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Jimmie Johnson Scores 5th Texas Win in 2015 Duck Commander 500

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Jimmie Johnson scored his second win of the season when he held off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Duck Commander 500 Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet led nine times for a race-high 128 laps en route to his fifth career …

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Kurt Busch Wins 2nd Pole of 2015 for Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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For the second time in three races, Kurt Busch will lead a Stewart-Haas Racing front row to the green flag for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500. With a lap of 193.847 mph, the driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet scored his second pole in four races since he returned the the track. The pole is …

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Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson Top Final 2015 Duck Commander 500 Practice at Texas

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Hendrick Motorsports swept the top two spots and put three of its four drivers in the top 10 during the final practice session for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500. Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson topped the leaderboard, running 1-2 as the only drivers to break the 190-mph mark. Jamie McMurray ran third quickest, followed by …

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Martin Truex Jr. Tops 1st 2015 Duck Commander 500 Practice Session at Texas

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The Sprint Cup Series took to Texas Motor Speedway for the first of two practices today. The 90-minute session saw Martin Truex Jr. top the leaderboard with his first lap and hold on as one of only two drivers to break the 190-mph mark with a 191.096-mph lap. Kasey Kahne came in second with a …

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Maxwell House, Michael Waltrip Racing Announce 6-Race Partnership

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Michael Waltrip Racing and Maxwell House announced a six-race partnership at Texas Motor Speedway this morning. The sponsorship begins with the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway August 2, and the Maxwell House colors will adorn Clint Bowyer‘s No. 15 Toyota at Watkins Glen, Martinsville and Texas Motor Speedway. “Maxwell House is a well-respected brand and …

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Carl Edwards, STANLEY Unveil Special Paint Scheme for Texas

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Carl Edwards and STANLEY got together with the Ace Hardware Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network this morning to unveil a special paint scheme for the No. 19 Toyota for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The scheme, which features the names of children – one from each state – that are …

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NASCAR to Expand Bandwidth to Expedite Penalty Explanations

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NASCAR.com’s Kenny Bruce reported on Tuesday that starting this weekend in Texas, technology will be available that will allow the sanctioning body to quickly send videos of pit infractions directly to the pit boxes in the Sprint Cup Series. Such a move would allow teams to be able to figure out their mistakes more quickly. …

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Richard Childress Racing to Appeal Penalty to Ryan Newman’s Team

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Richard Childress Racing announced Thursday it has appealed the penalties against the No. 31 RCR Chevrolet. NASCAR determined tires taken from the No. 31 car failed an independent inspection, resulting in one of the more serious penalties ever assessed by the sport. NASCAR announced earlier this week that the team’s crew chief, Luke Lambert, was suspended …

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