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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

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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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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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