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Pace Laps: Matt Crafton Crumbles, Champions Are Crowned And NASCAR Rained On

Sprint Cup: Mother Nature Makes Mockery Of Chase – NASCAR hoped to fill Phoenix with compelling storylines. Instead? Mother Nature filled it with water. Rain in the desert was honestly the perfect way to push a bumbling, stumbling Chase toward its conclusion. The Eliminator Round wound up with a whimper …

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Pace Laps: Revenge, Free Agency, and Champions Crowned

Sprint Cup: They’re at it again. Just as Joey Logano had visions a fourth consecutive win of 2015 and first at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Kenseth came back on track multiple laps down and all the eyes turned to the other yellow car of Kenseth. Heating from the Kansas spin off …

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Pace Laps: Bad Blood and Close Battles

Regan Smith sits in his No. 7 Tax Slayer car during practice for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

Sprint Cup: Just as the No. 20 team thought its driver was set to make a trip to Victory Lane and notch a spot in the Eliminator 8, leader Matt Kenseth went spinning off of Joey Logano’s front bumper on lap 267, dashing his hopes of heading into Talladega with …

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George Brunnhoelzl, III Wins Southern Slam 150, Andy Seuss Scores Southern Modified Title

Andy Seuss ran modifieds in the North and South for nine years before he finally hoisted the championship trophy over his head. After Thursday’s Southern Slam 150, he was able to do it for the second consecutive year. Seuss knew exactly what he needed to do to ensure he would …

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Shannon Koch Wins Better Half Dash 2015

For the fifth year in a row the better halves of members of the NASCAR community got together to raise money for charity and have a little fun racing cars on the quarter mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Eleven ladies took to the track in Bandolero cars for 25 laps …

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Pace Laps: Ending Winless Streaks and Kickoff Media Tours

Sprint Cup: Kenseth Creeps Into Contention. Matt Kenseth is a modern man’s Terry Labonte: cool, calm, collected under pressure. Kenseth, like Texas Terry used to be the model of consistency, top 10ing his way to a championship in 2003 while making surviving bad days the hallmark of his driving style. …

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Pace Laps: Southern 500 Success, Denny Hamlin’s Dominance & the Busy NHRA Weekend

Cup: Darlington Lives Up to the Hype – All of the hype leading up to Sunday night’s Southern 500 put NASCAR in a win or lose situation. With so much excitement brewing for the throwback weekend theme, the action on the track, desperately needed to entertain, and entertain it did. Leading …

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Pace Laps: Racers Rally Around Justin Wilson

IndyCar: Racing Community Rallies in Support Following Wilson Injury – The racing community is as vast and all-encompassing as any organization in the world, but few groups are as close in times of controversy. Following Justin Wilson’s accident at Pocono Raceway, one that left him hospitalized with a coma, as …

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Pace Laps: Using the Bumper and Short Track Excursions

CUP: What A Drag – Michigan’s high-drag package was dragged down by poor reviews from the start. Drivers complained openly leading into the weekend that passing was problematic; loose conditions getting behind another driver bogged them down aerodynamically and left everyone running in place. Still, NASCAR thought the many grooves …

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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

Sprint Cup: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony …

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