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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Martin Truex Jr.

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“I think that everything I do tends to root for the underdog.” – Judd Apatow, award-winning film director and producer It’s safe to assume most of NASCAR Nation found themselves rooting for the underdog fairy tale that was Martin Truex Jr.‘s 2015 season. You had a driver battling back after a ride lost at Michael …

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Beyond the Cockpit: John Hunter Nemechek on Motivation, Variation and Determination


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At just 18 years young, John Hunter Nemechek is winning not only races but the attention of NASCAR fans. Sprouting from the motorsport household Nemechek name, John Hunter was tied into racing from the moment he was born. With father Joe having an Xfinity Series championship and nearly 100 Sprint Cup Series starts at the …

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Kyle Busch Captures 2015 Sprint Cup Championship with Homestead Win

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Sweet, sweet victory. Overcoming near-impossible odds through the 2015 NASCAR season, Kyle Busch capped it off with a win in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and his first Sprint Cup Series championship, holding off reigning title holder Kevin Harvick. “I dont know that anybody could have ever dreamed of this year,” Busch said. …

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Kyle Larson Wins Homestead, Chris Buescher Takes 2015 Xfinity Series Championship

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Chris Buescher brought it home Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to clinch his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in his second season, finishing 11th in the Ford EcoBoost 300. Buescher capped off a consistent season that saw him score two victories and 11 top-five finishes to win the title ahead of Chase Elliott. “When everybody is …

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Kyle Busch Wins 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 Xfinity Pole at Homestead

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Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway as rain halted and cut short the qualifying session. For Busch, the pole is the 48th of his Xfinity Series career, fifth of 2015 and second at Homestead in the last four years. An impressive statistic for the 30-year-old is the current …

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Matt Crafton Wins Ford EcoBoost 200, But Erik Jones Takes 2015 Truck Series Title in Homestead

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Matt Crafton won the battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway while Erik Jones won the war. Crafton started the Ford EcoBoost 200 – the season finale for the Camping World Truck Series – from the pole position and led a race-high 93 laps en route to one more victory in 2015. However, that effort wasn’t nearly enough …

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Denny Hamlin Scores Final Pole of 2015 Cup Season at Homestead

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The battle for the Sprint Cup Series championship will start in Denny Hamlin‘s rear-view mirror. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver won the pole for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, putting the No. 11 Toyota up front over all four title contenders. The pole, won with a speed of 176.655 mph is the 23rd …

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Matt Crafton Wins Pole for 2015 Truck Series Season Finale at Homestead

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The series championship may be out the window for Matt Crafton, but he doesn’t plan on backing down in the final weekend of the 2015 Camping World Truck Series season. With a lap of 32.229 seconds, Crafton secured his 11th career pole, fourth of the season and first at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a truck returning from …

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AJ Allmendinger Enjoying Time on ‘NASCAR Race Hub’


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Transitioning from driving a racecar to wearing a suit and tie behind the screen of a national TV network can be quite the drastic curve for Sprint Cup Series drivers, but AJ Allmendinger is having a good time with it, he says. Allmendinger, a full-time Sprint Cup Series driver in the No. 47 Chevrolet for JTG-Daugherty …

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Carl Edwards Leads Opening 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 Practice at Homestead

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Winning the opening Sprint Cup Series practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway may not heal the blow of missing the Championship foursome by five points, but it may be a sign of positive things to come for Carl Edwards. Ripping around the 1.5-mile oval at 175.143 mph (30.832 seconds), Edwards topped the charts in what could …

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