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The 10: Peeking Through the Fog After Pocono

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If there’s one thing that can be said for certain about Monday’s postponed running of the Pennsylvania 400, it’s that no race in NASCAR’s history was quite like it. First, there was the fact that it was the first time a track had suffered two postponed races in the same year. Then, there was the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Pennsylvania 400

2016 Pocono II CUP Ricky Stenhouse Jr pack racing Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Who’s in the headline – Chris Buescher took one of the biggest Sprint Cup underdog victories ever seen in Monday’s Pennsylvania 400 from Pocono Raceway. Buescher played the fuel game to perfection as impending weather hit the “Tricky Triangle.” Leading the first laps of his Cup career when the leaders took to pit road, the rookie …

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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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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono Edition

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

We know it was hot Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with in-car temperatures regularly between 110 and 115, and track temperatures in the 130-degree range. But the temperature wasn’t the only indicator of who was hot, or not, at the famed 2.5-mile oval. HOT No matter what the temperature was, no driver was as hot …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: IMS Gives NBCSN Little to Work With

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(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has plenty of history in regards to open wheel racing.  100 Indianapolis 500s have been run.  These races have ranged from the boring to the exciting, from the safe to the tragic.  Today, the Indianapolis 500 is one of the must-watch races of the year.  There’s a reason why 350,000 people showed …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Adds XFINITY Series Entry for 2017

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On Saturday, NASCAR owner/driver Tony Stewart mentioned how his organization does not have an XFINITY Series team. Fast forward to Monday and that statement is no longer accurate. Stewart-Haas Racing will field a single-car, full-time XFINITY Series effort starting next season. Competing out of the team’s headquarters in Kannapolis, North Carolina, it will be in …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Combat Wounded Coalition 400

2016 Indianapolis CUP Tony Stewart Jeff Gordon victory lap Matthew T Thacker NKP

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Kyle Busch might have dominated the race, but behind him another driver was reminding everyone why he’s got four Indy wins.  Seemingly down and out after a midrace speeding penalty, Jimmie Johnson was back in the top 10 by the end of the race and made an impressive …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kyle Busch Finds Brickyard Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

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Photo Credit : Yvonne Leonard

Who’s in the headline – Kyle Busch pulled out the broom stick for the second year in a row at Indianapolis. To make it even more exciting, this year, he not only swept both races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he won both poles as well. Busch dominated the event, leading all but 21 laps en …

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Pace Laps: Colorful Finale for Gordon and Stewart, Summer Heat Hits the Brickyard and NHRA Action in Denver

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(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Sprint Cup: It’s a colorful finale for Gordon & Stewart – Though both Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart will be back next week at Pocono Raceway, Sunday’s Brickyard 400 will [or might] stand as their last races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With fans on their feet, both future Hall of Famers drove side-by-side on the …

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Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon Rally & Give Fans Sentimental Moment in Final Indy Starts

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Kyle Busch brought his No. 18 Skittles Toyota Camry down Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s lengthy front straightaway, a victor in the most dominant performance in NASCAR’s 23-year history at the track. Busch pulled his machine down to the pit wall to high five his pit crew as cheers erupted from the grandstands. However, they weren’t for Busch. Despite his …

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