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Entry List: 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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After a wet, wild end to the first round of the Chase, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is heading home. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for October 10 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The list includes 45 entrants, meaning two will fail to make the race. Timmy Hill and Michael McDowell …

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Top-10 Effort for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2015 AAA 400 at Dover

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Though the Chase drivers took the spotlight at Dover International Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. showcased his familiar concrete pace in the AAA 400 on Sunday with a solid eighth-place effort. Last hitting the top 10 at Bristol Motor Speedway in April – a track with a similar concrete surface – Stenhouse ran consistently in the …

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Kevin Harvick Does It, Advances to Round 2 with 2015 AAA 400 Victory at Dover

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The driver they call “The Closer” simply did it at Dover International Speedway. Needing a win to advance to the Contender Round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase, Kevin Harvick grabbed the top spot on lap 24 and led an outstanding 355 laps – a career high for Harvick in a single race – …

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Mechanical Issue Prevents Jimmie Johnson from Advancing to the Contender Round of the 2015 Chase

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The day began with plenty of energy around the No. 48 car. Photographers circled around Jimmie Johnson, celebrating his 500th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. However, amidst the gray sky and heavy winds, Johnson’s day went from promising to abysmal. Returning to his best track – Dover International Speedway – the expectation was for …

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Jamie McMurray Ties with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Narrowly Misses Round 2 Cutoff

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Battling door-to-door on the final restart, a pair of friends battled for the final spot for the Chase for the Sprint Cup cutoff. Attempting to tame Dover International Speedway, an intense duel for the third position during the final 24 laps created a mixture of emotions for two men who have raced against each other …

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Jimmie Johnson’s Chase Hopes Decrease Early in 2015 AAA 400 at Dover

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Even a 10-time winner can’t survive the Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway. On lap 105 of Sunday’s AAA 400, the last race of the Challenger Round, Jimmie Johnson suffered a broken rear axle seal, sending the No. 48 car to the garage. The team worked diligently to put a new rear-end assembly in the Hendrick …

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Justin Allgaier’s Future Uncertain with HScott Motorsports

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Sitting amidst the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage Saturday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, Justin Allgaier was the final driver to leave his team following an abbreviated practice session, something common for the HScott Motorsports sophomore. However, it was not a normal Saturday practice for Allgaier, and it was not because of the wild weather …

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Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick Top Short 2015 AAA 400 Practices in Dover

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Sprint Cup Series teams wasted no time when the green waved for the start of the first 17-minute practice session in preparation for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, the final event of the Challenger Round. The shortened session saw Kasey Kahne top the boards at 22.429 seconds (160.506 mph). Carl Edwards was only 0.009 …

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Drivers Express Thoughts on Tony Stewart Retirement

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When the checkered flag drops at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2016, the smoke will finally fade into the Florida sky as Tony Stewart will hang up the helmet on his Hall of Fame NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. Naturally following a career spanning three different decades is accolades, support and a whole lot of down time …

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Clint Bowyer Officially Joins HScott Motorsports in 2016

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The next piece in Clint Bowyer‘s puzzle has been solved. The speculation turned into reality early Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Bowyer, 36, will join HScott Motorsports in 2016 with 5-Hour Energy joining him as the primary sponsor. The announcement comes a mere two days following Stewart-Haas Racing’s press conference to announce Bowyer as …

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