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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Pocono Raceway is not a thrilling race track. It’s not even an exciting one, and barely qualifies as interesting. So the results in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weren’t all that surprising. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch won for the fourth time this season and the 55th time in his Cup career, holding …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Pocono 400 at Pocono

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): There were two winners in the Pocono 400 on Sunday; Kyle Busch and clean air. Busch, who dominated Sunday by leading 79 of 160 laps, held off challenges on the last two restarts from Kevin Harvick on lap 106 and Brad Keselowski on lap 152 to cruise to an easy victory, his fourth Monster …

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Austin Dillon Unhappy After Early Crash Elimination At Pocono

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Austin Dillon was planning to use Sunday’s Pocono 400 to pick up some points on his rivals after crashing out of the Coca-Cola 600.  Unfortunately, he ended up having the worse possible outcome.  Minimal points. Dillon started 10th and lost a couple of positions early.  After the competition caution, Dillon was running in 13th when …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Some Gave All

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Coca-Cola 600 is a marathon slog to close out the greatest day in auto racing, following the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula One and the Indianapolis 500 in IndyCar. Despite a quiet middle half, a chaotic first quarter and wild finish made it one of the season’s better races overall. Tires weren’t cooperating, which …

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Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon Eliminated in Late Coca-Cola 600 Crash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson spent much of the Coca-Cola 600 down in the dumps. He started 25th and spent much of the race struggling to move forward. He finally put himself in position to contend, but managed to get split on the restart. One lap later, he made contact with Clint Bowyer and it was on from …

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Austin Dillon Suffers Minor Burns in Alsco 300, Will Race in Coca-Cola 600

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Austin Dillon was forced to climb out of his NASCAR Xfinity Series car before the conclusion of Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Piloting the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing, Dillon got into the back of John Hunter Nemechek, who hit the outside wall racing the high line. YELLOW FLAG: Caution is out …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Prevails in Unusually Eventful Charlotte Race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Reddick is making a habit out of proving that statistics aren’t everything. He did it in a big way last season, claiming the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship despite winning only the first and last events of the year. It’s not fair to say he stole the title because he came up big when it …

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Did You Notice?: Chase Elliott, Not Jimmie Johnson, Sits Alone Atop Hendrick Motorsports

(Photo: NKP)

Did You Notice?… A changing of the guard at Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? Chase Elliott became the first driver for HMS to win in 2019, also breaking the season shutout for Chevrolet. His push to the win at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28) came courtesy teammate and second-place finisher Alex Bowman. …

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Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney’s Team Penalized After Talladega Cup Race

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have been leveled an L1 penalty following the April 28 race at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR announced Tuesday, April 30. A rear deck lid was confiscated and found it did not meet the criteria set by NASCAR before the Talladega …

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Austin Dillon Wins GEICO 500 Pole, Caps Banner Day for Childress Organization at Talladega

Atlanta Motor Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

As the final Xfinity Series hauler was departing the track, Austin Dillon kept the party going for Richard Childress Racing. Fresh off Tyler Reddick‘s emphatic victory in RCR’s No. 2 car in the Xfinity race, Dillon bested defending Talladega race winner Aric Almirola to win the GEICO 500 pole, his second pole of 2019 and …

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