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Up To Speed: Brad Keselowski Stands By Complicated All-Star Format

2016 Charlotte Motor Speedway NSCS All Star Race Brad Keselowski credit NASCAR via getty images

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In perhaps what was the most complicated Sprint All-Star Race format in the history of the exhibition event, many drivers went in without a full comprehension of what the rules were, and left still not knowing. Not only that, but the drivers were able to find some holes in NASCAR’s plot to bring some life back …

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Up To Speed: Kenseth Finally Pulls Through In Dover, But Not Without A Fight

2016 Dover International Speedway NSCS Matt Kenseth checkered flag photo NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

We all knew that Matt Kenseth was going to get to Victory Lane eventually in 2016 … we just weren’t sure when. Kenseth felt the same way. “I feel like the way we’ve been running, eventually the law of averages is going to work out, you’re going to get your wins, your finishes,” Kenseth said following …

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Beyond the Cockpit: David Ragan Believes BK Racing is ‘On Track’ in 2016

2016 Daytona I CUP David Ragan John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

David Ragan has been just about everywhere in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He’s raced for one of the sport’s legendary teams, pairing with Roush Fenway Racing from his rookie season in 2007 until 2011. Then, in 2012 through the end of 2014, Ragan drove for a smaller team in Front Row Motorsports, entering rebuilding …

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Up to Speed: Kyle Busch’s Kansas Victory Puts Him One Step Closer to History

2016 Fontana CUP Kyle Busch Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Two to go. You might be thinking those words were uttered by any number of spotters in last weekend’s race at Kansas Speedway. I’m sure those words were spoken. However, I’m not talking about laps at all. Kyle Busch’s victory in the GoBowling.com 400 Saturday night was his first career win at the facility. It vanquished …

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Truex Wins Pole for Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway

2016 Daytona Unlimited CUP Martin Truex Jr Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Martin Truex Jr. will be the polesitter tomorrow night in the Go Bowling 400 in Kansas Speedway. Truex barely edged out fellow Toyota driver Matt Kenseth by .0053 sec. This is Truex’s first pole at Kansas Speedway, first pole of the season, and eighth of his career. “Thought it was good,” said Truex. “Feels good …

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Toyotas Fast While Johnson Encounters Engine Problems During Kansas Speedway Practice

2016 Martinsville I CUP Martin Truex Jr Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Once again, it looks like Joe Gibbs Racing and the Toyotas are going to be a force to be reckoned with. There were two daytime practice sessions at Kansas Speedway on Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, even though the race will commence on Saturday evening. While Toyota was not the fastest overall in …

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Up To Speed: Kenseth v. Logano Apparently Isn’t Over

2016 Las Vegas CUP Matt Kenseth Joey Logano racing John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

This rivalry just won’t die. Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano once again left the race perturbed, annoyed and overall exasperated with one another after a long day in the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. With about 15 laps to go, Logano and Kenseth were both running in or near the top five (the …

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Up To Speed: Drivers Weigh In On Last Lap Edwards, Busch Incident

2016 Richmond International Raceway NSCS Carl Edwards checkered flag credit NASCAR via Getty Images 2

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The length of races varies throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. 400 laps, sometimes 500 miles. Heck, there are even some races measured in kilometers. Really, though, in those hundreds of laps run in any given race, the only one we really care about is the last one. Carl Edwards led 151 of 400 …

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Up To Speed: Carl Edwards, Dave Rogers Cite Team Cohesiveness As Reason For Success

2016 Bristol Motor Speedway NSCS Carl Edwards checkered flag credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Carl Edwards had to win eventually. In the first seven races of the season, they finished in the top five three times and six times in the top 10. Leading laps and running up front were common traits of the No. 19 team during almost every race and it seemed like the biggest competition for …

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Up To Speed: JGR Shines Again in Texas, but Hendrick Motorsports Not Far Behind

Dale Earnhardt Jr Martinsville Cup 2016 Mike Neff

The team that has been in the headlines of late has most certainly been Joe Gibbs Racing, especially considering that Kyle Busch has won every national touring series race over the past two weekends. Every discussion of the favorites for next week includes the JGR drivers and every race seems to include at least one …

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