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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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Entry List: 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

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After Kyle Busch’s third win in four races at New Hampshire, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field is gearing up for one of the biggest races of the season. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the July 26 Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The list includes 46 entrants, …

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Kyle Busch Uses Pit Strategy to Claim 2015 5-hour Energy 301 Win at New Hampshire

Kyle Busch snaps a photo in Victory Lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after winning the 5-hour Energy 301

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The ‘Magic Mile’ of New Hampshire Motor Speedway was no trick for Kyle Busch, as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver took off with the race lead on a restart with 44 laps to go, then maintained his advantage over second-place Brad Keselowski to win the 5-Hour Energy 301. “This is such an awesome win, such …

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Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer Collide in the Garage Area at New Hampshire

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It’s been one of those weekends for Jeff Gordon. The No. 24 struggled to find speed in Friday’s practice session and could only muster up a 23rd-place qualifying effort. The team continued to struggle on the track in Saturday’s opening session, but the team found even more trouble in the garage, While attempting to assist …

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Carl Edwards Fastest in Rain-Shortened Final Practice in New Hampshire

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For the third week in a row, rain has affected the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This time, it shortened what was scheduled to be a 55-minute final practice session for the 43 teams. In the time that teams were able to get on the track, the leader board looked very familiar. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Carl …

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Kevin Harvick Fastest in 1st Saturday Sprint Cup Practice at New Hampshire

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Kevin Harvick, looking for his first win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since the opening race of the Chase in 2006, showed how fast his No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet was, putting himself fastest on the leaderboard in the opening practice on Saturday. Harvick’s time of 28.834 seconds (132.094 mph) was the fastest in the …

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Carl Edwards Wins 2015 5-hour Energy 301 Pole At New Hampshire

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Joe Gibbs Racing took their hot streak up north. One week after posting four cars inside the top five at Kentucky Speedway – a first for the team in its 23-year history within NASCAR – JGR followed up with a pole-winning run by Carl Edwards, one that puts them in position to contend in Sunday’s …

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NASCAR Issues Warnings to 4 Teams Following Kentucky

Greg Biffle at Martinsville Speedway

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Kentucky Speedway featured a new rule package and with that new rule packages a few teams seemed to get their arms around it while others struggled. Not only that but it seemed some teams understood the rule package better than others. That was proved when NASCAR issued written warnings to four different teams following Sunday’s …

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New Rules Package, New Qualifying Format at Indy and Michigan

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NASCAR continued to tweak qualifying rules in response to the new downforce packages on Wednesday. In anticipation of more drafting and less single file racing as a result of the higher downforce package, NASCAR has announced that Sprint Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck series qualifying for upcoming races at Indianapolis and Michigan will use …

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Casey Mears and Germain Racing To Continue Partnership in 2016

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Germain Racing announced on Tuesday that Casey Mears will drive the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet in 2016. The relationship between Mears and the single-car operation stretches all the way back to 2010. “I’m really happy to announce that Casey Mears is back in the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS next year,” said Bob Germain Jr. …

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