Martin Truex Jr. Capitalizes and Wins Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas

Martin Truex Jr. rallied to victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski with a lap and a half remaining and sweeping all three stages of the Kobalt 400. Truex led 150 of the 267 laps in the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota. His first win of the season was his first at the 1.5-mile track and the eighth of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. Truex led just 10 laps in the opening 80-lap stage, but set the pace for the majority of the race’s…

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Elliott, Truex Lead Cup Practices on Saturday in Vegas

Martin Truex Jr. topped the leaderboard in the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, logging a lap at 188.613 mph in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. Right behind him was Chase Elliott, who led Monster Energy Series practice earlier in the day, in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at 188.574 mph. Rounding out the top five were: Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at 188.436 mph, Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing…

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Brad Keselowski Earns 13th Career Cup Pole With Top Starting Spot for Kobalt 400

Defending race winner Brad Keselowski earned the Coors Light Pole Award for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday by recording a fastest third-round lap of 193.680 mph in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. It will be Keselowski’s first pole at Las Vegas, though he has won there twice. It was also his 13th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole as well. Martin Truex Jr. will start second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota after his final-round lap of 193.458 mph.

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Truex, Buescher, Allmendinger’s Car Fail Inspection, Johnson/Blaney To Go to Backup Cars for Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – Three cars failed post-race inspection following Thursday’s Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway, disallowing their finishing positions and forcing them to the rear of Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The No. 37 and 47 Chevrolets of Chris Buescher and AJ Allmendinger, both of JTG Daugherty Racing, and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. all failed at the height station.

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Chase Elliott Wins the Pole for Next Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – After practice yesterday, it seemed it would be a Ford battle for the pole in Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday. Ford drivers had four of the top five speeds on the speed chart and looked like the clear favorite to land at least one if not both of the guaranteed front row starting spots for next Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). Instead, Chevrolet had other things in mind. For the fifth straight year and ninth time in the last 10 years, a Chevy…

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Johnson/Truex Lead Final 2 Sprint Cup Practices on Saturday in Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla – The final two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions of the 2016 season occurred on Saturday morning at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, as the 40 drivers competing in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) had their last two chances to dial their cars in for their liking for tomorrow’s season finale In the first session, Hendrick Motorsports led the way as Chase title contender Jimmie Johnson topped the speed charts with a speed of 174.345 mph in his No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson, has never won at Homestead…

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Ryan Newman Leads Sprint Cup Practice on Friday in Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session at the Homestead-Miami Speedway may very well be one of the most important sessions of the season for the four remaining Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers. With qualifying later on today, it was the only shot for these four drivers to be on the 1.5-mile South Florida track before qualifying for the final time of the 2016 season. With starting position being so crucial this weekend for momentum, the lone practice session on Friday was intense. That’s why it…

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