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Alex Bowman Hoping to Build Off Talladega Finish

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There’s no hiding it, Hendrick Motorsports has struggled through the first 10 races of the Monster Energy Cup Series season. One driver in particular that’s struggled, is Alex Bowman. Bowman, 26, is coming off a season in which he made it to the Round of 12 in the postseason, though after getting eliminated following Kansas …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Thrilling Talladega Weekend

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the frantic Talladega Superspeedway weekend that arguably saw one of the best superspeedway races in a long time. It must be that the new rules package worked well, right? The Chevrolet brigade teamed up to sweep all three stages at Talladega, including Chase Elliott getting …

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Did You Notice?: Chase Elliott, Not Jimmie Johnson, Sits Alone Atop Hendrick Motorsports

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Did You Notice?… A changing of the guard at Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? Chase Elliott became the first driver for HMS to win in 2019, also breaking the season shutout for Chevrolet. His push to the win at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28) came courtesy teammate and second-place finisher Alex Bowman. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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The Headline(s): On the heels of a manufacturer meeting that stressed teamwork, fan favorite Chase Elliott led Chevrolet’s strongest showing of NASCAR 2019. At Talladega Superspeedway, he worked with teammate Alex Bowman to best Joey Logano and Kyle Busch on a late restart and win the 2019 GEICO 500. Elliott’s, and Chevrolet’s, win snapped a …

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Up to Speed: Missed Talladega Opportunities for Joey Logano

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Late last season, nobody made the most of a few good opportunities better than Joey Logano. A victory at Martinsville Speedway carried him to the season finale as a championship contender. Three weeks later, Logano found himself with the best short-run car at Homestead-Miami Speedway. When presented with a short green flag run to the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 GEICO 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Chase Elliott led the most laps (44) on Sunday, but more importantly, he led the one that counted. It wasn’t necessarily a dominant performance. In fact, 15 different drivers led at some point, and Elliott accumulated his laps led in four separate stints. What Elliott did exactly …

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Chase Elliott Scores the Victory at Talladega After a Wild Finish

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2019 has not been the year Chase Elliott and his Hendrick Motorsports team were looking for in the first nine races. Today, though, Elliott scored his first win at Talladega Superspeedway and his first win of the season after an extremely wild race. Hendrick Motorsports earned a 1-2 finish as well, with Alex Bowman finishing …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2019 NASCAR Quarterly Review

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the state of NASCAR at the quarter mark of the 2019 season. With Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske claiming all nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, what grade can we give it? How do we think the new aero package has affected the …

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5 Points to Ponder: 9 Races Into NASCAR 2019

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ONE: NASCAR 2019 = 2-Team Tandem At The Top Forget NASCAR’s Big Three. This year, it’s the Big Two (owners, that is) leading the way in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have flat out dominated the first nine races of the season. Ryan Blaney (Penske) and Erik Jones …

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Up to Speed: Jimmie Johnson & Chad Knaus, Post-Breakup

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During Friday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway, Chad Knaus observed the action from a different vantage point.  Instead of being a crew chief, Knaus tried his hand at broadcasting.  It wasn’t the first time that he had helped to call a race from the booth, and he did a solid job explaining teams’ …

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