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Pace Laps: A Rainy Kind of NASCAR Weekend

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing Asserting Its Dominance For the seventh time this season, Stewart-Haas Racing is taking home another race win trophy, this time with Clint Bowyer’s second victory of the season in the rain-shortened race at Michigan International Speedway. Joining teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, who has five wins this …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter’s 2018 Dominance Continues in Texas

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his fourth win of the 2018 season when he beat poles-itter Stewart Friesen to the checkered flag by 0.092 seconds in the Camping World Truck Series’ closest finish at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 21 led for the final 51 laps to score his fifth victory …

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Johnny Sauter Ties Personal Season Record with Fourth Victory of 2018

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The first stage was Stewart Friesen‘s, the second stage was Grant Enfinger‘s, but in the end, no one could stop Johnny Sauter who absolutely dominated the final stage, but had to hold on at the end to outlast Friesen. Sauter’s fuel was beginning to run low and Friesen was beginning to trim Sauter’s lead. Those two elements …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Who Have Won at the Most Tracks, 2018 Edition

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Red White & Blue wins

When Kyle Busch exited Charlotte Motor Speedway victorious in the Coca-Cola 600, it not only gave the driver of the No. 18 a victory in one of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ crown jewel events that had long eluded him. It also meant he was finally a Charlotte winner. That’s important because prior to …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: GMS Racing & Johnny Sauter a Recipe for Success

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In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have combined to win nine of 13 points-paying races this season. In the Camping World Truck Series, Johnny Sauter is showing his own dominance in his third season with GMS Racing. Sauter, aged 40, was no stranger to NASCAR when he finally joined …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Latest & The Greatest

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Beating The Best Johnny Sauter picked up his third win of the season last Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sauter beat one of the best ever in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Kyle Busch for the win. The victory denied Busch an opportunity to tie Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most all-time …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s All-Star Race Aerodynamic Experiment

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Race Package Shows Promise Typically, the All-Star Race held a week ahead of the longest event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule, turns into a glorified test session for teams preparing for the Coca-Cola 600. The result is often lackluster action that ultimately fails to live up …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 3rd 2018 Victory at Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his third win in seven races this season when he beat Kyle Busch to the checkered flag by 1.34 seconds to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Today we had a good truck in practice, but obviously the adjustments Joe (Shear, crew chief) …

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Johnny Sauter Claims First Truck Series Win At Charlotte

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Johnny Sauter is a proven winner and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion. But even as 40-year-old, he is still running up front at a clip he’s never seen before. The latest proof? Knocking a longtime nemesis, Charlotte Motor Speedway, off the bucket list. Sauter took the lead and held on through a series …

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