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Jeff Gordon Talks Championships Past and Future(?) in Homestead


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In Jeff Gordon’s words, victory at Martinsville Speedway less than three weeks ago sealed not only his chances at a walk-off championship, but his entire final season of Sprint Cup Series racing. “I didn’t think anything could top the Brickyard 400 in 1994, that win, until Martinsville,” Gordon said during Thursday’s Championship 4 media conference …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Steals Rain-Shortened 2015 Quicken Loans 500 Win in Phoenix

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Only for NASCAR does it rain in the desert. For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the returning rain during Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Jeff Gordon Raceway brought a victory as the race was officially called after 219 laps, granting the sport’s Most Popular Driver a third win at Phoenix and of the 2015 Sprint …

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4 Burning Questions in Phoenix: Will Kevin Harvick Drive to 5 Straight?

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1. Will Kevin Harvick drive to five straight at Phoenix? The track may be called Jeff Gordon Raceway in tribute to the four-time champion, but don’t get the wrong idea, this is still the place owned by Kevin Harvick. With four consecutive days ending in Victory Lane, you have to look at the laps led …

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Jimmie Johnson Pounces To 2015 AAA Texas 500 Victory, 6th at TMS

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Jimmie Johnson spoiled a Chase clinching win for Brad Keselowski as he made the winning pass with three laps to go to win the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The victory for Johnson is the fifth of the season and third in a row at Texas. “I kept working on him, working on …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Kyle Fowler on 2nd Chances, Pink Awareness and the Paperclip

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Kyle Fowler from Smyrna, Ga. was given a second shot at a Sprint Cup Series ride driving for Archie St. Hilaire in Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. The race at Martinsville brought Fowler back to the track for the second time after running and completing last year’s fall Chase race in the team’s No. …

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Pace Laps: Revenge, Free Agency, and Champions Crowned

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Sprint Cup Series: They’re at it again. Just as Joey Logano had visions a fourth consecutive win of 2015 and first at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Kenseth came back on track multiple laps down and all the eyes turned to the other yellow car of Kenseth. Heated from the Kansas spin off Logano’s bumper two weeks …

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Jeff Gordon Victorious in 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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You wouldn’t think the man hoisting the checkered flag had done it 92 prior times in the Sprint Cup Series. Jeff Gordon, in his final race at Martinsville Speedway in his final full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series, held off Jamie McMurray in a two-lap shootout to grab the victory in the Goody’s Headache …

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Austin Cindric Grateful for Martinsville Opportunity

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For the second week in succession, Camping World Truck Series team owner Brad Keselowski awarded a colossal opportunity to drive his No. 29 Ford truck; this time to a new young gun in Austin Cindric. The 17-year-old son of Team Penske president Tim Cindric made his Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway in the Kroger …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Kroger 200 at Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton grabbed the checkered flag in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway ahead of John Hunter Nemechek. The race featured 12 cautions flags and saw drivers like Cole Custer and Timothy Peters perform marvelous comebacks after early troubles at the paperclip. Cameron Hayley, Custer and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top five. Who …

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Cole Custer Wins 2015 Kroger 200 Pole at Martinsville


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Looks like the young drivers are already on a sugar rush; it is Halloween, after all. At a lap of 19.530 seconds (96.959 mph) Cole Custer won the pole for Saturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. It is the third pole of his Camping World Truck Series career and first of 2015. Behind him are three …

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