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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins 2015 Coke Zero 400 as Horrific Crash Hits at Daytona

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The last lap of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway almost turned into a nightmare as one of the most brutal accidents in the history of the speedway sparked behind race-winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. “That scared the hell out of me, I’ll be honest with you,” said Earnhardt of the final lap accident in …

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Martin Truex Jr. Dumped Into Tire Barriers by David Ragan at Sonoma

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Although Sonoma Raceway is dominated by right-hand turns, it went all wrong for Martin Truex Jr. after contact with David Ragan sent the former Sonoma winner hard into the tire barriers. Shortly after a lap 27 restart, Truex was racing side-by-side with Michael Waltrip Racing’s Ragan and approaching the famed esses on the 2.52-mile circuit. …

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Kyle Busch Claims Comeback Win in 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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Kyle Busch turned a sunny day at Sonoma Raceway into his day of reckoning in the Sprint Cup Series as the 30-year-old – who is only four months removed from suffering a broken leg and foot at Daytona in February – took advantage of a brilliant strategy move late to hold off brother Kurt to …

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Kurt Busch Wins Rain-Shortened 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

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Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 was a stop-and-go affair with four red flags and an ultimately rain-shortened finish on lap 138 by the frequent cycle of rain that dominated the afternoon at at Michigan International Speedway. Kurt Busch, who retrieved the lead on lap 133 following a fuel gamble by Kyle Larson, led the final six …

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Kyle Busch’s Chase Chances Take Hard Hit At Michigan

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For the second time in four races since Kyle Busch’s return to Sprint Cup competition, the No. 18 has been sent to the garage with crash damage. Could he have been an innocent victim of Mother Nature? Sunday’s race at Michigan was dominated by rain; the field was stopped three times in the opening 60 …

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Beyond The Cockpit: Brett Moffitt on Admiring, Advancing & Adjusting

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Brett Moffitt’s particular journey to the Sprint Cup Series was quite unique. Moffitt spent five years in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East from 2009 to 2013 before making his first Sprint Cup start one year ago. This year, the 22-year-old has jumped from Michael Waltrip Racing to Front Row Motorsports in the span of …

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Jimmie Johnson Extends Record with 10th Dover Victory in 2015 FedEx 400

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Jimmie Johnson may not have had the quickest car in the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway, a rarity based on his past success here. Instead? He proved to be the smartest, staying out during a final pit stop with 25 laps to go and out-dueling Kevin Harvick to emerge a rare “unlikely” winner at …

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Chris Buescher Maintains Fuel, Steals 2015 Buckle Up 200 Victory at Dover

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If there is one thing Miles the Monster wasn’t hungry for on Saturday afternoon, it was Chris Buescher’s fuel tank. Going 98 laps on one tank of gas, he stretched mileage long enough to take the checkered flag at Dover for his second victory of the 2015 Xfinity Series season – and in the last …

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Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards Sweep 2015 FedEx 400 Saturday Practices at Dover

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Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards are in a good place. Not only are both coming off big wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, they led a 1-2 sweep of Saturday practice sessions at Dover International Speedway before Sunday’s FedEx 400. Joe Gibbs Racing continued their strong performance overall as teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch were …

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Hermie Sadler: From Behind the Wheel to In Front of the Camera

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Lights, camera, green flag. Hermie Sadler has been staying busy in the sport of NASCAR for over 15 years. With two wins on his Xfinity Series record, Sadler still sees occasional starts in NASCAR’s second-tier division. In fact, he was behind the wheel as recently as last September at Richmond. The 46-year-old native of Emporia, …

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