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Number Crunching: Figuring Out the Best Bets for the 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

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The drivers are at Chicagoland this week, and I am returning from a long trip in the mountains of Colorado. The NASCAR points reset this week with the first race of the chase and I have decided to reset my team also. This week I will pick a whole new team for NASCAR Fantasy Live …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? For some drivers, Saturday night represented one last chance to grab a Chase spot with a win, and one driver who gave it everything he had was Aric Almirola. Almirola drove his way forward for most of the night, but managed only fourth. While he didn’t make the final …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond

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Sprint Cup Series regulars had won the last 20-plus races in the Xfinity Series at Richmond International Raceway… until Friday night that is. Chase Elliott, the defending NXS champion, broke a 39-race winless streak and pulled away for the victory in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 following a quick stop from his pit crew …

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Kyle Busch, Joey Logano 1-2 in 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Qualifying at Richmond

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A Cup driver once again looks to be the one to beat in an Xfinity Series race, with Kyle Busch winning the pole for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, his second pole of the season, fifth at Richmond and 44th of his career. Busch’s lap of 122.073 mph put him ahead of fellow Sprint …

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NASCAR 101: Xfinity Series Getting Into Throwback Spirit, Too

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Much of the hullabaloo over this weekend’s racing at Darlington Raceway revolves around the sheer girth of throwback events and paint schemes that will populate the Southern 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series come Sunday night. As the race re-assumes its historic Labor Day weekend date, the sanctioning body and its teams are celebrating …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Road America 180

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A gutsy call by crew chief Danny Stockman on fuel gave Paul Menard the opportunity he needed to drive to Victory Lane at Road America, his home track. The victory was his third Xfinity Series victory and first win on a road course. Menard was the only Cup Series/non-NXS regular in the field as the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 5 Drivers That Must Step Up… Now

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There are only a few months left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series season. As time flies by amidst the roar of 40 racecars, the championship battle is heating up as the pressure to perform each week increases exponentially. The top three in the championship standings – Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon and Chase Elliott – are separated …

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Cup Drivers Dominate 2nd Zippo 200 Practice at the Glen

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Sprint Cup regulars continued their domination of the Xfinity Series on Friday, placing four Cup drivers in the top five in final practice at Watkins Glen. Kyle Larson topped the charts with a fast lap of 123.623 mph. Joey Logano, who paced the first practice, was second with a lap of 122.223 mph. Paul Menard …

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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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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire

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The sun shined bright on the energy-soaked car driven by Denny Hamlin at Loudon during the Lakes Region 200 on Saturday afternoon. Controversy sparked the Joe Gibbs Racing driver throughout the day, fighting a loose racecar that caused him to spin out ahead of teammate Kyle Busch while battling for the lead 24 laps into …

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