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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski Advances to Homestead, William Byron Scores Another Victory

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Brad Keselowski Sneaks into Championship 4 – When they bumped, banged, passed and wrecked in the distance, the view became clear for Brad Keselowski: milk it home and you’re going to Homestead-Miami Speedway. From the drop of the green flag in the Can-Am 500, a position in the Championship 4 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Goes Back-to-Back With Phoenix Win

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took his second straight win when he beat John Hunter Nemechek to the checkered flag in the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix Raceway. The driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet took advantage of a two-lap shootout after teammates Noah Gragson and Christopher Bell brought out the third red …

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Johnny Sauter Wins Wild Lucas Oil 150, Championship 4 Decided

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Two drivers battled it out in the end for the victory but, those two weren’t the ones everyone were expecting. After making contact with his teammate Noah Gragson, Christopher Bell lost the race he had absolutely dominated after he hit the wall. Bell’s pit stop meant that the race came down to Johnny Sauter and John …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Punches Championship Ticket at Texas

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In A Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took the lead with 13 laps to go when John Hunter Nemechek ran out of fuel.  From there, the defending Camping World Truck Series champion held off Austin Cindric to take his third win of the season.  The victory locks him into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Surprise Us All at Talladega?

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Who Could Be a Surprise Cup Winner on Sunday? NASCAR’s Talladega week is where it gets fun for us writers. We get to publish our outlandish, bold winners who we predict may make us look like geniuses for once in our nine-month season. In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast powered by DraftKings, we added a little …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 30: No Place Like Home

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Episode 30: No Place Like Home Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach recap the opening cutoff race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, where Chase Elliott went wrong and if anybody can stop the man they call Rowdy. We …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Made Robert Yates So Special?

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Whenever the NASCAR community loses a beloved member like legendary team owner Robert Yates, the unbelievable sense of closeness shows the true impact someone can have on so many lives. For Yates, his legacy is one that was honored before he passed onto his eternal life, and fortunately so. Yates was selected in May as …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 8 Drivers, 3 Rounds, 1 Championship

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Last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series set its playoff field, and for the final seven races on the schedule, all eyes will focus on the championship battle. One thing that’s different this year, though, is the number of playoff points accumulated each week by winning stages and races. Those bonus points …

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Pace Laps: Championship Favorites Reign at Chicago, Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Title

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Importance of Execution – It ended some days and opened opportunity for others. Heck, it even had its place in the day of the race winner Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Execution is an important factor in tying one end of the race to the other, especially once the playoffs …

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Johnny Sauter Wins Chicagoland Truck Series Race, Ben Rhodes Makes Playoffs

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Christopher Bell dominated Friday night in Chicagoland but, in the end, just the slightest of wiggles handed the victory over to Johnny Sauter. The defending champion capitalized on Bell’s mistake in the end to secure his second victory of 2017. Chase Briscoe made strides toward the leader after passing Bell but would have to settle for …

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