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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 BlueGreen Vacations 500 at Phoenix

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The Headline(s): Denny Hamlin shook off years of shortcomings in playoff races, dominating Sunday’s (Nov. 10) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event and capitalizing on a two-tire stop to maintain track position after a late-race yellow to win the 500-kilometer parade in Avondale, Ariz. ? stage divin' out the nosebleeds [email protected] | #Championship4 pic.twitter.com/KC9BWz7xBV — …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Penalize Drivers for Causing Yellow Flags?

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Kyle Larson was adamant that Bubba Wallace’s spin in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was intentional. How prevalent do you think such occurrences are, and what, if anything, needs to be done? Adam Cheek: They aren’t massively common, but something should be done when it’s pretty clearly intentional. Maybe a …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell is Inevitable

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If Marvel’s Thanos existed in the real world, he’d have to admit that Christopher Bell was just as inevitable. If Benjamin Franklin was around today, he’d be forced to amend his famous quote about death and taxes to include the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on his short list of life’s …

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Tyler Reddick Claims Pole for the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

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Tyler Reddick won the pole for the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. He will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to green at Texas Motor Speedway later tonight (Nov. 2). It is his fourth pole of this year and sixth pole in his Xfinity Series career. Reddick won the pole with the fastest speed of …

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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain lead NASCAR Xfinity Series practices at Texas

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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain were fastest in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practices on Friday (Nov. 1) at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Reddick was the only driver to break the 187 mph mark in the first practice and turned an average speed of 187.493 mph. Christopher Bell was second …

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Up to Speed: No Love Lost Between Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano

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Martinsville Speedway’s reputation for producing hot tempers and hurt feelings remain intact.  The fall playoff race, in particular, has featured no shortage of drama between championship contenders. Two years ago, Chase Elliott was upset at Denny Hamlin after being spun out late in the race.  Last year, Martin Truex Jr. was peeved at Joey Logano …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Lessons Learned in NASCAR, Tyler Reddick Reflects on Xfinity Champions Day at Universal Studio

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a weekend of entertaining racing at Kansas Speedway in which Denny Hamlin survived a few late-race restarts to win his fifth race of 2019. The bigger story, however, was Brad Keselowski losing 27 points upright to Chase Elliott and missing the Round of 8. What …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Disappoints at Times; Xfinity Brings More Action

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Kansas Speedway was an interesting time. Sunday brought the end of the Round of 12 for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams, while shenanigans broke out in the Xfinity race. How NBC showed these stories really determined how the broadcast would be perceived. Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday brought yet another cutoff race to the Monster …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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The Headline(s): Capping a day that saw Joe Gibbs Racing surge back into form, Denny Hamlin weathered three late-race restarts and held off Chase Elliott to win the Hollywood Casino 400 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, his fifth Cup win of 2019, 36th career Cup victory,and 55th NASCAR national series win. [email protected] climbs …

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Pace Laps: As The Keselowski Crumbles

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: As The Keselowski Crumbles Brad Keselowski is the driving force upon which Team Penske’s NASCAR team is built. He’s the one who strongly suggested Joey Logano as a future teammate while earning his first and only Cup championship in 2012. His unique voice and Twitter presence showcases a passion for …

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