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posted JUNE 28, 2017

Playoff picture getting clearer with 10 races left in regular season by Bob Pockrass

Daytona Beach News-Journal
Does a July race in Daytona still make sense? by Ken Willis;
Elliott, Danica and Junior among our staff's bold predictions for the Coke Zero winner

Beyond the Cockpit: Derrike Cope Enjoying Time Back in Cup Series by Dustin Albino
The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Sonoma by Frank Velat
The Frontstretch 5: Midseason Observations by Amy Henderson
Did You Notice?: NASCAR Daytona Races Can Be Deceiving by Tom Bowles
NASCAR Mailbox: What Does Chase Elliott's Contract Extension Mean for Hendrick Motorsports? by Joseph Wolkin

Kickin' the Tires
Playoff Points: XFINITY and Truck Update After Iowa I and
Weekend Preview: Daytona International Speedway by Aaron Bearden

Kingsport Times News
Second generation Irvan piloting familiar colors for second generation car owner

Motor Racing Network
Tuesday Takeaways From Sonoma by Pete Pistone

Will Rodgers lost to Harvick at Sonoma, but had the time of his life

Motorsports Tribune
Up to Speed: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Preview by David Morgan

NBC Sports
Keeping score: Competitors learning the value of playoff points grows with each race by Dustin Long;
What was overlooked about Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick after Sonoma win by Nate Ryan;
The Ragged Edge: 'Days of Thunder' celebrates 27 years by Daniel McFadin;
Bump & Run: Is Daytona last true shot for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to make playoffs?

NASCAR gets up to speed with modern technology with Microsoft's race management app by Arif Bacchus

Performance Racing Network
Danica's Demons by Mark Garrow

Portland Press Herald
Austin Theriault back in the fast lane by Steve Craig

Progress Index
These 5 tracks should be added to the Cup schedule by Nicholas Vandeloecht

Race Fans Forever
Road Course Ringers ~ Are They a Good or a Bad Thing? by Vivian Simons

Speedway Media
NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: Sonoma by Jeffrey Boswell
Logging Laps: Road course racing is perfect by Robert Riddle

Walt Disney World Golf
NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin Visits Walt Disney World® Golf For A Red, White And Blue Meet And Greet With Military Veterans by Marc Schwartz

posted JUNE 27, 2017

Confidence should be rising for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick by Ricky Craven;
Monday Rundown: Clint Bowyer gets a boost from second at Sonoma by Bob Pockrass

Associated Press
Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn't goodbye and
Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season by Jenna Fryer

Auto Racing Daily
Off-the-wall NASCAR silly season predictions by Amanda Vincent

Bristol Herald Courier
5 Things from NASCAR by Allen Gregory

CBS Sports
NASCAR playoff picture: Breaking down the championship chase heading into Daytona by Matthew Mayer

Chasing the Scoreboard
Kevin Harvick Wins at Sonoma by Courtney Horn

The Final Lap
Sonoma Reminds us That SAFER Barriers Need to Be Everywhere by Toby Christie

Fayetteville Observer
Sanford's Herb Thomas a racing hall inductee by Thomas Pope

The Final Lap
Could Dale Earnhardt Jr. Really Run the 2018 Daytona 500 by Toby Christie

10 things that turned Kevin Harvick into 'Happy' at Sonoma by Joe Menzer

Beside the Rising Tide: The Business Of NASCAR Television by Matt McLaughlin;
Mike Joy's Love for NASCAR on FOX Continues Well Past 17th Season In Booth by Joseph Wolkin;
5 Points to Ponder: Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Together Again? by Danny Peters;
Couch Potato Tuesday: A Look At the FOX NASCAR Season Finale by Phil Allaway;
The Underdog House: NASCAR About to Get Silly? by Amy Henderson;
Who's Hot & Who's Not in NASCAR: Left, Right, Left, Right Edition by Jeff Wolfe;

Kickin' the Tires
Playoff Points: Sonoma Edition and
ATW: Three Takeaways from a Wild Day in Sonoma by Aaron Bearden

Preliminary Entry List Storylines: July Daytona and
Restart wreck leaves Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. last in Sonoma and
No. 93 carries Jeff Green to 93rd last-place finish, then RSS Racing teammate Ryan Sieg nearly caps breakout night for series regulars and
J.J. Yeley secures 10th in NASCAR's all-time last-place rankings and
LASTCAR Sonoma Garage Reports by Brock Beard

Motor Racing Network
Sonoma Checkered and Black Flags and
Power Rankings After Sonoma by Pete Pistone

The King turns 80: Dale Inman reflects on Petty's accomplishments by Lee Spencer;
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'Who you are as a person never gets forgotten' by Tim Southers

Sonoma Thumbs up/Thumbs Down: Curbs, laptops, and bad luck monkeys by Steve Luvender

NBC Sports
Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. praise NASCAR for restraint on debris cautions by Dustin Long;
Cup Series playoff grid following Sonoma by Daniel McFadin

Orlando Sentinel
Kyle Busch rolls into Daytona as grumpy Cup title contender by George Diaz

The Podium Finish
Dropping the Hammer with Brennan Poole and
In the Fast Lane with William Byron by Rob Tiongson

Race Fans Forever
The Sly FOX (Sports Network) by Tim Leeming;
Kyle Busch is Exactly What NASCAR Needs by J.L. Steele

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Cup drivers are fueled by urgency as regular season's end draws closer by Randy Hallman

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
For Dale Earnhardt Jr. and all race fans, weekend at Sonoma Raceway about memories by Lori A. Carter

The Final Word - Tradition is fine, but at Sonoma some followed their own course on that road by Ron Thornton;
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rankings - Iowa by Briar Starr

Stock Car Gazette
Kevin Harvick Finally Wins At Sonoma by Chuck Abrams

USA Today
What you missed in NASCAR race at Sonoma by Brant James

Williamson Daily News
NASCAR's summer time blues by Steve Mickey

Yahoo Sports
NASCAR Power Rankings: Does Kevin Harvick move to No. 1?

posted JUNE 26, 2017

Aric Almirola hopes to return to racing in three to five weeks and
Win at Sonoma a big deal for Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing and
Danica Patrick twice collected in crashes involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. by Bob Pockrass

Commercial breakdown and links related to the 2017 Toyota/Save Mart 350 by Cheryl Walker

Kevin Harvick scores several firsts in one day with win at Sonoma and
The NASCAR Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma as it happened by Greg Engle

Monster Energy Series playoff outlook after Sonoma by Tom Jensen;
After tough day, Clint Bowyer finds second at Sonoma 'really good' by Joe Menzer;
Keselowski battles back after strategy move doesn't pay off at Sonoma by Tim Durr;
Bryson Byrnes presents third annual Byrnsie Award to Tony Gibson by Chase Wilhelm

Thinkin' Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Finally Tastes Well Aged Victory at Sonoma by Mike Neff;
Up to Speed: No More Road Course Favorites by Bryan Gable;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earns 3rd Sonoma Top 10 in 4 Years by Davey Segal;
The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Toyota/Save Mart 350 and
Pace Laps: Happy Days at Sonoma, Underdog Takeover at Iowa & Scott Dixon Wins Big

The Top Five: Breaking down the Sonoma race

Kickin' the Tires
Carl Edwards Visits Sonoma but He Isn't Coming Back and
Aric Almirola Racing Through Recovery by Jerry Jordan;
Brad Keselowski fights back for career-best Sonoma showing and
Kyle Busch set for penalty after unsecured lug nuts in Sonoma and
Motor woes doom Martin Truex, Jr.'s strong run in Sonoma by Aaron Bearden

Motor Racing Network
Sonoma Rear-View Mirror and
Harvick Conquers Sonoma by Pete Pistone

Alon Day on Sonoma Cup debut: 'We did our best and got better' by Tim Southers

Motorsports Tribune:
Elliott Rebounds From Practice Crash, Earns Top 10 Finish at Sonoma and
The Future is Now: Extra Seat Time Pays Off for Suarez at Sonoma and
Climbing the Ladder: Cole Custer by Seth Eggert;
Five Takeaways from the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma and
Bowyer: "We're Getting Closer" after Runner-Up Sonoma Finish by David Morgan

Kasey Kahne sustains hard hit on final Sonoma lap by Kenny Bruce

NBC Sports
Clint Bowyer moves into last playoff transfer spot in points standings by Nate Ryan;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. on his legacy: 'Hopefully, I've left a good impression' by Jerry Bonkowski;
Rodney Childers not bothered by Martin Truex Jr.'s woes and
Kyle Busch's interim crew chief faces one-race suspension for lug nut violation by Dustin Long

Newton Daily News
Byron breaks through, wins first Xfinity race by Troy Hyde;
Fans pass love for racing to next generation at Iowa Speedway's opening races by Anthony Victor Reyes

Popular Speed
Earnhardt Jr. Building Momentum Heading to Daytona by Jason Schultz

The Racing Experts
Rookie Report: Toyota/Save Mart 350 by Dominic Aragon

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kevin Harvick wins Toyota/Save Mart race at Sonoma Raceway by Lori A. Carter;
Sonoma Raceway's twists and turns don't always lead to a checkered flag by Peter Fournier;
NASCAR notebook: Sonoma weather a big winner on race day by Lori A. Carter & Peter Fournier

Skirts and Scuffs
Right Sides Only: Notes from the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Winning Crew Chief, Rodney Childers by Stacey Owens

The Times of Israel
Israel's first NASCAR driver completes debut race

USA Today
Kevin Harvick's Sonoma win punctuates productive day for Stewart-Haas Racing by Brant James

posted JUNE 25, 2017

Earnhardt's finished no worse than 12th at Sonoma the past four years and
Carl Edwards: 'I haven't even considered coming back' by Bob Pockrass

Larson snatches pole from teammate at Sonoma by Greg Engle

Daytona Beach News Journal
Junior's last laps: The Reign of Earnhardt at Daytona approaches its checkered flag by Ken Willis

Sonoma 6-pack of storylines from Northern California by Tom Jensen

Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Toyota-Save Mart 350 by Corey Brewer;
Voice of Vito: Injustice in XFINITY by Vito Pugliese;
Xfinity Breakdown: Byron Wins as Underdogs Reign by Matteo Marcheschi;
2017 Frontstretch Cup: Toyota / Save Mart 350

Lompoc Record
Solvang's Will Rodgers has the ride of his life by Elliott Stern

Tire fall-off to play a major role in Sunday's Cup race at Sonoma by Lee Spencer;
Harvick returns to his roots with win in K&N West race at Sonoma (and wins) by Jim Utter

Danica Patrick at home, living out dream at her Somnium vineyard by Kenny Bruce

NBC Bay Area
Start Your Engines: NASCAR Takes the Track at Sonoma

NBC Sports
Carl Edwards surfaces, doesn't miss racing: 'I'm enjoying life and it's good' by Jerry Bonkowski

The Podium Finish
Then and Now with Jeff Gordon by Rob Tiongson

The Racing Experts
Five drivers set to make first Cup Series start at Sonoma by Dominic Aragon

Roberts NASCAR Notes
Final Sonoma Driver ratings: 2017 Toyota/Save Mart 350 By Micah Roberts

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Former NASCAR driver Carl Edwards enjoying his retirement and
Kyle Larson wins pole for Sonoma race by Peter Fourier;
NASCAR drama right there on radio scanners by Phil Barber

SB Nation
Sonoma NASCAR race day weather forecast: Sorry there's no rain by Brian Neudorff

Sporting News
NASCAR community reacts to William Byron's first Xfinity Series win by Joe Rodgers

posted JUNE 24, 2017

Everything appears to be going right for Kyle Larson lately by Bob Pockrass

The Gazette
Joey Gase triumphant in auto racing return to Hawkeye Downs by Douglas Miles

The Final Lap
Can We Just Start Stripping Encumbered Race Wins? by Toby Christie

Social media posts show why Sonoma is popular NASCAR stop by Tom Jensen;
7 things drivers said to start out Sonoma race weekend by Joe Menzer

Daily Fantasy Forecast: Toyota-Save Mart 350 Preview by Corey Brewer;
Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Goes Back-to-Back With Iowa Win by Beth Lunkenheimer

Motor Racing Network
Larson Brings Points Lead Home by Robbie Mays;
Bowyer Back at Sonoma by Jeff Wackerlin

Alon Day has respectable showing in first NASCAR Cup practice by Tim Southers

Differing late calls for Sauter, Briscoe lead to opposite outcomes and
School is in session at Iowa with Sam Hornish Jr. teaching the lessons by RJ Kraft

NBC Sports
Kyle Larson looks to keep hot streak going by Dustin Long

Nevada Appeal
Kyle Larson on hot streak with Michigan win by Roger Diez

How Cars 3 Honors the Incredible Real-Life Story of NASCAR's First Black Driver by Ale Russian

Performance Racing Network
Garage Pass Blog: Larson Leading the Way by Mark Garrow

The Podium Finish
AJ Allmendinger Resilient Through Trying Times by Rob Tiongson

Popular Speed
Sonoma Victory Could Be Crucial in Playoff Picture by Jason Schultz

Bowyer hoping for continued Sonona success by Kelly Crandall

The Racing Experts
Five most recent Sonoma winners by Daniel Courson;
Lap leaders through 15 races by James Jackson

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
NASCAR drivers ready for racing as practice day wraps up for Sonoma Raceway's Toyota/Save by
Peter Fournier

Skirts and Scuffs
Trackin' Trucks: Two in a Row for John Hunter Nemechek by Courtney Horn;
Negative Noise: Five Questions for Sonoma and Iowa by Kristen Schneider

Toronto Star
Musings on the Grand Prix du Canada by Norris McDonald

USA Today
Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. pushing each other to greater NASCAR heights by Brant James;
How Dale Earnhardt Jr. actually gets a race car from the track to his graveyard by Michelle R. Martinelli

posted JUNE 23, 2017

Dale Jr. likens racing simulator to 'new engineer' for drivers, teams by Bob Pockrass;
TURN 4: ESPN experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in motorsports
Turn 1: Aric Almirola says he'll return to the track as soon as late July. Should he be in a rush to get back in the car?
Turn 2: Is NASCAR throwing too many debris cautions late in races?
Turn 3: Love 3 p.m. starts or hate them?
Turn 4: Which multiple race winner has the greatest shot at this year's title?
by Ricky Craven, Ryan McGee, Bob Pockrass, Matthew Willis

Auto Racing Daily
Idea for eliminating Denny Hamlin - William Byron - Michigan problem by Amanda Vincent

Caledonian Record
Strap In Racing by Big Bigelow: Cup Playoffs Getting Interesting

DesMoines Register
Buckle up: Iowa Speedway's jam-packed schedule starts Friday by Tommy Birch

The Final Lap
Sonoma Presents Opportunity for Winless Drivers by Toby Christie

Tech Talk: Trent Owens on Road Course Brakes & Transmissions by Mike Neff;
4 Burning Questions: Will Fans Support XFINITY Driver-Only Iowa Race? by Zach Catanzareti;
Friday Faceoff: Who's King of the Road Course in NASCAR? by Amy Henderson;
NASCAR 101: Meet the 5 Drivers Making Their Cup Debuts at Sonoma by Kevin Rutherford;
Florida Attorney Helps Alon Day in 'Running for the Cup' Quest by Joseph Wolkin;

Social Spotlight with Sydnee Fryer;
12 Questions with Erik Jones

The Jerusalem Post
Israel's Day revved up for NASCAR chance by Allon Sinai

Large crowd expected to attend Sonoma's NASCAR race by Amy Hollyfield

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Ganassi team arrives at Road America on top in IndyCar and NASCAR by Dave Kallmann

Motor Racing Network
Sonoma Fantasy Racing Preview by Jeff Wackerlin

NASCAR Mailbag: Silly season rumblings;
NASCAR Roundtable: Is there a changing of the guard taking place?;
Five things to watch in the NASCAR Truck race at Iowa by Jim Utter

Motorsports Tribune
Bowyer Looks to Strike Gold in California Wine Country by David Morgan;
Previewing the NASCAR Xfinity Series American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa and
Previewing the NASCAR CWTS M&M's 200 at Iowa by Seth Eggert

NBC Sports
How did debris yellows get a green flag? Tracking trash over the past 16 years by Nate Ryan

The Podium Finish
Matt DiBenedetto Elated With Go Fas Racing and
Track Talk: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma by Rob Tiongson

Popular Speed
Ashlet Asks......Cole Custer by Ashley McCubbin

Race Fans Forever
Defeat Snatched from the Jaws of Victory by PattyKay Lilley

The Reporter
Fairfield's Jim Inglebright ready for Sonoma Raceway return by Michael Morris

Sacramento Bee
From Indy 500 dreams, to his dream car (it's used), get to know Kyle Larson of Elk Grove by Debbie Arrington

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
NASCAR fans get ready for a sociable weekend at Sonoma Raceway by Guy Kovner

Tuscaloosa News
MR. NASCAR: Kyle Busch is one NASCAR driver people love to hate by Mark McCarter

Are NASCAR drivers still struggling on road courses? by Jonathan Ingram

USA Today
NASCAR at Sonoma: 5 drivers who could use the win by Brant James

Vallejo Times-Herald
Kurt Busch, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones speak to media to kick off Sonoma racing weekend by Thomas Gase

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


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