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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Complete Preview, Prediction for Windows 10 400 at Pocono

Whether you’re a fan of his or not, you’re witnessing history as Kyle Busch continues his outstanding run. The younger Busch brother has won the last three Sprint Cup races and four of the last five. He’s only 28 points out of 30th place in the Sprint Cup standings—the cutoff point he needs to surpass to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. That’s an outstanding achievement, given the fact he’s made up an almost unheard of 150 points in the standings in the last five races. And he’s done it primarily by doing the ONLY thing he needs to do to reach the top 30, namely win, win, win and win. Given what Busch has done in the last five races, it would not be surprising to see him continue his outsta...

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Is Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen the Next Sebastian Vettel?

On the same weekend that 17-year-old Max Verstappen finished fourth in the Hungarian Grand Prix—directly ahead of double world champions Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton—he said he hopes to get his driver's licence during the Formula One summer break, according to the Press Association (h/t the Guardian). To describe Verstappen's rise as meteoric would be cliche, and also inaccurate. Meteors flash brilliantly and quickly through the sky and then disappear forever. And while Verstappen is brilliant and quick on a race track, he is showing no signs of disappearing. Quite the opposite. Despite arriving at Toro Rosso with just one season of single-seater experience, Verstappen has looked right at home...

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5 of the Most Interesting Radio Messages from Hungarian Grand Prix

The 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix was one of the most emotionally charged Formula One races for some time. Most drivers had attended the funeral of Jules Bianchi, who died from injuries suffered in last season's Japanese Grand Prix, on Tuesday, it was an almighty challenge for them to return to the cockpit so soon and drive with the same commitment as before. They did, however, and on a day when everything seemed to be carried out for Jules, F1 delivered its best spectacle of the season, with Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat dedicating their results to their fallen comrade. Bianchi's fate had left many wondering whether the death of a current grand prix driver, the first for over two decades, would blunt the approaches of those left behind. Le...

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Gregg Godfrey Sets World Record with 166-Foot Semi-Truck Jump

Gregg Godfrey must have been stoked out of his mind when he saw the official measurement on this world-record semi-truck jump.On Friday, Godfrey set out to complete the world's longest semi-truck jump at the Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana. According to his Instagram account, he was only going for a 140-foot jump.He made it an unbelievable 166 feet.Here are a couple of great looks at the jump:[YouTube, Instagram; h/t Fox Sports]Read more Motorsports news on BleacherReport.com...

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With Kyle Busch’s Recent Wins, Joe Gibbs Racing Having Superb 2015 NASCAR Season

After winning just two races in 2014—the only victories any Toyota team earned that season—there’s no question Joe Gibbs Racing has hit upon something in 2015. The venerable Huntersville, N.C. team has now won more than one-third of the 2015 races to date, capturing seven of the first 20. There are still 16 races to go, including the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kyle Busch has won four of those races (including the last three in a row and four of the last five) while JGR teammates Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards have won one race apiece. How is it that JGR has turned things around so dramatically from 2014? Horsepower and speed would seem to be the biggest improvements. Meanwhile, the lack of those two elements w...

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F1 Star Max Verstappen to Use Break in Season to Try to Pass His Driving Test

Max Verstappen is only 17 years old, but he's already one of the best drivers in the world. The Dutch racer finished fourth in the Hungarian GP on Sunday and has scored 22 points for Toro Rosso Renault during his debut season in F1. ...

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Power Ranking the Formula 1 Teams After 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix

Formula One heads into the summer break on the back of a thrilling, action-packed 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix. Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg missed the podium for the first time this season as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel roared to his second victory in red. Had Kimi Raikkonen not suffered an MGU-K failure, it could even have been a Ferrari one-two. The Red Bulls of Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo, enjoying without question their most competitive race of the season, rounded out the podium while Max Verstappen took a career-best fourth for Toro Rosso. Fernando Alonso's McLaren was fifth on the road, the first part of a double points finish for his team. Hamilton, Rosberg, Lotus and Sauber rounded out the top 10. Though all the t...

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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and More

Sebastian Vettel dedicated his Hungarian Grand Prix win on Sunday to Jules Bianchi, who died nine days before the race. The Mogyorod-based event was a tremendously difficult race for the drivers, many of whom attended the Frenchman's funeral just days earlier, as they came to terms with the loss of one of their own. Vettel, though, led from the front both on and off track, claiming his second win for Ferrari and offering a heartfelt tribute to Bianchi. Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso secured his best result of the season at the Hungaroring, staying out of trouble to cross the line in fifth. While his lofty position was a consequence of the errors and misfortune suffered by other drivers, McLaren-Honda appeared to make a step forward in perf...

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Refocused, More Mature Kyle Busch a Serious Threat for Sprint Cup Championship

It’s amazing to be writing this. Kyle Busch seems self-actualized. He is fulfilling his potential. His head is on straight. Given past escapades, it’s akin to conservatives embracing liberal ideas. Or vice versa. The story now is, what changed? Why? How? “I can’t believe what’s going on,” Busch himself said after winning the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard, i.e., Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Everybody is going to be chasing the rainbow tonight; that’s for sure. “I might have found my happy place, I don’t know.” He’s got a new crew chief, Adam Stevens. His wife had a baby. He had to work hard to recover from his injuries. “There’s no question that we’v...

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Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Windows 10 400 at Pocono

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will travel to Long Pond, Pennsylvania, this week for the Windows 10 400. Pocono is a 2.5-mile track with relatively flat corners. Known as the Tricky Triangle, the track is very difficult for teams to find the perfect setups for their cars. Each corner is different, so what may work in Turn 1 may cause the car to be slow in Turn 3. The teams who can find the most horsepower usually run well in this race. The Sprint Cup Series competed at Pocono only two months ago. The teams will be using the same rules package that was used in the first race, so not much has changed. Martin Truex Jr. dominated the race in June. He led 97 of the 160 laps on his way to Victory Lane. Other strong performers included Kevin Harvick...

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