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Beyond the Cockpit: Blake Koch on Building Kaulig Racing

Blake Koch is walking around the NASCAR XFINITY Series garage on cloud nine in 2016. The 30-year-old is currently in position to make the Chase, attempting to do so in Kaulig Racing’s first year on the circuit. Kaulig Racing opened its doors during the off-season. Matt Kaulig, owner of LeafFilter Gutter Protection, opted to start …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is the Old Tony Stewart Back?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

After an offseason injury, 2016 started out as the opposite of what Tony Stewart planned. His retirement tour didn’t begin until Richmond in late April, taking away from the hype of the three-time Sprint Cup champion’s final season. However, since Stewart came back to the No. 14 car, the swagger is still there. No, we aren’t talking …

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Decker Sisters to Attempt XFINITY Series Race at Iowa

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The Decker sisters are set to embark on the next step of their journey in NASCAR. Paige and Claire Decker will attempt to qualify for Sunday’s American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway. Both women will be competing for Obaika Racing, with elder sister Paige in the team’s No. 97 car, which is the team’s full-time car. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Carl Edwards Emerging as a Title Favorite

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Known as one of the most athletic drivers in NASCAR, Carl Edwards walks around the Sprint Cup Series garage area with his head held high. He is in the midst of his second year with Joe Gibbs Racing, earning four triumphs through his first 50 races with the team. Edwards, 36, is also synonymous for his trademark …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can Kurt Busch Win the Sprint Cup Series Championship?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

It’s been nearly 12 years since Kurt Busch won the inaugural Chase for the Sprint Cup. The November afternoon was remarkable for Busch, then 25 years old. After a tire flew off his car heading into pit road, he managed to come back to finish fifth in the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, clinching the title by a mere …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kurt Busch Turns Monster Restart Into Pocono Victory

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Who’s in the headline: Kurt Busch, and rightfully so, is the man to watch in the Sprint Cup Series after winning Sunday’s Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 from Pocono Raceway. Not only does he now have a stop in the 2016 Chase, but Busch also heads into next week’s race at Michigan International Speedway as …

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Kurt Busch Relishes First Triumph of 2016 at Pocono Raceway

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Kurt Busch entered Pocono Raceway determined to win at the Tricky Triangle for the first time since 2007. Things are a lot different for the 2004 Cup Series champion since that August day. Busch is no longer driving the Blue Deuce. Instead, he’s walking around with his head held high, showcasing the gradient black and red colors …

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Brad Keselowski Frustrated After Pocono Penalty For Body Modification

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Pole sitter Brad Keselowski entered Pocono Raceway Monday with high expectations. He left it scratching his head at how a victory could have potentially slipped away via a NASCAR penalty. The white No. 2 car led the field to green for the first time in 2016, and the 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion was attempting to win …

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Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick Wreck At Pocono Raceway

{Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

At Pocono Sunday, Tony Stewart was on pace to earn his best finish since coming back from an injury that sidelined him the first eight races of his final Sprint Cup Series season. Coming to Pocono Raceway, Stewart qualified sixth, marking the first time he’s advanced to the final round in qualifying since his return at Richmond …

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Premium Motorsports Swaps Car Numbers Starting at Pocono

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Premium Motorsports is switching things up with its pair of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. Cole Whitt, the team’s primary driver, ran the first 13 events of the season in the No. 98 car. With the team’s focus on Whitt’s effort, a second car was in the process of being reorganized. Reed Sorenson began to …

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