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Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick Pace 2015 500 Saturday Practice Sessions at Phoenix

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The 43 Sprint Cup series teams running at Phoenix International Raceway tomorrow afternoon had two sessions today to prepare for tomorrow’s running of the 500. The one constant throughout both practice sessions was that a Stewart-Haas Racing car was leading the pack. Making his first start of the season after having his suspension lifted, Kurt …

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Joey Logano Earns Pole for 2015 Axalta 200 at Phoenix

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After sweeping all three rounds of NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway, including a new track record in the final round, Joey Logano won the pole for the Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200. Logano, with a record time of 26.627 seconds, will earn his second pole position in the Xfinity Series this year. …

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Austin Dillon Dominates, Wins Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas

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Winning practice, qualifying and the race: It was that kind of weekend for Austin Dillon. The former XFINITY Series champion, running a part-time schedule for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33, won the BOYD Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon (March 7). The win is Dillon’s third career win in the XFINITY series, …

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Jimmie Johnson Fastest in Final NSCS Practice, Jeff Gordon To a Back-Up

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Jimmie Johnson paced the field in today’s final practice for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson also had the fastest five-lap and ten-lap average. Hist fastest lap of 28.779 seconds was good enough to beat Joey Logano by over a tenth of a second. Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick were fourth and fifth in …

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Austin Dillon, Brian Scott On Front Row for XFINITY Series Race

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Austin Dillon was fast in XFINITY Series practice on Friday and was even faster Saturday afternoon, as he will lead the 40 car field to the green flag for the BOYD Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He will share the front row with his Richard Childress Racing teammate Brian Scott. The first round of qualifying …

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Jimmie Johnson Fastest in First of Two Saturday Practice Sessions

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In the first of two practices for Sprint Cup teams on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, last week’s race winner Jimmie Johnson was fastest with a speed of 191.89 mph. Hi Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will start fourth in tomorrow’s Kobalt 400 on FOX, was close behind in fifth. Ryan Newman was second in …

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Ryan Reed Wins First Career XFINITY Race At Daytona

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Three-wide racing, two big crashes, one flip and a first-time winner in Ryan Reed; the season-opening Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona had it all. In the end, it was the Roush Fenway Racing driver who came out on top as part of a 1-2 teammate finish with Chris Buescher helping him blow by Brad Keselowski.  The …

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Danica Patrick Will Serve As XFINITY Series Analyst For FOX

When the XFINITY Series rolls into Michigan for June 12-13, Danica Patrick will have a very unique view for the race. Announced today by Fox Sports, Danica Patrick will be in the broadcast booth as a race analyst for the event on Saturday, June 13th, alongside play-by-play announcer Alex Alexander and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series …

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Dale Jr. Foundation to Start Drive to Give Gloves Initiative

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Starting this month, fans will have a chance to win the gloves that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. uses during each of his races. The Dale, Jr. Foundation announced today it “Driven to Give Gloves” initiative. Each month, Earnhardt will dawn his notorious Alpinestars skeleton gloves with a specific color designated for a different charity. After the …

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