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Nationwide Breakdown: Ford EcoBoost 300

The last time that Matt Kenseth won a race was over a year ago. That changed on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Driving the No. 20 Toyota for the 19th time in 2014, the 2003 Sprint Cup Series champion took home his first victory in any NASCAR division for the first time since Kansas October 2013. …

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Fantasy Insider: Prepping For Your Own NASCAR Title Bout

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We are down to the final event of the season and sure everybody is talking the so-called Championship Four in Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano. However, unless you have one of those guys on your fantasy team this week, or have had them for the entire season, the fact that everything …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Phoenix

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And then there were four. The drivers competing for the Championship at Homestead next week are set, and as the other Chase races have proven, it wasn’t without drama. Kevin Harvick’s only option was to win, and win he did, in dominating fashion by leading the most laps. Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano needed top-10 finishes …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Phoenix – Homestead Edition

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The Championship Round is set. A Sunday date at Phoenix International Raceway separated the final four drivers from the rest of the field. The teams left in the mix weren’t necessarily the ones on top for the majority of 2014, just the ones who got it done best in the Eliminator Round. Who’s hot enough …

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Kyle Larson on Ryan Newman’s Last-Lap Move: ‘I Completely Understand’

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It was drama from the green flag until the checkered at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. And the man in the center of much of the late-race drama was a driver who had a lot to gain from it. As Ryan Newman sat on the outside looking in on the white flag lap at Phoenix, his No. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Phoenix Chase Race 9 – And Then There Were Four

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Key Moments – Denny Hamlin was a lap down more than once in the race thanks to a flat tire and a two tire stop that resulted in his car being less than competitive with the faster cars. Hamlin was granted the Lucky Dog under the third and seventh cautions of the race. The No. 11 …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Texas

For the second time during the Chase, on-track contact has led to a post-race fight. The one common denominator: Brad Keselowski. This time, Keselowski made a bold three-wide move between Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon which resulted in a cut tire for Gordon and a 29th place finish. Understandably, Gordon was upset after seeing a …

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Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace, Jr. Among Drivers to be Featured on NickSports

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NASCAR announced on Tuesday Nov. 4 that Darrell Wallace, Jr., Ryan Blaney, Kenzie Ruston and Kyle Larson will be featured in Nickelodeon as part of their new docu-series titled “Hammer Down.” The shows, eight to 12 minutes in length, will allow young fans a glimpse into the lives of the young athletes. “‘Hammer Down’ gives …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Fight Night At The Races

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The specter of violence has reared its head once again. Cripes. Before we even get into the critique, I’ll state for the record that this fighting is passé. Not only is it played out, it’s also ludicrous and makes the sport look bad. I do a lot more pertaining to motorsports coverage than critiquing TV …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: AAA Texas 500 – Rumblin’, Bumblin’ and Stumblin’

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Key Moment – On the first green-white-checkered finish, Jeff Gordon chose the outside line to lead the field to the green. He drifted wide as the field approached turn 1, opening the door for Brad Keselowski to try and shoot through the middle in an effort to go for the win. Gordon came down and …

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