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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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Hendrick Motorsports Drivers to Honor Jeff Gordon at Homestead

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Each driver at Hendrick Motorsports will pay tribute to longtime NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon as he makes his final Sprint Cup Series start in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gordon will end a career that started 24 years ago at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992. The entire Hendrick …

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Joe Gibbs Racing, Mars Inc. Sign Multi-Year Extension

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Fans will continue to see the iconic Mars, Inc. brands on the track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the company has signed a multi-year extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. Mars, Inc. has been a partner with Kyle Busch and the JGR organization since coming onboard in 2008. The sponsor and driver have taken …

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Entry List: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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The field for the final round of the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup has been revealed. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the No. 200 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The list includes 45 entrants, meaning two teams will fail to make Sunday’s race. Should qualifying be rained out, Ryan Blaney (No. …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Steals Rain-Shortened 2015 Quicken Loans 500 Win in Phoenix

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Only for NASCAR does it rain in the desert. For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the returning rain during Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Jeff Gordon Raceway brought a victory as the race was officially called after 219 laps, granting the sport’s Most Popular Driver a third win at Phoenix and of the 2015 Sprint …

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