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NASCAR Mailbox: Martinsville, Trucks, the RTA & the Off-Weekend

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We’re now six races into the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and what a six-pack of ups and downs it has been for fans and teams alike. Who would have thought that the kind of dominance we’ve seen out of 2014 champion Kevin Harvick would come so early in the season, and that single-car operation Furniture …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville

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It seems, for the time being, that Joe Gibbs Racing is back. JGR cars took three of the top-five finishing positions at Martinsville including David Ragan (fifth), Matt Kenseth (fourth) and winner Denny Hamlin. Carl Edwards finished in 17th position. Hamlin did not lead the most laps, but he led the one that mattered most, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville

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Who’s in the headline – Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates have struggled for over a year to get its cars back into Victory Lane. The cure for what ails a team can be heading to a place where the driver feels extra comfortable. With four Ridgeway clocks already in his home, Martinsville Speedway …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville

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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? Filling in for another driver is not easy. Even with …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Joey Logano shoved his way past Matt Crafton on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Kroger 250. It was Logano’s first Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway and his first series win. Crafton, Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top five. Who Should Have Won: Crafton. …

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Joey Logano, Ford Power Through Toyotas in 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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Last season, Brad Keselowski won at a short track and become the 25th driver to win at least one race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity, and Truck series. In the first short-track race of 2015, Joey Logano did the same. Logano used a daring move on the final restart to go from third to …

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Spin & Win: Joey Logano Wins 2015 Kroger 250 Pole at Martinsville

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying had a very eventful final two rounds. Drivers raced their way in and were then knocked out in the final minutes of the second round. Oh, and the eventual polesitter spun in the final round. Joey Logano, with a track record time of 19.504 seconds, won his first career …

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Off the Wall With: Joey Logano

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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers the same five questions that are…well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. In this edition, Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano dishes the answers. What’s fun besides racing? Logano: …

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Joey Logano Claims 2nd Pole of 2015 at Martinsville

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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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