Kyle Larson Dominates Cup Race in Michigan, Elliott Comes Home 2nd for 3rd Straight Time at MIS

I called this on Monday, but Kyle Larson dominated Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway, leading 96 of the 200 laps en route to his third career victory. Larson, got by Kyle Busch on a late race restart with under 20 laps-to-go, and never looked back, despite two more restarts. The restarts at the end were what showed that Larson is going to be a star in this series as he made everyone else look silly. He used the side draft entering Turn 1…

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Truex/Keselowski Lead Cup Practices, Johnson, Allmendinger to Backup Cars

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had two more opportunities on the Michigan International Speedway to get their cars right before Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). These were the final two practice sessions of the race weekend on the 2-mile Irish Hills oval. In the first session, Martin Truex Jr. topped the speed charts with a speed of 198.385 mph in his No. 78 Toyota. Truex, qualified for Sunday’s race on the front row, as he qualified second on Friday, missing the pole by just 0.007-seconds. 

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Martin Truex Jr. Looking For Rare Parents Day Sweep

Back on May 13, Martin Truex Jr. took his No. 78 Toyota to victory lane at the Kansas Speedway. The race was the night before Mothers Day. It was a perfect present for his mom this year. Now, Truex is aiming to do a rare feat, sweep the two annual “parents” day weekend races. The Furniture Row Racing driver is looking to win Sunday’s Firekeepers Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) at the Michigan International Speedway, which would be his third victory of the season. That would tie Jimmie Johnson for…

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Kyle Larson Wins the Pole for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

The first two Coors Light Pole Awards for Kyle Larson were due to rainouts. This time though, the pole was due to pure speed. Larson, turned a lap of 202.156 mph on Friday afternoon at the Michigan International Speedway, good enough to earn the top starting spot for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). The lap was turned on the final lap of the third and final round of the qualifying session, besting Martin Truex Jr. by just 0.007-seconds. Larson, was the points leader entering Martinsville and Bristol this season,…

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Kyle Busch Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Axalta presents the Pocono 400

For the second straight week, it was another Toyota show in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying. Last week, Toyota’s swept the top two rows at Dover, this week at Pocono, they took the top three qualifying spots. Like last week, Kyle Busch will start on the pole, his second of the season, with the Joe Gibbs Racing driver turning a lap of 179.151 mph in his No. 18 Toyota. It was his third of his career at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway and 21st of his Cup career. 

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Kyle Busch Earns Cup Pole at Dover, Toyota’s Sweep Top 2 Rows

It was a Toyota lockout of the first two rows for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway, as three Joe Gibbs Racing cars and a Furniture Row Racing entry swept qualifying spots 1-2-3-4. Kyle Busch earned his first Coors Light Pole Award of the 2017 season, and first of his career at Dover, turning a lap of 158.954 mph in his No. 18 Toyota for his 20th career Cup pole. The JGR driver finished second at Charlotte last weekend, and now hopes to get…

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Can Martin Truex Jr. Go Back-to-Back in the Coca-Cola 600?

If you ask me, go ahead and give Martin Truex Jr. the checkered flag and race winning trophy for this Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now, I know that anything can happen and that seems premature to say, but is there a driver right now that enters this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race with as much momentum as the Furniture Row Racing driver? Truex, won the last points paying race at Kansas earlier this month. He also has two wins all season, both on 1.5-mile…

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