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Some Bite Their Tongues, Others Criticize High-Drag Package Following Hot Michigan Race

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After two attempts at running the high-drag rules package, the stars of NASCAR seem to agree about one thing: They never want to see it again. The package, instituted in today’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, as well as the Brickyard 400 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was tested in an attempt to encourage …

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Too Thin: NASCAR Confiscates Splitters From Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski Cars at Michigan

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Sunday’s pre-race inspection at Michigan International Speedway proved interesting for one of NASCAR’s top teams. Team Penske’s No. 2 Miller Lite and No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Fords, driven by Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, respectively, both failed pre-race inspection for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 after both cars were found to have splitters that were too …

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4 Burning Questions at Michigan: With New Package, Will Race Be a Stinker?

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads back to Michigan International Speedway this weekend, and all everybody can talk about is the high-drag package – but the race will be remembered for so much more than that. It’s one of a final few chances for drivers not already locked into the Chase to punch their ticket. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Road Courses & Flying Hoods?

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Joey Logano earned Team Penske yet another victory this season, but also secured Penske its first Cup victory at Watkins Glen International, a tricky road course that has given the organization fits over the years. Logano, now with two wins under his belt, will coast his way into the Chase for the Cup in another four races. …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

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Another race determined by fuel strategy in the closing laps. Unlike last week in Pocono, Joey Logano had enough fuel to get to the checkered flag first and sweep the weekend at Watkins Glen. It looked like Kevin Harvick was going to finally pick up his third win of the season but lost fuel pressure …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan Edition

Clint Bowyer leads a pack of cars in the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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That we got a fuel-mileage race at a road course was not surprising. That it helped add to the drama was a good thing though as we didn’t have quite the level of bumping and banging that normally goes on during the Sprint Cup races at Watkins Glen. With wins meaning so much in the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Narrows the Focus at Watkins Glen

Greg Biffle leads a group of cars during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Watkins Glen International is an interesting place. You have rolling hills that many people don’t realize just how steep they are (seriously, driving up the hill between turns 2 and 3 is like scaling a wall). You have high speeds and lap times that are long enough to seriously stretch out the field. That creates …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Joey Logano poses with the trophy after winning the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Who’s in the headline – Weekend sweeps seem to happen quite frequently these days, with some of the winning drivers from the Cup Series running the companion races that are scheduled on many race weekends. Surprisingly, this weekend featured the first time such a sweep took place at Watkins Glen. Joey Logano had never run a …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

AJ Allmendinger races theorugh the esses during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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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? The unsung performer of the week was tough this time …

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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

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Sprint Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and …

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