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Timothy Peters Returns to Talladega Victory Lane, Playoff Chaos Ensues

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When GMS Racing put Timothy Peters on the Talladega Superspeedway entry list for the team’s No. 25 truck, he immediately became someone to beat. The former full-time Camping World Truck Series driver is a 10-time winner in the series, including two at Talladega. Make those numbers 11 and three, as Peters won the FR8Auctions 250 …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s in Playoff Danger?

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Brad Keselowski’s third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in a row on Sunday from Las Vegas Motor Speedway gives him an automatic bid to the Round of 12. Has his hot streak put him in the conversation as somebody that can truly challenge for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway? Mark Howell: There’s no better time …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Brings NASCAR Heat, Wrecks and Tough Work For NBCSN

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The playoffs are now underway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  Admittedly, these ten races are my least favorite time of the year, TV-wise.  Most of the good things that have been tried during the season are typically dispatched in favor of a complete focus on the playoffs.  I believe this intense focus hurts …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain Come Up Short at Darlington

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Larson Dominates, But Brad Keselowski Wins Brad Keselowski‘s pit crew stepped up when it mattered on Sunday night’s (Sept. 2) Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, getting the No. 2 out first ahead of Kyle Larson on the final pit stop. Keselowski then held off Larson on the final …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Justin Allgaier’s Career Year

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: No Circumstances? No Problem for Kevin Harvick Much like Austin Cindric did on Saturday in Mid-Ohio, Kevin Harvick straight up put on a clinic. The only difference between the two was that Harvick landed in Victory Lane while circumstances and a late-race pass for the lead put Justin Allgaier in …

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Brett Moffitt Wins Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan

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It was repeated many times during the telecast that the best truck may not win Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in Michigan International Speedway, and that is exactly what happened. Brett Moffitt was hanging around the top five all race long, certainly not the fastest truck compared to Stewart Friesen, Todd Gilliland, Noah …

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Sweep Gander Outdoors 150 Practices

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Kyle Busch and Noah Gragson led Friday’s (July 27) Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Pocono Raceway. Busch turned a speed of 167.320 mph to lead the opening session while Gragson turned a 168.732 mph lap to lead final practice. Practice One Busch, who’s entering his final Truck Series race of the season, led …

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Did You Notice?: Exciting Racing & Good Sportsmanship Are Not Mutually Exclusive?

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Did You Notice? … how gracefully Kyle Larson accepted defeat? From erasing a more than three-second deficit to coming within striking distance, only to smack the wall, lose momentum and get another shot at Kyle Busch with some help from lap traffic, the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet did everything he could to score …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Broadcaster Dale Earnhardt Jr. Comes to Play in Joliet

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moved over to NBC Sports this past weekend for the rest of the 2018 season.  With that move comes some changes in production coverage, philosophy and talent. But the tweak everyone cares about, more than any other this decade is the addition of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the booth …

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Beside the Rising Tide: A Heat Wave of NASCAR Random Thoughts

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Today’s column (July 3) is based on empirical and indisputable fact. As I write this column at 10 o’clock Monday morning, it’s already 89 degrees and so humid you couldn’t strike a kitchen match. The G key on my keyboard sticks a little and my left index finger is sweating trying to type those Gs. …

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