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Reed Sorenson Ready to Put Focus Back on Making Daytona 500

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Things got a little extreme Sunday afternoon for several teams and drivers during round one of qualifying for the Daytona 500. While running in a heavy pack, Reed Sorenson and Clint Bowyer ended up crashing, causing some controversy on the qualifying format. Luckily,  back in North Carolina, the team quickly got together and are now …

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Clint Bowyer’s Post-Wreck Instagram Will Probably Freak You Out

Looks like Clint Bowyer is in a much better mood this week rather than last Sunday, if his Instagram account is to be believed. The driver of the No. 15 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series took to his Instagram last night (Feb. 16) to discuss the qualifying wreck between he and Reed Sorenson that totaled …

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Court to Kurt Busch: Stay Away from Patricia Driscoll

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A Kent County Family Court judge has ordered NASCAR’s Kurt Busch to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, according to a report from USA Today Sports. The announcement came from Driscoll’s attorney. Carolyn McNeice said the order was issued Monday. Any further details and the opinion supporting the order by Commissioner David Jones would be …

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Jeff Gordon Wins Daytona 500 Pole, Two Drivers Fail Inspection

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Quite the story line indeed. In his final full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Jeff Gordon will start on the pole for what will be his final start in the Daytona 500. Gordon is the first driver to win a Daytona 500 pole in the new group qualifying format that was introduced last season, However, believe …

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Drivers Vent Frustration Following Daytona 500 Qualifying Fracas

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Is your head still hurting? If so, you’re like much of NASCAR nation who struggled to grab a hold of the group qualifying system for the 2015 Daytona 500. Though the attention had some positives – some found the debut of the new format exhilirating – others were much more pronounced in their discontent, and …

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2015 Daytona 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Pre-qualifying practice for the Daytona 500 is in the books. Two sessions took place at Daytona International Speedway Saturday on Saturday with 48 of the 49 cars entered for the 500 taking times in the first session. 42 cars were on track later in the second session. Overall, Ricky Stenhouse …

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Jeff Gordon Fastest in Final Sprint Unlimited Practice

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Just 14 of the 25 cars racing the Sprint Unlimited Saturday night logged laps in the final practice session for tomorrow night’s Sprint Unlimited. Jeff Gordon, who will run his final Daytona 500 next weekend, posted the fastest speed with a 45.740 sec. (196.764 mph) lap. Denny Hamlin was second quickest, followed by teammate Kyle Busch. …

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Kurt Busch Paces First Sprint Unlimited Practice

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The first of two practice sessions for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited completed just moments ago at Daytona International Speedway. Kurt Busch, who was the only driver to crack the 200 mph mark in the draft, ran 23 circuits and paced the field with a fast lap of 44.832 sec. (200.749 mph). Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. came in …

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Paul Menard, Kasey Kahne Lead Sprint Unlimited Lineup

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The field for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited is official. Select fans were paired with crew chiefs for the drivers entered in the race for the random draw on Friday afternoon. Paul Menard and Kasey Kahne will start on the front row. Defending Unlimited winner Denny Hamlin will start ninth. Drivers will compete for 75 laps with …

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