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4 Burning Questions at Michigan: With New Package, Will Race Be a Stinker?

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads back to Michigan International Speedway this weekend, and all everybody can talk about is the high-drag package – but the race will be remembered for so much more than that. It’s one of a final few chances for drivers not already locked into the Chase to punch their ticket. …

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Did You Notice? Why Kasey Kahne’s Not Able With Hendrick

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Did You Notice? The way in which road-course ringers can’t make up for bad equipment in Sprint Cup? It was a tale of two weekends for Boris Said, one of the sport’s road-course experts and a veteran who’s taught literally a dozen modern Cup drivers the ropes at both Sonoma and Watkins Glen. Said, hopping …

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Entry List: 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

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For the second straight week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is going road course racing. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Mid-Ohio 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The list includes 38 teams, meaning everyone will make Saturday’s race as the starting grid maxes out at 40. Verizon IndyCar Series veteran …

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Team Penske Sweeps Opening Zippo 200 Practice at Watkins Glen

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Team Penske swept the opening round of practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 on Friday, with Joey Logano besting teammate Brad Keselowski for the top spot. Logano, who is looking to win his first NXS race at the Glen, turned a lap of 122.452 mph. Keselowski, the 2013 winner of this race, ran …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? The result wasn’t quite there, but the old fire was. …

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4 Burning Questions: Can a Non-traditional Winner Steal One in Sonoma?

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Right turns? The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series doesn’t usually do many of them, but this weekend’s round of stock car action will be an exception. The twisty, 11-turn Sonoma Raceway is the next track on deck for NASCAR’s top series, a track that is likely to inject some life into what has been a rather …

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5 Points to Ponder: Erik Jones Triumphant, Amy Earnhardt, & the Phones are Nearly Silent

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Jones Triumphant Two Times Over No one doubts Erik Jones’s ability behind the wheel. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver had four career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories coming into 2015, but following the first eight races of the season, all anyone could talk about was why hadn’t he been able to visit victory lane …

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Bowles-Eye View: Right-Turn Regret – Missing NASCAR’s Crossover Appeal

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Scott Pruett. Tommy Kendall. Ron Fellows. The names slip through the tongue like alphabet soup, and for NASCAR fans their presence was deliciously devoured for decades. Each year, when the Cup Series stopped at their two road courses, these names would appear out of the woodwork, special guest stars bent on beating stock car racing’s …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega

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It was another stunning weekend for Team Penske in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as Joey Logano piloted the No. 22 Ford to Victory Lane for the third time in 2015 – holding off the hard-charging Brian Scott in the process. Leading 40 laps on Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway, Logano was able to run up front …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Driver Lineup for XFINITY Series No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota

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On Tuesday, Joe Gibbs Racing announced a new driver lineup that will replace the injured Kyle Busch in the team’s No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in the XFINITY Series.  Drivers already under the JGR umbrella will pitch in, along with an outsider. Erik Jones, who debuted in the car Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, has …

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