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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 400 at Chicagoland

2015 Chicago CUP Denny Hamlin burnout CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography, 2015)

Who’s in the headline – Dave Rogers made a call to stay out on a late-race caution and Denny Hamlin restarted the race in third with five laps to go. He went three-wide on the bottom of the track, cleared Jeff Gordon in turns 1 and 2, passed Kurt Busch as they spilled onto the …

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Off the Wall With: Alex Bowman

2015 Martinsville I CUP Alex Bowman car credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

In the spotlight this week: Rising Sprint Cup star Alex Bowman What’s fun besides racing? Alex Bowman: All car related stuff. I do a lot of building my own street cars, modifying stuff and stuff like that. I have a lot of friends who do the same stuff. What’s the top item on your bucket …

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Tech Talk: Tommy Baldwin on How the Digital Dash Is Good for NASCAR

Tommy Baldwin Cup 2015 Phil Cavali

(Photo Credit: Phil Cavali, The Hot Lap)

Tommy Baldwin is not just the crew chief of the No. 7 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car driven by Alex Bowman. He’s also the owner. The longtime crew chief brings a unique perspective to the job and also provides some interesting insight into next season and this year’s Chase. In this week’s Tech Talk, Baldwin talks …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 400 at Chicagoland

2015 Richmond II CUP Matt Kenseth wins CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Who’s in the headline – Matt Kenseth is peaking at the right time. The 2003 champion has won three of the last six races and heads into the Chase as the hottest driver in the sport. Joe Gibbs Racing had three of the top-six finishers, and at one point early in the race, had all …

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Off the Wall With: Matt Kenseth

2015 Richmond II CUP Matt Kenseth family CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

On the spot this week: 2003 Sprint Cup Champion Matt Kenseth What’s fun besides racing? Matt Kenseth: Nothing, this is it. This is going to be quicker than you thought isn’t it? What’s the top item on your bucket list? Kenseth: I spend a lot of time playing with my kids when we’re not at …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson Talks Darlington Tire Wear, Richmond Grooves

Tony Gibson Darlington Cup 2015 Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Tony Gibson has been around this sport for a very long time; as such, he’s seen quite a few changes since he was a member of the 1992 NASCAR Cup Series championship team of Alan Kulwicki. Things are now coming full circle and the sport is getting back to the lower downforce cars that he …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Southern 500

2015 Darlington CUP Carl Edwards champagne CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Who’s in the headline – While Carl Edwards’s name appears in the headlines, it is his pit crew that deserves the accolades. The new aero package provided some great racing and passing opportunities, but the race came down to an eight-lap dash for the cash. Fresh tires were good enough for 15–20 laps, so whoever …

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Brad Keselowski Takes 2015 Southern 500 Pole

Brad Keselowski Cup Qualifying Darlington 2015 Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Brad Keselowski has embraced this throwback weekend and it has loved him in return. Keselowski ran a 27.492-second lap at a speed of 178.874 mph to win the pole for Sunday’s Southern 500. Starting to his outside will be Kurt Busch. The elder Busch brother ran a 177.588-mph lap in 27.691 seconds. Kevin Harvick was …

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2015 Southern 500 Retro Paint Scheme Photo Gallery

Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne Darlington Cup Retro 2015 Mike Neff 136

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Off the Wall With: Josh Wise

2014 Loudon I CUP Josh Wise CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography © 2014)

On the spot this week: NASCAR driver Josh Wise What’s fun besides racing? Josh Wise: Playing with my kids. What’s the top item on your bucket list? Wise: Win a Sprint Cup race. Your go-to on movie night is: Wise: I watched Anchorman this morning. There isn’t a go-to flick but I like to watch …

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