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4 Burning Questions at Homestead: Can Jeff Gordon Go Out on Top?

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1. CAN JEFF GORDON GO OUT ON TOP? John Elway. Lorena Ochoa. Ray Lewis. Ned Jarrett. It’s not often that a superstar has the opportunity to retire as a champion of their sport. Those four athletes are part of a select few that have, and this weekend Jeff Gordon aims to join them. If Gordon …

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2-Headed Monster: Can An Underdog Upset the Championship Favorites?

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It’s been a long season, but the end of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is upon us. Only 400 miles separates one of drivers from racing immortality as the 2015 NSCS champion. A quick scan of the Championship 4 – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr. – shows that a David …

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Friday Faceoff: How Many More Wins for Jimmie Johnson?

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Jimmie Johnson will become the active win leader after Homestead-Miami Speedway (and a certain champion’s retirement) with 75.  Can Johnson surpass Jeff Gordon‘s 93 Cup wins for third all-time?  Where should we expect him to end up for a career total? Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: That will depend on how long Johnson chooses to …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kevin Harvick See Phoenix Payback for Talladega Twister?

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With no penalties issued and another slew of drama at Martinsville Speedway, Kevin Harvick appears to have gotten away with the ultimate checkers-or-wreckers move at Talladega Superspeedway – taking out multiple drivers in a race-ending wreck and advancing in the Chase because of it. Harvick now goes into Phoenix International Raceway, a track he’s conquered …

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Alex Bowman Joins JR Motorsports for 2016

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Alex Bowman will join a JR Motorsports all-star team for nine races in 2016, the team confirmed Wednesday. Bowman, 22, will continue his relationship with JRM and join Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne as drivers sharing the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series. A sponsor will be announced at a later date. …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headlines List of Post-Texas Warnings

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Seven NASCAR teams were warned for infractions occurring during last weekend’s Texas race weekend, including that of the Sprint Cup Series’ most popular driver. The No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of five Cup teams hit with a warning. His team failed pre-qualifying inspection twice and, in addition to the warning, was …

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Atlanta Motor Speedway to Add SAFER Barrier for 2016

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By next February, Atlanta Motor Speedway will join the ranks of tracks that have added safety modifications to its facilities. The track announced in a release that it will be adding over 4,700 feet of the SAFER soft wall technology to its facility. Areas of the frontstretch, backstretch and the inside walls of the turns …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Joey Logano Erase Martinsville Deficit with a Win?

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WILL JOEY LOGANO MAKE UP FOR LAST WEEK’S DISAPPOINTMENT WITH A WIN? Joey Logano was 47 laps away from making history last weekend. Leading 207 laps at the Martinsville paperclip, the driver of the No. 22 was intentionally crashed in turn 1 by Matt Kenseth following a stretch of races in which the two tangled …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Dock Points For On-Track Contact?

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For any that have been living under a rock (and avoiding other articles on this site) significant penalties were handed out following the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Among them were monetary fines, placement on NASCAR probation and the loss of points by both Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick following intentional wrecks …

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Austin Theriault Hopes to Return for 2015 Truck Series Finale at Homestead

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Despite still recovering from a compression fracture in his back, Austin Theriault is looking to the future and trying to secure a ride for 2016. “It’s been an up and down month of healing,” Theriault tweeted Wednesday. “However, it is even harder sitting on the sidelines, waiting to get back in the truck.” Theriault was …

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