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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Two races into the Chase and the Challenger Round continues to surprise and excite. After trouble in Chicago, Kevin Harvick knew he had to win to advance to the Contender Round. It looked like he was going to just that as he dominated most of the race, but he couldn’t stretch his fuel mileage far enough, …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 AAA 400 at Dover Edition

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We’re at the place in the Chase where the pressure is really on when the Sprint Cup Series goes to Dover next weekend. It’s the first elimination race and we will see who the first four out will be. And after Sunday’s race at New Hampshire, it’s just not really clear cut who will be …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? In the midst of a terrible season, small gains are something to hang your hat on, and for three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart, any small gain is worth a small measure of relief. Stewart finished 11th on Sunday, posting his best run since Pocono in August, despite bringing …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Who’s in the headline – The headlines are crowded after Loudon, but Matt Kenseth gets the bold print. Kevin Harvick tried to stretch fuel but came up two laps short and Brad Keselowski was penalized for jumping a restart, which took him out of contention for the win. Kenseth was the driver who conserved his equipment …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire NASCAR Fantasy Preview

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The drivers roll into Loudon, N.H. this week, and that means we’re back to some short-track racing. When it comes to short track racing and NASCAR Fantasy Live, we need to focus on one item pretty closely, and that is the laps lead number. So for this weeks race, we want to put some drivers …

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Carl Edwards Tops Saturday’s First Sylvania 300 Practice Session at New Hampshire

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So far, Carl Edwards has done what he’s needed to do in the Chase. He finished runner-up to teammate Denny Hamlin last Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, and Friday he took the pole for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Edwards also topped Saturday’s first practice session at NHMS. The No. 19 topped the field …

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Carl Edwards Sweeps 2015 Coors Light Pole Awards at New Hampshire

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Two months after earning the pole for the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards completed a clean sweep of the year. Edwards posted a 27.604-second lap to claim the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire. The result is Edwards’s 16th career pole, and …

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Carl Edwards Tops 1st 2015 Sylvania 300 Practice at New Hampshire

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So far it’s all been coming up Joe Gibbs Racing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. After winning last weekend’s race at Chicagoland with driver Denny Hamlin, the organization topped the speed charts in the first practice session for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday with Carl Edwards. Edwards’s fastest …

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Sport Clips Doubles Sponsorship of Carl Edwards

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It’s no secret that Carl Edwards is a sponsor’s dream, which also means it’s no surprise that he secured more funding on Wednesday. Sport Clips, whose commitment to Edwards stood at two races for 2015, doubled their sponsorship of the No. 19 Toyota, according to a release by Joe Gibbs Racing. The haircut salon chain, …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Myafibrisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

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One race into the Chase and fists are already flying. The incident between Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson might have been unintentional, but the results could take Harvick out of Chase contention after the first round… unless he wins within the next two weeks, of course. Then will all be forgiven? Denny Hamlin made the “spin-and-win” …

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