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Friday Faceoff: Who Will Be Next to Lead NASCAR’s Biggest Teams?

Joe Gibbs looks on wearing sunglasses at 2021 NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Coca-Cola 600. Photo NKP

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During one of the NASCAR Cup Series’ two races at Pocono Raceway last weekend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was penalized for laying back on a restart, but race winner Kyle Busch purposely pitted to fall back and get momentum built up. Is there a difference between the two and should NASCAR implement a penalty for such …

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Podcast: Daniel Hemric On Increasing Confidence at JGR, Pushing The Envelope

After having one of the quickest cars at Pocono Raceway, Daniel Hemric had not one but two pit road speeding penalties derail his chances of grabbing that elusive first NASCAR victory. He joins Davey this week to explain what happened on pit road, how his first year with Joe Gibbs Racing is going, why his …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Plays the Thinkin’ Man’s Game at Pocono

2021 Pocono I Cup Denny Hamlin pack racing Pocono Doubleheader weekend James Gilbert Getty

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Last year, NASCAR created one of the most exhausting weekends in motorsports with its doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway. In reality, it is a quintuple-header with two NASCAR Cup Series races, plus events for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series over three days. If you get seemingly any …

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5 Points to Ponder: Hendrick vs. Gibbs Shaping Up As Heavyweight Title Fight

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1. Can anyone crash the Hendrick-Gibbs championship showdown? NASCAR held a pair of Cup Series races at Pocono Raceway this past weekend, and believe it or not, Kyle Larson didn’t win either of them. To be fair, it took a flat tire on the last lap on Saturday (June 26) to make that sentence true. …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Killer Bs Unleashed in Pocono As Bowman & Busch Capture Wins

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Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, and Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch both lucked into victory lane last weekend at Pocono Raceway. For Bowman, the monumental task of holding off Kyle Larson proved first impossible, then unnecessary. As a flat tire finally ended the reign of the only driver to win in the …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Pocono Doubleheader

2021 Pocono I Cup Denny Hamlin pack racing Pocono Doubleheader weekend James Gilbert Getty

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Who … should you be talking about after the Pocono Doubleheader? Kyle Busch finally put an end to Hendrick Motorsports’ absurd dominance, finding a way to overcome a transmission that was stuck in fourth gear while saving enough gas to win the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 on Sunday (June 27). Busch had an exceptional …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: NASCAR Pocono Doubleheader Weekend

2021 Pocono II Cup Kyle Busch bow wins second race of 2021 Pocono doubleheader James Gilbert Getty

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What happened? Alex Bowman won the Pocono Organics CBD 325 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday (June 26). Then, Kyle Busch won the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 on Sunday (June 27) in the second race of the Pocono doubleheader. ????? pic.twitter.com/TMoq6OIkJr — NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 26, 2021 Rowdy Nation, this one's for you! ? Retweet …

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Up to Speed: Kyle Busch Up, Denny Hamlin Down at Pocono Raceway

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch talk before 2021 Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race Photo: NKP

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At the end of the 2019 season, Joe Gibbs Racing was fortunate to have three drivers in position to compete for the championship.  Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. had all battled through the playoff gauntlet and were one race away from winning the title.  Hamlin was coming off a win the previous …

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Kyle Busch Saves Just Enough Fuel, Wins Pocono Stuck in 4th Gear

2021 Pocono II Cup Kyle Busch win NKP

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Halfway through the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday (June 27), Kyle Busch‘s day took what seemed like a downward turn. Busch suffered transmission problems and his car wouldn’t go up through the gears properly, forcing driver and team to stick the car in fourth gear for the remainder of the …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Wins Again at Pocono

2021 Pocono Trucks John Hunter Nemechek celebrate victory lane NKP

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In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek scored his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win this season when he took the checkered flag more than a second ahead of Kyle Busch. A late-race caution set up a six-lap shootout that saw the teammates restart side by side, and Nemechek took the advantage. Though Busch was …

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