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NASCAR Tweaks All-Star Race Aero Package

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After opting to not run the 2016 aero package during last year’s Sprint All-Star Race, choosing to run it at Kentucky Speedway and Darlington Raceway instead. However, 2016’s exhibition will be different. NASCAR has introduced an aero package that will help eliminate side force in an attempt to help generate more passing. Additionally, the new …

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O’Reilly Auto Parts Moves Title Sponsorship from XFINITY Series to Sprint Cup at Texas

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For the first time since 2014, Texas Motor Speedway will have a new title sponsor for its spring race. O’Reilly Auto Parts, a long-time sponsor of the XFINITY Series events at Texas Motor Speedway, will move up a division to become the entitlement sponsor of the Sprint Cup Series race. Signing a multi-year agreement, O’Reilly becomes …

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Matt Kenseth Holds off Kyle Larson for Dover Victory

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

Miles the Monster should get into show business. Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism at Dover International Speedway was thrilling to the last lap. Matt Kenseth, in nail-biting fashion, battled and rose victory after racing the youngsters of Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott in the closing laps. The older dog of Kenseth still had one …

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Austin Dillon Experiences Brake Issues Once Again, Wrecks at Dover

(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

Austin Dillon did not plan on speaking to reporters after 183 laps at Dover International Speedway. The driver of the No. 3 car wondered around his vehicle in the garage area just before the halfway mark of the AAA 400 at the 1-mile oval. As Dillon titled his head, drinking his Coca-Cola, he avoided anyone for …

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JGR Sweeps Top 3 in Dover Sprint Cup Practice No. 2

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Just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning Sprint Cup teams took to Dover International Speedway for 50 minutes of practice on the high-banked oval.  The fastest laps of the session were determined in the first couple of minutes, when the track was its coolest and had the most shade. Kyle Busch turned in a lap at …

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Qualifying Cancelled for Sprint Cup and Truck Series at Dover

(Photo Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

It’s deja vu for Dover International Speedway as, for the second straight time at the Monster Mile, qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series has been cancelled due to inclement weather. With the starting lineup set per the rulebook Kevin Harvick will start from pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism after winning Friday’s opening …

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Kevin Harvick Wins Opening Sprint Cup Practice in Dover

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Kevin Harvick, who ripped around the 1-mile Dover International Speedway at 21.799 seconds (165.145 mph), won opening practice for the Sprint Cup Series in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Quick in his wake was Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who ran only six laps in the 80-minute session. Rounding out the top-5 times was Kyle Busch, …

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Danica Patrick, Tony Stewart & Jamie McMurray Wreck in Sprint Cup Series Practice at Dover

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Tony Stewart was sitting eighth on the speed chart a half-hour into the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session of the weekend at Dover International Speedway. Running six laps in his No. 14 car, he casually paced around the track, preparing for his third full race back since injuring his back in an off-road vehicle …

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Todd Berrier Will Be Kyle Busch’s Interim Crew Chief at Dover

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Todd Berrier will return to the top of the pit box at Dover International Speedway this weekend — this time for Kyle Busch. Berrier, a former full-time crew chief in the sport, will replace Adam Stevens for the race while Busch’s usual crew chief serves a one-race suspension, NBC Sports reports. Berrier’s tenure as crew chief came …

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NASCAR Reveals Current Top 5 in Sprint Fan Vote

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

If you’re curious about which drivers are most likely to snag this year’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race fan vote, you can now know the top five, at least. NASCAR has released the names of the top five vote-getters in the fan vote so far for the race, which will be held May 20, through May 11. …

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