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NASCAR 101: With 13 Down, Who Can Win with 13 to Go?

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Joey Logano. Jimmie Johnson. Kevin Harvick. Carl Edwards. Brad Keselowski. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kurt Busch. Matt Kenseth. Denny Hamlin. With 13 races run in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, these are the drivers who have punched a ticket to the Chase when it begins come September. A blistering pace when it comes to …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Sons of Former Drivers Who, Like Jesse Little, Started in the Truck Series

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Your eyes dart to the leaderboard during the Lucas Oil 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Dover International Speedway and you see a somewhat familiar sight, if you’ve been following the sport long enough: the No. 97 and the last name Little. No tricks here, though it’s not Chad Little you’re seeing …

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NASCAR 101: Which State Has the Most NASCAR Drivers?

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You probably already know the hometown of your favorite driver. Why wouldn’t you? You know everything about them, especially in the age of social media. Looking up a home state is a cakewalk. But every driver? That’s a lot of information to digest and remember. And where is the highest concentration of NASCAR drivers in …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers We Want to See in Cup Before the End of 2015

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Erik Jones makes his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend with a start at Kansas Speedway for Joe Gibbs Racing – that is, unless you count his partial race filling in for Denny Hamlin at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, and we’re not. His entrance into the Cup Series makes for what has already …

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NASCAR 101: Where Erik Jones May Shine in His New Cup Career

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Get ready, because Erik Jones is here. Don’t know him? That’s probably because you don’t follow the Xfinity and/or Camping World Truck series – which is fine, you’re not missing a whole hell of a lot in NXS at least. Jones has been touted as one of the young guns to watch in the sport …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Driver Intro Songs at Bristol That Made Total Sense

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There’s a lot of great racing tradition at Bristol Motor Speedway, whether it’s the track’s penchant for providing all kinds of beating and banging across hundreds of miles of racing or the tempers that flare throughout – not to mention the coliseum-like atmosphere suggested by the seating arrangements. And then there’s the music. No, not the …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Saturday Night Races, Ranked

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This weekend marks a first for NASCAR this season, unless you’re counting the exhibition events. There’s racing this weekend, but no cars will take the track Sunday. Instead, the racing will be done starting tomorrow night at Texas Motor Speedway, culminating with the Sprint Cup Series event Saturday evening. It marks the first of seven …

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NASCAR 101: Why Drivers Under 18 Have a Shot in the Trucks

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This weekend, you could conceivably see drivers on a NASCAR national series level that don’t even have their driver’s license yet. Not to say that’s actually gonna happen; of the young’ns this weekend, everyone’s at least 16 years old, meaning unless someone decided to delay taking their test, you could meet any of them out …

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NASCAR 101: Why Kurt Busch Has a Chance at the Championship

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When Kurt Busch returns from his indefinite suspension from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend, he’ll be on an even playing field with the rest of the Cup roster when it comes to winning the series championship. Wait, what? That’s right: despite missing the first three races of the 2015 season, Busch may be your …

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