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Road King Jeff Gordon Paces Final 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Practice

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The second Sprint Cup practice for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 went to Jeff Gordon. Gordon, with nine NASCAR Sprint Cup victories between Watkins Glen and Sonoma, put down a fast lap of 127.333 mph to lead the final road course practice session of his career. Kyle Larson (127.049), Greg Biffle (126.987), Kyle Busch (126.837) and Joey …

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Kevin Ward Jr.’s Family Files Suit Against Tony Stewart

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Another year at Watkins Glen brings yet another trial in the life of Tony Stewart. On Friday it was announced that the family of Kevin Ward Jr. has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stewart over the death of Ward in a sprint car race last summer in Canandaigua, New York. Stewart, who was competing in …

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Surprising Faces Top 1st Cheez-It 355 Practice at the Glen

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A number of surprising faces found themselves in the top 10 following the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Watkins Glen International Friday. Clint Bowyer (127.067 mph) topped the charts after the opening 80-minute practice session, while defending race winner AJ Allmendinger (126.901) was second. Jimmie Johnson (126.139), Sam Hornish Jr. (126.095) and …

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Premium Motorsports Officially Completes Purchase of Phil Parsons Racing

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Jay Robinson purchased Phil Parsons Racing to fall under his Premium Motorsports umbrella earlier this year, and now the longtime owner is discussing how it went down. Originally a two-car operation between the No. 62 and No. 66 vehicles, the team planned to run Brendan Gaughan for the full season, with the exception of the Daytona 500, which …

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No Penalties Announced, But Changes Made to NASCAR Warning System

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NASCAR teams worrying about multiple inspection violations leading to a penalty could breathe easy Wednesday. However, while there were no written warnings for this past weekend’s races in Iowa and Pocono, changes are in store. The Sprint Cup Series announced they were fully revamping the warning system going forward. Instead of penalizing teams for receiving …

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Sprint Cup Series Viewership Lowest Since the ’90s

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway averaged 4.3 million viewers on NBCSN. The viewership registered a 2.6 house hold rating, according to the NBC PR Twitter account. NBCSN's NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Pocono Raceway averaged 4.3 million viewers and posted 2.6 HH rating yesterday afternoon. — NBC Sports …

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Entry List: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

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One week after fuel-mileage madness unfolded at Pocono, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is set to run their final road-course race of the season. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 9 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International earlier today (Aug. 3). The list includes 44 drivers, meaning one driver …

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Matt Kenseth’s Fuel-Mileage Victory in 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono a Giant Leap for Title Hopes

(Photo: Joseph Wolkin, Frontstretch)

It’s never happened before. Never. Don’t even try to figure it out, especially since it just has never occurred. Matt Kenseth has won a fuel-mileage race. It took 18 seasons for the Wisconsin native to earn a victory when everyone falls out of the race due to a lack of gas, but Sunday’s Windows 10 …

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Matt Kenseth Wins 2015 Windows 10 400 As Field Runs Dry in Pocono

Matt Kenseth takes the checkered flag in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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A bizarre day at Pocono Raceway concluded with Matt Kenseth taking the checkered flag in the Windows 10 400 as nearly the entire field ran their gas tanks dry and were forced to pit road late in the going. For Kenseth and his No. 20 team, the thrilling victory was his first at Pocono, second of 2015 …

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Greg Biffle Uses a Bit of Luck to Survive at Pocono

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Greg Biffle‘s season has not gone the way anyone at Roush Fenway Racing had planned. The struggles have been well-documented and no one within the organization has been satisfied. The former Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series champion entered Pocono Raceway with two top 10s on the year – one coming in the season-opener …

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