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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Greg Biffle

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All good things must come to an end. That’s the motto of Greg Biffle’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Biffle ran his final season for Roush Fenway Racing in 2016 driving the No. 16 car. It’s the same number he has driven every race since February 2003. A week after the season Biffle and …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Danica Patrick

2016 Indianapolis Cup Danica Patrick Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

One thing is glaringly evident in observing Danica Patrick’s 2016- she’s running out of time. The 34 year old driver just finished her fourth season at stock car racing’s highest level. Many drivers who have the opportunity to drive in Stewart Haas level equipment have at least shown flashes of brilliance. But in 2016, Patrick …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Casey Mears

2016 Kansas I CUP Casey Mears Brett Moist NKP

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In NASCAR, there are no guarantees, and as such it’s possible for a team to check all the boxes and still struggle to perform.  That was the fate of Casey Mears and Germain Racing in 2016 after coming off the team’s best-ever season at NASCAR’s top level in 2015. A fueling issue in the Daytona …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Aric Almirola

2016 Loudon I CUP Aric Almirola Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

For Aric Almirola, 2016 was originally a season worth looking forward to.  He had just missed out on qualifying for the Chase in 2015, but earned a career-best three top 5 finishes.  There was a little momentum. However, in the offseason, the team began building their own chassis to supplement the equipment they have been …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Clint Bowyer

2016 Indianapolis CUP Clint Bowyer Logan Whitton NKP

(Credit: Logan Whitton / NKP)

Perhaps no driver in NASCAR was happier for Homestead to come than Clint Bowyer. It's here…..IT IS HERE!!!! @HomesteadMiami — Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) November 16, 2016 It was a pretty dire season for Bowyer in 2016. After jumping from the sinking ship that was Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of 2015, Bowyer landed a …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Landon Cassill

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Throughout a season, NASCAR teams will experience — like clockwork — the ups and downs of a racing season, and Landon Cassill’s 2016 season consisted of exactly that. Cassill and Front Row Motorsports showed both flashes of brilliance and rough days at the racetrack. However, the season also consisted of Cassill and his team showing their …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Michael McDowell

2016 Phoenix I CUP Michael McDowell Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

Michael McDowell gave NASCAR fans some of the year’s best underdog moments in not only the Sprint Cup Series but also the XFINITY Series. From his top-10 efforts in Cup to a maiden XFINITY win in the summer, 2016 was a season of progress, triumph and memories for the 31-year-old. At the 2016 Daytona 500, its …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

2016 Kentucky CUP Dale Earnhardt Jr Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

“My biggest concern was, ‘Is this it?’ After five weeks I couldn’t help but wonder, ‘Will I ever be the same again?” Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s words, coming from an interview with Marty Smith of ESPN last week, just about summed up the questions surrounding him in 2016. Earnhardt was sidelined halfway through the season due …

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