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Friday Faceoff: Bristol Surprises, Chase Elliott’s Cup Return & Steve Byrnes Memories

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A marathon race at Bristol saw plenty of carnage and frustration displayed on the track, but it also featured some different names inside the top 10. What – or who – was the biggest surprise to come out of the race? Kevin Rutherford, Managing Editor: I’m going with Justin Allgaier, but make no mistake – …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Who’s the Front Runners As Season Nears May

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Seven races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the battle for the championship is coming into fruition. Though the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers continue to dominate the sport’s version of AAA in baseball, the top-10 drivers are separated by a mere 56 points heading into Richmond. Following Chase Elliott‘s outstanding rookie season, which led …

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Pace Laps: Xfinity Excellence, Short-Track King & Other News

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Xfinity Series: It’s Super Joey – Dominating efforts happen often in the Xfinity Series, but it’s rare to happen at a track as difficult as Bristol. However, Joey Logano did the unthinkable on Saturday afternoon – leading every single one of the 300 laps. But that wasn’t the biggest story during the race. The Xfinity …

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Daniel Suarez Impresses at Bristol with Runner-up Finish

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The journey to NASCAR’s second-tier division after being accepted into NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program has been full of adventures for Daniel Suarez. Joining Joe Gibbs Racing for his rookie season, the Mexico native has been making small strides to the top, but none have been as strong as his run on Saturday at Bristol. …

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Friday Faceoff: Bristol Bumps, Rivalries & Erik Jones’s Future

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Bristol was long known as a track with beating and banging for 500 laps, but in recent years its reception has grown tepid, though it’s still considered part of the upper echelon of NASCAR tracks on the schedule. Should it still be? Has the racing improved? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: The racing at Bristol is …

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Matt Kenseth Wins 2015 Food City 500 Pole at Bristol

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For the 14th time in his career, Matt Kenseth will lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field to the green flag. Kenseth won the pole award at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500 with a time of 14.917 on Friday afternoon. Edging out Brad Keselowski by .022 seconds, Kenseth will start from the …

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Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon Quickest in Friday 2015 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Practices at Bristol

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series makes its return to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, and two Cup Series regulars topped the board with Denny Hamlin pacing the first session with a time of 15.715 seconds and Austin Dillon leading Happy Hour at 15.423 seconds. During the first session, Brian Scott was second quickest behind Hamlin by three …

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Ross Kenseth Making Xfinity Series Debut at Chicagoland

Add another Kenseth to Joe Gibbs Racing’s lineup for the 2015 season. Ross Kenseth, son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, is set to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in June. Also scheduled to run the ARCA Series race with Ken Schrader Racing at Chicago, Kenseth will be …

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Reed Sorenson Joining Front Row Motorsports at Richmond

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Reed Sorenson just got a new job, if only for a week. It has been a rather wild start to the season for Front Row Motorsports. Originally scheduled to have two full-time cars with one driving the majority, but not full season, it appears the team is on track to have all three Fords run …

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Kasey Kahne Fastest in 1st 2015 Food City 500 Practice at Bristol

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Coming off his third top 10 of the year, Kasey Kahne led the way at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first practice session of the weekend. Clocking in a time of 14.971, the driver of the No. 5 car for Hendrick Motorsports continued to show speed right off the truck. At Texas, Kahne was inside …

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