Chase Elliott Wins His First Cup Race at Watkins Glen

I think a lot of people have been wondering just when Chase Elliott would get his first win, but Watkins Glen was not at the top of the tracks you would think of. And especially not this weekend with the likes of Kyle Busch, Martin Truex, Jr. and Kevin Harvick being so strong on road courses. Watkins Glen is a more technical track than Sonoma so you would think that a more experienced driver would rule the day. And that very nearly happened.

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Enjoy the (NASCAR Racing) Season. Please.

I recently read a post on TDN.com from a respected writer about the state of NASCAR and what it could do to improve ratings and fan engagement. While I agree with some of its points, it had some discrepancies that bothered me. First of all, the writer said that one of the problems was that three drivers had combined to win 16 of 21 races. Later on, the same writer claimed that the battle between the top three drivers should be something to celebrate.

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Martin Truex Gets Back-to-Back Kentucky Wins

Martin Truex, Jr. started on the pole, won the first two Stages, led 174 of the 267 laps and then went on to win the Kentucky night race. That’s what you call a dominant performance and was so typical of his 2017 season.

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Bowyer Wins Michigan as Stewart-Haas Racing Goes 1-2-3

Clint Bowyer got his second win of the season at the rain delayed and shortened Michigan race. It was not only a good day for Bowyer but for Stewart-Haas Racing as they took the top three positions with Kevin Harvick second and pole-sitter Kurt Busch, third. Aric Almirola finished 11th after starting 6th.  In fact, all four cars started the race in the top 12. That is a pretty impressive feat.

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