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Paul Menard Wins Opening Pocono Practice

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Paul Menard’s new crew chief Danny Stockman, Jr. may have found a little something in his first weekend. Posting a lap of 50.722 seconds (177.438 mph), Menard led opening practice at Pocono Raceway, as he led a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas to have the quickest time. Denny Hamlin led the JGR crew in second, …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Pocono See Another Stewart-Haas Winner?

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Is Pocono Raceway the Site of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Next Win? Pocono Raceway has been a solid home for Stewart-Haas Racing success. Kurt Busch is the most recent track winner, while Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick have shown their respective speed at the sport’s triangle circuit. As for team co-owner Tony Stewart, he called the June Pocono race …

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Rodney Childers Suspended Due to Lugnut Issue

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On Wednesday morning, NASCAR released the weekly penalty report.  Once again, NASCAR has come down hard on a contending team due to lugnuts. Kevin Harvick‘s No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet was found to have loose lugnuts after the finish of Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  As …

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Kyle Busch Flies to 3rd XFINITY Win at IMS

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Kyle Busch is quickly become Mr. Indy across both NASCAR series that currently compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After winning the pole for the fourth straight year at Indy, Busch led 62 of 63 laps toward his third XFINITY Series victory at IMS, seventh of the season and 83rd of his career. “I was able …

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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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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Sonoma Lineup at the Toyota/Save Mart 350

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Sonoma Raceway June 26 for the Toyota / Save Mart 350. Sonoma is the first of two road-course circuits NASCAR will compete at this season. Sonoma, Calif., is home to one of the most unique race tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. When teams embark on …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Michigan Lineup (FireKeepers Casino 400)

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway on June 12th for the FireKeepers Casino 400. NASCAR has implemented a new low downforce package for this weekends’ race, which will test each and every driver’s skill around the fast two-mile track. Earlier in the week, the Sprint Cup Series saw its ninth different …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Sweeps XFINITY Series Practice Sessions at Pocono

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For the first time in XFINITY Series history, race cars logged laps on Pocono Raceway. Joe Gibbs Racing led the way, topping the charts in both practice sessions on Thursday. Practice One:  Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch led the opening practice at 170.171 mph, over a tenth of a second faster than his closest competition, …

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Multiple Crew Chiefs to Miss Pocono Due to Penalties

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On Wednesday, NASCAR released their weekly penalty report.  While there no real indications that anything big was coming, the hammer came down fairly strong on a number of teams.  No less than three Sprint Cup teams will be without their crew chiefs on Sunday in Pocono (pending appeals, of course). Brian Pattie, crew chief for …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR At The Season’s Halfway Point

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Did You Notice? … Halfway through this Sprint Cup season there’s at least a few new drivers in position to spice up the Chase. Here’s the 16-driver postseason grid after Richmond last September compared to how things stand through 13 races… 2015 Chasers 2016 Chase As Of Now Clint Bowyer Ryan Blaney Kurt Busch Kurt Busch Kyle …

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