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  • Bristol paving the way for Cup Series' return to dirt racing
    • Bristol paving the way for Cup Series' return to dirt racing
    It’s not the first time the owners of the half-mile, highly-banked concrete oval have covered their track in dirt, but it will likely be the most anticipated.In the 2000 and 2001 seasons, Bristol used 14,000 truckloads of dirt to cover its concrete surface to host World of Outlaws races.The undertaking this time is even more unusual as NASCAR typically does not race on dirt. The most ...Keep readi...2021
  • Richmond Raceway to celebrate 75th anniversary season in 2021
    • Richmond Raceway to celebrate 75th anniversary season in 2021
    As part of Richmond Raceway‘s 75th anniversary, the track unveiled year-long branding to commemorate the historic 2021 NASCAR season. As one of the most legacy-rich tracks in all of motorsports, America‘s Premier Short Track will celebrate its storied history from half-mile dirt to today‘s iconic ¾-mile D-shaped oval. 75th Anniversary season tickets are on sale […]...2020
  • • Domination becoming the norm at Martinsville
    The final cut leading into the NASCAR Cup Series championship finale will be held this weekend(hopefully) at the Martinsville Speedway. When the checkered flag waves over the field on Sunday, the four drivers who will compete for the series title at Phoenix Raceway will be known. Since it was announced last year that this paper clip-shaped half-mile track would serve as the venue for the final cut...2020
  • • Flat Track Bikes Return to Devil’s Bowl
    RacinToday.com After a near-three decade absence, Progressive American Flat Track motorcycle racing returns to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this weekend with the Roof Systems Dallas Half-Mile I & II presented by Law Tigers. Separate ......2020
  • • Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Has All the Momentum
    With the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff field essentially set, the regular season finale at Bristol Motor Speedway ended up focusing on a three-way battle for the Food City 300 win, with Chase Briscoe coming out on top. Friday (Sept. 18) night’s 300-lap showdown at the half-mile track featured a frenetic, back-and-forth fight between Briscoe, Austin … The post Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe...2020
  • • Entry List: 2020 Toyota 200 Presented by Crosley Brands
    After the ARCA Menards Series teams race at Bristol Motor Speedway, they’ll have a short turnaround as they head to Winchester Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 19. There are just 13 drivers entered for the event at the half-mile oval, meaning all will qualify. Wayne Peterson will pilot his own team’s No. 0 car, while Con … The post Entry List: 2020 Toyota 200 Presented by Crosley Brands appeared ...2020
  • • Brad Keselowski on Pole for Cup Bristol Race
    The NASCAR Cup Series’ final race in the Round of 16 is at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 19. Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green at the half-mile track. The No. 2 Team Penske driver snagged the pole after winning last week’s event at Richmond Raceway and posting the fastest lap of … The post Brad Keselowski on Pole for Cup Bristol Race appeared first on Frontstretc...2020
  • • NASCAR: Is the Auto Club Speedway short track a winning move?
    In an announcement that no one saw coming, NASCAR has proposed making Auto Club Speedway a half-mile short track from a two-mile D-shaped oval. The announcement was first reported by The Athletic and later confirmed by NASCAR. The lay of the land at the new Auto Club Speedway is slated to work this way: the […] NASCAR: Is the Auto Club Speedway short track a winning move? - Beyond the Flag -...2020
  • • 4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?
    They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in … The post 4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California? ...2020
  • • 2-Headed Monster: Is Shortening Auto Club Speedway the Right Move?
    Color us surprised. On Tuesday (Sept. 8), Jeff Gluck and Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic reported that NASCAR plans to reconfigure the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. There had been talks in the past about reconfiguring Auto Club Speedway, but it was nothing serious. This time, though, a plan has … The post 2-Headed Monster: Is Shortening Auto Cl...2020

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  • • NXS: Busch wins Food City 300, second perfect race of weekend.
    Bristol, Tennessee — Kyle Busch didn’t give them a chance. He dominated nearly all of the first stage, and when he was struck with a speeding penalty at the end of stage one he methodically drove through the field until he was the leader 57 green flag laps later – he won stage two and then the race. No one passed Busch beyond ten laps into a green flag run, quite simply he was untouchable. “Great ...2017
  • • Martin Truex Jr.’s Speeding Penalty Costly at Bristol
    Truex Jr.’s Chance of VictorySlips Away with Late-Race Speeding Penalty BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 24, 2017) – Martin Truex Jr. gave it a little extra in Monday’s rain-delayed NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but as it turned out that additional effort cost him a shot at winning the Food City 500. Truex was running a close second to Jimmie Johnson when he came down pit road for the fin...2017
  • • Martin Truex Jr. Looks for Happier Times in Bristol
    Truex Jr. Looking for Happier Times in Bristol DENVER, Colo. (April 18, 2017) — For Martin Truex Jr. it’s been too long – five years to be exact — since he left Bristol Motor Speedway with a good feeling. The last time the Furniture Row Racing driver walked out of the half-mile, high-banked oval with a top-10 finish in the NASCAR Cup Series was April 2012 when he posted a third-place result. Since...2017
  • • Kevin Harvick wins rain-delayed NASCAR race at Bristol
    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Kevin Harvick passed Denny Hamlin for the lead with 70 laps to go and held to win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, ending a two-day, water-logged ordeal. Harvick led 128 laps for his second victory of the season and his second at the high-banked, half-mile concrete bullring. Fittingly for a race halted because of Saturday night storms, Harvick had to sit out one last rain...2016
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  • • Kenseth’s Bad Luck Streak Continues at Bristol
    ©2016, Matthew T. ThackerNKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 April 19, 2016 Throughout the 2016 season, Matt Kenseth has seemed to have a dark cloud following him as he has been unable to shake the bad luck he has been suffering all season long. On Sunday at Bristol, it was Déjà vu for Kenseth once again as he left the half-mile bullring with a 36th place finish. In the seven race...2016
  • • ARCA driver survives crash after car flips over wall and into parking lot (VIDEO)
    ARCA driver Will Kimmel was lucky to be alive after his car flew over a concrete wall, flipping into a parking lot before striking at least one parked car at Mobile International Speedway. The 26-year-old nephew of ARCA veteran Frank Kimmel said his throttle got stuck on his No. 69 car causing the out-of-control crash early in the Mobile 200 on Saturday. Because there are no outside wal...2015
  • • ARCA's Will Kimmel drives off track, crashes in parking lot
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) ARCA driver Will Kimmel was uninjured after flying over a concrete retaining wall, flipping into a parking lot and striking at least one parked car at Mobile International Speedway. The 26-year-old nephew of ARCA veteran Frank Kimmel posted on his Facebook page that he was ''doing good'' following the bizarre crash early in the Mobile 200 on Saturday. According to witnesses, it ...2015

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  • • Tim Duncan Revs Up Style in His Car Shop, Revealing a Rare Portrait of a Legend
    2015
  • • Tim Duncan Revs Up Style in His Car Shop, Revealing a Rare Portrait of a Legend
    2015

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  • • Buttafuoco/Castro take wins in final preseason Pro League race
    Virtual Martinsville Speedway hosted the third and final race of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League preseason. Competitors from the PS4 and Xbox One divisions took part in twin 80-lap sprint races with the NASCAR Truck Series at the half-mile paperclip. It was their final opportunity to showcase their talents to teams ahead of the Season 2 draft.PS4The first race kicked off with Cody Giles out ...Keep re...2020
  • • Report: Stephen Strasburg turned down Game 4 start
    Stephen Strasburg was asked to start Wednesday’s Game 4 of the NLDS for the Washington Nationals and declined, according to a report.Game 4 of the series was originally scheduled for Tuesday, with Washington’s Tanner Roark set to face Chicago’s Jake Arrieta. The Nationals are facing elimination down 2-1 in the series. The game was postponed until Wednesday because of the weather, which gave Strasb...2017
  • • Game Day with Team USA Coach John Danowski
    T eam USA coach John Danowski is just three events into his tenure as a national team coach, and he’s already trying to establish the team culture that made him so successful at Duke and previously Hofstra and C.W. Post. It’s built on a few simple principles: Be confident, stay loose and look out for your teammates. That formula has helped cement Danowski’s legacy as one of the best coaches in the...2017
  • • With Tim Duncan Gone, Spurs Trying to Move Ahead Without Looking Back
    2016
  • • Kansas City puts on 9 1/2 mile ball toss for Royals first pitch
    Over 2,500 people pitched in to get the first-pitch ball to Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals’ first game of the season Sunday night when the defending champs take on the New York Mets in a World Series rematch. Kansas City Puts On 9 1/2 Mile Ball Toss For Royals' First Pitch. #royals #mets #openingday #sportsnaut A photo posted by Sportsnaut (@sportsnaut) on Apr 3, 2016 at 10:...2016
  • • Tim Duncan Revs Up Style in His Car Shop, Revealing a Rare Portrait of a Legend
    2015
  • • Tim Duncan Revs Up Style in His Car Shop, Revealing a Rare Portrait of a Legend
    2015
  • • Martinsville Speedway Offers Fans a Jeff Gordon Ticket Package
    For more than 20 years fans at Martinsville Speedway have grown accustom to seeing Jeff Gordon dominate. After all, he has eight wins, 28 top-five finishes and more than 3700 laps led. However, the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 on Nov. 1 marks the final start for Gordon at the famous half-mile speedway as a full-time driver. In an effort to give fans the opportunity to see the famous 24, with...2015
  • • Are New York Jets Hurting Themselves by Winning Late-Season Games?
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  • NASCAR at Richmond: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for Toyota Owners 400
    • NASCAR at Richmond: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for Toyota Owners 400
    After an extended weekend in Bristol, NASCAR heads from the "World’s Fastest Half-Mile" to a three-quarter mile Richmond track....2018
  • • Bristol Bites Stewart-Haas Racing as Harvick and Busch Relegated to Backup Cars
    In recent years, many “naysayers” have stated their displeasure that Bristol Motor Speedway was not the bump and run, carnage fest it used to be. The high-banked track nestled in the hills of northeast Tennessee, known for causing an increase in overtime for the fabrication crew at race shops, is making sure everyone knows the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” still has some bite as two notable Monster ...2018
  • NASCAR at Bristol 2018: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for Food City 500
    • NASCAR at Bristol 2018: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for Food City 500
    After a weekend in Texas, NASCAR heads to the "World’s Fastest Half-Mile" at Bristol Motor Speedway....2018
  • • Martin Truex Jr. plays it clean, nabs second-place finish at Martinsville
    When the bumping and banging ended and the smoke cleared a level-headed Martin Truex Jr. crossed the finish line in second place. It was his best result in 24 career starts at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway short track. Truex, who has seven wins this season, did have a shot at passing race winner Kyle Busch on the final lap, but his clean style of racing prevented him from purposely knocking ...2017
  • • Elliott: Without a Win, “You Are Never Comfortable” in Points
    By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Heading into Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott clings to one of the last three points positions to be able to make it into the playoffs for a second year in a row, but with three races still to go and the unpredictability of racing on the high banked half-mile, the fact that Elliott has yet to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race l...2017
  • • NASCAR results at Eldora: Matt Crafton pulls away late for Dirt Derby win
    Ten cautions on the night didn't manage to slow down the intense racing on the half-mile clay track as Matt Crafton got the win at Eldora....2017
  • • Martin Truex Jr. Looks for Happier Times in Bristol
    Truex Jr. Looking for Happier Times in Bristol DENVER, Colo. (April 18, 2017) — For Martin Truex Jr. it’s been too long – five years to be exact — since he left Bristol Motor Speedway with a good feeling. The last time the Furniture Row Racing driver walked out of the half-mile, high-banked oval with a top-10 finish in the NASCAR Cup Series was April 2012 when he posted a third-place result. Since...2017
  • • Truex Jr. Takes Stage 1 Win, Finishes 16th at Martinsville
    Truex Jr. Takes Stage 1 Win,Falls to 16th in Overall Finish at Martinsville Furniture Row Racing driver leads Cup series with 4 stage wins; remains third in driver points MARTINSVILLE, Va. (April 2, 2017) — First, the good news for Martin Truex Jr. He won the first stage of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. He picked up an additional 10 standing points and one playoff...2017
  • • Truex Jr. Takes Stage 1 Win, Falls to 16th in Overall Finish at Martinsville
    Furniture Row Racing driver leads Cup series with 4 stage wins; remains third in driver points MARTINSVILLE, Va. (April 2, 2017) — First, the good news for Martin Truex Jr. He won the first stage of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. He picked up an additional 10 standing points and one playoff point. He now leads the Cup series with four stage wins and ranks second wi...2017
  • • Austin Dillon Captures First Top-Five of the Season at Martinsville
    By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The first five races of the season haven’t exactly gone to plan for Austin Dillon, but Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville was just what the doctor ordered for the fourth-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver as he was able to score his best finish of the season with a fifth-place result. In this race one year ago, Dillon brought home a fourth-place finish, so th...2017

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  • • Wallace Fends Off Burton For Wild Win In Old Glory 125 At Concord
    MIDLAND, NC (May 25) – Matt Wallace prevailed over Harrison Burton after a torrid battle through the last 20 laps to win the Old Glory 125 Friday night for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models.  Wallace’s dramatic victory was his first triumph in a PASS South Super Late Model.             “I don’t know how we did it tonight, the 12 car [Burton] is definitely one to beat right no...2018
  • • NASCAR Truck: Todd Gilliland goes full-time with KBM after birthday
    Todd Gilliland will continue with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2018 and is slated to drive the No. 4 Toyota for the team in 19 of the 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series that make up the series’ 2018 schedule, according to an announcement Wednesday morning from KBM. “I’m super excited be continuing my development within the Toyota Racing family and look forward to being behind the wheel of KBM’s No....2018
  • • Game Day with Team USA Coach John Danowski
    2017
  • • With Tim Duncan Gone, Spurs Trying to Move Ahead Without Looking Back
    2016
  • • Kevin Harvick wins rain-delayed NASCAR race at Bristol
    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick wasn’t worried about his poor qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. In fact, starting 24th gave Harvick exactly what he wanted to win at Bristol Motor Speedway. “It kind of motivates me,” Harvick said Sunday. “I think it’s exciting. I like to pass cars.” Harvick made the biggest pass with 70 laps to go, sweeping by Denny Hamlin and holding on to take the rain-delayed...2016
  • • Eagles Training Camp Meets the DNC: Practice, Protestors and Pokemon
    2016
  • • Kyle Busch riding the momentum of consecutive weekend sweeps
    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Whether Kyle Busch earns his third consecutive NASCAR weekend sweep remains to be seen, he's savoring his current success. How long it continues depends on how the defending Sprint Cup Series champion beats back an impressive list of challengers at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch will start fifth in Sunday's 500-lap Cup race on the half-mile track, where he and brother Kurt ha...2016
  • • DIRT: Ty Dillon Partners with Florida Lottery for UMP DIRTcar Nationals
    Dillon to drive No. 41 Chevrolet February 9 – 20 at Volusia Speedway Park WELCOME, N.C. (February 8, 2016) – Ty Dillon Motorsports announced today that Florida Lottery will be the primary sponsor for the No. 41 Chevrolet during the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. Beginning on February 9, the 23-year-old NASCAR XFINITY Series regular will be behind the ...2016
  • • ST: Nemechek Nails It: Reigning Derby Champion Dominates Snowflake 100
    By Chuck Corder Sons rarely want to follow their father’s advice. During the last few runnings of the Snowflake 100, John Hunter Nemechek admittedly allowed his bravado to get the better of him, eschewing the advice of father and NASCAR fan favorite Joe Nemechek. The 18-year-old late model driver decided to listen to dear ol’ dad this year, and discovered sometimes fathers do know best. John Hunte...2015
  • • Peters Looks to Score Back to Back Wins with Return to Hometown Track
    John Harrelson / NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 October 31, 2015 After winning for the second time at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend, Timothy Peters returns home to Martinsville as he looks to score back-to-back wins for the first time in his career. Peters, who resides in Danville, Virginia, located just 30 miles from Martinsville Speedway, has always held a special pl...2015

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  • • Down with the dirt: A look back on 2 years of truck racing at Eldora
    As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series prepares for its third trip to Eldora Speedway with the running of Wednesday night's Mud Summer Classic at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, we look back on two exciting years of truck racing at the half-mile dirt track in Rossburg, Ohio....2015
  • • Setting the pace: Harvick's near-perfect weekend sends message to Chase field
    Obviously what Joe Gibbs Racing was hoping for coming out of Dover was that Kevin Harvick would have been knocked out of the Chase. That didn't happen, as Kevin has now won his third elimination race in his last five Chase races. Obviously Kevin is still going to be a major player going forward, but I don't think JGR can turn their back on the other seven teams also still in the championship hunt....2015
  • • Tim Duncan Revs Up Style in His Car Shop, Revealing a Rare Portrait of a Legend
    2015
  • • Orlando City's delirious stadium groundbreaking event takes club "another step closer to the dream"
    2014
  • • NASCAR teams test at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup series teams took part in an open test at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, preparing for the upcoming Irwin Tools Night Race at the 'World's Fastest Half-Mile.' ...2015
  • • Kyle Busch, JGR eye turnaround from early season woes at Bristol
    The JGR cars have looked good so far this weekend at the World's Fastest Half-Mile....2017
  • • Busch Doubling Up at Martinsville
    Kyle Busch will pull double duty at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since 2011 this weekend as he still seeks his first win at the historic half-mile....2016
  • Martin Truex Jr. seizes first win of 2020 at Martinsville
    • Martin Truex Jr. seizes first win of 2020 at Martinsville
    Martin Truex Jr. won his second consecutive Martinsville Speedway race Wednesday night, ultimately cruising to a 4.232-second victory over a super competitive Team Penske trio of cars in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Compared to his dominating victory at the half-mile track last Fall (he led 464 of 500 laps), Truex had to negotiate […]...2020
  • • Bristol Special For Kyle Busch
    Kyle Busch has always considered Bristol Motor Speedway a favorite track and has been very successful at the half-mile speedway over the years....2015
  • • NCWTS: Brad Keselowski Racing Looking For Three-Peat At Bristol
    When the green flag flies in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the trio of Brad Keselowski Racing drivers will be looking to make a three-peat the World’s Fastest Half Mile. The streak started back in 2014 when the organizations name-sake took the checkered flag on Thursday due to the race being postponed the previous night due to inclement weather. Keselowski started the race ...2016
  • • Eagles Training Camp Meets the DNC: Practice, Protestors and Pokemon
    2016
  • • Game Day with Team USA Coach John Danowski
    2017
  • • Red hot Logano takes Martinsville pole
    Whether it’s superspeedways, intermediate tracks or as he proved today half-mile raceways, no one is hotter than Joey Logano who will start from pole at Martinsville...2015
  • • NASCAR: Is the Auto Club Speedway short track a winning move?
    2020

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  • • Fantasy NASCAR: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Driver Picks
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Bristol, Tennessee this week for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. There is nothing better than a good short track race on a Saturday night. Be sure to test your knowledge of NASCAR by competing in the Fox Sports Fantasy Auto Racing.The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competed at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile in April. The race was dominated by the Joe Gibbs Racin...2016
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    2016

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  • • Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Has All the Momentum
    2020
  • • Spotlight Is On Logano vs. Truex In Texas
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – Joey Logano received a text message from Martin Truex Jr. Sunday night following their controversial bump-and-run encounter at Martinsville Speedway,  the exact contents of which remain Classified Information. The last-lap dust-up on Martinsville’s famed half-mile oval secured Logano’s spot in NASCAR’s Championship Four lineup...2018
  • • Kyle Busch wins Bristol Xfinity Series pole, Food City 300 starting lineup
    Kyle Busch has won the pole for Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Christopher Bell will start second while Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Matt Tifft round out the first five spots. The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to The World’s Fast Half Mile for a 300 lap race totaling 159.9 miles. Kyle Busch […]...2018
  • • NASCAR at Richmond: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for Toyota Owners 400
    2018
  • • NASCAR at Bristol 2018: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for Food City 500
    2018
  • • NASCAR Truck: Todd Gilliland goes full-time with KBM after birthday
    2018
  • • Martin Truex Jr. plays it clean, nabs second-place finish at Martinsville
    2017
  • • MENCS: Logano collects another Martinsville pole
    MARTINSVILLE, N.C. — Joey Logano, not a playoff contender, has earned the pole for the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Fastest in all three rounds, Logano will look to earn his first unencumbered win of the season. Logano averaged 96.504 mph around the hair-pinned half mile for his fourth pole at Martinsville Speedway. Not to forgotten, Martin Truex Jr. clocked a fast lap five thousandths...2017
  • • Truex wins third pole of 2017, looking for Kansas double
    NASCAR Cup Series point leader Martin Truex Jr. earned the pole position and his Furniture Row Racing teammate Erik Jones qualified seventh for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Truex and the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota lapped the 1.5-mile oval Friday evening in 28.719 seconds at 188.029 mph. It was the third pole position of the season for Truex and his 15th in NASC...2017
  • • Report: Stephen Strasburg turned down Game 4 start
    2017

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  • • Eagles Training Camp Meets the DNC: Practice, Protestors and Pokemon
    2016

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