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Joey Logano Earns Pole for 2015 Axalta 200 at Phoenix

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After sweeping all three rounds of NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway, including a new track record in the final round, Joey Logano won the pole for the Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200. Logano, with a record time of 26.627 seconds, will earn his second pole position in the Xfinity Series this year. …

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Joey Logano Paces 1st 2015 Axalta 200 Practice at Phoenix

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It’s a “fast Friday” indeed for Joey Logano. After leading the way during the first practice session of the afternoon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he set the pace once again in the NASCAR Xfinity Series hour-long session at Phoenix International Raceway. The 24-year-old had a lap time of 27.338 seconds for Team Penske …

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Team Penske Duo Paces 1st 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Practice at Phoenix

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The Sun was shining down on Phoenix International Raceway Friday afternoon. For Team Penske, the brightness carried a sense of optimism for of this weekend. Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano set the pace for the first practice session of the weekend in preparation for the Campingworld.com 500. Running a time of 25.942 seconds, Logano took his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Vegas, Inspection and Who will win the West?

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With three races down in the 2015 season (two if you’re only counting the new rules package), it’s clear to see this year has picked up pretty much right where 2014 left off. Kevin Harvick in the No. 4 Chevrolet is as fast as he was when he took the title  in Homestead at the …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Las Vegas

After two weeks, Kevin Harvick was tired of being the bridesmaid. For the second week in a row he led the most laps, but this time that number included the most important lap winning the race at Las Vegas. With his third top-2 finish of the season, Harvick further solidified his lead in the points but …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s “Status Quo”

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Did You Notice? … Three of the top 5 drivers in laps led this season are from Hendrick Motorsports? So far this season, as NASCAR evaluates its new rules package, it’s been a case of “status quo” near the top of the leaderboard. A quick look at the top 5 in laps led… Kevin Harvick …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: Phoenix Edition

Burnouts (Hot) So just how hot are Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 team right now? To quote an old song from a performer named RedCloud, “It’s hot, real hot. How hot? 102, the devil wouldn’t want to stand next you.” And right now in the NASCAR Sprint Cup world, everyone is standing in line …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kevin Harvick Destroys the Field in Las Vegas

Who’s in the headline – The driver who was second on the board at the sports books in Vegas when the green flag flew was Kevin Harvick. After Jimmie Johnson had a loose wheel and then blew a tire it was Harvick’s race to lose and he never had a problem until his right rear …

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The Frontstretch Five: Reasons for Optimism in 2015

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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 says there are some good reasons to be optimistic about …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Reflecting on Atlanta and Hitting the Strip Without Kyle Busch

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Well, the new early stop at Atlanta Motor Speedway is now behind us, and that’s a really good thing for most everybody in the sport, including this week’s winner, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 bunch who have four wins at Las Vegas. This weekend, things will finally begin to heat up – and that’s both …

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