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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: NASCAR’s Right-Turn, Left-Turn Edition

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There was a time when the two road races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule were like sideshows, separate from the main event and not exactly fan favorites.  Drivers who had limited road course experience simply struggled to survive. But after the last few seasons of weaker competition on ovals, better driver preparation and a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Denny Hamlin Wins at Watkins Glen

Who’s in the headline – Denny Hamlin out-drove the field in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 from Watkins Glen International to pick up his first-career road course win. Staying clean on pit road and on the racetrack, Hamlin passed Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go to return to Victory Lane for the second …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered after the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

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Who… Gets My Shoutout of the Race? This week’s shoutout goes to the staff at Watkins Glen International, including track president Michael Printup.  Many years ago, Watkins Glen was known as the race with the lowest purse on the calendar and maybe not the most exciting action. Also, the facilities weren’t exactly the greatest.  During …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Upset with Brad Keselowski Over Last Lap Finish

In the closing laps of Sunday’s Cheez-it 355 at the Glen, Martin Truex, Jr. closed the gap to a car-length in the final turn of the lap to race leader Denny Hamlin, but was spun out by Brad Keselowski, resulting in a seventh-place finish. Immediately following the event, Keselowski approached Truex on pit road admitting …

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Team Penske Takes Right Turn Amid Woeful 2016 XFINITY Campaign

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Amid one of the worst NASCAR XFINITY Series seasons in Team Penske‘s history, the organization needed some right turns -both figuratively and literally- to get the ship sailing in the right direction. Typically one of the dominant forces in NASCAR’s second series along with Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske witnessed the lion’s share of struggles to start …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Watkins Glen Lineup

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Watkins Glen on August 7th for the Cheeze-It 355. Watkins Glen is the second of two road courses the series travels to in 2016. The weekend was headlined by the return of Dale Earnhardt Jr., but not to competition. Junior will miss the next two races with continuing …

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The 10: Peeking Through the Fog After Pocono

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If there’s one thing that can be said for certain about Monday’s postponed running of the Pennsylvania 400, it’s that no race in NASCAR’s history was quite like it. First, there was the fact that it was the first time a track had suffered two postponed races in the same year. Then, there was the …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Pocono Lineup

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway on July 31st for the Pennsylvania 400. Kurt Busch made his way to victory lane at the “Tricky Triangle” back in June and will look to complete the sweep on Sunday. Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have combined to win 14 out of the 20 …

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Brad Keselowski Involved in Crash at Watkins Glen Test

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Sixteen drivers (one per organization) participated in a test on the repaved surface at Watkins Glen International today, including Brad Keselowski, who has three second-place finishes at the road course. However, the Team Penske driver’s test ended early as a result of a crash in turn 1 that caused extensive damage to the No. 2 …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Indianapolis Lineup

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday, July 24th for the Combat Wounded Coalition 400. This Sunday, one of the greatest of all time returns to the world’s most famous racetrack. Jeff Gordon returns to action as he fills in for Dale Earnhardt Jr for the next two races. Junior is …

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