William Byron Wins Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200, Championship 4 Set

Avondale, AZ – Last year, William Byron led over 100 laps and was well on his way to winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Phoenix Raceway. Unfortunately, his engine blew and his championship hopes were done. On Saturday, Byron got redemption. The JR Motorsports driver had a great pit call on the final pit stop in only taking two tires, and despite having just two Goodyear tires, he held off the field en route to his fourth victory of the season. Byron, stamps his name into the…

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Harvick Leads Both Cup Practices, How The Playoff Drivers Fared

Avondale, AZ – Heading into this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, I felt that Brad Keselowski had the best chance to get the fourth and final spot in the Championship 4. After all, Keselowski led the next best driver by 19 points and I figured he’d be able to maintain that gap in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). But, after qualifying as well as three practice sessions at the Phoenix Raceway, it looks like Keselowski may actually be in trouble. 

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Blaney Earns Can-Am 500 Pole, Playoff Contenders Start Up Front, Keselowski 17th

Avondale, AZ – Ryan Blaney did exactly what he needed to do on Friday at the Phoenix Raceway. The Wood Brothers driver was in the top five in the lone practice session of the day, then backed that speed en route to his second career Coors Light Pole Award. Blaney, turned a lap of 137.942 mph in his No. 21 Ford in the final round of qualifying for Sunday’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) and earned his second pole of the season. The other top starting spot was at Kansas back…

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Blaney/Byron Leads XFINITY Series Practices On Friday at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Ryan Blaney may be racing to keep his championship hopes alive in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend at the Phoenix Raceway, but he’s also looking to have a little fun in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. On Friday, Blaney was having as much fun as one could have. In the first practice, Blaney topped the speed charts with a speed of 131.368 mph. The Team Penske driver has made 12 starts this season and has finished in the top five in 11 of them. In…

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Elliott Leads Opening Cup Practice on Friday, Keselowski 17th

The four drivers chasing Brad Keselowski for that fourth and final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 spot did everything they were supposed to do on Friday at the Phoenix Raceway. The foursome all had their cars dialed in from the get-go in the lone practice session of the day at the Phoenix Raceway and were found inside the top 10, three of which actually in the top five. Keselowski, well he had a rough practice. Chase Elliott topped the speed charts in his No. 24 Chevrolet with a…

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series will decide who the Championship 4 will be that will race for the 2017 championship next weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Currently all four spots are open, as none of the eight drivers in this round have won a race. In fact, none of the playoff eligible drivers in general have won a race in the actual playoffs itself. Everyone that has advanced on has done so on points alone. Will we see a playoff driver win Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at the…

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Blaney Very Interested In Racing The Indianapolis 500 Someday

Fort Worth, TX- Any time someone drives for Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing, the word “double” comes up to them. With those organizations fielding Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams as well as Verizon IndyCar Series teams, the opportunity to race in the Indianapolis 500 is always a possibility. With Ryan Blaney moving over to drive a third Penske car for the 2018 Cup season, he was asked on Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway on his thoughts of driving in the prestigious Indianapolis 500. 

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