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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Great Clips 250 at Michigan

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Well, that was fast. Back with a vengeance, Kyle Busch returned to the No. 54 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing on Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. The new father was victorious at the 2-mile oval, edging out reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott with less than five laps to go in the Great …

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Joey Logano on Pole for 2015 Great Clips 250 at Michigan; Chase Elliott’s Time Disallowed

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In a qualifying session that saw a lot of going, waiting and then going, it was Joey Logano, with a time of 37.183 seconds (193.637 mph), who qualified on the pole for today’s Great Clips 250 Xfinity Series race. However, he was a second away – literally – from qualifying second. Chase Elliott ran a …

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Kevin Harvick Quickest in Friday’s 2015 Quicken Loans 400 Practice at Michigan

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After dominating every practice session at Pocono Raceway, Kevin Harvick is back on top of the charts at Michigan. The reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion was quickest in the lone Cup practice on Friday at Michigan International Speedway, posting a time of 35.557 seconds. Joey Logano was second on the charts, posting a lap 0.156 seconds …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

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After leading so many laps in the past three races, Martin Truex Jr. finally led the one that mattered most, breaking a winless streak dating back to 2013. This win is his first with Furniture Row Racing since replacing Kurt Busch behind the wheel. Most importantly, it puts Truex and team 78 back in the …

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The Frontstretch 5: Fantastic 2015 Victory Lane Photos

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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 has a collection of winning photos that say it all. …

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Joey Logano Maintaining Momentum Months After Daytona 500 Win

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Expectations were high for Team Penske entering the 2015 season. Coming off a year when both their drivers made the Chase, coming tantalizingly close to the top tier organization is aggressively seeking its second title in four years. Winning a career-high five races last season (more than his previous five full-time seasons combined) Joey Logano nearly won …

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Tunnel Turn Troubles Lead To Anxious Drivers At Pocono

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The Northeastern portion of America suffered through a horrendous winter. Pocono Raceway, smack in the middle of it all got its fair share of record cold and snow. Frost, hanging around for months forced bumps and cracks on to the surface of one of motorsports’ toughest challenges: the Tunnel Turn. It’s a rough patch of …

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Did You Notice? The Key to Qualifying, Sophomore Slumps & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? Qualifying has become a point of emphasis for top teams? None other than Dover winner Jimmie Johnson spoke about his struggles in that department, one of only three drivers this season to win a race after starting outside the top 10. “Raw speed hasn’t been our strong suit,” he admitted in the …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 FedEx 400 at Dover

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Breaking News: Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover. OK, maybe not a surprise headline but Johnson did lead just 23 laps and held off a green-white-checkered charge from teammate Kasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick. The victory marks his 10th at Dover, making him only the fifth driver to reach that milestone. The Monster had no mercy, …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part III

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So you might remember a few weeks ago when I graded the Sprint Cup full-timers through Driver Report Cards… and promptly stopped at the letter K. No, I don’t have a weird idea of what the alphabet should be, nor am I protesting the use of the letters L through Z. The third part just …

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