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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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Ask anyone and they would tell you that a win was inevitable once Kurt Busch returned behind the wheel of the No. 41. He came close a few times but finally closed the deal, leading 291 laps and winning his first race of the season at Richmond. Oh, and by the way, he’s now all …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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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? One challenge that short tracks present is that track position …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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Who’s in the headline – Kurt Busch started off the year watching the Daytona 500 from his couch thanks to a NASCAR suspension. After getting back in the car at Phoenix, he was fast from the drop of the green flag. He had a win stolen by a questionable caution at Fontana but now has …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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Friday night at Richmond International Raceway was Denny Hamlin’s version of a doctor’s checkup following neck spasms during last weekend’s Food City 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol. Hamlin had to rely on 18-year-old Erik Jones to complete the race, and as a thank-you gift, gave Jones and the rest of the Xfinity field …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond NASCAR Fantasy Forecast

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It’s a new week, but it’s still a short track. Last week was nothing short of chaos for us fantasy NASCAR players. Brad Keselowski’s mistake took out teammate Joey Logano in the first 20 laps, Kevin Harvick wreck, Kurt Busch was caught up in Carl Edwards‘s mistake and Jimmie Johnson came from the back with …

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Denny Hamlin Obliterates Field to Win 2015 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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If you only tune into the Sprint Cup Series every weekend, these recent winners for the Xfinity Series have been rather familiar. If you’re Denny Hamlin, your neck is feeling better after leading 248 of 250 laps in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway. “It’s unbelievable,” Hamlin told FOX Sports 1 in victory …

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Joey Logano Wins 3rd Pole of Cup Season at Richmond for Toyota Owners 400

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Since NASCAR announced the new format for Sprint Cup Series qualifying in 2014, Joey Logano and Team Penske have been showing the competition how it’s done. Logano will start on the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. It’s his third pole of the season and fifth front-row start in nine …

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Denny Hamlin Wins Pole for the 2015 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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It’s a Denny Hamlin kind of weekend at his hometown track. Pacing the lone practice of the day for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the 34-year-old was set to take his No. 20 Toyota to the front at Richmond International Raceway – and that he did. Hamlin was the quickest driver in each of the three qualifying rounds …

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Denny Hamlin Quickest in Lone 2015 ToyotaCare 250 Practice at Richmond

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Just a few hours after hosting a short-track race, Denny Hamlin led the way during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Richmond. Putting down a lap time of 21.626 seconds, the No. 20 car had a 0.071-second advantage over last weekend’s winner, Joey Logano. Making his first start at Richmond in the series since 2012, Hamlin …

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Friday Faceoff: Bristol Surprises, Chase Elliott’s Cup Return & Steve Byrnes Memories

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A marathon race at Bristol saw plenty of carnage and frustration displayed on the track, but it also featured some different names inside the top 10. What – or who – was the biggest surprise to come out of the race? Kevin Rutherford, Managing Editor: I’m going with Justin Allgaier, but make no mistake – …

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