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Did You Notice? Driver Report Cards, Part II & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? It’s time to grade the drivers on their 2015 season? For the first part of Driver Report Cards, as well as the guidelines on how each driver’s being graded please check on yesterday’s article. Part III will be posted overnight tonight. Jeb Burton Stats: 9 starts, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 …

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Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon Quickest During 2015 All-Star Race Practices at Charlotte

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The Sprint All-Star Race weekend has finally arrived, and the much-anticipated non-points events are set to kick off on Friday evening with the Sprint Showdown. As the sun beamed down on Charlotte Motor Speedway early Friday afternoon, two extended practice sessions – one for each event – provided an opportunity for teams to test setups …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Spencer Gallagher on Learning, Growing & Excelling

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Planes might go a lot faster than racecars, but one driver will leave that passion to his father. Spencer Gallagher, driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet for GMS Racing in the Camping World Truck Series, races for his dad’s team, which is also sponsored by his company, Allegiant Travel Co. After getting a late start in …

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Austin Dillon Takes Pole for 2015 Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega

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Richard Childress Racing’s superspeedway program has been stout since the days of the great Dale Earnhardt. Well, on Saturday the organization continued that dominance by taking the front row for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. Austin Dillon won the pole for the Winn-Dixie 300 at a speed of 180.540 mph. It’s …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) It should have happened a week earlier at Bristol and it seemed to be a just a matter of time before it would happen this season. But it didn’t take too long for Kurt Busch to grab his first win of the season at Richmond Sunday afternoon. It’s been literally a rags-to-riches type …

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Denny Hamlin Quickest in Lone 2015 ToyotaCare 250 Practice at Richmond

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Just a few hours after hosting a short-track race, Denny Hamlin led the way during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Richmond. Putting down a lap time of 21.626 seconds, the No. 20 car had a 0.071-second advantage over last weekend’s winner, Joey Logano. Making his first start at Richmond in the series since 2012, Hamlin …

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NASCAR Mailbox: A Tribute to Steve Byrnes, Driver vs. Crew Chief & Bristol

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The definition of respect is “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements,” and this is exactly the feeling that I have for Steve Byrnes. Always the consummate professional covering the sport we all love, Byrnes was not just well-respected by NASCAR media, but by drivers, and …

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Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon Quickest in Friday 2015 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Practices at Bristol

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series makes its return to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, and two Cup Series regulars topped the board with Denny Hamlin pacing the first session with a time of 15.715 seconds and Austin Dillon leading Happy Hour at 15.423 seconds. During the first session, Brian Scott was second quickest behind Hamlin by three …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Moments at Bristol

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The Camping World Truck Series may be sitting silent this week, awaiting its return at Kansas Speedway in three weeks, but the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series are headed off to Bristol Motor Speedway for a little short-track showdown. As is the case with pretty much every extended downtime, very little has gone on in …

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Austin Dillon Quickest in Both 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Practices at Texas

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On Thursday, the Xfinity Series held both of their practice sessions for Friday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Both of those sessions ended the same way. Austin Dillon was at the top of the list. In the first practice session, Austin turned in a lap at 29.527 seconds (182.883 mph) to top …

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