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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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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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