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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

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Who’s in the headline – Dave Rogers made a call to stay out on a late-race caution and Denny Hamlin restarted the race in third with five laps to go. He went three-wide on the bottom of the track, cleared Jeff Gordon in turns 1 and 2, passed Kurt Busch as they spilled onto the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

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Who’s in the headline – Matt Kenseth is peaking at the right time. The 2003 champion has won three of the last six races and heads into the Chase as the hottest driver in the sport. Joe Gibbs Racing had three of the top-six finishers, and at one point early in the race, had all …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Southern 500

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Who’s in the headline – While Carl Edwards’s name appears in the headlines, it is his pit crew that deserves the accolades. The new aero package provided some great racing and passing opportunities, but the race came down to an eight-lap dash for the cash. Fresh tires were good enough for 15–20 laps, so whoever …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Looking Back at the First 24 Races of 2015 for Off-Week No. 3

Joey Logano leads a pack of cars at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Who’s in the headline – There are drivers with more wins but no one has more points than Kevin Harvick. While points don’t really matter they are a telling factor for Harvick. The driver of the No. 4 is having one of the best seasons in the history of the sport. Harvick has 17 top-five …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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Who’s in the headline – The half mile Bristol Motor Speedway has hardly been a highlight for Joey Logano over the early years of his career. Prior to the night race in 2013, Logano had a single top-10 run in nine career starts. In the last three night races Logano has run fifth, first and first. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

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Who’s in the headline – Joe Gibbs Racing established their dominance early in the weekend and threw down the gauntlet in qualifying by putting their cars first through third, and all four in the top six. When the race started, Matt Kenseth took advantage of his 16th career pole and a very strong car to race off …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Joey Logano poses with the trophy after winning the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Who’s in the headline – Weekend sweeps seem to happen quite frequently these days, with some of the winning drivers from the Cup Series running the companion races that are scheduled on many race weekends. Surprisingly, this weekend featured the first time such a sweep took place at Watkins Glen. Joey Logano had never run a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

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Who’s in the headline – For the first time in month, Kyle Busch is not the main story coming out of a Cup race. He was half a lap from taking another trophy, but it was his teammate Matt Kenseth who came home with the hardware. In a crazy race that featured seven cautions in the first …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

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Who’s in the headline – Feel free to stop if you’ve heard this one before: Kyle Busch just won a Cup Series race. If you haven’t been paying attention or lived under a rock for the last month, this win was his third in a row and fourth in the last five races. Three in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire

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Who’s in the headline – The latest iteration of the Chase is designed to be all about winning. NASCAR told Kyle Busch that he would be eligible for the Chase if he was able to win and get himself into the top 30 in points after Richmond in the fall. Busch has taken that decision …

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