Race Weekend Central

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Survives Spin at Pocono to Finish in the Top 5

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It was a wild day at Pocono Raceway. With fuel strategy, eight cautions and even a red flag, it wasn’t your average race at the “tricky triangle.” Unlike 2014, the brooms didn’t come out this year. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who swept the events last season, came close to earning his third victory of the year. …

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2-Time Pocono Winner Kasey Kahne Wrecks Out of 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

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It’s been a rough weekend for drivers coming out of turn 3 at Pocono Raceway. The pit wall, which is made of steel, has been slammed into three times at the 2.5-mile triangular-shaped speedway. Kasey Kahne, a two-time winner at Pocono, pancaked the wall near the pit road entrance on lap 3. As his No. …

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Kyle Busch Paces 2015 Windows 10 400 Happy Hour at Pocono

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Looking for his fourth straight victory, Kyle Busch and the rest of Joe Gibbs Racing are dialed-in at Pocono Raceway this weekend. The bright green No. 18 M&M’s Toyota was quickest on the speed charts once again in preparation for the Windows 10 400 at Pocono with a lap time of 51.358 seconds (175.240 mph) after …

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Carl Edwards Fastest in 1st Saturday Practice at Pocono

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Three words: Joe Gibbs Racing. The four-car Toyota team, which struggled to find consistent speed in the beginning of the season, has become the class of the Sprint Cup Series field for the past several weeks, and this weekend is no exception. The JGR cars were first, second, third and fourth fastest in the opening …

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Kyle Busch Earns 1st Pole Since Coming Back From Injury at Pocono

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After scoring four wins in the last five races, Kyle Busch earned his first pole of the 2015 season. Pacing around Pocono Raceway with a time of 50.444 seconds (178.416 mph), Busch edged out reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick and will lead the field to the green flag for Sunday’s Windows 10 400. Since coming …

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Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing Have a “Change on the Horizon”

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Rob Kauffman has created a domino effect in the NASCAR world within a matter of days. The chairman of the Race Team Alliance (RTA) and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing has purchased a minority stake in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. MWR driver Clint Bowyer is expected to follow Kauffman to Ganassi’s organization, which …

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Welcome to NASCAR, Fanatics

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NASCAR’s new era is constantly evolving. Between the Chase, the rules, and new television deals we’ve seen a different look for the sport over the past few seasons. Next on the list? It appears to be merchandise. This weekend’s Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway will launch a new initiative as traditional souvenir haulers will …

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Brad Keselowski Quickest in Friday’s Lone 2015 Windows 10 400 Practice at Pocono

Brad Keselowski in the garage during practice for the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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Pacing the majority of practice at 175.370 mph, Brad Keselowski improved to 176.606 mph near the conclusion of the session, which placed him first on the speed charts at Pocono Raceway. Preparing for qualifying ahead of the Windows 10 400, the Team Penske driver led the way by 77 hundredths of a second. Keselowski has one …

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Rob Kauffman Purchasing Stake in Chip Ganassi Racing

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After much speculation, it’s official: Rob Kauffman, partial owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, has bought a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, both parties involved confirmed Thursday. “Rob Kauffman, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, has agreed to buy an interest in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates,” MWR announced in a statement. “The …

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Chris Buescher Returns to Front Row Motorsports for Watkins Glen

Chris Buescher in the garage at Bristol Motor Speedway

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It’s been a season to remember for Chris Buescher so far in 2015; after all, the 22-year-old driver currently leads the NASCAR Xfinity Series points standings and has two victories. Not only has Buescher found success in the Xfinity Series, but he also made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut driving the No. 34 Ford …

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