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NASCAR 101: Martin Truex Jr. Finally Won a Short Track Race — Who’s Next?

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Apparently all it took for Martin Truex Jr. to win on a short track was to switch teams. Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway saw Truex, in the midst of his first season for Joe Gibbs Racing in its No. 19, emerge victorious, snapping a losing streak at short tracks …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Ready To End Their Winless Streak

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1. Paul Menard It has been 277 races since Menard last won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Driving the No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Paul Menard won the 2011 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In that race, he led 27 laps and stretched the fuel in his No. 27 Chevrolet to …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Short Tracking Under the Lights

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Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway wasn’t a thrill ride for most of the race, but the ending provided a lot of drama in the final 30 or so laps of the Toyota Owners 400, even though the answers mostly stayed the same. Would Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr …

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Did You Notice?: The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs Are Already Coming Into Focus?

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Did You Notice? … The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture is taking shape? It’s hard to believe but we’re already eight races into 2019. If the regular season was just one big race, stage one would be wrapping up sometime during the middle of Saturday night’s showdown at Richmond Raceway. What do we know …

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The Frontstretch 5: Memorable Weather Events in NASCAR

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Spring has sprung, and with it comes the atmospheric instability that has wreaked havoc on NASCAR’s schedule since the sport’s inception. Rain, snow, wind, thunderstorms and even fog have spawned delays and allowed for some surprising race winners over the years, all courtesy of Mother Nature. 1. The 2001 Winston All-Star Race 2001 was already …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Getting Back in the Saddle

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It was a weekend for resiliency in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 this Sunday (March 31). Numerous drivers overcame trouble to post finishes which range from decent to excellent, depending on their team’s standards and expectations. Denny Hamlin overcame a speeding penalty and another …

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Wood Brothers Racing Hauler Involved in Accident Returning from Texas Motor Speedway

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The Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 hauler carrying the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car of Paul Menard was involved in a crash on its way home from Texas Motor Speedway. The accident happened Monday morning (April 1) in Birmingham, Ala. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt while the hauler only suffered minor damage. “We …

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Up to Speed: A Great Show in Daytona Exceeds Gloomy Expectations

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Suffice it to say that everything went better than expected during the 2019 Daytona 500. Up until Sunday, Speedweeks had featured a lot of uninspired racing.  Last week’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway felt like the drivers who competed in that race were just going through the motions.  A mostly single-file race …

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Daily NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Daytona 500

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The 2019 NASCAR season begins on Sunday, Feb. 17, with the running of the 61st Daytona 500. Millions around the country will begin their fantasy leagues, daily fantasy participation in the sport and start gambling on the race winner. It’s a phenomenon the sport hasn’t ignored; NASCAR hired Sportsradar Integrity Services to help shape a …

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Kyle Busch, Paul Menard Top Cup Practices At Daytona

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Less than 24 hours after spinning on the backstretch during the first Gander Outdoors RV Duel at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Busch paced opening practice on Friday afternoon (Feb. 15). Paul Menard led the second practice. Practice One Busch turned a quick lap of 200.285 miles per hour, .019 seconds ahead of Joe Gibbs Racing …

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