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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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Ryan Hunter-Reay Snaps 42-Race Winless Streak in Dual in Detroit Race 2

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For the second straight day, Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated. The Hondas of Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory. Rossi had outright dominated the afternoon, but in the end it didn’t matter, as one mistake in Turn 3 cost Rossi the lead and a spot on the podium. Oh …

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Scott Dixon Scores 1st Victory at Belle Isle Since 2012

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Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated Saturday’s first of two races at The Raceway at Belle Isle. The Hondas of Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory in the end with Dixon holding off Hunter-Reay for his 42nd career victory. With the victory, Dixon moves into third on the all-time wins …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Power of NASCAR Social Media

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ONE: Twitter Wars I’m sure by now you’ve seen the tweet from Brad Keselowski Friday, prior to the race at Chicagoland Speedway this past weekend where he took to Twitter to opine on the form of the Toyotas. Just in case, here’s the tweet in question: We are all in for a rude awakening. Haven't seen …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Returns to WTR for Petit Le Mans


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On Tuesday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing announced that INDYCAR veteran Ryan Hunter-Reay will serve as the team’s third driver in the upcoming Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.  Road Atlanta will mark Hunter-Reay’s first race in a DPi entry. Hunter-Reay is very happy to drive for Wayne Taylor Racing and sample Cadillac DPi-V.R. “I’m …

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Will Power Maneuvers His Way to 2nd Straight Pocono Win


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Will Power may have found something in the final laps of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Being chased by Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden in the closing 15 laps, Power dove his No. 12 Chevrolet to the apron off Turn 2, blocking Newgarden’s runs to keep the lead until the end. Crossing the …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Transported to Hospital After Qualifying Wreck


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Following a hard hit during his qualifying lap at Pocono Raceway, Ryan Hunter-Reay has been transported via ground to Lehigh Valley Hospital for further evaluation. Hunter-Reay, who won practice earlier Saturday, broke loose in Turn 3 on his warm-up lap, spinning and side-slapping the outside wall. Without control, his No. 28 Andretti Autosport Chevrolet slid …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Leads Opening IndyCar Pocono Practice


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Ryan Hunter-Reay kicked off the weekend right with the top time in Saturday morning’s practice session at Pocono Raceway for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Ripping around the 2.5-mile track in 41.045 seconds (219.268 mph), Hunter-Reay bested Simon Pagenaud by 0.010 seconds to win the session. For Hunter-Reay, the 2012 champion approaches his two-year anniversary of …

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James Hinchcliffe Uses Pit Strategy to Claim Comeback Win

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James Hinchcliffe took the lead when Scott Dixon pitted under green on lap 54. Shortly afterwards, a full course yellow came out for Alexander Rossi’s blown engine.  From there, Hinchcliffe held on through a late restart to take his first win since his near-fatal injuries at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2015. Hinchcliffe seemed relieved …

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Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update: The Rain Reigns Supreme

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, the rains arrived at Daytona International Speedway during the sixth hour of the race.  It has not stopped raining ever since.  At first, it was a light rain that gave teams the choice as to what to do.  Then, the precipitation kicked it up a notch. During the overnight hours, the rain came …

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