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posted JULY 26, 2017

Clint Bowyer taking need to win seriously and
Ryan Blaney to drive third Team Penske Cup Series entry next season by Bob Pockrass

Associated Press
Team Penske brings Blaney back in 2018 from Wood Brothers

My Return to Team Penske by Brad Keselowski

Charlotte Business Journal
NASCAR Tech revs up computerized metalworking program in Mooresville by Ken Elkins

Charlotte Observer
Speedway Motorsports trying family-centric strategies to stem ticket revenue decline by Taylor Blatchford

Did You Notice?: NASCAR Silly Season Turns Toward The Sophisticated Business Of NASCAR Charters by Tom Bowles;
NASCAR Mailbox: The Real Reason for Indy's Ratings Increase by Joseph Wolkin;
Beyond the Cockpit: Tyler Reddick Working to Improve with Chip Ganassi Racing by Joseph Wolkin;
The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Indianapolis by Frank Velat;
The Frontstretch 5: Things That Have Run on Track at Pocono by Amy Henderson

12 Questions with David Ragan and
News Analysis: Ryan Blaney to Penske, Paul Menard to Wood Brothers

Kickin' the Tires
Playoff Points: XFINITY update after Indianapolis by Aaron Bearden

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Paul Menard moving to Wood Brothers NASCAR team in 2018 by Dave Kallman

Motor Racing Digest
Head-to-Head: Best Brickyard 400? by Matt Lovisa

Motor Racing Network
More Pieces to the Puzzle by Pete Pistone

Menard named as Blaney's 2018 replacement at Wood Brothers and
Penske expands to third 2018 Cup car for Blaney by Lee Spencer;
Kyle Busch's crew chief confronted Truex's team after crash by Nick DeGroot

Motorsports Tribune
Paul Menard to Join Wood Brothers in 2018 by Seth Eggert

Mark Martin weighs in on Monster Energy Series drivers in XFINITY races by Kenny Bruce;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his Twitter defense of crew chief Greg Ives by Holly Cain

NBC Sports
David Ragan hopes some of Pocono playoff magic rubs off on him by Jerry Bonkowski;
Paul Menard will move to the Wood Brothers for 2018 season and
Ryan Blaney to join Team Penske in 2018 by Dustin Long;
Ryan Preece leaving NASCAR future 'up to fate' and his own talent and
Who is hot, who is not ahead of the Cup race at Pocono Raceway by Daniel McFadin;
Richard Childress Racing to announce plans for a third Cup team 'at a later date' by Nate Ryan

The Podium Finish
In the Driver's Seat with Chris Buescher and
On the Gas & On the Brakes at IMS by Rob Tiongson

Popular Speed
NASCAR Next Drivers Gilliland, Burton Already Making Big Moves and
Penske's Next Move: Adding Ryan Blaney, third Cup car by Tom Jensen;
Observations On Indy, NASCAR And The Keystone Kops by Steve Waid

Race Fans Forever
A Son's First Race... Through the Eyes of a Dad by David Nance

Menard joining Wood Brothers for 2018 by Kelly Crandall

Racin Today
Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste? by Jim Pedley

The Racing Experts
Blaney would like to race against father in NASCAR again by Dominic Aragon

SB Nation
NASCAR rumors: Matt Kenseth's status still unknown as teams fill seats for 2018 and
Ryan Blaney joins expanding Team Penske for 2018 and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends embattled crew chief during frustrating final season by Jordan Bianchi

Yahoo Sports
Ryan Blaney to drive third Penske car in 2018, Paul Menard to No. 21 and
NASCAR Power Rankings: When 4 of last week's top 5 crash, who gets No. 1? by Nick Bromberg

posted JULY 25, 2017

Look for Kasey Kahne's confidence -- and results -- to soar by Ricky Craven;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. deflects blame from crew chief, tries to calm down fans after crash Sunday and
Brad Keselowski to remain with Team Penske 'well into the future' by Bob Pockrass

Associated Press
Earnhardt defends crew chief Ives in shaky final season by Dan Gelston;
Penske inks NASCAR's Brad Keselowski to multiyear extension

It's time to nix the NASCAR overtime line rule no one needed in the first place by Matt Weaver

Bristol Herald Courier
5 Things from NASCAR by Allen Gregory

Charlotte Observer
Future NASCAR drivers hit the classroom to learn key off-track skills by Mike Kaminer

Citizens Voice
Truck Series rookie Grala looking forward to Pocono by Scott Walsh

Delaware News Journal
Earnhardt Jr. dealing with difficult final NASCAR season by Martin Frank

5 Points to Ponder: Great NASCAR Finishes Abound After Indy by Danny Peters;
Who's Hot & Who's Not In NASCAR: Darkness On The Edge Edition by Jeff Wolfe;
Couch Potato Tuesday: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chooses NASCAR On NBC by Phil Allaway;
Beside The Rising Tide: 1313 Turkey Court by Matt McLaughlin;
The Underdog House: NASCAR's Small Teams Make It Work At Indy by Amy Henderson

Herald Bulletin
Brickyard anything but boring by Ken de la Bastide

News Analysis: Brad Keselowski signs extension with Team Penske

Motor Racing Network:
Power Rankings After Indianapolis by Jeff Wackerlin

Bowyer pays tribute to Mark Martin with Southern 500 throwback scheme by Lee Spencer;
DiBenedetto was "hanging on for dear life" to finish eighth at Indy by Jim Utter

SHR, Bowyer pay tribute to Martin in Darlington throwback and
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske agree to multi-year extension by Kenny Bruce;
Kahne hoping Indianapolis victory has big impact on No. 5 team and
TriStar Motorsports team owner Mark Smith dies after battle with cancer by Holly Cain

NBC Sports
Bump & Run: What to do with the overtime line?;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends crew chief Greg Ives' performance and
Brad Keselowski signs contact extension with Team Penske and
TriStar Motorsports team owner Mark Smith passes away by Dustin Long

Orlando Sentinel
Hendrick Motorsports sets future path in big week by George Diaz

Popular Speed
Kahne May Not Be Last to Shake Up Playoff Picture by Jason Schultz;
Bowyer Takes Throwback Paint Scheme Personally and
Kahne's Surprise Prompts Playoff Concerns and
Remembering TriStar Motorsports Owner Mark Smith by Tom Jensen

Toyota 'on the right path' after season's first win by Kelly Crandall

The Racing Experts
Earnhardt Jr., others, comment on Dover tire test by James Jackson

SB Nation
Kasey Kahne's future with Hendrick Motorsports uncertain despite Brickyard 400 win and
Brad Keselowski signs contract extension with Team Penske by Jordan Bianchi

USA Today
Jamie McMurray proves race car drivers are athletes with 2 simple images by Michelle Martinelli;
Brickyard 400 Takeaways: Kasey Kahne's win brings playoff upheaval by Ellen Horrow

Vegas Insider
Race and Championship odds
NASCAR Top-Five Finish Prediction
Pocono Race Preview by Micah Roberts

Yahoo Sports
Brad Keselowski re-ups with Team Penske by Nick Bromberg

posted JULY 24, 2017

TriStar Motorsports owner Mark Smith, 63, dies after cancer fight and
NASCAR makes an overtime-line judgment call at Indy and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins NBC team for 2018 NASCAR broadcasts and
With job in doubt, Kasey Kahne gets biggest win at Brickyard by Bob Pockrass

Associated Press
NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

Chasing the Scoreboard
Kasey Kahne Excels at the Brickyard by Courtney Horn

Circle Track Plus
The Brickyard's rise and fall by Monte Dutton

Kasey Kahne survives the carnage to win at the Brickyard and
The 2017 NASCAR Brickyard 400 at Indy as it happened by Greg Engle

Daytona Beach News-Journal
3 things we learned from Indianapolis by Godein Kelly

Timmy Hill Scores Best Cup Finish in 200th NASCAR Start by Zach Catanzareti;
Up to Speed: The Changing of the Hendrick Motorsports Guard by Bryan Gable;
The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard by Michael Massie;
Thinkin' Out Loud: Kasey Kahne Uses Beneficial Pit Call and Strong Restart to Capture Brickyard by Mike Neff;
Pace Laps: A Major Weekend at Indianapolis for Hendrick Motorsports and Eldora Madness

Indianapolis Star
Is Sunday's Brickyard 400 madness what fans want? and
Insider: Few show up to witness wild Brickyard finish by Jim Ayello

The Top Five: Breaking down the Brickyard 400

Can the Brickyard 400's slide be stopped?

Kickin the Tires
NASCAR Evaluating Moving Overtime Line Back to Start/Finish in 2018 by Jerry Jordan;
Twin faith and perfect timing led to Bowman, Hendrick pairing in 2018 and
Matt DiBenedetto, Go Fas Racing score top 10 amid Brickyard chaos and
Team Penske's Brickyard 400 curse continues as Keselowski loses late lead and
Earnhardt, Elliott suffer early Brickyard 400 exit in Indianapolis and
Leaders Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. crash out of Brickyard 400 by Aaron Bearden

Corey LaJoie's early crash a footnote to strong underdog performances in wild Brickyard 400 and
Jeff Green qualifies 28th on 25-lap tires, finishes last at Indianapolis for third time by Brock Beard

Motor Racing Network
Brickyard Win Huge for Kahne and
Top Fives for Team Penske at Indy by Robbie Mays

The clock has run out on NASCAR's overtime experiment and
Keselowski hails Kahne for driving "a hell of a race" by Jim Utter;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. signs multi-year deal with NBC and
Kasey Kahne takes thrilling win in chaotic Brickyard 400 and
Johnson wrecks out of Brickyard 400 in three-wide battle for the win by Lee Spencer

Motorsports Tribune
Five Takeaways from the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis and
Kahne's Future Still Murky, but Looking Brighter after Indianapolis and
Keselowski Comes Up Short of Delivering Brickyard Win to Roger Penske by David Morgan

2017 Brickyard 400 was memorable, long and important for Kasey Kahne and
Rick Hendrick stays mum on Kahne status after Brickyard triumph and
O'Donnell explains NASCAR's late-race timing, decisions at Indy by Kenny Bruce

NBC Sports
Even in darkness at Indy, Kasey Kahne's smile could not be dimmed by Dustin Long;
Wild Brickyard 400 helped underdogs shine by Jerry Bonkowski;
What drivers said after the Brickyard 400 by Daniel McFadin;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. on joining NBC: 'First real job I've had in 20 years is going to be an exciting adventure' and
Rick Hendrick on Kasey Kahne's future: 'Our plans are not set for the No. 5 car' by Nate Ryan

Orlando Sentinel
Dale Earnhardt Jr. making official transition from car to NBC booth by George Diaz

Popular Speed
Kyle Busch Comes Up Short Once Again in Indianapolis by Ashley McCubbin

The Racing Experts
Busch frustrated with Brickyard 400 crash by James Jackson;
Suarez only rookie to finish on lead lap at Indianapolis by Dominic Aragon;
Kahne claims victory in record-setting Brickyard 400 by Matt Courson

How NASCAR fixed Indy's Xfinity show by Kelly Crandall

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Kasey Kahne's win doesn't change his tenuous status by Randy Hallman

SB Nation
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final Brickyard 400 ends with an engine failure and
Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch wreck racing for the Brickyard 400 lead at Indianapolis and
Kasey Kahne wins NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by Jordan Bianchi

Skirts and Scuffs
Right Sides Only: Notes from the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Records Brickyard 400 Winning Crew Chief, Keith Rodden by Stacey Owens

Speedway Media
NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: Indianapolis by Jeffrey Boswell;
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=126336 by Ron Thornton;
Four Takeaways From The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Event At Eldora and
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Power Rankings - Eldora by Briar Starr

Stock Car Gazette
Kasey Kahne Wins the (Extended) Brickyard 400 by Chuck Abrams

USA Today
Brickyard 400 crowns deserving winner amid chaos and collisions and
NBC Sports: We hired Dale Earnhardt Jr. 'to be himself' on TV broadcasts by Brant James;
Are NASCAR changes coming to Brickyard 400 in 2018? by Jim Ayello;
Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400 by Brody Miller

Yahoo Sports
Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC next season as analyst by Jay Busbee;
Final laps of Brickyard 400 showed off the best and worst of NASCAR and
Kasey Kahne wins OT finish after late wrecks mar last laps of Brickyard 400 by Nick Bromberg

posted JULY 23, 2017

Leaders Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. crash out of Brickyard 400 by Bob Pockrass

Associated Press
Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard and
Hendrick still making plans for 4-car team next season by Michael Marot

Athlon Sports
Brickyard 400 Preview: NASCAR Still Buzzing Over Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Replacement by Tom Bowles

Dale Earnhardt Jr. understands wife's tweet against his racing in NASCAR's Clash by Bruce Martin;
NASCAR executive, Cup drivers disagree over Brickyard Xfinity rules package by Matt Weaver

Charlotte Observer
When athletes screw up: NASCAR's Brad Keselowski goes deep in message on patience by Mike Reader

XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Wins First Indianapolis Attempt by Dustin Albino;
Kyle Busch Wins Second Straight Brickyard 400 Pole by Zach Catanzareti;
Justin Allgaier: 'I Screwed Myself There' by Zach Catanzareti;
William Byron Keeps Paul Menard at Bay for Indianapolis Win by Zach Catanzareti;
2017 NASCAR Frontstretch Cup: Brickyard 400 Predictions by the Frontstretch Staff

Indianapolis Star
This is what the crowd looks like at the Brickyard 400 by Dakota Crawford;
Jeff Gordon: IMS means too much to not have Brickyard be successful and
Kyle Busch wins pole at Brickyard 400, looks to win third straight by Brody Miller

Rick Hendrick says he had Alex Bowman in mind all along

Motor Racing Network
Kahne Wins Brickyard 400 by Robbie Mays;
A Dream Come True for Bowman by Jeff Wackerlin

Alex Bowman's "gamble on himself" pays off with Hendrick Motorsports by Jim Utter

Motorsports Tribune
The Future is Now: Suarez Best Rookie at Indianapolis and
DiBenedetto Survives to Score Top 10 Finish at Indianapolis by Seth Eggert

NBC Sports
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last Brickyard 400 ends early after making contact by Jerry Bonkowski;
Staff picks for today's Cup race at Indianapolis;
With Matt Kenseth available, Hendrick Motorsports already was set on Alex Bowman long ago by Nate Ryan;
NASCAR explains caution call at end of second overtime at Indy and
Rick Hendrick: 'The plan is to run 4 cars' next year by Dustin Long

Nevada Appeal
It is all about NASCAR at Indy by Roger Diaz

Popular Speed
7 Takeaways From an Insane Brickyard 400 and
7 Key Takeaways from Hendrick Motorsports Press Conference and
Brickyard 400 Race Advance by Tom Jensen;
Stage Racing, Youth Success Could Help Restore Brickyard 400 Prestige by Jason Schultz

SB Nation
Brickyard 400 qualifying results: Kyle Busch wins pole at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by Jordan Bianchi

Yahoo Sports
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last Brickyard 400 ends after post-restart contact by Nick Bromberg

posted JULY 22, 2017

Justin Allgaier crewmen escape injury as team plagued by pit road issues and
One last shot at Brickyard win for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. sorry for throwing wife 'under the bus' about choice to not run in Clash and
Kyle Busch needs a win, and three straight Brickyards would be nice by Bob Pockrass

Associated Press
Kyle Busch's closing qualifying flurry lands Indy pole and
Byron holds off Menard to win Xfinity Series race at Indy and
Earnhardt backs wife, blames himself for 'Clash' debate by Michael Marot

Clint Bowyer big fan of NASCAR's two day Cup schedule at Indy by Bruce Martin;
Pros and Cons: NASCAR Xfinity Series Indianapolis restrictor plate race and
Indianapolis NASCAR Xfinity race has Brickyard 400 implication by Matt Weaver

Kyle Busch one step closer to history with Indy pole by Greg Engle

Go Erie
Tony Stewart brings love of sprint cars to Eriez by Mike Copper

Indianapolis Star
Thrilling Xfinity race harbinger of exciting racing to come at 2018 Brickyard? and
Without a win, Earnhardt struggling to 'stop and smell the roses' by Jim Ayello;
Chip Ganassi would love Kyle Larson to run the 500, Larson has some nerves by Brody Miller

Successful Xfinity Series race at Indy provides glimpse of the future and
Major Lazer embraces NASCAR theme at Indy's 400 Fest

Motor Racing Network
Byron Best at The Brickyard by Robbie Mays

Kyle Busch takes Brickyard 400 pole over Kevin Harvick and
William Byron claims "humbling" NASCAR Xfinity win at Indianapolis and
Dale Jr.: "I probably shouldn't have said something" about 2018 Clash by Jim Utter;
Larson believes Christopher Bell will be a future Cup star and
Could RPM expand back to a two-car team with Darrell Wallace Jr.? by Lee Spencer

Motorsports Tribune
New Xfinity Aero Package at Indianapolis a Step in the Right Direction by David Morgan

XFINITY race has record number of lead changes with new package and
Allgaier done in by disastrous pit stop by Kenny Bruce

NBC Sports
NASCAR's Xfinity rules package at Indy leaves drivers talking by Dustin Long;
William Byron beats Paul Menard in duel to win Xfinity race at Indianapolis by Daniel McFadin;
Kyle Larson says heavy crashes led him to hit the brakes on running the Indianapolis 500 for now and
Denny Hamlin wants to race a truck at Eldora by Nate Ryan

Popular Speed
Friesen's Success Defines Eldora Excitement by Jason Schultz

Race Fans Forever
The 2017 Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis by Jim Fitzgerald

Kyle Busch edges Harvick for Brickyard 400 pole by Kelly Crandall

SB Nation
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s appreciation for Indianapolis Motor Speedway runs deep by Jordan Bianchi

USA Today
NASCAR drivers would rather play golf than watch XFINITY Series race at Brickyard by Michell Martinelli

Yahoo Sports
Kyle Busch wins second-straight pole at Indianapolis and
How will restrictor plates affect the Indianapolis Xfinity race? by Nick Bromberg


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