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Joey Logano Maintaining Momentum Months After Daytona 500 Win

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Expectations were high for Team Penske entering the 2015 season. Coming off a year when both their drivers made the Chase, coming tantalizingly close to the top tier organization is aggressively seeking its second title in four years. Winning a career-high five races last season (more than his previous five full-time seasons combined) Joey Logano nearly won …

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Tunnel Turn Troubles Lead To Anxious Drivers At Pocono

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The Northeastern portion of America suffered through a horrendous winter. Pocono Raceway, smack in the middle of it all got its fair share of record cold and snow. Frost, hanging around for months forced bumps and cracks on to the surface of one of motorsports’ toughest challenges: the Tunnel Turn. It’s a rough patch of …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Attempting to Maintain Flame After Steve Letarte’s Departure

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Change has come for NASCAR’s most popular driver, and so far that change has gone well for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is in the midst of his eighth season driving for Hendrick Motorsports. A crew chief change over the off-season switched things up with the No. 88 team, as Steve Letarte moved to broadcasting with NBC. With Greg …

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Kurt Busch Earns Pole for 2015 Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono

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For the third time this season, Kurt Busch will lead the field to the green flag. The No. 41 car set the fastest time in qualifying at 50.676 seconds (177.599 mph) at Pocono Raceway for the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners 400.’ Edging out Coca-Cola 600 winner Carl Edwards, Busch is looking for his first win since …

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Rodney Childers Signs Extension with Stewart-Haas Racing

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Coming off a championship season with Stewart-Haas Racing, crew chief Rodney Childers has signed a contract extension with the organization. Continuing to work with Kevin Harvick in the Sprint Cup Series, the tandem is seeking its second consecutive title with the No. 4 team. In 2014, Harvick won five races, with 14 top fives and …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chris Buescher On Track to a Championship

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The often red and black No. 60 Ford Mustang has been paired with plenty of publicity over the past few weeks. 2012 ARCA Series champion Chris Buescher is leading the championship battle 12 races into the Xfinity Series season, doing so without any major funding. Following a rookie year that rebounded after a Daytona DNQ, leading …

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Helio Castroneves, Shell Kick Off 3,000-Mile Cross-Country Relay

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Amidst the bright lights of New York City, Helio Castroneves walked across the stage on Military Island in Times Square to announce the start of a new journey for Shell. The Verizon IndyCar Series driver for Team Penske shouted “start your engines” as a red and white Dodge Challenger with Shell logos slabbed on its doors …

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Martin Truex Jr. Still Left Searching for a Win After Dominant Run at Dover

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As a child, a New Jersey native dreamed of racing on the high banks at Dover International Speedway. Nearly a decade after that man’s first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, he is still searching for another triumph at his hometown track in the sport’s top-tier division. Martin Truex Jr. has been on a hot streak …

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Jimmie Johnson’s Legacy Not On His Mind As He Approaches Historic Mark

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Success for Jimmie Johnson is what keeps him going. It makes his humble, happy and proud. What it does not do is provide him much time to think about his legacy in NASCAR. The six-time Sprint Cup Series champion is chasing his seventh title and is looking as strong as ever. His latest triumph at …

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Pace Laps: Mediocre Monster, Trouble Teammates & Bad Calls

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Sprint Cup Series: No Passing Zone – When even winner Jimmie Johnson says, “rough race today” then you know conditions were difficult at Dover. The Monster Mile was simply mediocre. NASCAR’s new rules package meshed with aerodynamic awfulness and the result was that passing was near impossible. At times, during 15-lap stretches of the race, …

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