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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Takeaways From Pocono Headed into the Off Week

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While the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series head off to Watkins Glen International this weekend, the Camping World Truck Series takes a weekend off before moving on to Michigan International Speedway for the first of two more races to set the eight drivers who will make up the 2018 playoff field. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono Part II

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and the three corners of Pocono Raceway for the second time in two months, and for a while, it seemed as though we would see a first-time winner at the Tricky Triangle for the third straight year (Chris Buescher 2016, Ryan Blaney 2017). But …

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Up to Speed: Kyle Busch Carries the Banner for Joe Gibbs Racing

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Kyle Busch won at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.  That’s not unusual.  What is unusual, at least for 2018, is how close his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates came to beating him. In fact, all four JGR drivers had solid showings at Pocono.  Daniel Suarez drove the best race of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Takes Another Gander at Victory Lane in Pocono

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch ran 25 races at Pocono Raceway and never finished above second before last July. After Sunday he has two wins in the last three races. Busch took advantage of trouble for Kevin Harvick on pit road and then held off teammate Daniel Suarez on late-race restarts to claim his …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Victorious, Ties All-Time Wins Record

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In a Nutshell: Whenever Kyle Busch enters a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, it very well could turn into the Kyle Busch Show, which is exactly what happened in Saturday’s Gander Outdoors 150 at Pocono Raceway, as he went on to record the victory, tying Ron Hornaday Jr.’s series record of 51 victories. Busch started …

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Erik Jones, Ryan Preece Add Craftsman Sponsorship

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday morning (July 26) new sponsorship for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones and XFINITY Series driver Ryan Preece from Craftsman Tools. Stanley Black & Decker, owner of the Craftsman brand, already has a relationship with JGR, with its DeWalt brand sponsoring Jones’ No. 20 and its Stanley brand …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: New Hampshire Edition

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Rain delayed the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by about three hours, but for the third time this season, a full race was able to be squeezed in while watching the approaching weather. The only thing that might be able to derail Stewart-Haas …

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Kurt Busch Wins Pole for New Hampshire

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After the first two rounds of qualifying for Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it looked like it was going to be a Toyota winning the pole. However, Kurt Busch had other plans. Busch, three-time winner at NHMS, improved each round, jumping all five Toyotas in the final stage to win …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kentucky

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited Kentucky Speedway Saturday night (July 14). Most of the time when a horse dominates in horse racing, retirement is just around the corner, but that’s nowhere near the case in NASCAR. Martin Truex Jr. straight up dominated another MENCS race and he’s nowhere near stopping. Truex joins Kevin …

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Kyle Larson and Erik Jones Lead Kentucky Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice

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Kyle Larson and Erik Jones led Friday’s (July 13) practice sessions at Kentucky Speedway in advance of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart. Larson led the first session behind the wheel of his No. 42 Chevrolet while Jones backed up last weekend’s victory by leading final practice in his No. 20 Toyota. Kyle Larson …

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