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Fantasy Insider: Gauging NASCAR “Bubble” Brilliance At Atlanta

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Playoff scenarios. You may be bored with all the “what ifs” but when it comes to your fantasy roster, they’re a “what launches” you above your competition. Just what drivers may or may not do with a Chase spot on the line could well factor into how your fantasy team does these next couple of …

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Five Points to Ponder: Preaching Patience For One NASCAR Program

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One: Keselowski — Our First Triple Champion? After 62 races across 10 seasons, Brad Keselowski has finally won his first Camping World Truck Series race. In the process, the 2012 Cup champion, in his own equipment, became just the 25th driver to record a victory in all three of the major NASCAR series. Bristol’s triumph …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Irwin Tools Night Race

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Key Moment – With 67 laps to go the caution flag flew for what ended up being the final time on Saturday night. Matt Kenseth stayed on the track with four other cars while Joey Logano headed to pit lane and bolted on four fresh bolognas. When the race restarted, Logano took the green in sixth position and quickly sliced …

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Happiness Is… Bristol, the Pole & Another Soap Opera

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So, let’s rewind for a moment and go back to Michigan. OK, that may not be the best way to put it, as most fans are happy to put Michigan in the rear-view mirror and look toward Bristol, where the hope is that the track might restore some of its past flavor and produce some …

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Post-Race Inspection Issues Plague Keselowski and Others

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Just moments after Brad Keselowski’s first win in the Camping World Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway, the celebration hit a sour note as Keselowski’s No.19 as well Ron Hornaday, Jr.’s No.30 and Cole Custer’s No.00 had issues in post race inspection following the rain delayed UNOH 200 on Thursday morning. In a statement released …

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Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP

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In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up five times in the Camping World Truck Series, Brad Keselowski finally scored his win in his 62nd career start in the rain-delayed UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP on Thursday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway. Keselowski led three times for a race-high 119 laps en route to a 0.776 second …

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Voice of Vito: Is Edwards’ Exit Worth The Risk?

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With the announcement that Carl Edwards is headed to Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2015 season to drive their No. 19 Toyotas, its timing may be cause for some reservation. A month ago as rumors ran wild, it looked like a no-brainer; the Roush Fords he had driven for the past decade cars were out …

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Fantasy Insider: The Short and Long of It All at Bristol

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I had the pleasure of being in the Charlotte area this week and spent one of those days doing something that I had wanted to do for quite some time. That was take a tour (of sorts) of several NASCAR team buildings and shops. These weren’t scheduled, it was just sort of a random thing …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Michigan

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Give Jeff Gordon enough chances and he’ll eventually beat you. That’s what happened to Joey Logano as Jeff Gordon pulled off a flawless restart with 17 laps to go, taking the lead and claiming his third win of the season. It’s the most wins Gordon has had in a single season since 2011. It was …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Pure Michigan 400

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Key Moment – On the penultimate restart of the day, Kurt Busch was alongside Joey Logano when the green flag flew. Busch laid it all on the line trying to get past the car of his former employer but broke loose and bounced his car off of the wall. His rear tire ultimately failed, bringing out …

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