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Chad Johnston Named 2016 Crew Chief for Kyle Larson

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On Thursday, Tony Stewart made reference to potential changes at Stewart-Haas Racing in the offseason during Championship Media Day. Crew chief Chad Johnston was likely viewed as being at the center of those changes. If that was so, he didn’t take very long to find himself a new home. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing with …

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Kyle Busch Captures 2015 Sprint Cup Championship with Homestead Win

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Sweet, sweet victory. Overcoming near-impossible odds through the 2015 NASCAR season, Kyle Busch capped it off with a win in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and his first Sprint Cup Series championship, holding off reigning title holder Kevin Harvick. “I dont know that anybody could have ever dreamed of this year,” Busch said. …

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Joey Logano Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Happy Hour

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On Saturday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series finally managed to get in a full practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After rains shortened Xfinity Series qualifying to only two rounds, track crews worked hard to get the surface back into racing shape. By 1 p.m., the track was ready to go for 50 minutes of practice. …

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Kyle Larson Tops Rain-Shortened 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 Practice No. 2 at Homestead

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The Sprint Cup Series is two-for-two so far this weekend in Homestead. Unfortunately, they’re two-for-two in practice sessions being shortened by rain. The session itself started about five minutes late due to track drying from overnight rains. Because of that, the session was going to be extended to 11 a.m. That did not turn to …

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Denny Hamlin Scores Final Pole of 2015 Cup Season at Homestead

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The battle for the Sprint Cup Series championship will start in Denny Hamlin‘s rear-view mirror. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver won the pole for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, putting the No. 11 Toyota up front over all four title contenders. The pole, won with a speed of 176.655 mph is the 23rd …

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AJ Allmendinger Enjoying Time on ‘NASCAR Race Hub’

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Transitioning from driving a racecar to wearing a suit and tie behind the screen of a national TV network can be quite the drastic curve for Sprint Cup Series drivers, but AJ Allmendinger is having a good time with it, he says. Allmendinger, a full-time Sprint Cup Series driver in the No. 47 Chevrolet for JTG-Daugherty …

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Wood Brothers Racing, Ryan Blaney Plan Full-Time Cup Schedule in 2016

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The Wood brothers are coming back to NASCAR full-time, and they’re bringing with them a young up-and-comer. Wood Brothers Racing announced Friday (Nov. 20) that the team will return to full-time competition in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, and Ryan Blaney will return to the seat for his first full year in Cup, while Jeremy …

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Carl Edwards Leads Opening 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 Practice at Homestead

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Winning the opening Sprint Cup Series practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway may not heal the blow of missing the Championship foursome by five points, but it may be a sign of positive things to come for Carl Edwards. Ripping around the 1.5-mile oval at 175.143 mph (30.832 seconds), Edwards topped the charts in what could …

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Changes Afoot at Stewart-Haas Racing?

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During Thursday’s Championship Media Day at the Diplomat Hotel & Spa in Hollywood, Fla., Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner/driver Tony Stewart was asked about his team and what they are planning on doing to right the ship, and though he did not offer any specifics, it is safe to assume that Stewart wants his team to be back …

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Jeff Gordon Talks Championships Past and Future(?) in Homestead

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In Jeff Gordon’s words, victory at Martinsville Speedway less than three weeks ago sealed not only his chances at a walk-off championship, but his entire final season of Sprint Cup Series racing. “I didn’t think anything could top the Brickyard 400 in 1994, that win, until Martinsville,” Gordon said during Thursday’s Championship 4 media conference …

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