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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Atlanta

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Throughout the 2014 season, the question on everyone’s mind was, when will Jimmie Johnson win his first race of the year? Although Johnson went on to win four races in 2014, he was never a threat for the championship, opening the door for questions about the team and combination with crew chief Chad Knaus. The …

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Richard Petty Motorsports, Biagi-DenBeste Racing Continue XFINITY Partnership

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Richard Petty Motorsports and Biagi-DenBeste Motorsports have announced that the two organizations will continue their partnership in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The partnership began in September 2014 at Chicagoland Speedway. The partnership will continue through the 2015 season. Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish, Jr., Petty’s Cup Series drivers, will drive the No. 98 Ford …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

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Who’s In The Headline – Matt Kenseth added another notch to his Daytona belt. The two-time 500 champ wrestled the lead away from Martin Truex Jr. on lap 56 and took control of NASCAR’s season-opening exhibition race, the Sprint Unlimited. Kenseth did his best rolling chicane maneuvers over the final 19 circuits of the event, successfully …

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The Frontstretch Five: Memories to Keep From 2014

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy has some 2014 memories that …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Texas – Phoenix Edition

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It seemed like everyone wanted a piece of Brad Keselowski after the AAA Texas 500, but he isn’t the driver atop Who’s Hot and Who’s Not. The actions of Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick are being studied under a microscope after a multifaceted brawl in the Lone Star State left three Chasers bruised and bloody. …

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Richard Petty Motorsports to Move Headquarters

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Richard Petty Motorsports will make a big move very soon. The owner of the Nos. 9 and 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, as well as the No. 43 Nationwide team,  will reportedly move its race shop at the conclusion of the 2014 season to Mooresville, N.C. Originally reported in the Charlotte Observer and confirmed …

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Did You Notice? … Hornish Hire Sign Of Shift In NASCAR’s Ford Hierarchy

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Did You Notice? … Sam Hornish, Jr.’s strategy worked? His choice to run a limited schedule, in top-notch Nationwide equipment as opposed to running full-time with a struggling team paid off this week. Hornish will be the replacement for Marcos Ambrose in 2015, driving the No. 9 Ford for a Richard Petty Motorsports program that …

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NASCAR’s Biggest Nightmare: Predictable

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It was supposed to be a history-making moment. NASCAR’s first ever “Chase elimination” race, the lynchpin of its new format was supposed to make Dover a “Game 7” atmosphere, knocking potential title contenders out of the prizefight early. After Loudon, where top drivers got knocked around like pinballs, the bar was set for aggression, strategy, …

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Quotes to Remember: AAA 400

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“I don’t know what happened to Kevin Harvick. It was unfortunate for him. He was the class of the field. We were tuning on it to try to keep even with him. When I saw him go out, I knew we could compete with the No.2 (Brad Keselowski) car. The No. 2 was really good …

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