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Joey Logano Claims 2nd Pole of 2015 at Martinsville

2015 Martinsville I CUP Joey Logano car credit Amy Henderson

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No matter the type of track, Team Penske keeps finding ways to shine. A week after teammate Brad Keselowski’s win at Auto Club Speedway, Joey Logano ran a 19.232-second lap to claim the pole for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Logano’s second pole of the season. Following Logano was Richard Childress Racing’s Ryan Newman, …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Kevin Harvick came awfully close to sweeping the west coast swing but had to battle his Stewart-Haas teammate Kurt Busch to do so. What they didn’t see was Brad Keselowski and his four fresh tires (Harvick and Busch only took two) who passed them both on the second green-white-checkered finish to score his first win …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In NASCAR: 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Timing can be everything in life, so when Brad Keselowski charged to the front on the final lap Sunday afternoon at Fontana, he put himself on the hot list. Keselowski has been pretty good this year, but not quite good enough to make it to victory lane. It appeared that was going to …

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Entry List: 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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After nearly a month off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to action this Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR released the entry list for the March 28 17th Annual Kroger 250 on Monday (March 23). There are 36 entrants, including a few surprises. Four teams will fail to make Saturday’s feature. Daytona 500 winner …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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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? While Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske are grabbing attention by …

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Friday Faceoff: Ratings, Relevance & NASCAR Surprises

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1) NASCAR’s TV ratings suffered a year-to-year decline for the first time last week. Just a month ago, they were up significantly over 2014. Is this a sign the new rules package has failed to deliver, the sport’s recent momentum is declining or is it really nothing to worry about? Phil Allaway, Editor: I definitely …

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Happiness Is… Hot Dogs, Pyrrhic Victory & Keloorah

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Well, Phoenix was fun… or something. Before the weekend started, Happiness Is wondered if Kevin Harvick would just sweep everything, leaving the only question as to whether his car and crew would hold up. As far as Sprint Cup goes, he did just that and with little in the way of drama, though NASCAR tried …

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

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The Sprint Cup Series hasn’t seen this kind of domination in decades. Including 2014, Kevin Harvick collected his seventh straight top-two finish and second-straight victory of the season. Sunday’s win was also Harvick’s fourth straight at Phoenix. The top 10 in the Power Rankings after Las Vegas kept the momentum going for the second round of …

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Team Penske Named Finalist as Sports Team of the Year

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Team Penske Racing has been named as a finalist for the Sports Team of the Year award by The Sports Business Journal. Team Penske is the only racing team going for the category this year. Other finalists in the running for the award include: the Charlotte Hornets, Las Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Seattle Seahawks …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Burnouts, yes, Kevin Harvick knows all about burnouts lately. He’s had plenty of practice, winning the last two races, and looking back to last year, he’s won four of the last six. If you go back a little more, he’s been first or second in each of the last seven races and he’s led an astounding …

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