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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Steals Rain-Shortened 2015 Quicken Loans 500 Win in Phoenix

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Only for NASCAR does it rain in the desert. For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the returning rain during Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Jeff Gordon Raceway brought a victory as the race was officially called after 219 laps, granting the sport’s Most Popular Driver a third win at Phoenix and of the 2015 Sprint …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headlines List of Post-Texas Warnings

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Seven NASCAR teams were warned for infractions occurring during last weekend’s Texas race weekend, including that of the Sprint Cup Series’ most popular driver. The No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of five Cup teams hit with a warning. His team failed pre-qualifying inspection twice and, in addition to the warning, was …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 AAA Texas 500

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And then there were two… races that is. Despite the fact that there are three races in the Eliminator Round, by virtue of non-Chaser Jimmie Johnson‘s win last weekend, two drivers at most will make it to the championship race based on wins. It’s possible that three drivers could make it in on points if another non-Chaser …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 AAA Texas 500

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Who’s in the headline? – Jimmie Johnson saved his best for last Sunday and spoiled Brad Keselowski‘s party as the laps wound down. Johnson led six laps during the event, including the final four to steal the win from Keselowski, who led 312 of the posted 334 laps of the event. Johnson proved, once again, …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Tony Stewart Chooses Interesting Costume for Halloween

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https://twitter.com/VitoPugliese/status/661679672061640708 Twitter is full of everyone from fans, media, drivers and everyone in between sharing their opinions on Matt Kenseth‘s two-race suspension. Regardless of which side you stand on for both incidents, this simplified breakdown from our own Vito Pugliese says it all. It’s #NationalSandwichDay!! I’m getting a @jimmyjohns #10 no tomato to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/356Gz9bknY — …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 after the 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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Once again, Martinsville Speedway lived up to its reputation. Short tempers? Check. Payback? Check. Lots and lots of contact? Check. Matt Kenseth – once thought to be one of the most even-tempered drivers in the garage area – wrecked Joey Logano while several laps down at Martinsville Speedway. Though he claimed it was unintentional, NASCAR …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? So many drivers had strong finishes Sunday, but the real praise belongs to Martinsville Speedway. One of the last short tracks on the NASCAR schedule, it’s still the best of the best, and Sunday’s show had it all: drama, hard racing, underdogs, and a legend of the sport …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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The drivers roll into Martinsville Speedway this week for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. That is 500 laps of this half-mile paperclip-shaped track, which means 250 lap leader fantasy points available in NASCAR Fantasy Live. The laps led points are what we need to focus on this week, and they will be the largest …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tops Saturday Morning Martinsville Practice, Tony Stewart Wrecks

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be down after being eliminated from the Chase last week at Talladega, but he’s not out as he guns for a repeat win in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. Earnhardt, Jr. turned the fastest lap in the morning practice session at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.998 mph. Martin Truex …

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Fact or Fiction: Breaking Down the Talladega Confusion

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Last weekend’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was met with many emotions. From long green-flag runs to emotional outbursts to parts failures to the Big One, and even confusion, drama and frustration, the race had it all. But fans, drivers and media alike were left scratching their heads, trying to figure out what they had …

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