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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Edition

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Race No. 1 of the Chase is finished, but now you have to wonder if the pushing and shoving, on and off the track, is not. My guess here is an emphatic no, and I would say that’s an expected and good thing. There will be some intense moments as the races become more and …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Chase Edition

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So here we are heading into the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland on Sunday and the good news is that going in, there is may be not one clear cut favorite. If this had been done by the old pre-Chase points system, Kevin Harvick would pretty much have things wrapped up with 10 …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Edition

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It’s nice when it works out to see a NASCAR event live. That was the case for me this weekend. It was my first trip to Darlington and my first night race. It was a great experience and worth every penny to make the effort to go there. So this week’s hot and not, will …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Southern 500 Edition

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NASCAR gets a rare weekend off this coming week and when the Sprint Cup cars do resume competition on Sunday night, Sept. 6, Darlington, also known as the Lady in Black, it’s place that can bring about different results than we are typically accustomed to seeing on most tracks. So just who does well at …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Edition

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Now that we are down to just three races remaining in NASCAR’s “regular season,” the pressure is officially on for drivers who don’t have a coveted win to go for it at all costs. And there may be no better place for the first of these pressure-cooker races to happen than at Bristol on Saturday …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan Edition

Clint Bowyer leads a pack of cars in the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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That we got a fuel-mileage race at a road course was not surprising. That it helped add to the drama was a good thing though as we didn’t have quite the level of bumping and banging that normally goes on during the Sprint Cup races at Watkins Glen. With wins meaning so much in the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono-Watkins Glen Edition

Matt Kenseth poses with the Windows 10 400 winner's trophy in Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway

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It was quite the interesting day at Pocono Raceway. It’s billed as an oval race, but the strategy used there is something more similar to a road-course race. Of course, Pocono is unique because it is shaped like a triangle. The track calls itself the Tricky Triangle, and there were plenty of tricks up its …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono Edition

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I’m not ready to say that Indy got its Sprint Cup swagger back just yet, but at least Sunday’s race at the famed 2.5-mile oval was a step in the right direction. Certainly, the different rules package had to help there again. But meanwhile, it doesn’t matter what the rules package is, or what the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Edition

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Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Loudon was all about the heat. Several drivers complained, and even a couple were treated afterward, for issues resulting from the extra hot temperatures on the track. But no one, right now, is hotter than Kyle Busch. Burnouts (Hot) Yes, we’re talking about Kyle Busch. He’s not just inching his …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Edition

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There was all sorts of stuff going on this past weekend at Kentucky. First, there was the new aerodynamic package that teams were supposed to get a chance to test in the days before qualifying and the race. But that and the qualifying never happened because of rain. That left the field to be set …

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