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AJ Allmendinger on Pole for 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

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It’s no secret that AJ Allmendinger knows how to get around road courses, and his skills were on full display Saturday afternoon when he was fastest in both rounds of qualifying and will start first in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen. The pole is Allmendinger’s second of the season, with the first coming at …

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Joey Logano on Pole for 2015 Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen

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It was a Penske-dominated day in Xfinity Series qualifying at Watkins Glen, with Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski posting the top-two lap times in both of the sessions and the end result being Logano on the pole for the Zippo 200. The pole was Logano’s 30th of his career, tying Mark Martin for second-most on the …

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Finally Victorious: Ryan Blaney Wins a Wild 2015 US Cellular 250 in Iowa

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After a mistake last week that cost Team Penske’s No. 22 Discount Tire team a victory at the Brickyard, Ryan Blaney said that it was the driver’s fault. Well, he certainly made it up for it Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, leading 252 laps in a race that was only supposed to have 250 (two …

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Carl Edwards Fastest in 1st Saturday Practice at Pocono

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Three words: Joe Gibbs Racing. The four-car Toyota team, which struggled to find consistent speed in the beginning of the season, has become the class of the Sprint Cup Series field for the past several weeks, and this weekend is no exception. The JGR cars were first, second, third and fourth fastest in the opening …

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Last-Lap Pass Puts Kyle Busch in Victory Lane in 2015 Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway is not known for last lap passes, but when a checkered flag is within reach, Kyle Busch has shown he can do amazing things. On Saturday in the Lilly Diabetes 250 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the all-time NXS race winner did just that. After qualifying on the pole, Busch dominated much …

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Carl Edwards Wins 1st Career Brickyard Pole for 2015 Jeff Kyle 400

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Before Sprint Cup Series qualifying, Carl Edwards asked crew chief Darian Grubb what the plan was. Grubb’s response was “Make it to the top 12.” Not only did Edwards do just that, but he put his No. 19 Stanley Toyota on the pole for the 22nd running of the Brickyard 400. The pole is Edwards’s …

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Kyle Busch on Pole for the 2015 Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis

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It’s a good time to be Kyle Busch. Busch has won three of the past four Sprint Cup Series races and is moving closer and closer to securing a top-30 spot in the points standings. He continues his impressive run this weekend in the Xfinity Series qualifying on the pole for Lilly Diabetes 250. Similar …

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Spinner to Winner: Denny Hamlin Wins Wild 2015 Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire

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Denny Hamlin was all over the place today. Literally. From practicing his Sprint Cup car in the morning, to spinning in front of the field early on in the Xfinity Series race in which he started from the pole. However, at the end of 200 laps, it was Hamlin who took the checkered flag and won the Lakes …

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Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer Collide in the Garage Area at New Hampshire

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It’s been one of those weekends for Jeff Gordon. The No. 24 struggled to find speed in Friday’s practice session and could only muster up a 23rd-place qualifying effort. The team continued to struggle on the track in Saturday’s opening session, but the team found even more trouble in the garage, While attempting to assist …

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Carl Edwards Fastest in Rain-Shortened Final Practice in New Hampshire

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For the third week in a row, rain has affected the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This time, it shortened what was scheduled to be a 55-minute final practice session for the 43 teams. In the time that teams were able to get on the track, the leader board looked very familiar. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Carl …

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