Austin Dillon Brings the 3 Car Back to Victory Lane

OK, so last week I said the winner would probably come from the top drivers in the All Star race and while possible, I did not predict a surprise winner. I also acknowledged that Charlotte can become a fuel mileage race but I wondered how the new stage format might change that. Well, not much changed and Austin Dillon won his first race in a surprising fashion. Shows you how much I know, eh?

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Truex Wins Kansas in Style

In a night where Ryan Blaney bested the field with his first pole, I guess it was no surprise that Martin Truex, Jr. would win at Kansas. He started third, he nearly won here a year ago and he has one heck of a fast race car. You can also look to the starting grid dominated by Ford and Toyota. The only Chevy in the top 10 was Kyle Larson in ninth. And if you look at the final grid, only two Chevys were in the top 10.

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Track Trash – All Starring

The weather not withstanding, it was a great day of racing (all 12 hours of it).   The drivers had their motor homes, but for the fans sticking around for Showdown, the truck race and the All Star race, it made for a long, long day.

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The Yawn Star Race…. and Other Notes

So did you like the Yawn (All) Star Race? Yeah, not many did. Aero is still an issue with NASCAR in spite of all they do with the Cup cars. Clean air is the name of the game, especially on the intermediate tracks. Charlotte may be one of the worst tracks of aero and this weekend the Cup teams will be running 600 miles in one of the greatest days for race fans. The Indy 500 and the Coke Cola 600. 1,100 miles of racing in one day. If that…

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