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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 after the 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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Man, Talladega is a doozy, huh? Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s first victory of the season – and first at Talladega in 11 years – was great for the sport and meant, for a moment, that all was right in the racing world. However, the monster that is ‘Dega was also very unkind to several other drivers …

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Team Penske Adds Avaya as Primary Sponsor in NASCAR and Verizon IndyCar Series

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Team Penske will welcome another company as a primary sponsor starting at Kansas Speedway with Brad Keselowski. Avaya, a provider of customer and team engagement services, will have its red and white colors featured on the No. 2 Ford in a one-race deal. Moreover, after creating a partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP), Team Penske has also announced …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

2015 Richmond I CUP Kurt Busch Jamie McMurray racing credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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Ask anyone and they would tell you that a win was inevitable once Kurt Busch returned behind the wheel of the No. 41. He came close a few times but finally closed the deal, leading 291 laps and winning his first race of the season at Richmond. Oh, and by the way, he’s now all …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Flirts With The Line at Richmond

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Hello, TV watchers. As you all know, the past week stunk big time. When I wrote last week’s edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, I had no idea that Steve Byrnes was literally on his death bed. I knew that he wasn’t in the best shape; any time “Stage 4” is mentioned in regards to cancer, …

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Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne Fastest in 2015 Toyota Owners 400 Practices at Richmond

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

After the Team Penske cars dominated at Richmond International Raceway in 2014, the duo has continued to pace the field. Brad Keselowski was the quickest car during Friday’s first practice session, with a time of 21.414 seconds. In an extended final practice session, Kasey Kahne led the way after putting up the fastest lap of …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR Fans are the Best in All of Sports

2015 Bristol I CUP Kasey Kahne car credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Did You Notice? The way the NASCAR community rallied around the late Steve Byrnes this weekend at Bristol? There were signs on pit road, symbols all over the racetrack and Bristol Motor Speedway even named the race after him. Sunday’s race was the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer. …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the Food City 500 at Bristol

2015 Bristol I CUP Matt Kenseth burnout credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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I’d like to take this opportunity to pass along my condolences to the entire Byrnes family. #ByrnesStrong It was almost a carbon-copy of the 2014 spring race at Bristol: delay after delay due to rain. However, thanks to lights, the entire race was able to be run… and then some. Matt Kenseth finally broke his …

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MPM2Nite: Bits & Pieces from the NASCAR Notebook

2015 Bristol I CUP pit road vertical credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Fans watching both at home and in the grandstands at Bristol this weekend might be forgiven for feeling like Alice had hand-fed them some mushrooms then invited them for a quick trip down a nearby rabbit hole. While Bristol is well noted for out-of-the-ordinary circumstances that border on chaos, I’ll have to admit that I …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Food City 500 at Bristol

2015 Bristol I CUP Justin Allgaier car credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Bristol isn’t an easy track to take home a top …

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Up To Speed: Despite Long Day, NASCAR Got This One Right

2015 Bristol I CUP green flag credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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Who knew Bristol was an endurance race? Oh, sure, the ability to endure is something that drivers have to be able to do in order to win the race, but endurance racing is something totally different. Those long races are better served for series that have multiple drivers for each race, times carved out, and, oh …

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