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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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Entry List: 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

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For the second straight week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is going road course racing. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Mid-Ohio 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The list includes 38 teams, meaning everyone will make Saturday’s race as the starting grid maxes out at 40. Verizon IndyCar Series veteran …

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NXS Adds A Pair of Road Aces for Next Month’s Road Swing

A pair of road aces will be joining the NASCAR Xfinity Series during its trips to Mid-Ohio and Road America next month. Alex Tagliani, who has raced in IndyCar, Australian V8 Supercar and sports car races over his career, will race the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske at Mid-Ohio August 15th. Tagliani has …

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Alex Tagliani Nearly Named His Daughter “Axle Rose”

In an alternate universe, veteran IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani has a daughter named Axle Rose, which is not to be confused with Axl Rose, frontman for rock and roll act Guns n’ Roses. Tagliani and wife Bronte welcomed their first child into the world on April 16 and named their newborn daughter Eva-Rose but …

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IndyCar Preview: 2015 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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The series returns to race at its most storied home, but this weekend it races on the other circuit for just the second time.  The race was meant to add to the fun of the month of May at Indianapolis and it looks like it does just that. The one question that might arise is …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Tony Stewart Overshadows Atlanta Telecasts

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Tony Stewart: one of the year’s biggest stories across NASCAR, not just his Sprint Cup home base. Smoke’s story has permeated not just stock car racing coverage, dominating chatter with the usual suspects but mainstream media as a whole. It’s a phenomenon that shows no signs of stopping, even though in some areas it should… …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chevrolet Silverado 250

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In a Nutshell: Ryan Blaney finished 0.049 seconds ahead of German Quiroga to win Sunday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The driver of the No. 29 Ford led twice for a race-high 34 laps en route to his first win of the season. Erik Jones, Gray Gaulding and Andrew Ranger rounded …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Road Courses, the Land of Opportunity

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Goodbye, short tracks. Thanks for the memories. I appreciate what you used to do for NASCAR. However, you’ve been replaced – by road courses, where the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads for the third and final time this weekend. Mid-Ohio will be the center of attention, and most likely, the most-entertaining race of the weekend. Everything …

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Alex Tagliani, Ray Courtemanche, Jr. Enter Truck Race at Mosport

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Two Canadian drivers have decided they’ll take their talents to the Camping World Truck Series when the circuit visits Canadian Tire Motorsports Park at the end of the month. Brad Keselowski Racing announced Tuesday that Alex Tagliani will drive the No. 19 Ford F-150 in the Aug. 31 Truck Series race at the road course. A native …

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Alex Tagliani, Kenny Habul Among Road Course Ringers Entered for Nationwide Series at Mid-Ohio

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Habul. Marks. O’Connell. Maybe not household names in the vocabulary of most NASCAR fans, but this weekend, they’ll get their time to shine. The NASCAR Nationwide Series is running its second consecutive road course race this weekend, with this one taking place at a relatively new track for the sport’s second-tier division: the Mid-Ohio Sports Car …

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