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Paul Menard Earns Second Career Pole at Chicagoland

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Paul Menard had speed through the entire practice session leading the first round and the round that mattered the most, the last one. Menard was able to earn his second career pole and first pole in 10 years, his last came at Daytona in 2008. Menard edged technical teammate Ryan Blaney for the top spot. …

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Kyle Larson Wins Fourth Career Pole for XFINITY Race at Chicago

Though the speed wasn’t there for Kyle Larson during yesterday’s practice sessions, he posted the fastest lap during the final round of qualifying to earn his fourth career pole in the XFINITY Series. Larson turned a 173.796-mph lap to put his No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro on top during the final round. Tyler Reddick gave Larson …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Toyota/Save Mart 350

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA USA Sunday 25 June 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Mobil 1 Ford Fusion World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

NASCAR goes road racing for the first time this season with Sunday’s stop (June 24) at Sonoma Raceway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway in April and it will continue …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Michigan International Speedway on Sunday for the FireKeepers 400. Though the race was cut short due to rain, we learned a lot about who’s stepping up their game in their manufacturer’s backyard. Ford put on an overwhelming performance at the front while Toyota wasn’t too far behind. …

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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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Paul Menard Uses Gutsy Pit Call to Get First Top 5 With Wood Brothers Racing

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Heading into Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, all drivers knew the weather would play a factor, especially after it delayed the initial green flag of the race by more than two hours. However, Paul Menard and Wood Brothers Racing used it to their advantage. Menard took the green flag from the 15th …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Pocono 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Start in the back half of the field, activate stealth mode, finish inside the top 10. This week, not just one but two drivers accomplished that particular feat. Aric Almirola started 34th and looked to have a long day ahead of him. But smart strategy and hard racing …

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Entry List: Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons

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For the XFINITY Series’ Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons, there are 41 cars currently entered.  As is the case, there are a few driver changes of note. Shane Lee returns to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Chevrolet, replacing Ty Dillon.  While Lee has never raced in the XFINITY Series at Pocono, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Slathers Competition in Kansas

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick continues to confirm the belief that Ford is the manufacturer to beat in 2018 in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For the fifth time in 12 races, Harvick was in Victory Lane. He started the year with three wins in a row after the Daytona 500 and has now …

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Paul Menard Fastest in Dover Friday Cup Practice

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Wood Brothers Racing’s Paul Menard was fastest in opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice with a lap of 22.524 seconds (159.830 mph).  The lap was half of a tenth of a second faster than 11-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick was third quickest, followed by Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski.  Martin …

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