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Erik Jones Grabs Back-to-Back Poles at Texas for 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

With GameStop on the hood, Erik Jones had the field set on “easy mode” as he dominated Xfinity Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. At a lap of 29.163 seconds, Jones starts on pole for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. “I really didn’t know we would be that …

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Kevin Harvick Lives up to Hype, Wins at Phoenix for 7th Time

Kevin Harvick is undoubtedly the strongest man in NASCAR today, especially at Phoenix International Raceway. Let’s see here: a defending Sprint Cup championship, back-to-back wins in the 2015 season, four consecutive at Phoenix, seven straight finishes of second or better to join his seventh career win at Phoenix along with …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Blows Right Rear, Crashes Hard in Phoenix

On lap 181 of Sunday’s 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. blew a right-rear tire and backed into the turn 2 wall. It came following a similar incident with Sam Hornish Jr. in the very same spot on the track earlier in the race when the No. …

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Opening-Lap Crash Brings Brian Vickers to Garage at Phoenix

Coming to complete the opening lap of the 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Brian Vickers got turned into the outside wall by the front bumper of Jimmie Johnson. In just his second race back after missing the opening two races of the 2015 Sprint Cup season due to heart …

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Kevin Harvick Leads Final Sprint Cup Practice Despite Blown Engine

Following a 35-lap stint for Kevin Harvick, he found himself in a bitter-sweet position. The sweet was sitting at the top of the time sheet at 191.05 mph, but the bitter was having his Hendrick engine expire in the middle stages of Saturday’s final practice, the final time the cars …

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Ben Kennedy Takes Truck Series Pole After Scoring Error

UPDATE: After further review, NASCAR has determined that Brad Keselowski did not start his final qualifying run before time ran out in Saturday’s final round of time trials for the . Ben Kennedy was the only driver to make his final run before the session concluded, and will now start …

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