champion is …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Lonely at the Top

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog Michael McDowell has been a frequent visitor to the top 20 this season, but he barely squeaked in this past Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. McDowell spent the majority of the race hovering around the 25th position. He finished 26th and 25th in the first two stages and was still in 25th …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Brad Keselowski made it known early that he had a fast car, winning the second stage of the day and battling for the top spot with Denny Hamlin for much of the race Sunday (Aug. 2) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In the end, Keselowski held …

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Brad Keselowski Reels in a NASCAR Cup Win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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A delicious lobster dinner awaits Brad Keselowski after he was able to capture the prized crustacean by winning the annual NASCAR Cup Series contest in New England. Keselowski took home the live trophy following a back and forth duel with Denny Hamlin in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The pair …

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4 Burning Questions: ‘Stone Cold’ Austin Cindric

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What will come of Austin Cindric? Austin Cindric has turned a lot of heads in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this summer. Cindric has taken the lead in the regular season point standings during a run that has seen four straight top-two finishes (and was almost four straight wins if it weren’t for late-race restart shenanigans …

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Driver Vs. Driver: No Title, No Problem — Ricky Rudd Vs. Jeff Burton

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NASCAR drivers are often defined by titles. Whether it’s referring to them as seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty or 2014 champion Kevin Harvick, those championships are memorable. But titles aren’t everything. This month, we look closer at drivers who have won a lot of races but have no Cup title to go with …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Michael Annett & Travis Mack Thriving After 2 Years Together

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just over two years ago, Michael Annett was struggling at JR Motorsports, putting together a self-admittedly lackluster season. That followed a disappointing 2017 campaign, squeaking into the postseason. After returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017, Annett had first-year crew chief Jason Stockert leading the way. Scoring just seven top-10 finishes in their first …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR, Not Slowing Down (Part 1)

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a surprise announcement last Thursday (July 23), Travis Pastrana announced his return to the NASCAR world after nearly three years away, driving for Niece Motorsports in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway last Saturday (July 25). The 36-year-old has competed in just about every motorsport imaginable – supercross, freestyle …

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5 Points to Ponder: This Is Denny Hamlin’s Year — No, for Real This Time

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1. This is Denny Hamlin’s Best Chance Ever for a Championship, Right? Just when the NASCAR Cup Series appeared to be veering toward chaos thanks to back to back surprise victories by Cole Custer and Austin Dillon, Kansas Speedway marked a return to normalcy — albeit in a Thursday night affair with no fans in …

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The Underdog House: Carry On, My Wayward Ty Dillon

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog Underdog teams face a lot of adversity and need to be resilient to overcome their long odds. Ty Dillon did just that, rebounding from his third DNF of 2020 last weekend at Texas to claim the top underdog spot in Thursday night’s race at the Kansas Speedway. Dillon was steady throughout the evening …

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