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Beyond the Cockpit with Ray Evernham

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Ray Evernham was at the forefront of the revolution in NASCAR from old school racing to corporate dominated new school racing that is heavy on engineering. He piloted Jeff Gordon to three of his four championships and tutored many of the top head wrenches in the garage today. After dabbling in team ownership and guiding …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Daytona 500

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Who’s in the headline – The winningest duo in the Cup series last season was Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, and when the first checkered flag of the season flew at Daytona on Sunday it was Logano driving under it first for his first career victory at a restrictor-plate track. Logano brought the field to …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: Alert Today Florida 300

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Heading into Saturday’s XFINITY series inaugural race at Daytona International Speedway, only four drivers had scored their first career series win in the event. That number is now five, thanks to Ryan Reed putting his Roush Fenway Ford into Victory Lane at the World Center of Speed. Reed led the race twice, the second time …

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Denny Hamlin Leads Sprint Cup Happy Hour Practice

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The final practice for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 is in the books. Denny Hamlin tripped the clock in 44.531 seconds for a speed of 202.106 mph to lead all drivers. Hamlin logged 24 laps with the 11th being the fastest in the session. His speedy times continue to back the belief during Speedweeks that …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Alex Bowman New Teams and New Tricks

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Alex Bowman is embarking on his second full season in the Cup series. The 21-year-old driver will pilot the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing. After starting out in Quarter Midgets in his formative years, he has been in the full-bodied stock car world for the last five years. Bowman finished sixth in points in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

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Who’s In The Headline – Matt Kenseth added another notch to his Daytona belt. The two-time 500 champ wrestled the lead away from Martin Truex Jr. on lap 56 and took control of NASCAR’s season-opening exhibition race, the Sprint Unlimited. Kenseth did his best rolling chicane maneuvers over the final 19 circuits of the event, successfully …

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Grant Enfinger Goes Back-to-Back at Daytona

Grant Enfinger has long been known as a short track ace in the racing world. Last year he broke into the win category on dirt and restrictor plate tracks with a victory in the season opening race at Daytona International Speedway. That win propelled Enfinger to a blazing start to the 2014 season that included …

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2015 Daytona 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Pre-qualifying practice for the Daytona 500 is in the books. Two sessions took place at Daytona International Speedway Saturday on Saturday with 48 of the 49 cars entered for the 500 taking times in the first session. 42 cars were on track later in the second session. Overall, Ricky Stenhouse …

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