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Kevin Harvick Wins Opening Sprint Cup Practice in Dover

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Kevin Harvick, who ripped around the 1-mile Dover International Speedway at 21.799 seconds (165.145 mph), won opening practice for the Sprint Cup Series in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Quick in his wake was Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who ran only six laps in the 80-minute session. Rounding out the top-5 times was Kyle Busch, …

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Erik Jones Tops Troublesome Opening XFINITY Practice at Dover

Erik Jones won opening practice for the XFINITY Series at Dover International Speedway after posting a lap time of 22.699 seconds (158.597 mph). Ty Dillon finished second in the session, a mere 0.010 seconds behind, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Daniel Suarez and Matt Tifft. Alex Bowman, who will make his first NASCAR start of 2016, completed …

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Brad Keselowski Takes Wacky Victory in Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Though the race was marred by three airborne racecars and a big one of more than 15 cars, Brad Keselowski will remember Sunday’s GEICO 500 as a winner after holding off Kyle Busch to win at Talladega Superspeedway. For Keselowski, the win is his second of the 2016 season and fourth at the 2.66-mile track. …

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Kasey Kahne Grabs ‘Encouraging’ Fourth-Place Effort at Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Returning to the sight of his first Sprint Cup Series win back in 2005, Richmond International Raceway seemed to bring out the best in Kasey Kahne on Sunday afternoon. Grabbing a much-needed fourth-place finish in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond, Kahne was excited to be back racing in the front of the field. “We …

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Cole Custer Impresses in XFINITY Debut

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

With a slick and smooth JR Motorsports paint scheme on the car for Cole Custer the 18-year-old drove the same way in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250.  One of the sport’s more talented teenagers, Custer came home sixth in his XFINITY Series debut. “It went great,” he said after the race. “We had to start pretty far …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Excited For Richmond Return

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

For the first time in Jeffrey Earnhardt’s Sprint Cup Series career he will unload onto a racetrack with prior experience. Last September, the 26-year-old rookie grandson of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. made his debut at Richmond International Raceway for Go FAS Racing. Finishing 40th in a 43-car field, Earnhardt simply kept his No. 32 Ford out …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dominates Richmond Toward 24th XFINITY Win

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was the man in charge for Saturday’s Toyotacare 250 at Richmond International Raceway as he led 128 of 149 laps en route to victory. The win for Earnhardt his is first in the XFINITY Series in nearly six years and his fourth at Richmond. “I don’t run the XFINITY Series but a …

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Happy Hour in Richmond

Jimmie Johnson led the way in final practice for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. In a session that saw all 40 cars take times on the 0.75-mile track, Johnson trumped them all with a lap time of 22.342 seconds [120.849 mph]. A mere 0.042 behind the six-time champion was Hendrick Motorsports teammate …

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Sprint Cup Qualifying Rained Out, Kevin Harvick on Pole

Kevin Harvock waits to climb into his No. 4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway

Due to inclement weather throughout Friday at Richmond International Raceway, qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series has been cancelled, putting Kevin Harvick on pole for Sunday. Leading the way in the one and only Friday practice session, Harvick will in return led the field to green per the rulebook for the Toyota Owners 400. “We …

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