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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

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Everyone sort of expected Talladega Superspeedway to shake up the standings but I don’t think anyone expected the dramatic, forced ending that occurred in the final laps of the race. Even after NASCAR announced that it would be reducing the number of green-white-checkered attempts from three to one days before the event Sunday’s ultimate ending at …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Darrell Wallace Jr. Makes Unexpected Find

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Martinsville preview. #nascar #thechase pic.twitter.com/G7hT4LI32T — nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) October 27, 2015 NASCARCasm offered his own preview of Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Will NASCARCasm end up being accurate? Probably not. Watching racecar drivers strap into bumper cars would be very entertaining and priceless! Well, already moving out…almost 2 weeks. Sucks but not dealing with this… ARE …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Now I Try To Be Amused

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Oh, I used to be disgusted, Now I try to be amused. Since their wings have gotten rusted, The angels wanna wear my red shoes -Elvis Costello- Yep, sometimes it’s impossible not to be amazed by how consistently NASCAR’s sharpshooters can shoot themselves in the foot. Click those red shoes together, Dorothy, ’cause I don’t …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Why Confusing Talladega Still Delivered

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While some hardcore Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans may disagree, any notion that this weekend’s restrictor-plate action at Talladega Superspeedway was disappointing or boring couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, the sport’s most popular driver was knocked out of contention for the 2015 Sprint Cup championship, but his battle throughout the race to hold point …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Mid-Race Rules Swap and Red-Hot Logano

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ONE: Joey Logano Sweeps the Contender Round Heading into the Chase, it was clear only one driver stood a real chance at stealing a title away from red-hot Joe Gibbs Racing: Joey Logano. The Team Penske driver won two of the final five races during the regular season and slotted in fourth when the Chase …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Edition

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A crazy finish at Talladega is certainly no surprise. It’s just what happens at restrictor-plate tracks. What was a surprise was just the way that it was wild this time. Yes, there was the predicted accidents, but then the second restart when we thought there would only be one, and then many questioning if Kevin …

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Up To Speed: Make No Mistake, There Were 2 “Attempts” at a GWC in Talladega

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    con·sist·en·cy kənˈsistənsē/noun conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness. “the grading system is to be streamlined to ensure greater consistency” synonyms:          uniformity, constancy, regularity, evenness, steadiness, stability, equilibrium I chose the word consistency because it feels like the world of NASCAR is …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

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Who’s in the headline – There are a few headlines coming out of Talladega, but the top story is Joey Logano sweeping the entire second round of the Chase. Logano led the race twice for 20 laps and survived an unsuccessful green-white-checkered start and then a very short run after a restart before the caution …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? It’s been a long, tough, and often fruitless season for Roush Fenway Racing, but there were bright spots for the team on Sunday. All three RFR teams ran inside the top 10 at some point during the race, with Greg Biffle leading when Jamie McMurray’s engine went south, …

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Joey Logano Sweeps Contender Round with Bizarre 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Win at Talladega

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Head scratching, bent fenders and eliminations. None of which involved Joey Logano at Talladega Superspeedway, who grabbed a controversial victory in the CampingWorld.com 500 following two multi-car crashes on green-white-checkered restarts. The win is the third in a row for the Team Penske driver and career-high sixth of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season. “This …

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