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So Close: Joey Logano, Penske Fall Just Short of Brickyard Glory

Joey Logano in the garage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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For the 22nd-straight year, Roger Penske has been denied a Brickyard 400 victory. Unlike the 21 losses before it, Sunday’s race had more at stake. Penske, who has 16 Indianapolis 500 victories and one NASCAR Xfinity Series win at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was eligible to mimic the “trifecta” of victories in the Daytona …

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Breaking: Jeff Gordon Crashes in Final Brickyard 400

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Jeff Gordon entered his final race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hopeful to earn a Chase-clinching sixth win. Instead, the Pittsboro, Indiana driver will leave disappointed. Gordon, 43, was running inside the top 15 during Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard when he was involved in a lap 50 accident with …

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Carl Edwards Wins 1st Career Brickyard Pole for 2015 Jeff Kyle 400

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Before Sprint Cup Series qualifying, Carl Edwards asked crew chief Darian Grubb what the plan was. Grubb’s response was “Make it to the top 12.” Not only did Edwards do just that, but he put his No. 19 Stanley Toyota on the pole for the 22nd running of the Brickyard 400. The pole is Edwards’s …

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Flying: Stewart-Haas Racing Teammates Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick Top Final Practice at Indy

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Looking for his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch put down the fastest lap in Friday’s final practice. Busch, who has two wins to date despite running three fewer races than his championship competitors, laid down a 181.987-mph lap to top the session. Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick …

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Dale Yeah! Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tops 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 Practice at Indianapolis

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As the 20th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s lone triumph in the 1995 Brickyard 400 approaches, his son is now showing potential to accomplish the same feat. BEARDEN: Childress, Myers Remember Earnhardt’s Big 1995 Brickyard Win Dale Earnhardt Jr. laid down a 181.466-mph lap to top the second practice session for Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the …

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Roger Penske, Joey Logano Seek Racing “Trifecta” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Roger Penske doesn’t have to say anything for his team to know the importance of winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Just ask Joey Logano. Logano, who won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February, made an appearance in the media center prior to second practice for Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the …

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Denny Hamlin Tops Opening 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 Practice at Indianapolis

Danny Hamlin stands next to the No. 11 Toyota in the garage at Michigan International Speedway

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In NASCAR’s first practice session with the new high-drag rules package, familiar faces made their way to the top of the charts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Denny Hamlin laid down a 49.934-second lap to top opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice for Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard. Looking to …

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Ryan Newman Returns to His Roots at Lucas Oil Raceway, Doesn’t Seek NASCAR Return to the Track

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12 hours before returning to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Ryan Newman took the time to return to his racing roots. Newman, 37, returned to the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series Thursday night, piloting the No. 21 Bricker’s Pub Beast/Chevrolet for Bowman-Armstrong Racing in the Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas …

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Clint Bowyer’s Frustrating New Hampshire Trip Continues with Written Warning

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Clint Bowyer had a weekend to forget at New Hampshire. Even though he was back in North Carolina Wednesday, bad news from the Granite State kept pouring in. Bowyer, who hit Jeff Gordon during practice in the garage area following a miscommunication between Gordon and a crew member, went a lap down early in the …

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Microsoft Joins Pocono Raceway for Aug. 2 Sprint Cup Race

Pocono Raceway announced on Tuesday that Microsoft will serve as the race entitlement sponsor at The Tricky Triangle for the Aug. 2 Sprint Cup Series race. The 400-mile event will be known as The Windows 10 400 at the 2.5-mile track. “Today is an exciting day for us,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway President/CEO in a …

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