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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Fires Up the Siren a 2nd Time

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Who’s in the headline Chase Elliott lost a heartbreaking race at Dover in the fall of 2017 and blamed himself solely for the loss. Sunday was a complete team effort that vaulted Elliott to Victory Lane and a berth in the Round of 8. Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola both appeared headed to victory early …

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Aric Almirola Comes Up Short After Leading Late at Dover

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Dover International Speedway played devil’s advocate as Aric Almirola appeared to cruise to his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But that’s when the monster tamed the No. 10 team, just moments before the checkered flag would wave. The driver of the No. 10 Ford sat on pit road, staring at race winner Chase Elliott …

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Chase Elliott Comes From Behind to Win in Wild Gander Outdoors 400 Finish

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One year after learning how to lose at the Monster Mile, Chase Elliott found a way to win. Sunday’s (Oct. 7) Gander Outdoors 400 gave him that second chance. Elliott stayed out during a late-race caution for Clint Bowyer’s wreck and then hung on through two tense final restarts to win at Dover International Speedway. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? It’s hard enough to face playoff elimination when you make a mistake, but when it comes as payment for someone else’s mistake, it’s really hard to swallow.  For Aric Almirola, trouble kept on coming on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL that was not his doing. Instead of letting it …

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Did You Notice?: Kyle Busch Is On Pace To Make More NASCAR History?

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Did You Notice? … Kyle Busch has hit 50 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories? That number ties him for 11th all-time at just 33 years of age. So much has been made of Busch challenging Richard Petty’s record of 200 career wins when you compile his totals in all three major NASCAR series. He’s …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Richmond, Take II

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Kyle Busch captured his 50th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win by taking the checkered flag on the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. It was the seventh win of 2018 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He was followed by the Ford of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick in second and …

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Up to Speed: Aric Almirola Exceeding Playoff Expectations

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Two races into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, Aric Almirola’s performance is the biggest positive surprise.  After getting through a chaotic race in Las Vegas unscathed, Almirola earned a fifth-place finish Saturday night at Richmond Raceway.  That finish, coupled with a sixth-place run last week, has lifted Almirola to sixth 0n the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Sweeps Up at Richmond

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch has the most wins of any active driver at Richmond Raceway, but prior to this spring, it had been five years since he won a race there. He had also never won a fall race at the Virginia short-track. Not only did Busch win the spring race earlier this …

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Aric Almirola Proud of Team’s Solid Effort at Richmond

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Richmond Raceway has always been one of Aric Almirola‘s better race tracks. In Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400, his performance set him up in prime position to advance to the Round of 12. Almirola started the 400-lap race in sixth, his best starting position since the end of June at Chicagoland Speedway. During the opening …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Las Vegas II

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The last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, a championship contender arose in the form of Kevin Harvick. And when the series came back around to Vegas last weekend, another driver was feeling lucky, topping our NASCAR power rankings in the process. Brad Keselowski had zero …

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