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The Big 6: Questions Answered after the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. didn’t have the relaxing week off that many other drivers and their families had, instead spending the final off-week of the season saying goodbye to one of his best friends, racer Bryan Clauson, who passed away last weekend from injuries sustained in a racing accident. …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Bristol Lineup

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Bristol Motor Speedway on August 20th for the Bass Pro Shops, NRA Night Race. “The Last Great Colosseum” is home to some of the best short-track racing on the schedule, and the excitement should continue this Saturday night under the lights. Here are a few suggestions to keep …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Dominates as Carl Edwards Claims Bristol Pole

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For the second time in an hour, Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three positions in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway, with Carl Edwards leading the way for Toyota’s top organization. Edwards parlayed a blazing 14.602-second lap into the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, giving him a career-best fifth pole …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Last Off Week of the Season Preparing for the 14-Race Run to the Championship

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Who’s in the headline – While there are multiple drivers who have run well this season, the brightest spotlight of the year has been on one organization. At this point in the season, Joe Gibbs Racing has been the class of the field for a majority of the races. Between its four teams, it has 10 wins. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered after the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

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Who… Gets My Shoutout of the Race? This week’s shoutout goes to the staff at Watkins Glen International, including track president Michael Printup.  Many years ago, Watkins Glen was known as the race with the lowest purse on the calendar and maybe not the most exciting action. Also, the facilities weren’t exactly the greatest.  During …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Foggy Mountain Edition

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Supposedly it’s the middle of summer, but if you were fortunate enough to spend a lot of time at Pocono Raceway on Sunday and then again on Monday, it would have been easy to think that summer days and summer nights were gone. Monday turned into one of those “if you don’t like the weather, …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Indianapolis Lineup

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday, July 24th for the Combat Wounded Coalition 400. This Sunday, one of the greatest of all time returns to the world’s most famous racetrack. Jeff Gordon returns to action as he fills in for Dale Earnhardt Jr for the next two races. Junior is …

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Matt Kenseth Docked 15 Points Following Loudon Win

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The race-winning team from Loudon was penalized following post-race inspection. Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 team was docked 15 points and crew chief Jason Ratcliff was fined $25,000 for failing laser inspection following the New Hampshire 301. Multiple teams were warned for failing pre-qualifying inspection. The No. 1 of Jamie McMurray, No. 3 of Austin Dillon, …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Leads New Hampshire Practice

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Joe Gibbs Racing was fast early on in opening practice on Saturday in preparation for the New Hampshire 301 on Sunday. Overtaking some of his competitors midway through practice, Carl Edwards paced the session at 131.456 mph and was also the fastest on 10 lap speed at 130.452 mph. Right behind Edwards was a pair …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your New Hampshire 301 NASCAR Lineup

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, July 17th for the New Hampshire 301. Maintaining track position and optimizing fuel mileage are just two of the many challenges behind finding success at the “Magic Mile”. The biggest story line going into the New Hampshire 301 this weekend is the surprising …

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