Brad Keselowski Punches His Ticket In The Pits

Sweet relief for Brad Keselowski. The 2012 champion gets that elusive first victory of 2018 in the Southern 500. The win effectively gets him into the playoffs. It's been an interesting year for Brad Keselowski and the Penske gang. Thanks in no small part to Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford is having a strong year. While their performance has been no shock, what is mildly surprising is that Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney don't have more wins to show for their efforts. That's not saying ...

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Denny Hamlin Wills His Way To Victory

Is it possible for a race car driver to will his way to victory? In other sports, you can run faster and push harder, and it just might work. Auto racing is a different breed of cat, yet somehow, Denny Hamlin kicked in the afterburners on his number 11 car and shot like a rocket past Martin Truex Jr. to win the Bojangles Southern 500 Sunday at Darlington. For this fan, that kind of cat and mouse chase between Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. is edge of your seat television. You watch that gap ...

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The Southern 500 Was A Tape Measure Blast

In a world where a big event seldom lives up to the hype, the Southern 500 at Darlington was blast to the deepest bleachers. "He hit that ball right on the sweet spot of the bat......" The Southern 500 was a driver's race. The contenders had to race their hearts out and the pretenders just got left behind- no blind squirrel winners here. It was interesting to watch line selection throughout the race and the nose-to-tale chasing at break neck speeds. The new, low downforce package is tw ...

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NASCAR Recap: Southern 500

[caption id="attachment_686290" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/ToyotaRacing[/caption] Talk about making the most of a moment. NASCAR had the national spotlight on a Sunday night in September and knocked it out of the park. Here’s a look at winners and losers in this NASCAR recap of Sunday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (more…) ...

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Southern 500 At Darlington In September: That’s More Like It

  Every sport has its hallowed grounds. Darlington is to NASCAR, what the Boston Garden is to the NBA, Soldier Field to the NFL, and Wrigley Field is to MLB. NASCAR's first super speedway deserves a special date, and thank you Lord, Labor Day weekend racing is back with the return of the real Southern 500. There's nothing like thing, baby. Well, at least its closer to it anyway. One can understand the desire to grow a sport, but much like baseball, NASCAR has a rich tradition that ...

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