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Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski Crash Battling for the Win at Bristol

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Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch have a history of hard racing and the occasional crash over the years, so when the two found themselves fighting for the victory late in Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, there was almost a sense of inevitability from the paddock that the drivers would collide. Those feelings …

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Austin Dillon Outlasts the Field for Food City 300 Win

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For Austin Dillon, leading the NASCAR XFINITY Series field to the green flag for NASCAR Overtime on Friday must’ve felt surreal. After all, Dillon had been running fourth before the previous caution. However, when Kyle Busch and Ty Dillon crashed out, and leader Brad Keselowski ran out of fuel, there the elder Dillon brother sat. In …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Dominates as Carl Edwards Claims Bristol Pole

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For the second time in an hour, Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three positions in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway, with Carl Edwards leading the way for Toyota’s top organization. Edwards parlayed a blazing 14.602-second lap into the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, giving him a career-best fifth pole …

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Dover Announces Safety Improvements Ahead of Fall Chase Weekend

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With its second race weekend of the season approaching, Dover International Speedway has announced upgrades that will improve both the safety of the racing surface and the space teams have to operate in the garage area. Scheduled to be completed in time for Dover’s Sept. 30-Oct. 2 NASCAR weekend, Dover announced plans to add upwards …

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Erik Jones Claims XFINITY Pole at Bristol, Looks for Season Sweep

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Erik Jones‘ quest to become the first NASCAR XFINITY Series regular to sweep the two series races at Bristol Motor Speedway will begin from the front of the field. As it turns out, his greatest competitors will likely be teammates. Jones used a 15.002-second lap late in Coors Light Pole Qualifying to jump ahead of …

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Matt Tifft Details Recovery, Announces Upcoming Test at Hickory Speedway

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After spending over two months away from the racetrack recovering from surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, Joe Gibbs Racing and Red Horse Racing driver Matt Tifft made his way to the media center at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday with good news. Tifft is in good health and has been cleared to return …

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Kyle Busch Sweeps Cup Practices at Bristol

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Kyle Busch and Toyota continued their recent string of success in Friday’s Sprint Cup Series practices at Bristol Motor Speedway, sweeping both sessions for Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Busch’s 14.796-second lap led the way in final practice, coming out just ahead of Martin Truex, Jr.’s time of 14.807 seconds. Matt Kenseth (14.830), Ryan …

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INDYCAR Gears Up for Emotional Return to Pocono Raceway

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After a few weeks off, the Verizon IndyCar Series will return this Sunday for what’s sure to be a bittersweet weekend and a crucial race for the 2016 championship battle. Emotions will be high throughout the weekend as the paddock mourns two former competitors. Aug. 21’s ABC Supply 500 will mark IndyCar’s return to the 2.5-mile …

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The 10: Ranking the Races (So Far)

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For the final time before the Chase, the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series enjoyed a week off after a wild afternoon at Watkins Glen International. While that left many of them to relax, it required the masterminds behind Frontstretch’s Power Rankings to be creative. With no new race to base driver rankings off …

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Justin Marks Rides Rain to Mid-Ohio XFINITY Win

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In the midst of a struggling 2016 campaign, all it took was a little rain, and some tremendous driving in it, to bring Chip Ganassi Racing’s Justin Marks his first-career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Making his 25th-career XFINITY Series start, Marks marched his way to the front, led a race-high …

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