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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Danica Patrick

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Poor Danica Patrick. Her 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season went about as well as could be expected. Not that it would take much to improve on what we saw during 2014, but, alas, the most recent year ended with what has become pretty much all-too-familiar results. No wins, no top fives, two top 10s …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: What Kobe Bryant and Jeff Gordon Have In Common

Joey Logano in the infield at Bristol Motor Speedway before the Irwin Tools Night Race

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Who knew Joey had two brothers hanging out in Houston as everyone knows @joeylogano is in Vegas today @WarrenVigus pic.twitter.com/XvBdq8ZJXB — Paul Stanifer (@PaulStanifer) December 1, 2015 I'm everywhere! Ha https://t.co/G3REFaPq0O — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) December 1, 2015 Joey Logano received an interesting tweet from one of his fans on Tuesday: a fan discovered who …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Personnel Changes for 2016

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At Championship Media Day in Florida, Tony Stewart hinted at changes for Stewart-Haas Racing. On Monday, the team made those changes public. The No. 4 team for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 team for Kurt Busch will remain unchanged.  However, the Nos. 10 and 14 will see new leadership. Michael Bugarewicz has been named the …

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Context, Consistency & Dangerous Precedents

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Context can be a dangerous word but it is a word that is quintessentially appropriate to the asinine punishment meted out to Matt Kenseth by the powers that be. From all points across the NASCAR diaspora, the instantaneous reaction to Kenseth’s punishment after his wreck with Joey Logano last weekend was one of shock and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Danica Patrick’s Penalty and Jeff Gordon’s 93rd Victory

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I wonder what fans want to talk about this week. Maybe the fact that Jeff Gordon won under the cover of darkness at Martinsville? What else could have possibly happened to grab anyone’s attention? Oh, right. There was that whole 10 minutes where two of the sport’s major superstars had their cars turn into a …

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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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NASCAR Penalties: Matt Kenseth Suspended, Danica Patrick Fined

Matt Kenseth leads the field in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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NASCAR issued penalties to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers following the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The strongest consequences were for Matt Kenseth, officially suspended from NASCAR competition through the completion of the next two races. Kenseth was popped with a behavioral penalty for violating sections 12.1 and 12.8 of …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 AAA Texas Edition

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Well, last week most everyone correctly thought that Talladega would be the wild card when it came to who would be in or out of the next round of the Chase. But what should never be forgotten is that short tracks can be just as much of a wild card and that was certainly the …

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4 Burning Questions in Martinsville: Do You Want to Lead with 30 Laps to Go?

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1. Will Talladega drama carry into Martinsville? It’s a safe bet, right? Since the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway, we have witnessed an uptick in thrill, rage and turmoil while bringing along a frenzy of buzz through the veins of NASCAR nation. From driver-to-driver beefs to a mass of controversy following the closing laps at Talladega Superspeedway …

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Greg Biffle, Brad Keselowski Lead 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Practice Sessions at Talladega

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On Friday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series took to the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway for two 55-minute practice sessions that would allow the teams to check out their racecars and see how they work by themselves and in the pack.  Since teams were on two two different strategies for both sessions, it is rather difficult to …

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