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NASCAR Releases 2017 Sprint Cup, XFINITY, Truck Schedules

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

The 2017 schedules for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series are here. And if you were expected any major changes to any, well, there’s no need to read further. The schedules, revealed Thursday, May 5, represent an adherence to the status quo as far as recent schedules have gone, particularly the …

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10 Teams Warned After Talladega

(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

10 teams between the Sprint Cup and XFINITY series were warned for failing pre-race inspection multiple times during the Talladega race weekend, including the No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson. Johnson’s team failed template inspection three times and in addition to his warning he will lose 15 minutes of practice time this weekend at Kansas Speedway. …

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Brad Keselowski Takes Wacky Victory in Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Though the race was marred by three airborne racecars and a big one of more than 15 cars, Brad Keselowski will remember Sunday’s GEICO 500 as a winner after holding off Kyle Busch to win at Talladega Superspeedway. For Keselowski, the win is his second of the 2016 season and fourth at the 2.66-mile track. …

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Chris Buescher Flips in Vicious Multi-Car Crash

Chris Buescher fell victim to a harrowing incident that saw him flip three times during Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Buescher, the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion, was running back in the pack on Lap 96 when he fell victim to an incident in front of him. Running for position, Jamie McMurray slid up into …

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Carl Edwards Crashes, Collects Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at Talladega

Looking for his third victory in a row, Carl Edwards was involved in one of many nasty crashes during Sunday’s Geico 500. Edwards was running on the inside line through Turn 1 of the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway when a flat tire sent his No. 19 ARRIS Toyota rocketing up the track. Unable to control his machine, …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., ‘Amelia’ Lost in Early Talladega Tussle

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Amelia’s return was short-lived. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was running 10th on lap 50 of Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway when he lost control of his machine off of Turn 2. The six-time Talladega winner crashed into the outside wall, taking Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne and Matt DiBenedetto with him. Driving ‘Amelia’, a car nicknamed …

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