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Jimmie Johnson Fastest in 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Happy Hour at Martinsville

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Did you count Jimmie Johnson out at Martinsville Speedway after an uncharacteristically slow start to the weekend at Martinsville Speedway? Not so fast. Johnson, who is tied among active drivers for the most Martinsville wins with eight, posted the fastest speed in the final practice session of the weekend, under what will be the closest …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tops Saturday Morning Martinsville Practice, Tony Stewart Wrecks

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be down after being eliminated from the Chase last week at Talladega, but he’s not out as he guns for a repeat win in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. Earnhardt, Jr. turned the fastest lap in the morning practice session at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.998 mph. Martin Truex …

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Joey Logano Still on Top, Wins 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Pole at Martinsville

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What can you say, Joey Logano is fast and proud of it. By just 0.012 seconds over rival Chaser Martin Truex Jr., Logano wins the pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the opening race of the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. “I thought today in race …

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Joey Logano Paces Lone Friday Practice at Martinsville

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Anyone who watched the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races should not be surprised to see Joey Logano at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the first practice session of the weekend. Logano, who won at Charlotte, Kansas, and Talladega earlier this month, posted a fast lap of 19.161 seconds, good …

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Texas Lottery to Sponsor Justin Allgaier at in 2015 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

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HScott Motorsports announced on Thursday that the Texas Lottery will serve as the primary sponsor of Justin Allgaier‘s No. 51 Chevrolet in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.  It is the state lottery’s first primary sponsorship in NASCAR. “The Texas Lottery is excited to enter into a partnership with such a notable organization …

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NASCAR: No Results Changes, Penalties After Talladega

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NASCAR released a statement on Tuesday regarding numerous issues following the CampingWorld.com 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. “NASCAR has worked to review an extensive amount of material from Sunday’s NASCAR race in Talladega including video, team radio transmissions and downloadable data,” the sanctioning body declared in a prepared statement. “Based on that review, the …

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Entry List: 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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One week removed from what many drivers referred to as a circus at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is set to return to tight, driver-controlled racing to begin the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. NASCAR released the entry list for the Nov. 1 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at …

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NASCAR Announces 5-Year Track Agreements, Unveils 2016 Schedules

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Fans hoping for significant changes to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or Xfinity Series schedules will have to wait until 2021 to see their wishes come true. NASCAR announced agreements with 23 tracks to field NSCS races for the next five years, along with 24 tracks to host NXS events over the same time span …

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Joey Logano Sweeps Contender Round with Bizarre 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Win at Talladega

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Head scratching, bent fenders and eliminations. None of which involved Joey Logano at Talladega Superspeedway, who grabbed a controversial victory in the CampingWorld.com 500 following two multi-car crashes on green-white-checkered restarts. The win is the third in a row for the Team Penske driver and career-high sixth of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season. “This …

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Hendrick Motorsports Sweeps Front Row in 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Qualifying at Talladega

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Jeff Gordon will start from the pole in his final Sprint Cup Series start at Talladega Superspeedway, the only driver to reach a speed in excess of 194 mph in the second round. Gordon will start alongside Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne on the front row. In fact, HMS dominated qualifying, with all four drivers …

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