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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 22 Down, One to Go as Kyle Busch Knocks Pocono Off of Winless List

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Who’s in the headline – There are 23 racetracks on the Cup schedule. After Kyle Busch’s win at Pocono Raceway this weekend, he has a points-paying victory at every track on the current schedule except for Charlotte Motor Speedway. It had been 36 races since Busch won a Cup race but the much-maligned slump is finally …

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Ryan Blaney Excited for Next Chapter with Team Penske, But Will Miss Racing for Wood Brothers

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Ryan Blaney’s throwback style is continuing as he makes the move to Team Penske, whether owner Roger Penske wants him to shy away from white polo shirts or not. Not many 23-year-old racecar drivers can get away with wearing a rooster shirt. But thanks to Wood Brothers Racing, Blaney rocked a team shirt with a …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Overton’s 400 Preview

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR game turns toward the Tricky Triangle in northeast Pennsylvania this weekend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Pocono Raceway for the Overton’s 400 this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Cars hit the track on Saturday at 9 a.m. for first practice. After that, Pocono also marks the first weekend …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s the Biggest Move of NASCAR Silly Season 2017?

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The Cup race at Indianapolis featured some exciting moments, but also a lot of crashes, while the XFINITY Series tried a race package that included restrictor plates and air ducts in the front of the cars. Did the lower series put on the better show, and should Cup consider using the same package next year?  …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Silly Season Turns Toward The Sophisticated Business Of NASCAR Charters

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Did You Notice? …. That Brad Keselowski’s signing narrows down the list of Silly Season question marks? Keselowski’s extension, announced Tuesday, keeps him in the Team Penske No. 2 Ford with sponsorship from Miller Lite. The move came paired with a new contract for crew chief Paul Wolfe as well; the duo will continue their successful …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Indianapolis

2017 Indianapolis Motor Speedway MENCS Matt Kenseth photo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to the hallowed ground in Speedway, Indiana this weekend for the (insert excessively long name here) Brickyard 400. We’ve already seen several drivers break long winless streaks this season. But the annual visit to Indy usually favors regular winners. In fact, only three times has the Brickyard winner …

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Brad Keselowski Signs Contract Extension With Team Penske

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Cross Brad Keselowski off NASCAR’s Silly Season list. Keselowski announced a contract extension with Team Penske Tuesday that keeps him driving the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion “well into the future.” The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series agreement also comes hand-in-hand with an extension for the driver’s longtime crew chief, Paul Wolfe. Wolfe and Keselowski …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kasey Kahne Uses Beneficial Pit Call and Strong Restart to Capture Brickyard Victory

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Who’s in the headline – Kasey Kahne has been rumored to be out of his ride for two or three years. While the talk seems to be more intense of late, Kahne and his No. 5 team have kept their nose to the grindstone. A fortunate pit call on lap 148 in the Brickyard 400 …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? Trevor Bayne tried the fuel mileage game and put himself in position to possibly win his second major race had a caution not came out in the final 40 laps. The 2011 Daytona 500 champion pitted with 42 laps to go, when most of the field did not …

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Brad Keselowski Battles Hard, Comes up Short in Brickyard Thriller

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Much like the Indianapolis 500 in May, a Team Penske machine came up short of victory. For Brad Keselowski, it was a day of possibility, luck and hardcore racing for one of the sport’s most prestigious trophies of the year. And when it came down to the end, Keselowski lost out on the latter portion, …

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