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Late Crashes Shakeup Chase Picture at Indianapolis

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After an uneventful opening 150 circuits, a gauntlet of late cautions during Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at The Brickyard served as a significant shakeup to both the race and Chase picture. With every driver looking to gain track position before the field widened out, each restart brought intense, tight racing in the …

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Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon Rally & Give Fans Sentimental Moment in Final Indy Starts

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Kyle Busch brought his No. 18 Skittles Toyota Camry down Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s lengthy front straightaway, a victor in the most dominant performance in NASCAR’s 23-year history at the track. Busch pulled his machine down to the pit wall to high five his pit crew as cheers erupted from the grandstands. However, they weren’t for Busch. Despite his …

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Heat Races Fail to Add Excitement to XFINITY Battle at the Brickyard

The addition of heats to the late July NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway did as little for the racing product as the blistering summer temperatures did for the race’s attendance. Running as the fourth and final round of the 2016 XFINITY Dash 4 Cash program, Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 was the last …

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Justin Allgaier Surges Past Teammate for Dash 4 Cash Prize

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It’s not often that a late-race pass for fifth is good for $100,000 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, but such was the case in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 as Justin Allgaier worked his way around Elliott Sadler to claim the final round of the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash. “To have to race a teammate for …

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Kyle Busch Sweeps XFINITY Practices at IMS

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Kyle Busch did what Kyle Busch does best on Friday, sweeping the two NASCAR XFINITY Series practices at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Busch’s 50.976-second circuit led the way in a top three sweep for Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing in final practice for Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250. Erik Jones (51.100) followed, with Daniel Suarez (51.171 completing …

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How a Text Brought Jeff Gordon Out of Retirement

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Two weeks ago, Jeff Gordon was enjoying the life of a retired driver. With FOX Sports done airing Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races for the season, the four-time champion was in France, midway through a vacation with his wife, Ingrid. Then, Gordon got a text from Rick Hendrick that changed everything. A few, actually. They …

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Bobby Pierce Falls Short of Eldora Glory for 2nd Straight Year

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After winning Wednesday’s Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway, Kyle Larson was quick to give credit to Bobby Pierce. “He looked a lot like I did my first couple of races here,” Larson said. “I follow Dirt on Dirt and I’ve seen a lot of his video highlights. It’s rare that you see …

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Kyle Larson Brushes Off Penalty for Eldora Truck Win

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For Kyle Larson, it appeared that heartbreak was set to come for the third-straight time at Eldora Speedway. In 2013, Larson was undone by untimely cautions as Austin Dillon drove to the victory. In 2014, Larson literally drove the right side off of his truck, knocking down the wall until his machine broke as Darrell Wallace, …

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Caleb Holman Surprises the Field with Late Eldora Pole

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With five trucks left in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying at Eldora Speedway, it appeared that Tyler Reddick was set for a Keystone Light Pole Award. However, moments later Reddick – and the rest of the field – were surprised as Caleb Holman laid down a pole time in the closing segments of qualifying. …

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