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Jimmie Johnson Soars to 6th Fontana Victory

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

Jimmie Johnson flew to victory in the Auto Club 400 after passing Kevin Harvick with two laps to go at Auto Club Speedway. Draped in Superman red, Johnson brought the Man of Steel to Victory Lane for the sixth time at Fontana and second time in the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season. “I knew we …

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Kevin Harvick Wins in Photo Finish for 8th Phoenix Victory

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Well, it happened again. Much like the 58th Daytona 500 to start the Sprint Cup Series season three weeks ago, the victory came down to inches. This time, it was Kevin Harvick edging Carl Edwards to the line by 0.010 seconds to win at Phoenix International Raceway for the eighth time in his career and …

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Jimmie Johnson Slides to Atlanta Win, Ties Dale Earnhardt with 76 wins

The Lowe’s Chevrolet was, like everyone else on Sunday, low on downforce in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson used the new package – as well as some crafty pit strategy – to grab the lead from Kevin Harvick to win for the first time in 2016 and fifth time …

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Denny Hamlin Wins in Closest Finish in Daytona 500 History

Daytona International Speedway has never been higher. And during Sunday’s 58th Daytona 500, it’s never been closer as Denny Hamlin gave a last-lap bump to Matt Kenseth in turn 4 before edging Martin Truex, Jr. to the line to win his first Daytona 500. “It’s the pinnacle of my career, for sure,” Hamlin said. “Toyota, it’s …

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Denny Hamlin Withstands Mayhem, Wins Third Sprint Unlimited

Sparks, carnage and some thrilling pack racing; It must be the Sprint Unlimited. Since there were a handful of spotless cars at the end of the 79-lap non-point race at Daytona International Speedway, it came up short to being a true demolition derby. However, even race winner Denny Hamlin overcame early damage to his No. …

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Lights, Camera, Action? It’s Nothing New for Jeff Gordon

More than ever in NASCAR history are drivers delivered to the fans consistently on a daily basis. In these days, even the offseason spells constant updates on the season to come. Since 2001, NASCAR on FOX has been known for placing highly successful – and strongly intelligent – personalities in the play-by-play booth. To call 43 …

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Bass Pro Shops Joins Furniture Row Racing, Martin Truex, Jr. for 2016

Unsurprisingly, people took notice of Furniture Row Racing’s breakout season with Martin Truex, Jr. in 2015. One in particular: Bass Pro Shops, who announced during Tuesday’s NASCAR Media Tour that it will sponsor the No. 78 Toyota of Truex and Furniture Row Racing for nine races in the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season. The outdoor recreation …

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Jimmie Johnson Back On Top, Wins at Atlanta

"Since you don't have anything to do this weekend, Jimmie, could you pick up a few shifts and make deliveries for me? You've almost got the right name and everything..." (Photo: CIA Stock Photography)

The fact that this victory for Jimmie Johnson at Atlanta Motor Speedway secures him a spot in the 16-driver Chase for the championship is not even the top thing on his mind, shows how big of win this really was. After what many in the world of NASCAR called a “down year” for the No.48 …

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