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Rain Cancels 2015 Quaker State 400 Qualifying Sessions at Kentucky, Larson Takes Pole

For the second straight week, rain has plagued NASCAR, forcing them to cancel qualifying. NASCAR officials announced on Friday afternoon that planned qualifying sessions for both the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series at Kentucky Speedway have been cancelled. JJ Yeley and Kyle Larson are on the poles for tonight’s Xfinity Series race and tomorrow’s Cup …

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Kyle Larson Leads Rain-Shortened 2015 Quaker State 400 Practice at Kentucky

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Nearly 48 hours after their first planned on-track time, the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finally made their way onto Kentucky Speedway to test the new low-downforce rules package. 49 minutes later, rain brought the session to an early end. Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kyle Larson laid down a 182.537-mph lap to top …

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Team Penske Drivers on New Rules Package at Kentucky: “They’re a Handful”

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After 49 minutes of practice, Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano formed their early opinions on the new, low-downforce NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package. Keselowski, the only two-time winner at Kentucky Speedway, and Logano, the Daytona 500 champion, offered their opinions on the car after a rain-shortened practice for Saturday’s Quaker State 500. The …

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Kyle Busch “100%” in the Car After Daytona Crash

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It’s been five months since Kyle Busch‘s vicious crash at Daytona International Speedway, but his injuries still linger. Busch, 30, was out of his car for three months while he recovered from a compound fracture of the right lower leg and a left mid-foot fracture. He returned to his Joe Gibbs Racing M&M’s No. 18 …

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Aric Almirola Discusses Rain, Rules Package at Kentucky Speedway

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With rain threatening Sprint Cup Series practice again, Aric Almirola took the time to discuss how his opinion of the new rules package and lack of practice for this weekend’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Almirola, who currently sits 16th in the championship points standings, answered questions from the media while announcing new sponsorship …

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Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle Weigh In on New High-Drag Rule Package

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With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session cancelled, Greg Biffle and Jamie McMurray used their free time to weigh in on NASCAR’s newest announced rule packages. Biffle, 45, and McMurray, 39, each took the time to answer questions about the announced high-drag rule package being ran in NSCS races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and …

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Brendan Gaughan, Premium Motorsports Part Ways

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Five months after agreeing to a one-year deal to return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Brendan Gaughan is taking a step back. Gaughan and Premium Motorsports (PM) have parted ways, effective immediately, the 39-year-old confirmed in a press conference before a NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session at Kentucky Speedway. Gaughan, a native a Las …

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2-For-2: Rain Postpones Activities at Kentucky Speedway

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UPDATE: Constant rain throughout the day has led NASCAR to cancel all practice sessions for the Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series, along with Truck Series qualifying. The Xfinity Series will hold a one-hour practice session starting at approximately at 4:30 p.m. ET, while the NCWTS will run tonight’s UNOH 225 as scheduled. – …

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2 More Drivers Swapped Out at Kentucky for Cup Race

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Last minute trades are the norm for stick and ball sports; in motor racing, not so much. Both The Motorsports Group and Premium Motorsports announced they will be utilizing drivers not originally entered for this weekend’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Jeff Green, originally entered in TMG’s No. 30, will be replaced by Travis …

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