Race Blog

Saturday's Quaker State 400 had a kind of symmetry that, for fans of the sport, isn't normally welcome. Penske Racing teammates Brad Keselowski (the pole-sitter) and Joey Logano (started 2nd) led all but 31 laps at Kentucky Speedway, with the former joining the latter in having now two wins in 2014. The two held the first two positions for most of the race, with Logano (9th) falling back in the closing laps with a cylinder down on the No. 22 Ford.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Raise your hands...who had Carl Edwards winning at Sonoma Raceway Sunday? Those with your hands up: you're lying. In nine previous starts at the California road course, Edwards had only four top 10s and two top 5s. However, the pit stop pendulum swing swayed in favor of the No. 99 team. Edwards, who started 4th, took the lead from road racing ace Marcos Ambrose (finished 8th) on a restart with 26 laps to go and held it until the checkered flag.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Some races are flat dominated by the eventual winner, while others are won on a fluke by an unlikely driver or by a driver whose car comes to life at race's end. Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway saw none of that.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull