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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson on Kurt Busch’s Hot Start & What to Expect at Martinsville

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Tony Gibson started the year off with Regan Smith behind the wheel while NASCAR had Kurt Busch on suspension but he was still working with Busch during that time, so when his usual driver came back last week they hit the track fast. Last week at Auto Club Speedway, they were three-quarters of a lap …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Brian Vickers, Furniture Row & Is Kurt Busch Really Back?

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What a race this past weekend in Fontana, right? The string of cautions during the last laps and the passing for the lead, especially when it counted for race winner Brad Keselowski, all really helped to amp up the Auto Club 400. Coors Light Pole Award winner Kurt Busch, really has made a tremendous leap …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Kevin Harvick came awfully close to sweeping the west coast swing but had to battle his Stewart-Haas teammate Kurt Busch to do so. What they didn’t see was Brad Keselowski and his four fresh tires (Harvick and Busch only took two) who passed them both on the second green-white-checkered finish to score his first win …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In NASCAR: 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Timing can be everything in life, so when Brad Keselowski charged to the front on the final lap Sunday afternoon at Fontana, he put himself on the hot list. Keselowski has been pretty good this year, but not quite good enough to make it to victory lane. It appeared that was going to …

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Up to Speed: The Legitimacy of Debris Cautions

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I have to admit, I’m not big on conspiracy theories. I absolutely hate listening to people who leap past any sort of logical explanation or coincidental considerations and jump straight to the cries of “it was all fixed,” or claiming there was some sort of behind-the-scenes shenanigans going on. Not just in NASCAR, but anywhere. …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski’s Great Escape, Kevin Harvick Turns On Heat & “Magic”

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Sprint Cup Series: Keselowski’s Great Escape – Brad Keselowski up to this point has been the forgotten man in the Team Penske duo these days. With Joey Logano victorious in February’s Daytona 500, Keselowski has had a decent season by comparison but still seemed a step behind. He had zero top-five finishes entering Sunday in comparison to his teammate’s …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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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? While Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske are grabbing attention by …

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Brad Keselowski Victorious in 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana After Wild Finish

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When the smoke finally settled on the hot surface of Auto Club Speedway, Brad Keselowski was the man standing in Victory Lane for the first time in 2015 and the 17th time in his Sprint Cup Series career. Winning the Auto Club 400 in front of a sold-out crowd, Keselowski punches his ticket to the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Who’s in the headline – Brad Keselowski may get credit for the win, but Kurt Busch is in the spotlight for how close he came to taking the checkered flag in his second race back from suspension. Busch was leading when a caution flag flew with less than two laps to go, one that resulted in a …

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4 Burning Questions at Auto Club: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Tony Stewart’s Chance to Shine

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It’s Kevin Harvick’s world, and we’re all just living in it. That was pretty much the sentiment that NASCAR followers came away with after witnessing Harvick thoroughly whip the field for a second straight week in Phoenix last Sunday. Harvick has been the dominant force thus far on NASCAR new-look West Coast Swing and enters …

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