Martin Truex, Jr. Takes Charge in Fontana

You knew that Martin Truex, Jr. had a fast car after snaring the pole for the race. But Kevin Harvick also had a fast car, setting a track record during practice. But an early, and unlikely, crash in Stage 1 sent Harvick to the garage and opened the door for someone else to win the race. That someone turned out to be Truex, who started on the pole, won both Stages, led the most laps and lapped most of the field on his way to a dominating win.

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How NASCAR Safety Has Evolved Over the Years

NASCAR is one of the fastest and most dangerous sports as well, which is why so much money and time each year goes to improving driver safety measures. Over the decades, NASCAR safety has evolved quite a bit.

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Is Martin Truex Jr. the New King of the Mile-and-a-Half?

Jimmie Johnson who? Remember the good old days when the Chase was stacked with mile-and-a-half tracks that seemed to suit Jimmie Jonson? He rode that Chase format and those tracks to seven Cup titles. We may have had a preview of the 2017 playoffs formerly called the Chase at Chicago where Martin Truex, Jr spanked the field for his first playoff win. Truex and Kyle Busch started on the front row and Busch held the lead for most of the first stage, which he won. But then things took a…

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Kasey Kahne Wins the (Extended) Brickyard 400

An exhausted and unexpected Kasey Kahne won the 2017 Brickyard 400 after enduring the 6-hour event. With heat and humidity once again settling over the historic track, a small crowd even by NASCAR standards endured a nearly 2 hour rain delay and then watched the race fall apart with 50 laps to go. It looked like Kyle Busch was going to win his third Brickyard 400 after winning the first two stages relatively easily. Busch and Martin Truex, Jr looked to have the fastest cars and left the audience wondering if…

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Kyle Busch Finally Wins A Race At Charlotte

There is a reason I don’t pay a lot of attention to the All-Star race. It’s at a 1.5 mile track known for aero challenges. The leader gets away and it’s all over. No matter what kind of gimmicks NASCAR puts in place with clown shows before the race, untested tire compound choices and stages, nothing really works to make for a really good race. The All-Star race used to be worth watching, but it hasn’t lived up to expectation in years. The only element I like is whittling the…

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