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5 Points to Ponder: Great NASCAR Finishes Abound After Indy

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ONE: Massive Win for Kahne I have a good friend who is a huge Kasey Kahne fan. He’s from the same home town –Enumclaw, WA — as the 14-year, 488-race Hendrick Motorsports veteran, and he’s followed Kahne’s career from the very start. He is, if you will, the definition of a die-hard fan. This past …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Darkness On The Edge Edition

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NASCAR had rain, sunshine and wild racing while flirting with the darkness at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. It also had wrecks, a lot of wrecks. Which brings the question of if there are a lot of wrecks, does that make it good racing? That’s sure to be a hot topic this week. HOT I had …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kasey Kahne Uses Beneficial Pit Call and Strong Restart to Capture Brickyard Victory

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Who’s in the headline – Kasey Kahne has been rumored to be out of his ride for two or three years. While the talk seems to be more intense of late, Kahne and his No. 5 team have kept their nose to the grindstone. A fortunate pit call on lap 148 in the Brickyard 400 …

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Pace Laps: A Major Weekend at Indianapolis for Hendrick Motorsports & Eldora Madness

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kasey Kahne Happy Again – “This shows that I want to do it.” Sunday’s Brickyard 400 for Kasey Kahne was more than a victory. For a driver who hasn’t won a race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in nearly three years, it was a statement. Not only is …

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Up to Speed: The Changing of the Hendrick Motorsports Guard

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Hendrick Motorsports was riding high in 2014. Jimmie Johnson just came off winning a sixth championship.  Jeff Gordon was having his best season in years and had reemerged as a top title contender.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored his second Daytona 500 victory and snapped a winless streak that had carried on for over a year.  Kasey …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? Trevor Bayne tried the fuel mileage game and put himself in position to possibly win his second major race had a caution not came out in the final 40 laps. The 2011 Daytona 500 champion pitted with 42 laps to go, when most of the field did not …

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Kasey Kahne Wins Shocking Brickyard 400

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He didn’t lift. On the final restart of Sunday’s beyond-chaotic Brickyard 400 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne stole the race lead from Brad Keselowski. And when Denny Hamlin crashed down the backstretch, the caution came out past the overtime line, ending the race under yellow. Kahne scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Brickyard 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon for the Brickyard 400. You’ll need your daily fantasy NASCAR lineup set by the green flag shortly after 2:30 p.m. ET. Track position plays a big part in your Indianapolis DraftKings strategy. One would think the 2.5-mile track would play like any …

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Voice of Vito: Knowing When To Fold ‘Em and Top NASCAR Silly Season Rides Revisited for 2018

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Chasing Amy Following the unveiling of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Darlington throwback scheme on Tuesday, Junior Nation was at odds with one another, as well as an Earnhardt. What, they didn’t dig the AC Delco scheme that Junior piloted to two consecutive titles in 1998 and 1999? Sorry, wrong Earnhardt. It’s actually Dale Jr.’s wife, Amy, enduring …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Hold The Lobster Edition

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It had been 20 races since a Joe Gibbs Racing car had pulled into Victory Lane after a NASCAR Cup series event. But since it was a team that had been almost dominant last year, it may have seemed more like a full season. Now the question will be in the coming weeks is if …

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