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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NASCAR Lags Behind Drag Racing in Female Diversity

Everyone gets excited when that flag drops, and powerful race cars start tearing around the track. However, racing has been a predominantly male sport — until recently. More and more amazing women are getting behind the wheel of their favorite race cars — and in some cases, leaving their male counterparts in the dust.

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Welcome to the 2016 Chase, Kyle Larson!

What a weekend of racing. All three NASCAR races saw first-time winners. In the Cup race at Michigan, Kyle Larson finally caught all the breaks and got his first win. Michigan is not known as a kind track for first-time drivers. In fact, Dale Jarrett was the only other first-time winner and that was back in 1991. So yeah, it was kind of a big deal.

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