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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Aero Packages, Winners, Losers and Charters for the Second Off Week of the Season

Kyle Busch Confetti Martinsville Cup 2016 Mike Neff

Who’s in the headline – In a world where “winning is everything,” Kyle Busch is the name in bold at the top of the charts with three victories in 2016. If points are your thing, then it is Kevin Harvick who has set himself above the rest. Whatever the case, the last two champions in …

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Edwards, Busch Lead Second Michigan Cup Practice for Joe Gibbs Racing

2016 Pocono I CUP CArl Edwards John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch led the way as teams attempted to dial their race setups in during Saturday’s second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Michigan International Raceway. Edwards’ 197.770 mph circuit proved the fastest on the session, with Busch following in second with a 197.737 mph lap. Team Penske and its affiliates at …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Michigan Lineup (FireKeepers Casino 400)

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway on June 12th for the FireKeepers Casino 400. NASCAR has implemented a new low downforce package for this weekends’ race, which will test each and every driver’s skill around the fast two-mile track. Earlier in the week, the Sprint Cup Series saw its ninth different …

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Double Take: Michigan Success in June Doesn’t Lead to Cup Titles

Daytona Cup 2016 Jimmie Johnson Matt Kenseth Martin Truex Jr Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Want to win the Sprint Cup championship this season? Don’t win this weekend at Michigan. That’s right – don’t win. Super counterintuitive, I know. Today’s NASCAR is all about winning. Win to make the Chase. Win to appease sponsors. Win to advance in the Chase. And win to take home the title. Winning is great, …

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2-Headed Monster: Has Joe Gibbs Racing Lost Its Stranglehold on Victory Lane?

2016 Dover I CUP Carl Edwards Matt Kenseth racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

Thirty-four laps. That’s all that Toyota led during last weekend’s Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway – out of 160 – and for a manufacturer that has led over half of the laps run this season, it seemed a little out of place.  Even more interesting is that all 34 of those laps …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Carl Edwards Emerging as a Title Favorite

2016 Pocono I CUP CArl Edwards John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Known as one of the most athletic drivers in NASCAR, Carl Edwards walks around the Sprint Cup Series garage area with his head held high. He is in the midst of his second year with Joe Gibbs Racing, earning four triumphs through his first 50 races with the team. Edwards, 36, is also synonymous for his trademark …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Pocono Lineup (Axalta 400)

2016 Dover I CUP Kyle Busch Carl Edwards Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway on June 5 for the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400. Daily NASCAR Fantasy lineups and teams will now need to overcome the difficulties of the sport’s “Tricky Triangle” in order to cash in. The three-turn, 2.5-mile track is unique in its shape and place on the circuit. …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR At The Season’s Halfway Point

2016 Phoenix I CUP Kasey Kahne Ryan blaney racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Did You Notice? … Halfway through this Sprint Cup season there’s at least a few new drivers in position to spice up the Chase. Here’s the 16-driver postseason grid after Richmond last September compared to how things stand through 13 races… 2015 Chasers 2016 Chase As Of Now Clint Bowyer Ryan Blaney Kurt Busch Kurt Busch Kyle …

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Red Hot Toyota Takes Center Stage In NASCAR

2016 Bristol Motor Speedway NSCS Carl Edwards checkered flag credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Oh, Toyota. What a difference a year makes. It was May 31, 2015 at Dover, and every Camry in the Sprint Cup race seemed plagued by bad luck. Only one driver running for the manufacturer, Clint Bowyer, posted a top-10 finish at the Monster Mile, running for a Michael Waltrip Racing team that in mere months …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Coca-Cola 600

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While Martin Truex, Jr. was busy stealing the show, there were a few drivers who put on quietly impressive performances.  Kurt Busch was impressive all weekend long, leading the way in two of three practice sessions and running inside the top 10 all night long after starting 13th.  …

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