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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to Use Low Downforce Package in 2016

Pack racing in the NASCAR Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

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NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series rules package for 2016 can be summed up in two words: low downforce. On Wednesday NASCAR announced it will utilize the package previewed in 2015 at Kentucky and Darlington speedways for every race in 2016 with the exception of the restrictor plate races at Daytona and Talladega. The package was met …

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Sonic Joins Richard Petty Motorsports and Sam Hornish Jr. for Two Races

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Fans watching or attending the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday will see a fresh look on the side of the No. 9 Ford Fusion. Richard Petty Motorsports and Sonic have partnered to sponsor Sam Hornish Jr. in two upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. The sponsor will also appear on the No. 9 Ford at …

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Rich Logistics Joins Front Row Motorsports Driver Cole Whitt at Kansas

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The Front Row Motorsports racing team will sport a new partner around the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway this weekend. Rich Logistics will join the NASCAR fray for the first time on-board the No. 35 Ford driven by Cole Whitt in the Hollywood Casino 400. The company is excited about having Whitt representing them around the track. …

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Joey Logano Cashes In with Dominant 2015 Bank of America 500 Victory at Charlotte

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Joey Logano cashed in more than just a paycheck in Sunday’s Bank of America 500. The 24-year-old sealed his spot into Round 3 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series championship after dominating Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, leading 227 laps to earn his fourth win of 2015. ”Our team kept their heads up, …

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Busch Brothers Top the Charts in Final 2015 Bank of America 500 Practice at Charlotte

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Kyle Busch laid down a lap speed of over 189 mph on his first lap on the track, and his 28.518-second lap time was fast enough to stand for the entire final practice session for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night.  His older brother Kurt Busch was second fastest with …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in 2nd Practice for 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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The first of two practice sessions on Friday saw Kurt Busch lay down the fast lap of the session. Busch ran 45 laps during the session, but it was the very first lap that was the quickest. Busch tripped the timing and scoring light with a lap of 28.606 seconds (188.772 mph). Second on the …

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Matt Kenseth Captures 2015 Bank of America 500 Pole at Charlotte

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Matt Kenseth reeled off the fastest lap in the third round of qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway to take the pole for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500, the fourth for Kenseth this year and the 17th of his career. Kenseth’s lap time of 27.759 seconds edged teammate Kyle Busch’s 17.957 by less than two …

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Kyle Busch Leads Opening 2015 Drive for the Cure 300 Practice at Charlotte

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Kyle Busch – surprise, surprise – was fastest in the first practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Thursday afternoon. Busch paced the field at 181.886 mph in his No. 54 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Second fastest in the session was points leader Chris Buescher. Ty Dillon was third and …

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Kevin Harvick Paces 1st 2015 Bank of America 500 Practice at Charlotte

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A week after a dominant performance at Dover International Speedway, Kevin Harvick showed just how determined he is to win a championship by being fastest in the first practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday. Harvick topped the speed chart at a speed of 193.500 mph. Second on the speed chart was Matt Kenseth, …

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