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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 AAA 400 at Dover

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Who’s in the headline – Kevin Harvick dominated the race and dominated the headlines. He drove from a 15th-place starting spot, due to qualifying being rained out, to the lead in just 23 laps. From then on, Harvick led 355 of the final 377 laps, only losing the lead during pit stops when drivers took two …

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Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick Top Short 2015 AAA 400 Practices in Dover

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Sprint Cup Series teams wasted no time when the green waved for the start of the first 17-minute practice session in preparation for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, the final event of the Challenger Round. The shortened session saw Kasey Kahne top the boards at 22.429 seconds (160.506 mph). Carl Edwards was only 0.009 …

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NASCAR Penalties and Warnings from New Hampshire Include No. 4 Cup Team, Darrell Wallace

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The Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was showered by controversy by restarts, however that wasn’t the only news to come out of the race as NASCAR has handed out warnings to several teams following the event. Kevin Harvick‘s No. 4 team has been docked 15 minutes of practice time for this weekend’s race …

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NASCAR Will Enlarge Restart Zone For Remainder of the 2015 Season

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Restarts have been in the center of controversy in recent weeks in NASCAR and on Thursday, officials reacted. The sport announced a revision to the restart zone for the remainder of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, effective immediately. For this weekend’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, the restart zone will double in size …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Niece Gets Driver’s Permit

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ATTENTION local North Carolinian residents. My niece @KarsynElledge3 passed her drivers Ed test. Proceed with caution! Congrats Karsyn!! ?? — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 23, 2015 Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted a disclaimer for those who live in North Carolina. Earnhardt then announced the news of his niece passing the state’s drivers’ education test on …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Two races into the Chase and the Challenger Round continues to surprise and excite. After trouble in Chicago, Kevin Harvick knew he had to win to advance to the Contender Round. It looked like he was going to just that as he dominated most of the race, but he couldn’t stretch his fuel mileage far enough, …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 AAA 400 at Dover Edition

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We’re at the place in the Chase where the pressure is really on when the Sprint Cup Series goes to Dover next weekend. It’s the first elimination race and we will see who the first four out will be. And after Sunday’s race at New Hampshire, it’s just not really clear cut who will be …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Chase Focus Continues to Haunt NBCSN

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Loudon is traditionally a quick race by Sprint Cup standards. As a result, there isn’t quite as much action to show on broadcasts. The track itself also doesn’t necessarily equate to the most competitive outing. It’s hard as heck to pass. Just because it’s Loudon doesn’t mean you get a pass on these things. Sylvania …

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Beside the Rising Tide: A Fine Line For Brad Keselowski On Restart

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Down here it’s just winners and losers, baby, And don’t get caught on the wrong side of that line… -Bruce Springsteen- Be Careful of What You Wish For – Everyone from the drivers right down to us lowly fans asked NASCAR to start policing their own restart rules after some very controversial calls the last …

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Matt Kenseth Wins 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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It was a wild and controversial Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. It came down to fuel strategy as Kevin Harvick‘s No. 4 Chevrolet was out in front of the field in the closing stages. Harvick and had a miscommunication and stayed out when the final caution fell on lap 237 after …

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