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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Joey Logano

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Joey Logano entered the 2015 season with unmistakable momentum, having had his best season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the year prior. Logano, finished the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season with five victories and found himself racing in the final four at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. He would later finish fourth of the …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Kyle Larson

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To say Kyle Larson suffered through NASCAR’s mythical sophomore slump would be an understatement. Favored to make the Chase in his second season driving for Chip Ganassi Racing the driver most label championship talent simply struggled to collect top-10 finishes throughout most of a disappointing 2015 season. Larson not only missed the postseason field but wasn’t …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Casey Mears

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How hard is it to succeed in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series? Ask single-car Germain Racing. A two-time Camping World Truck Series championship organization, they entered the Sprint Cup fray in 2009 on a part-time basis with veteran Max Papis behind the wheel. In 2010, they attempted the whole schedule with Papis, making a driver switch …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Matt Kenseth

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This 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season was quite memorable for Matt Kenseth. The veteran driver, in his third year with Joe Gibbs Racing, made the Chase once again and had five wins on the season. Those are the kind of things that every driver wants to achieve. But the legacy for Kenseth’s 2015 season won’t …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Brad Keselowski

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2015 looked like it could be the year that Brad Keselowski won Roger Penske their second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title together, especially in the midst of a summer stretch that included 10 straight top 10s. But at the end, it looked like Tom trying to chase Jerry: coming so close to winning, but unable to …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Sam Hornish Jr.

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In sports like baseball and hockey, it isn’t uncommon for a player to move between the major and minor leagues during his career. In NASCAR, not so much. Once a driver has made it to the major league Sprint Cup Series, history dictates he’ll stay there until he can’t find a ride. When that time …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne looked to the 2015 season as a reboot. With his longtime crew chief Kenny Francis replaced by Keith Rodden, the change was meant to invigorate a career that had become middling. With a finishes of 12th and 15th in 2013 and 2014, respectively, Kahne seemed to be a driver in his mid-30s who …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Denny Hamlin

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All told, it wasn’t too shabby a year for Denny Hamlin. The driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota finished up the 2015 season in ninth place, the eighth time in 10 full seasons at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series level that the career Joe Gibbs Racing driver has cracked the top 10 in the …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Kevin Harvick

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For Kevin Harvick, 2015 will forever be remembered as the year of near-misses, both good, and bad. By all accounts, it is entirely arguable that Harvick was the best driver over the course of the 36-race 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Harvick collected three wins, 23 top fives, and 28 top 10s in 2015, numbers …

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