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Truex starts NASCAR Playoffs with dominating win at Chicagoland

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Martin Truex Jr. starts NASCAR Playoffs with dominating win at Chicagoland Speedway Story By Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR JOLIET, Ill. – Remember all those playoff points that were supposed to carry regular-season champion Martin Truex Jr. through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs? He didn’t need them—not after what turned out to be a dominating victory in Sunday’s Tales of the Turtles 400, the Playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway. Truex’s fifth victory of the season, his second straight at Chicagoland and the 12th of his career was hardly a cakewalk, even though the driver of…

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Allgaier Steals Chicagoland Speedway Victory on Late Restarts

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Justin Allgaier Steals Chicagoland Speedway Victory on Late Restarts Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR JOLIET, Ill. – Justin Allgaier had the drive of his life. Brendan Gaughan was hanging on for dear life. But both drivers were winners at Chicagoland Speedway. Grabbing the lead with a bold move to the inside after a restart on Lap 186 of 200, Allgaier, an Illinois native, captured the big prize at his home track—a victory in Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series regular-season finale. Gaughan rallied from an equalized tire that put him three laps down to finish…

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Larson rides late caution, superb pit stop to win at Richmond

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Kyle Larson rides late caution, superb pit stop to win at Richmond Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR RICHMOND, Va. – A caution on Lap 397 of a scheduled 400 in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 turned what looked like a coronation for Martin Truex Jr. into an unexpected overtime victory for Kyle Larson, as the field of 16 drivers was set for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Truex, the regular season winner, had a comfortable lead over Larson when Derrike Cope brushed the outside wall with three laps left in regulation. Larson…

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Keselowski perseveres in NASCAR XFINITY race at Richmond

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Brad Keselowski perseveres in NASCAR XFINITY race at Richmond Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR RICHMOND, Va. – In the long run, Brad Keselowski knew he had the superior car. And that’s exactly what Keselowski got – a long run to close Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway. On lap 235 of 250 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series race, Keselowski powered his No. 22 Team Penske Ford past the No. 18 Toyota of Kyle Busch and pulled away to win by 3.008 seconds. “When you can race with him (Busch), you know you’re…

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Richmond Weekend Preview

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Richmond Weekend Preview Story By: NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff New winner would shake up playoff picture The last three drivers on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff grid are separated by a mere three points. If there's no new winner from off the playoff grid in Saturday's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN), those three drivers – Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray – would all make the postseason. But, if there’s a new winner from off the playoff grid, one of the three would be eliminated. Going into…

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Hamlin sweeps throwback weekend at Darlington

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Denny Hamlin sweeps throwback weekend at Darlington with dramatic win September 3, 2017 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR DARLINGTON, S.C. – Denny Hamlin made a huge mistake on Sunday night. Then the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota made an even bigger comeback to win one of NASCAR’s most prestigious races. Running down race leader Martin Truex Jr. from 20 seconds back after missing the entrance to pit road on Lap 313 of 367, Hamlin won the Bojangles’ Southern 500 for the second time, finishing off a sweep of the throwback Monster…

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Preece Claims First Oswego Victory in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150

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Ryan Preece Claims First Oswego Victory in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150 Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY (September 2, 2017) - NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader Ryan Preece etched his name into Oswego Speedway’s history books as a winner this past Saturday night in the second annual NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Toyota Mod Classic’ 150 presented by McDonald’s. Preece, a recent first time winner on the NASCAR Xfinity Series trail, qualified fourth with the TS Haulers, Maynard Troyer Tribute No. 6 and it showed in the early stages of the…

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Ward Wins Race; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray

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Ward Wins Race; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The dust has now settled on the 2017 racing season at Bowman Gray Stadium – and just as expected, the final night had enough fireworks to get the fans on their feet. In the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Tim Brown of Tobaccoville qualified on the pole for Saturday’s Carolina Farm Credit 150. Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem started on the outside front-row but was unable to steal the lead away on the initial start.…

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Kyle Busch completes three-series sweep in thrilling race at Bristol

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Kyle Busch completes three-series sweep in thrilling race at Bristol Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a race fraught with tension, and with a pack of drivers with desperate agendas chasing him to the finish line, Kyle Busch held off Erik Jones to complete a sweep of all-three NASCAR touring series with Saturday night’s keystone victory in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. In winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series main event at the .533-mile concrete track, Busch capped a long weekend that saw him win…

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Kyle Busch puts on clinic to score fifth Truck Series win at Bristol

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Kyle Busch puts on clinic to score fifth Truck Series win at Bristol Story By: Chris Knight/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – Not even a NASCAR overtime could stop Kyle Busch from rallying back from a speeding penalty at the end of Stage 2 to win Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch, forced to the back of the field under penalty to start the final stage, put on a clinic on a Lap 119 restart and utilized the high line to roar through the field and find himself back in the top-10 by…

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Daredevil restart gives Larson third consecutive Michigan win

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Daredevil restart gives Larson third consecutive Michigan win Story By: Matt Crossman/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BROOKLYN, Mich. - Sitting in his racecar during a red flag delay near the end of the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Kyle Larson pondered the possible routes to an overtime victory. He was in fourth-place and would restart for the final two-lap shootout behind leader Martin Truex Jr. Larson hadn’t had a fast racecar all day at Michigan International Speedway, but he thought with a gutsy move on the restart, he could steal a win in the Monster Energy…

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Roller-Coaster Ride for Brown and Bohn at Bowman Gray

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Roller-Coaster Ride for Brown and Bohn at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Races can change in an instant at Bowman Gray Stadium, and it may only take a few laps to bring a driver’s night crashing down or his morale soaring high. Tim Brown of Tobaccoville started off his night with high hopes. After the top six qualifiers redrew for position, Brown drew the pole for his start with Jason Myers of Walnut Cove on the outside. The two battled fiercely for the lead as the…

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Michigan’s Brad Keselowski wins the pole at his home track

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Michigan's Brad Keselowski wins the pole at his home track Story By: Matt Crossman/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BROOKLYN, Mich. — Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 (at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), after taking the top spot from fellow Ford driver Ryan Blaney, who had posted the fastest times to that point, but bobbled twice in his run in the final qualifying round on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Keselowski grew up in Rochester Hills, Mich., a Detroit suburb 99 miles from Michigan International Speedway. He is a big fan of…

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Friday Michigan Notebook

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Friday Michigan Notebook August 11, 2017 Story By: Matt Crossman/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR Clint Bowyer is feeling the playoff pressure Clint Bowyer enters Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway (on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET) 17th in points, 28 behind Matt Kenseth for the final playoff spot in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points race. To qualify for the postseason, he must either pass Kenseth and hope nobody below him wins, or win himself. With four races left until the postseason starts, intensity is amped-up at Michigan International Speedway, the 2-mile oval an hour-plus…

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Preece Continues Winning Ways With Bud 150 Crown

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Preece Continues Winning Ways With Bud 150 Crown Story By: Jason Bleau/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park celebrated a 28 year tradition with the annual Bud 150, the third race of the Whelen Modified Tour at the track as the series hit the middle point of its season with a slim points lead on the line. The night say dramatic finishes and hard fought battles on Thompson’s famed oval, and a rising star of motorsports continued his streak of victories while local track racers worked to find some much needed success as the season approaches…

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Truex wins the strategy game, grabs first victory at Watkins Glen

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Truex wins the strategy game, grabs first victory at Watkins Glen Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – At a track where his father raced, and a track where he was a “garage rat” as a child, Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday’s I Love New York 355 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race by slowing down over the closing laps. Truex let Brad Keselowski pass him for the lead on Lap 77 of 90. On instructions from crew chief Cole Pearn, Truex also let Ryan Blaney past his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing…

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Bohn Misses Money but Wins Big at Bowman Gray

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Bohn Misses Money but Wins Big at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Danny Bohn didn’t get what he came for at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, but he didn’t mind taking the victory trophy anyway. The 2017 Fans’ Challenge Award accumulated to a total prize pool of $12,000 for Saturday’s 100-lapper in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. To claim the money, a driver would need to qualify in the top four, elect to start in the rear, and then fight up to a top-four finish.…

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Kyle Busch gets breakthrough XFINITY win at The Glen

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Kyle Busch gets breakthrough NASCAR XFINITY win at The Glen Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – With a victory in Saturday’s Zippo 200, Kyle Busch continued to tick items off his bucket list. Recovering from a wheel-hop and spin in Turn 1 on Lap 17 of 82 along with a penalty for driving through too many pit boxes, Busch claimed his first NASCAR XFINITY Series win at the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen International road course, beating polesitter Joey Logano to the finish line by 1.049 seconds. “The cars have really been…

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Friday Watkins Glen Notebook

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Friday Watkins Glen Notebook Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com Joey Logano hopes to take advantage of favorable schedule WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The current five-race portion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule couldn’t come at a better time for Joey Logano. That at least, is the hope that buoys the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford as he tries to force his way into NASCAR’s playoffs. After a mistake-laden performance last Sunday at Pocono Raceway, where Logano finished 27th after multiple pit road penalties, the 2016 series runner-up is…

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Watkins Glen Weekend Preview

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Watkins Glen Weekend Preview Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff Allmendinger attempts to clinch playoff spot at Watkins Glen Win and you're in is the name of the game in NASCAR these days. A visit to Victory Lane earns a driver a spot in the sport's playoffs. With five races left in the regular season, only three playoff berths remain. Road course ace AJ Allmendinger – who at 27th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings cannot get into the playoffs on points – will attempt to clinch a postseason bid in Sunday's I LOVE…

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Kyle Busch breaks 36-race winless drought with Pocono victory

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Kyle Busch breaks 36-race winless drought with Pocono victory Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pa. – Barely more than three hours after the Pocono crowd greeted Kyle Busch with a chorus of boos during driver introductions, Kyle Busch made converts of the fans in the grandstands – at least a large portion of them – with a spectacular burnout after his long-awaited victory in the Overton’s 400. Benefitting from a splendid pit call by crew chief Adam Stevens, Busch charged through the field after his final stop and pulled away to…

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Jeffreys and Miller Take Emotional Wins at Bowman Gray

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Jeffreys and Miller Take Emotional Wins at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg gave it all he had to claim the checkered at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday. But the tears started flowing once the victory was his. The last few months have been hard for the Jeffreys team after Lee lost his father, Robert Jeffreys, to cancer earlier in the year. Robert was a former champion, a veteran racer, and a fixture in the race shop. So to honor his passing, Lee…

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Preece finds Victory Lane at Iowa in pressure-packed performance

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Ryan Preece finds Victory Lane at Iowa in pressure-packed performance Story By: Rob Gray/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR NEWTON, Iowa — Ryan Preece’s short-lived, but ambitious 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule began three weeks ago at his de facto home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It ended Saturday in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway — as confetti swirled and soared to highlight his first career series triumph in Victory Lane. Preece, held off a hard-charging Kyle Benjamin in a green-white checkered finish that came after the third restart in the race’s final 17 pulse-quickening laps. “I…

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Christopher Bell pulls away to Truck Series victory at Pocono

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Christopher Bell pulls away to Truck Series victory at Pocono Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pa. – With his boss out of the race, Christopher Bell filled the void, pulling away to win the Overton’s 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Pocono Raceway. Bell overtook John Hunter Nemechek on Lap 54 of 60 at the 2.5-mile triangular track and finished 1.964 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Rhodes, who passed Nemechek for the second position on Lap 56. One circuit later Ryan Truex Jr. took the third spot…

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Friday Pocono Notebook

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Friday Pocono Notebook Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR When it comes to patience, Ryan Truex has an excellent role model LONG POND, Pa. – Martin Truex Jr. is enjoying life at the top of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pyramid. He’s the series leader in points. Entering Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), he’s tied for the series lead in victories with three. And he’s the runaway leader in playoff points with 29, a whopping 14 coming from stage wins. Truex is at the top of his game, with…

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Jason Myers Holds off Burt Myers at Bowman Gray

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Jason Myers Holds off Burt Myers at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Jason Myers had his work cut out for him on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium. But he stepped up and took the checkered for the FOX8 WGHP 100. With the starting lineup for the Brad’s Golf Modified Series being decided by random draw, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove drew the pole for his start. But the stage was immediately set for tension as his older brother, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, was slated to…

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Crafton Crafty, But Friesen Steals The Show At Eldora

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Matt Crafton snaps 27-race winless streak with Eldora Speedway victory Story By Chris Knight/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR ROSSBURG, Ohio – Using a late-race restart 18 laps from the finish and a strategy to ‘go where the others aren’t,’ Matt Crafton muscled past veteran dirt racer Stewart Friesen to win Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. Over the last forty laps of the race, Crafton patiently worked his way from the bottom of the top-10 and took advantage of a Lap 127 caution to position himself to challenge a…

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Experience and Luck Benefit Myers at Bowman Gray

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Experience and Luck Benefit Myers at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Burt Myers took a little luck and turned it into a victory in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 100 at Bowman Gray Stadium. Of course, the decades of experience his family has racing at the Madhouse allowed him to capitalize on it all. With Saturday’s lineup for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series being determined by random draw, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove could’ve started anywhere in the field from first to 20th. But in a…

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Busch wins, and Preece impresses at New Hampshire

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Kyle Busch wins, and Ryan Preece impresses at New Hampshire Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Busch’s celebratory burnout produced a cloud of smoke over the frontstretch at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but Ryan Preece’s first run in top-of-the-line equipment made an even bigger impression in Saturday’s Overton’s 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. After a major snafu on pit road took a potential win away from Brad Keselowski, who had arguably the fastest car at the Magic Mile, Busch cruised to a 10.425-second victory, collecting his third win in six starts this…

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Truex survives overtime restart on old tires to win at Kentucky

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Martin Truex Jr. survives overtime restart on old tires to win at Kentucky Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR SPARTA, Ky. – After all was said and done, the dominant car won the race – but not without extreme complications. With just over a lap to go in Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. held a lead of more than 15 seconds over second-place Kyle Larson, with only eight cars remaining on the lead lap. But before Truex could take the white flag signaling the final lap, the engine in Kurt Busch’s Ford…

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Christopher Bell holds off Brandon Jones in Kentucky NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

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Christopher Bell holds off Brandon Jones in Kentucky NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: NASCAR/Getty Images SPARTA, Ky. – Christopher Bell survived an accident and an early spin to win Thursday night’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Bell picked up his third victory of the season, his first at Kentucky and the fifth of his career, holding off runner-up Brandon Jones by .187 seconds at the end of a closing 32-lap green-flag run. “This is pretty special,” Bell said in Victory Lane.…

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Ernie Irvan to Appear In Connecticut for Inaugural Busch North Throwback at Thompson

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Ernie Irvan to Appear In Connecticut for Inaugural Busch North Throwback at Thompson Story By: Jeffrey Price/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald /RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, CT – 1991 Daytona 500 Champion, Ernie Irvan, is planning several appearances in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner, in conjunction with the Inaugural Busch North Throwback at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Irvan’s son, Jared, announced last week that he would be driving for Martin-McClure Racing, in the No. 4 Kodak car, identical to what his father drove in a Busch North/South combination event at Waltkins Glen International. Together, the father-son duo will be…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Zeros In On Daytona Pole

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Edges Teammate Chase Elliott for Coke Zero 400 Pole Story By: Reid Spencer / NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – July 1, 2017- Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have just extended his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career by one exhibition race with Friday’s pole-winning effort at Daytona International Speedway. The driver who will step away from the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at the end of the season will start first in that car in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola (7:30 p.m. ET on NBC), after edging teammate Chase…

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Harvick sweeps Sonoma weekend with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win

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Harvick sweeps Sonoma weekend with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR SONOMA, Calif. – Kevin Harvick won Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event at Sonoma Raceway. That was like taking candy from babies. But Harvick mixed it up with the big boys in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, and the outcome was the same. Executing an ideal strategy for the long green-flag run that consumed the second half of the race—minus roughly 200 yards—Harvick won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event for the first time this season, the first…

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William Byron gets first career XFINITY win at Iowa Speedway

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William Byron gets first career XFINITY win at Iowa Speedway Story By: Rob Gray/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR NEWTON, Iowa — Last week, a blink-of-an-eye moment weighed heavily on William Byron. Saturday, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet lifted his head and shouted out a pent-up yelp that formed the suitable soundtrack the rookie’s first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory. “I feel it all kind of comes around in racing and last week we were so close,” said Byron, who finished a mere .012 seconds behind Joe Gibbs Racing veteran Denny Hamlin last Saturday at…

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STRUNK TAKES OVER AS TP TRAILERS NASCAR MODIFIED POINT LEADER AT GRANDVIEW

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B.HIRTHLER LEADS SPORTSMAN, SCHUTZ STILL TOPS IN BRC LATE MODELS; 20 DIFFERENT FEATURE WINNERS OUT OF 24 FEATURE RACES RUN Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEOTGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA -June 20, 2017 - Ten time TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified champion Jeff Strunk is working toward his eleventh at Grandview Speedway. This past Saturday night Strunk was able to grab a fifth place finish while Craig VonDohren came home 9th giving Strunk the top spot in the Modified standings. Strunk now sits at the top of the standings with 2226 counters while VonDohren is…

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Tremont Two-For-Two in Topless Action on Devil’s Bowl Dirt

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Counter Scores Big Mini Stock Win Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: BARRY SNELLING / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY PHOTO WEST HAVEN, Vt. –June 19, 2017-  Kenny Tremont Jr. is starting to like the “topless” nights at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The seven-time track champion from West Sand Lake, N.Y., backed up his victory in last year’s special no-roofs race with another NASCAR Whelen All-American Series score at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl on Central Vermont Motorcycles Night on Sunday, June 18.  Also scoring wins were Bill Duprey, Derrick Counter, and Sean Beinhaur. An improved…

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Larson On The Money In Michigan

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Superb Restarts Propel Kyle Larson To Victory In Michigan Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BROOKLYN, Mich. –June 18, 2017-  Two weeks ago at Dover, Kyle Larson took a painful master class in restarts from Professor Jimmie Johnson. In Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Larson graduated with high honors, using a series of exceptional restarts to win his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season and his second in a row, dating to last August, at the two-mile track in the Irish Hills. At Dover, Larson…

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KRESSLEY, KLINE AND LISOWSKI SCORE NASCAR FEATURE WINS AT GRANDVIEW

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20 FEATURE WINNERS IN EIGHT WEEKS OF RACING Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June 18, 2017 . . .Ma Nature was defeated at Grandview Speedway on Saturday as afternoon showers looked as if they would force another show to be cancelled. However management held off and the track crew did a great job to make racing possible. Brett “The Threat” Kressley, the 2016 Grandview Modified rookie, struggled early in the season with numerous mechanical and engine issues. Making a rare Grandview appearance on Saturday night, the Orefield leadfoot took…

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Nemechek Trucks To Gateway CWTS Victory

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John Hunter Nemechek Passes Matt Crafton Late For The Win At Gateway Story By: MATT CROSSMAN / NASCAR CWTS MEID Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR ST. LOUIS, Mo. - June 18, 2017- “Happy Father’s Day!” a crew member shouted at team owner Joe Nemechek Saturday night as track workers put together the Victory Lane stage behind them. Nemechek had already passed out a half dozen hugs and handshakes to other members of the team he owns, NEMCO Motorsports. “Incredible,” was all Nemechek could muster in response after watching his son, John Hunter Nemechek, pass Matt Crafton late in the…

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Durgan, Proctor Go ToplessAt Devils Bowl

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Durgan, Proctor on Top at Topless Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: BARRY SNELLING / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY PHOTO WEST HAVEN, Vt. – June 18, 2017- Two former track champions prevailed on a wild night of “topless” racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, June 17.  With the roofs taken off the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sportsman Modified cars for a different look and feel, Jason Durgan and Ron Proctor split a pair of 20-lap feature races in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition.  Other winners during the night included Brett…

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Friday Michigan NASCAR Notebook

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Jimmie Johnson Is Good To Go For Three More Years—At Least Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BROOKLYN, Mich. –June 17, 2017-  Don’t read anything into the term of Jimmie Johnson’s new contract with Hendrick Motorsports. Yes, Johnson signed a three-year extension with the organization that has provided him a ride for his entire Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. Yes, that’s shorter than the five-year deal he inked last time. At the end of the 2020 season, Johnson will be 45, a year older than his car owner and mentor, Jeff…

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Preece Rockets To Thompson Victory

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Rolls To Second Whelen Modified Win After Late Pit Stop Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   THOMPSON, Conn. --June 15, 2017-  Ryan Preece's pit stop strategy pushed him back in the field. But the Berlin, Connecticut, driver wasted no time in driving to the front en route to Wednesday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The win was the second of the season for Preece and 17th of his career. Preece pitted with many of his lead challengers on lap 70. The No.…

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Goodale Gunning For Thompson Glory

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Eric Goodale Focused on Race Wins Entering Thompson 125 Story By: JEFF PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT –June 13, 2017-  NASCAR’s oldest division, the Whelen Modified Tour, is set to return to America’s original paved oval, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, for the third running of the Thompson 125 on Wednesday, June 14. Unlike any other race on the schedule, this race is only 125-laps, creating an element of pit strategy that doesn’t exist in some of the longer races. This is something that veteran driver, Eric Goodale, is well aware of. The driver…

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Blaney captures first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory in dramatic Pocono 400

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Ryan Blaney captures first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory in dramatic Pocono 400 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pa. – Dogged by Kevin Harvick for the final eight laps of Sunday’s Axalta presents the Pocono 400, Ryan Blaney held off the 2014 series champion in a breathtaking battle to claim the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career. After a restart on Lap 148 of 160, Blaney grabbed the lead from polesitter Kyle Busch on Lap 151, with Busch on older tires, doing everything he could to block…

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Keselowski Saves The Best For Last For XFINITY Score At Pocono

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Brad Keselowski Ends Drought For No. 22 Ford With Last-Lap Pass Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: JEFF & MATT CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM LONG POND, Pa. – June 11, 2017- With a dramatic last-lap pass – the first of the season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series – Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway, ending a 46-race drought for the No. 22 Team Penske Ford. Keselowski swept the stages in the 100-lap event but couldn’t get past leader Kyle Larson until he reached the Long Pond straightaway on the final circuit. Keselowski powered…

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Bell Rings Up A Winner At Texas

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Bell Wins By Inches At Texas Story By: JOHN STURBIN / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, Texas –June 10, 2017-  Christopher Bell, a self-described “dirt track kid” from Oklahoma, continued to show he’s pretty good on pavement Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Bell edged Chase Briscoe after a side-by-side, closing-laps battle to win the 21st annual winstaronlinegaming.com 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Bell, who started 21st in the 28-truck field, won under caution after a white-flag wreck involving Timothy Peters, Austin Self and Johnny Sauter on TMS’ repaved and re-profiled 1.5-mile…

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Rowdy Is A Monster At Pocono

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With Monster Lap in Final Round, Kyle Busch Wins Pocono Pole Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR LONG POND, Pa. –June 10, 2017-  Running his fastest lap of the day in the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying, Kyle Busch won the pole position for Sunday’s Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway (3 p.m. ET on FS1) by a comfortable margin. The only driver to top 179 mph in three rounds of time trials, Busch covered the 2.5-mile distance at the triangular track in 50.237 seconds (179.151 mph) to earn…

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Johnson Takes Milestone Dover Victory

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Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Milestone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DOVER, Del. –June 5, 2017- The man who once made his parents stop at Hardee’s because he thought it was Cale Yarborough’s race shop pulled even with his childhood hero in Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. Getting the jump on Kyle Larson on an overtime restart at the Monster Mile, Johnson crossed the overtime line on the backstretch moments before a multi-car wreck brought out the 15th caution of the…

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Larson Class Of The Field At Dover

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Kyle Larson Finishes Off Dominant NASCAR XFINITY Series Run at Dover Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DOVER, Del. –June 4, 2017-  Saturday’s One Main Financial 200 ended as it started – as a two-man show with polesitter Kyle Larson on top. Larson and Ryan Blaney were in a class by themselves at Dover International Speedway in the 11th NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the season. In winning for the third time in six starts this season, Larson led 137 of the 200 laps to Blaney’s 28. In fact, Larson now has…

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