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Harvick vs Logano: The Evolution of a Rivalry

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It appears that not everything from the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was left completely behind. Of course, is it ever? Last Saturday night was the unofficial start to the 2015 season in the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway and, though Matt Kenseth won the race, the conversation surrounded a post-race confrontation between …

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For Team Penske, The Key Is Continuity

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While many NASCAR Sprint Cup teams are talking about changes they’ve made in the offseason during this year’s Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, Team Penske isn’t buying in. The organization, coming off a 2014 season where Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano won a combined 11 races, has a theme heading into 2015: if it ain’t …

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Happiness Is… One Still Left To Go

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Sayonara NASCAR season.  In many ways, you’ll be missed.  You’ll be missed for the weekly habit.  You’ll be missed for the ongoing drama, manufactured or not.  You’ll be missed for the weekly dose of horsepower, speed, and silliness.  You’ll be missed for the variance, because one week could be fantastic and the next a dud, …

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2014 NASCAR Fantasy Review: Booms, Busts and Future Hopes

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The just-completed NASCAR season had its usual twists and turns along with some punches thrown as well, and while those events sometimes had a significant effect on the outcome of a real race, they also likely had an effect on the outcome of how your fantasy team fared. The following is a brief overview of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: My Appeal to NASCAR – LEAVE IT ALONE!

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Holy cow! It’s only been a few days since the final race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and I’m still pumped up about it. I was cheering for no particular driver and yet I found my heart racing in the close laps of the race, unwilling at times to even look down …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Homestead

Four drivers entered the season finale at Homestead with one mission: finish ahead of the other three and win the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship. There was a general consensus that whoever won the championship would also have to win the race, and that proved to be the case as all four drivers were strong …

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Discount Tire Extends Partnership with Team Penske

On Tuesday, November 18th, Team Penske announced a multi-year extension with Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer. Discount Tire will be the primary sponsor of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang for a minimum of 24 races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (formally Nationwide Series) while serving as an associate sponsor …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Homestead – Offseason Edition

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The Sprint Cup season is over, and it’s hard to let it go. The new Chase format gave new reason to religiously follow each of the final 10 races, while Homestead-Miami Speedway provided the perfect setting to finish off the year. After all, it’s tough to beat 80-degree weather in mid-November. This edition of Who’s …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Homestead – Cup Championship – A Cup Full of Budweiser

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Key Moment – On the 11th caution flag of the night, Kevin Harvick’s crew chief Rodney Childers called for a four tire pit stop with 29 cars on the lead lap. When stops were completed Harvick was in 12th position. A quick caution afterwards allowed Harvick to restart in the sixth position. In a Nutshell …

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