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4 Burning Questions: What’s Really Stopping NASCAR from Promoting Eldora?

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Why isn’t NASCAR open to an XFINITY Series race at Eldora Speedway? This week, Brian France made a rare public appearance when he joined SiriusXM’s NASCAR channel to answer some questions and gave his thoughts on various topics going on in the sport. One of the topics discussed by France involved the potential inclusion of …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Sure, he didn’t win; in fact, Kurt Busch was lucky to scrounge up eighth after tumbling late in the race following a bizarre green-flag pit sequence where he got caught up with Ryan Blaney. Busch stopped before his pit box, thinking Blaney was done with his service but wound up …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Pummels the Competition in Kentucky

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. doesn’t need to look for vacation property in Sparta, Ky. because he already owns Kentucky Speedway. Truex won the pole, both stages and the race in a second straight commanding performance at the track. The only difficulties Truex had during the evening were his car slipping out of …

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Martin Truex Jr. Dominates En Route to Second Straight Kentucky Victory

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The word of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been dominance. Kevin Harvick dominated the start of the season followed by the domination of Kyle Busch at the midway point but one name has been consistently either in the win column or inside the top five. Now, it’s defending series champion Martin Truex …

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Alex Bowman’s Strong Night Goes Down with Flat Tire Early at Kentucky

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It was shaping up to be a great night for Alex Bowman and the No. 88 Axalta Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team. Running his 100th career start, he had high hopes entering Saturday’s (July 14) Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Running midpack late in stage one, he passed the leader to remain on …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Daytona

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night. Wait, did I say race? I meant competed in a demolition derby. It had at one point seemed as if all four of the big four were going to make their way up front, but one by …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Erik Jones Dips & Dives to 1st Career Victory at Daytona

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Who’s in the headline Erik Jones survived the carnage Saturday night (July 7) at Daytona International Speedway. That included eight cautions in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 which involved incidents, including one that gave him damage. But Jones came back from a lap down, breezing through the draft and scored his first career win. Ricky …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono Edition

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Martin Truex Jr. defeated Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick on Sunday (June 3) to take the checkered flag in the Pocono 400, this week’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. In other news, the sky is still blue and the Golden State Warriors are still unstoppable. Strong qualifiers Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Rides Clean Air to Pocono Victory

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. started the Pocono 400 by winning the first stage and ended it with a trip to Victory Lane. After a strong early performance, the jack falling on a pit stop left him 14th and it took most of the race to work back through traffic. Truex’s misfortune, combined with a …

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Denny Hamlin, Alex Bowman’s Days Unravel Due to Late Crash

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Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman both had good runs going Sunday (June 3) at Pocono Raceway.  The two drivers were battling for 11th with 14 laps to go in the Pocono 400 when Hamlin appeared to clip the apron in Turn 1.  As a result, Hamlin got loose and washed …

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