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Pace Laps: Lady Luck Takes Over at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Keeps On Trucking Martin Truex Jr. had been lost in the shuffle of title contenders as NASCAR descended upon the gambling capital of North America. Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed a better fit instead for Team Penske’s two stars, Brad Keselowski and reigning Cup champion Joey Logano. They were …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick, Randall Burnett Conjure Magical Win in Las Vegas

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Champion boxer Gennady Golovkin likes to refer to what he does in the ring as the “Big Drama Show.” If he’s willing to share, Tyler Reddick, crew chief Randall Burnett and the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet team showed they deserve that label, too. This group pulled off a white-knuckle gambit to TKO  the …

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Rolling the Dice: Tyler Reddick Clinches Xfinity Series Regular Season Title, Wins at Las Vegas

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Christopher Bell was in a league of his own for the first 150+ laps of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He won both stages of the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 and proved all but untouchable up front despite the best efforts of Justin Allgaier, pole sitter Cole Custer and …

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Tyler Reddick Leads Xfinity Practices at Las Vegas

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The Xfinity Series playoffs are just around the corner. Drivers and their teams prepared for the final race of the regular season in a pair of practices for Saturday’s (Sept 14) Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tyler Reddick was the fastest driver in both sessions; he went 176.131 mph in …

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Xfinity Breakdown: When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong at Indy

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The only way that the critical moment of the Indiana 250 would have been more fitting is if Cole Custer had been involved. Custer wasn’t much of a factor at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, but his two chief rivals certainly where. Despite the presence of Kyle Busch in the field, Christopher Bell and Tyler …

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Cole Custer, Noah Gragson Lead Xfinity Practice Sessions at Darlington

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Cole Custer and Noah Gragson led the two practice sessions for the Xfinity Series at Darlington Raceway on Friday afternoon (Aug. 30). In the first practice, Custer led the field with a speed of 167.307 mph. Denny Hamlin was second but will have to go to a backup car after he brushed the wall in …

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The 12: NASCAR’s Top Up-and-Coming Drivers

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After the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took a back seat to enjoy the off week, all focus turned to stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series as they navigated the twists and turns of Road America and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. With the added attention, many competitors in …

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5 Points To Ponder: For the Last 12 NASCAR Cup Races of 2019

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ONE: Joe Gibbs, Roger Penske or “Other” In 2018, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had the Big Three. But two-thirds of the way into 2019, it’s more like the Big Two. Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have taken turns beating up on the competition this season. Right now, JGR has the upper hand, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Daniel Suarez Battling Teammate for Playoff Position

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a fun weekend of short-track racing at Bristol Motor Speedway that saw Denny Hamlin edge out Matt DiBenedetto for the victory, though Matty D. won the hearts of many. With DiBenedetto announcing he won’t be returning to Leavine Family Racing in 2020, where are potential …

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Beside the Rising Ride: Man at the Top 2

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The Peter principle is a longtime cautionary career warning. It states that within a hierarchy, men or women will tend to rise to their level of incompetence. Thus, a hotshot entry level management new hire might do a bang-up job drawing notice and praise from his superiors. As such, he gets a promotion further up …

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