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Kevin Harvick Paces Saturday Morning 2015 Axalta 400 Practice at Pocono

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Kevin Harvick picked up exactly where he left off on Friday by being the fastest driver in the 43-car field as he was quickest in the opening Saturday practice for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Pocono Raceway. Harvick was fastest in Friday’s practice session and in the first two rounds of qualifying. Harvick’s fast time …

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Austin Dillon Wins 2015 Hisense 300 at Charlotte, Dash 4 Cash Field Set

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Austin Dillon scored his second Xfinity Series win this season Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dillon qualified on the pole for the 300-mile race and rarely relinquished the top spot throughout the race, leading 160 of 200 laps, but after the final restart of the day with 34 laps to go, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in Final 2015 Coca-Cola 600 Practice Sessions at Charlotte

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There were two practice sessions for Sprint Cup Series teams on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kurt Busch was fastest in both of them. Busch was fastest in the Saturday morning session with a speed of 192.644 mph (28.031 seconds), then later in final practice with a speed of 188.653 (28.624 seconds). Busch is looking for …

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Austin Dillon on Pole for 2015 Hisense 300 at Charlotte

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Austin Dillon will attempt the Charlotte double this weekend by racing 300 miles Saturday afternoon and 600 miles on Sunday. Early Saturday afternoon, Austin helped his case for a good weekend by winning the pole for the Hisense 300. The first session was led by Darrell Wallace Jr. with a speed of 183.968 mph. Erik …

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Kurt Busch Tops Saturday Morning Coca-Cola 600 Practice

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In the first of two 50 minute practice sessions for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch ended the session at the top of the scoreboard. His very first lap of session was 28.031 seconds (192.644 mph), over a tenth of a second faster than anyof the other 42 Sprint Cup drivers. Polesitter Matt Kenseth, the 2000 Coca-Cola …

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Denny Hamlin Wins 2015 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte

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Earlier today in qualifying for the 31st Sprint All-Star Race, while attempting to slow down and make it into his pit stall, Denny Hamlin, knowing that he would likely miss his pit, put his car in reverse before he stopped. That move proved to be worth $1 million, as he started first and won on …

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Drew Herring Wins Pole for 2015 3M 250 at Iowa

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In a substitute role for Joe Gibbs Racing, Drew Herring qualified on  the pole for the 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway. Herring is practicing and qualifying the No. 20 car for Erik Jones, who will compete in the race on Sunday. Subsequently, the No. 20 will be moved to the back of the field at the …

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Richard Childress Racing Drivers Fastest in 2015 3M 250 Practice at Iowa, Scary Moment For Jamie Dick

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While the Sprint Cup Series has their All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, the Xfinity Series will go short-track racing instead, traveling to 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway for the 3M 250. NXS teams had two practice sessions Saturday morning to dial in their cars, with a frontrunner quickly emerging for the pole: Richard Childress …

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Jimmie Johnson Steals 3rd Win of 2015 Season in Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

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For much of the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway, it looked as if the race would be decided between Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. However, after a nearly 2.5-hour rain delay, a late-race caution and a gutsy call, Jimmie Johnson drove his way to victory lane for the third time at Kansas …

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AJ Allmendinger Secures 5-Year Deal with JTG Daugherty Racing

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AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 47 car for JTG Daugherty Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, will not have to worry about finding a ride for quite some time. Announced Saturday at Kansas Speedway, Allmendinger has agreed to a five-year extension of his contract, putting him in the No. 47 car until the 2020 …

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