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Austin Dillon’s Top-5 Run Cut Short By Tire Failure at Kansas

2015 Cup Kansas Austin Dillon Crash Damage Beth Lunkenheimer

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As this season has worn on, Austin Dillon has crept further and further ahead each week, even running in the top 10 for full races and challenging this year’s Chase contenders, including posting the second quickest time in the first practice at Kansas Speedway. Sunday, Dillon once again ran inside the top 10 for a …

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Hometown Hero Clint Bowyer Crashes Hard at Kansas Speedway

2015 Cup Kansas Clint Bowyer Car Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo Credit: Rick Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

Hometown hero Clint Bowyer came into Kansas Speedway looking to put on a thrilling race for his local fans. Instead, his car was left in pieces after a hard hit on the backstretch wall. After starting 26th, the Emporia, Kan. native had worked his way as high as 15th, but was still struggling with the handling. …

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Joey Logano Takes Controversial 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 Win in Green-White-Checkered Finish at Kansas

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For the second time this weekend, Matt Kenseth dominated, leading a race-high 153 laps, but came up short when the checkered flag flew. This time, it was Joey Logano who emerged with his second consecutive victory in the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Contact with Kenseth that sent him spinning on lap 264 set up …

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Hometown Driver Jennifer Jo Cobb Sees Early End to 2015 Kansas Lottery 300

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Just one week ago, Jennifer Jo Cobb was suited up in her wedding gown, saying ‘I do’ to engineer and crew chief Eddie Traconis in a wedding that was “too much money, too much time and too much stress for how quickly it was over.” This week, she returned to her home track of Kansas …

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Regan Smith Will Not Return to JR Motorsports in 2016

Regan Smith sits in his No. 7 Tax Slayer car during practice for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

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It was an assumption everyone made when JR Motorsports signed Elliott Sadler earlier this month. But Regan Smith made it official Friday afternoon when he confirmed he would not be returning to the organization next season. “I know I’m not going to be back to JR Motorsports next year for sure,’’ Smith told NBC Sports’s …

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Kyle Busch Wins 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Xfinity Series Race at Kansas

Matt Kenseth started on the pole and dominated the Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. After leading four times for a race-high 148 laps, the driver of the No. 20 Toyota looked like he would be on the way to victory lane, but a late side-by-side battle with teammate Kyle Busch left Kenseth in …

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Matt Kenseth Snags 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Pole at Kansas

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Kyle Busch laid down blistering fast laps in all the first two rounds of qualifying for the Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 this afternoon at Kansas Speedway. But when the final group of 12 drivers went out, it was Matt Kenseth who held the edge. With a lap of 184.906 mph, Kenseth will start his No. …

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Brad Keselowski Wins Pole for 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

2015 Cup Kansas Speedway Brad Keselowski Pedal Car Boyd Adams

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For just the second time this season, Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green on Sunday afternoon. With a lap of 195.503 mph, the driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford edged Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin will round out the top five. Jeff …

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Chris Buescher Tops 1st 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Practice Session at Kansas

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Xfinity Series points leader Chris Buescher is starting off his weekend right while trying to keep his championship lead intact. Buescher ran just 15 laps during the 55-minute session and posted a fastest speed of 181.251 mph, edging Kyle Busch by just over a tenth of a second. Brennan Poole was third quickest, followed by …

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Martin Truex Jr. Not Worried About Being “Underdog”

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Martin Truex Jr. has found himself left out of many of this year’s Chase conversations, despite sitting third in points right now. In fact, he even tweeted about it earlier this week. Most don't see us. We're still here. #ambush #truexnation — Martin Truex Jr. (@MartinTruex_Jr) October 13, 2015 But that still doesn’t phase him. …

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