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2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup Clinch Scenarios

2015 Richmond I CUP Kurt Busch wins credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will invade Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the final regular season race on the 2015 calendar. That means numerous drivers who have not already locked themselves into the Chase will be eager to do so on Saturday night. NASCAR released the clinch scenarios for this weekend’s race: Regardless of …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Irwin Tool Night Race at Bristol

2015 Bristol II CUP Joey Logano burnout II CIA

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? NASCAR is a high-pressure business, and that goes double when a driver is looking for a ride. This week, Clint Bowyer performed admirably under that pressure. Making it clear from the beginning he had a fast car, Bowyer showed he was a top-five threat. When he spun with teammate …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

AJ Allmendinger races theorugh the esses during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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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 unsung performer of the week was tough this time …

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Surprising Faces Top 1st Cheez-It 355 Practice at the Glen

2015 Pocono NSCS Clint Bowyer on Pit Road Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

Photo Credit: Anthony Lumbis Sr., Frontstretch

A number of surprising faces found themselves in the top 10 following the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Watkins Glen International Friday. Clint Bowyer (127.067 mph) topped the charts after the opening 80-minute practice session, while defending race winner AJ Allmendinger (126.901) was second. Jimmie Johnson (126.139), Sam Hornish Jr. (126.095) and …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

Matt Kenseth races with Casey Mears during teh Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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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? Racing is a game of skill, strategy, and running smart. …

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The Big 6: Questions After the 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

The NASCAR trophy ready for the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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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? Starting in the back of the pack is tough at …

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The Frontstretch 5: Most Improved Teams in 2015

2015 Loudon I CUP Martin Truex Jr car CIA

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy takes a look at five teams who have shown a …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at Loudon

2015 Loudon I CUP Casey Mears car CIA

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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? Remember the little team who could in 2014? 2015 hasn’t …

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The Frontstretch 5: Things We Learned From Kentucky

Joey Logano races with Kyle Busch during the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­­

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy takes a look at some things we learned from the …

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Casey Mears and Germain Racing To Continue Partnership in 2016

2015 Daytona II CUP Casey Mears CIA

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Germain Racing announced on Tuesday that Casey Mears will drive the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet in 2016. The relationship between Mears and the single-car operation stretches all the way back to 2010. “I’m really happy to announce that Casey Mears is back in the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS next year,” said Bob Germain Jr. …

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