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Joey Logano Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Happy Hour

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On Saturday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series finally managed to get in a full practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After rains shortened Xfinity Series qualifying to only two rounds, track crews worked hard to get the surface back into racing shape. By 1 p.m., the track was ready to go for 50 minutes of practice. …

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Kyle Larson Tops Rain-Shortened 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 Practice No. 2 at Homestead

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The Sprint Cup Series is two-for-two so far this weekend in Homestead. Unfortunately, they’re two-for-two in practice sessions being shortened by rain. The session itself started about five minutes late due to track drying from overnight rains. Because of that, the session was going to be extended to 11 a.m. That did not turn to …

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Tracking The Trucks: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead

(Photo credit: Zach Catanzareti)

In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton claimed his sixth victory of the season in the Ford EcoBoost 200. Crafton swept a number of drivers who either stayed out or took two tires on the final caution and drove away from there to take the win. John Hunter Nemechek finished 2.942 seconds behind in second. Tyler Reddick was third, …

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Kyle Larson Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 Xfinity Practice at Homestead

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On Friday afternoon, the Xfinity Series held a 45-minute practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway ahead of Saturday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300. The rain that ended Sprint Cup practice early did not affect the session.  However, the tire wear and increased amount of rubber on the track did. Much like in Camping World Truck Series practice …

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Wood Brothers Racing, Ryan Blaney Plan Full-Time Cup Schedule in 2016

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The Wood brothers are coming back to NASCAR full-time, and they’re bringing with them a young up-and-comer. Wood Brothers Racing announced Friday (Nov. 20) that the team will return to full-time competition in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, and Ryan Blaney will return to the seat for his first full year in Cup, while Jeremy …

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Daniel Hemric Tops 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 Truck Practice at Homestead

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Despite some overnight rains, the sole practice session for the Camping World Truck Series started on-time Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After only a few minutes, it became quite clear that tire wear and falloff will be a significant factor all weekend, regardless of the series. In the early stages of the 145-minute sessions, Daniel Hemric …

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Changes Afoot at Stewart-Haas Racing?

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During Thursday’s Championship Media Day at the Diplomat Hotel & Spa in Hollywood, Fla., Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner/driver Tony Stewart was asked about his team and what they are planning on doing to right the ship, and though he did not offer any specifics, it is safe to assume that Stewart wants his team to be back …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Phoenix a Tiring Challenge for NASCAR on NBC

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Normally, Sprint Cup races at Phoenix International Raceway are some of the shortest of the year. Sunday was clearly an exception to that rule, as there was over 10 hours of coverage on NBC and NBCSN from Avondale. We’ll get to the desert in a moment. On Monday, NBC Sports announced a special ramping up …

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Jimmie Johnson Fastest in 2015 Quicken Loans 500 Practice No. 1 at Phoenix

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

On Friday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series teams took to Phoenix International Raceway’s 1-mile tri-oval for 85 minutes of practice. Unlike last week in Texas, the trend during the session was that drivers could still pump out fast laps on tires that had as many as 15 laps on them. Late in the session, Jimmie …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC “Chase-Ing” Away Viewers With Title Focus

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After the events of Martinsville, I figured that I’d be able to relax a little bit. Yes, last year saw the tempers boil over. I saw that NBCSN ranked that as the biggest thing to ever happen (in a NASCAR race) at Texas Motor Speedway. I respectfully disagree. AAA Texas 500 Sunday brought the Sprint …

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