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CP MOTORSPORTS: TOM HIGGINS: DANGER, DEER AND A DRUNK

 

Always watch races at Pocono Raceway–whether in person or on television–with special trepidation.

Although not as fast as the superspeedways at Atlanta, Charlotte, Daytona and Talladega, it is a very, very dangerous place. Possibly the most frightening on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

CP MOTORSPORTS - LOGANO CASHES MILLION DOLLAR CHECK, WINS SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE

 

Joey Logano is one million dollars richer after good timing and hard driving. In an undoubtedly confusing race format, Logano happened to be there at the end to make a tough pass on then-leader Kyle Larson in the exhibition race's final laps. 

Although there appeared to be no contact between Logano and Larson, the No. 42 Target Chevrolet driven by Larson made hard contact with the outside wall forcing him to a 16th finish.

CRAFTON OUTLASTS COMPETITION EN ROUTE TO CHARLOTTE WIN

 

For the second consecutive week Matt Crafton is celebrating in victory lane. This time at the site of his first ever win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Crafton led a race-high 47 laps on the way to his second win of the season. The two-time series champion knew his truck was dialed in for a big afternoon.

CP MOTORSPORTS - NASCAR RACING LEGENDS TO GATHER IN MOORESVILLE

At least three NASCAR Cup Series champions and Hall Of Famers—Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett and Rex White—are among the stock car racing legends scheduled to gather and meet fans May 22 in Mooresville.

It has become somewhat of an annual reunion that dozens of stars from the sport’s past meet at Memory Lane Museum to sign autographs and pose for photos the day following the all-star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The hours this year are 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the museum located at 769 River Highway (N.C. 150) five miles west of I-77’s Exit 36 in Mooresville.  Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12.

CP MOTORSPORTS – MONTE DUTTON: THE NIGHT OF MANY CHANGES

I wonder if all the changes in the history of what is now the Sprint All-Star Race (I think) are recorded anywhere.

It should be called the Guinea Pig.

I'm not going to attempt to recite them here. I'm not even going to write about changes this year. I can rely on Michael Waltrip and Larry McReynolds to take care of that.

CP MOTORSPORTS - KENSETH'S VETERAN SAAVY HOLDS OFF YOUTH FOR DOVER WIN

 

Heading into Sunday afternoon's AAA 400 Drive For Autism at Dover International Speedway, the 2016 season has been anything but lucky for former Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth.

Kenseth was not caught up in the 18 car pileup which ensued on lap 354 when then-leader Jimmie Johnson appeared to spin his tires and get turned around by the No. 78 Toyota of Martin Truex, Jr.

CP MOTORSPORTS - JONES DASHES HOME WITH MORE CASH FOLLOWING DOVER VICTORY

Driving Joe Gibbs Racing's vaunted No. 20 in the Xfinity series comes with high expectations  -- it comes with the territory. But so far in 2016 rookie Erik Jones is setting the standard and paying dividends. 

Dividends to the tune of $200,000 dollars in bonus Dash4Cash money awarded from Xfinity, the series' title sponsor. Jones, who won the Dash4Cash on the highbanks of Bristol, backed up his win on the 0.53-mile concrete short track with a win a win on the one-mile concrete track at Dover International Speedway.

Jones, who was locked into the Xfinity series' Chase prior to Saturday afternoon's Ollie's Bargain Outlet 200, came in second in his Dash4Cash heat race but led 76 of the main event's 120 laps to take home the fourth Xfinity series win of his career.

CP MOTORSPORTS – MONTE DUTTON: THEY’RE ALL RACES, BUT THEY’RE NOT ALL CLASSICS

Fan is short for "fanatic." No one should expect balance and reason.

Kyle Busch's latest victory, at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night, was a race. Not one of the best. Probably the worst of the season in terms of excitement. Busch didn't dominate. He was there to win when a bad break sidelined Martin Truex Jr., who led 81 percent of the laps before he left the pits with a loose wheel, one that apparently caused not by loose lugnuts but a part failure.

No worries, though. When Truex stopped dominating, Busch started.

CP MOTORSPORTS - CRAFTON CAPTURES AN EVER ELUSIVE DOVER VICTORY

 

Matt Crafton finally can take home Miles the Monster.

After leading 76 of the 200 laps in Friday afternoon's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway, Crafton will walk away with the trophy branded after the mascot of the "Monster Mile".

"It's awesome," Crafton told reporters in Victory Lane following the victory. "I've always wanted (trophy) Miles. We've came close, we've come in second, we've had some very fast trucks. This Menard's Toyota Tundra was very, very good today."

CP MOTORSPORTS – MONTE DUTTON: RACING TO KINGDOM COME

I'll be over Talladega soon. When I went to a baseball game on Monday night, I got dizzy in the parking lot because I was worried it might start going 200 miles an hour.

Whoa. Okay. Just be still. It's not moving. It's just a parking lot.

Races at Talladega stick with you a while. It's not just a speedway. It's a Superspeedway. Superman would win every race except for the Kryptonite.

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