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Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Dominate 2015 Pure Michigan 400 Qualifying

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If Friday’s qualifying session at Michigan International Speedway was any indication, Joe Gibbs Racing is the team to beat. Matt Kenseth put down a scorching 36.458-second lap to claim the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. “Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) and these guys did a great job with …

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Carl Edwards Tops Opening 2015 Pure Michigan 400 Practice

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Looking for his first win since the May 24 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards topped the field in their first laps with the new high-drag package at Michigan. Edwards put down a 36.726-second lap to top Friday’s opening practice session for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The Columbia, Missouri, …

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Hot Topic High-Drag Package Amended for Michigan Weekend

Kevin Harvick leads a pack of cars in the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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A “hot” topic issue in NASCAR was addressed Wednesday. A day after Brad Keselowski said he expected this upcoming weekend’s race to be the “toughest race of the year physically,” NASCAR sent teams a bulletin they are mandating the use of a dual outlet duct on the right-side window of race vehicles this weekend at …

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Could ISC Be the Next Track Manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca?

Rumors have been swirling that International Speedway Corporation (ISC) is currently in talks about managing Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Mazda Raceway is a 2.238-mile 11-turn road course located in the state of California. With the potential change, there are some who do not agree, according to Auto Blog. The track, which is currently operated by …

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2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Television Ratings Released

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Sprint Cup Series television ratings hit another multi-year low on cable over the weekend at Watkins Glen International. Sunday’s race, according to NBC Sports PR, drew a final rating of 2.5 and averaged four million viewers. The rating turned out to be 13% above the 2015 cable average. According to Sports Media Watch, all Sprint …

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Funeral Service Information for Buddy Baker Released

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Funeral service information has been released for former Sprint Cup Series driver and broadcaster Buddy Baker. Baker passed away on Monday at the age of 74 after a short battle with lung cancer. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. ET. at Avondale Presbyterian Church at 2821 Park Rd. in …

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Entry List: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

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One week removed from their final road course of 2015, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is returning to their fastest oval with a new high-drag package. NASCAR released the entry list for the Aug. 16 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The list includes 44 teams, meaning one will fail to make Sunday’s race. …

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NASCAR Legend Buddy Baker Dies At 74

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NASCAR’s “Gentle Giant” has died. Buddy Baker, 74, passed away early Monday morning after a brief battle with lung cancer. Baker’s death was announced through his former employer, SIRIUS XM Radio where tributes have been pouring in on Channel 90. Baker, at 6’6″ was one of NASCAR’s tallest drivers, and also one of its most …

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Joey Logano Sweeps The Glen; Harvick Runs Dry in Last Turn

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The record books will show one lap led for race winner Joey Logano Sunday at Watkins Glen. In reality, it was just a single corner. Leader Kevin Harvick ran dry, causing a fuel mileage finish for the second straight week in the Cup Series and this time Logano was able to capitalize. The Team Penske …

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AJ Allmendinger on Pole for 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

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It’s no secret that AJ Allmendinger knows how to get around road courses, and his skills were on full display Saturday afternoon when he was fastest in both rounds of qualifying and will start first in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen. The pole is Allmendinger’s second of the season, with the first coming at …

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