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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Clint Bowyer Rides Strategy & Heavy Foot to Michigan Win

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Who’s in the headline Mother Nature ran the show on Sunday (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway and, in the end, dropped the curtain early on the race. Clint Bowyer used a two-tire stop after stage two and then some valiant driving when the race resumed hanging onto the point. The rain came shortly after …

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Kurt Busch: ‘Our Day Will Come’

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When Kurt Busch won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, he became one of the race favorites. He does have three prior victories at the racetrack. Stage 1 looked promising for the No. 41 team, leading the opening 46 laps. However, late in the stage Ryan Blaney chased …

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Kurt Busch Wins Cup Pole at Michigan

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Kurt Busch hasn’t visited Victory Lane since the 2017 Daytona 500, but he will bring the field to the green flag for Sunday’s (June 10) FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. In the final round of qualifying, Busch rocketed to the top of the scoring pylon with a lap of 203.361 mph, .034 seconds …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series traveled to the Tricky Triangle, Pocono Raceway, for the Pocono 400 on Sunday (June 3). As the series begins painting the picture for the summer, it’s doing the same for the playoffs. With 10 positions left, Pocono could’ve given the opportunity for someone to punch their ticket to the …

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Up to Speed: Kurt Busch Building Job Security at Stewart-Haas Racing

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Stewart-Haas Racing did not come away with the victory at Pocono Raceway on Sunday (June 3).  However, the team’s drivers have maintained a high level of performance they are carrying with them straight into summer. Kevin Harvick leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with five wins through 14 races.  Clint Bowyer earned a victory …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Charlotte

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 59th annual 600-mile event. When you look at the list of NASCAR Hall of Famers, most of them have at least one Coca-Cola 600 victory on their résumé. Darrell Waltrip, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace are just a few …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Memorial Day Edition

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The Greatest Day in Racing began on Sunday morning with Daniel Ricciardo leading every lap of F1’s Monaco Grand Prix. Then the focus shifted over to IndyCar, as Will Power won Team Penske’s 17th Indianapolis 500. The marathon concluded with NASCAR’s endurance trials at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the Coca-Cola 600. Kyle Busch dominated, as …

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3 Cup Teams, 2 XFINITY Teams Receive L1 Penalties Following Dover

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Following the post-Dover teardowns at NASCAR’s R&D Centers, the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team, the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team, and the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team all received L1-level penalties. The N0. 14 and No. 19 teams each violated rules related to the rear windows. Dover runner-up finisher Clint Bowyer‘s window did …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Stewart-Haas Racing Have More Than 6 Wins in 2018?

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Stewart-Haas Racing has never had a season go by without having a car finish inside of the top seven in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings since its inception in 2010. Not much seems like it will change this year, with all four of its Fords running at a premium level. Up until now, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

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Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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Up to Speed: Drivers Need More Incentive to Make the Move

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Once the dust had settled at Talladega Superspeedway, Chase Elliott’s post-race thoughts probably echoed what a lot of fans were left thinking. “I got to the end (of the race), and those guys around me were working together so much,” Elliott said.  “I thought for sure one of them wanted to win a little worse …

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Runner-Up Kurt Busch: ‘I Left That One On The Table’

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Kurt Busch’s first victory at Talladega Superspeedway will have to wait a little longer. And it’s a crushing realization for the driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. “You wish you could go over and do it again,” Busch said. Disappointment comes naturally for second-place, where Busch finished in the GEICO 500. This run, …

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