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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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Friday night at Richmond International Raceway was Denny Hamlin’s version of a doctor’s checkup following neck spasms during last weekend’s Food City 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol. Hamlin had to rely on 18-year-old Erik Jones to complete the race, and as a thank-you gift, gave Jones and the rest of the Xfinity field …

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Denny Hamlin Obliterates Field to Win 2015 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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If you only tune into the Sprint Cup Series every weekend, these recent winners for the Xfinity Series have been rather familiar. If you’re Denny Hamlin, your neck is feeling better after leading 248 of 250 laps in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway. “It’s unbelievable,” Hamlin told FOX Sports 1 in victory …

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Massive Pit Road Fire Sends Brendan Gaughan’s No. 62 Crew Members to Hospital

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A massive fire during a pit stop for Brendan Gaughan sent rear tire changer Anthony O’Brien and gas man Josh Wittman to the infield care center for possible burns. Each crew member for Gaughan were soon transported to local hospital. A crew member for Eric McClure, who was pitted near Gaughan, was also taken to …

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Joey Logano Wins 3rd Pole of Cup Season at Richmond for Toyota Owners 400

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Since NASCAR announced the new format for Sprint Cup Series qualifying in 2014, Joey Logano and Team Penske have been showing the competition how it’s done. Logano will start on the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. It’s his third pole of the season and fifth front-row start in nine …

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Matt Kenseth Survives to Win Wild 2015 Food City 500 at Bristol

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On paper, it will be remembered as the longest race in the history of Bristol Motor Speedway. For the fans who stuck around for over nine hours, they will remember the wild wrecks, close racing and a green-flag finish for the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes. Matt Kenseth was the man above …

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Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson Involved in Multi-Car Crash at Bristol

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When the lights turn on, the sparks start flying. Especially in the later stages at Bristol Motor Speedway. While attempting a pass on the lapped car of Jeb Burton, Jimmie Johnson made contact with Burton’s left rear, sparking a multi-car collision into the first turn during Sunday’s Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes. …

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Denny Hamlin Out of Bristol Race With Neck Spasms

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Denny Hamlin will not compete in the No. 11 Toyota following a worsening neck spasm during a long red flag at Bristol Motor Speedway. Erik Jones will substitute, making his first laps in a Sprint Cup Series car. “Something in my neck-to-upper-back around lap 12,” Hamlin said to a television reporter atop his Joe Gibbs …

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Early Bristol Wreck Collects Both Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano

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Things turned sour for Team Penske at Bristol Motor Speedway from the start on Sunday. Completing lap 23 of the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes, Brad Keselowski broke loose off turn 4 while passing the lapped car of Alex Kennedy, collecting Penske teammate Joey Logano in the process. “The car just took …

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Kurt Busch Wins 2nd Pole of 2015 for Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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For the second time in three races, Kurt Busch will lead a Stewart-Haas Racing front row to the green flag for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500. With a lap of 193.847 mph, the driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet scored his second pole in four races since he returned the the track. The pole is …

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Erik Jones Grabs Back-to-Back Poles at Texas for 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

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With GameStop on the hood, Erik Jones had the field set on “easy mode” as he dominated Xfinity Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. At a lap of 29.163 seconds, Jones starts on pole for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. “I really didn’t know we would be that fast,” Jones told FOX Sports …

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