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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Charlotte’s Wild-Card Edition

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The first race in the second round of the Chase took place Sunday at Charlotte, and while some of the 12 Chase teams escaped with good finishes, others have a lot of work to do in the next two races if they want to reach the round of eight. While it’s not uncommon to hear …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Messy Weather, Messy NBC NASCAR Coverage

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Last weekend was a mess for NBC Sports and NASCAR in general.  Both races scheduled for last weekend were postponed due to rains from Hurricane Matthew.  Friday was a complete washout with heavy rains, while Saturday saw the race called early enough that some were openly wondering why.  However, drizzle continued well into the night …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Bank of America 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? There was a time when losing a lap for an unscheduled pit stop and a pit road penalty would have meant a meltdown from Kyle Busch.  But that time is past, and those problems, along with a piece of an 11-car pileup and subsequent repairs, didn’t rattle Busch, who …

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Joey Logano Takes XFINITY Win at Charlotte

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As the 12-driver XFINITY Series Chase turned into eight following Sunday’s Drive For The Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was Joey Logano who took the trophy home. Holding off dominant Kyle Larson in the closing laps, Logano grabbed his second win of 2016, second at Charlotte and 27th of his XFINITY career. “What …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Wins Charlotte – Joey Logano or Martin Truex, Jr.?

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Who Wins Charlotte, Joey Logano or Martin Truex, Jr.? If you add up the numbers 78 and 22, what do you get? The score that both Martin Truex, Jr. and Joey Logano have at Charlotte Motor Speedway as of late. How can it not be a 100 percent? Truex, who has won three of the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Nets Loudon Victory With Late Restart Pass

23-25 September, 2016, Loudon, New Hampshire USA Kevin Harvick celebrates in victory lane ©2016, Logan Whitton/NKP

Who’s in the headline – While Joe Gibbs Racing cars dominated the event, it was Kevin Harvick who parked it in Victory Lane on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The JGR crew and affiliate led 280 of the 300 laps. Harvick took advantage of a late race, front row restart to wrest the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: NASCAR Implications Edition

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Sunday brought us our first Chase race and for some drivers, the first race that had real implications for them since a win earlier this season. Due to some upcoming penalties that will likely be announced Wednesday, we don’t even know what all of those implications will be. HOT It remains to be seen if …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Pulls Out 3rd Win of 2016 at Chicagoland

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In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, it was only appropriate for the race winner, Martin Truex, Jr., to pounce like a ninja to grab the victory. On an overtime restart with two laps to go, Truex, who restarted fourth, ripped around the outside of Kasey Kahne and Ryan Blaney to win at Chicagoland Speedway for …

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Joey Logano Likes Team Penske’s Chances Heading into the Chase

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As the Sprint Cup regular season came to a close at Richmond, Team Penske is in a situation similar to what it has been in over the past couple seasons. Both Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have wins, securing Chase positions for each driver. Through 26 races in the 2016 season, the duo has a combined five victories. …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: NASCAR Chase Preview Edition

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Just trying to figure who is going to win NASCAR’s 2016 championship is a difficult proposition. Sure there are some favorites, but in this 10-race format anyone can get hot at any time and any one can go cold at any time due to any number of circumstances. At any rate, here’s a look at …

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