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NASCAR Issues Penalties Following Las Vegas

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NASCAR announced infractions discovered at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway that involve two teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The violations handed down by the sanctioning body affect the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, driven by Brad Keselowski and the No. 51 Chevrolet, driven by Justin Allgaier. The No. 51 Sprint Cup Series …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Vegas, Inspection and Who will win the West?

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With three races down in the 2015 season (two if you’re only counting the new rules package), it’s clear to see this year has picked up pretty much right where 2014 left off. Kevin Harvick in the No. 4 Chevrolet is as fast as he was when he took the title  in Homestead at the …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Las Vegas

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After two weeks, Kevin Harvick was tired of being the bridesmaid. For the second week in a row he led the most laps, but this time that number included the most important lap winning the race at Las Vegas. With his third top-2 finish of the season, Harvick further solidified his lead in the points but …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s “Status Quo”

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Did You Notice? … Three of the top 5 drivers in laps led this season are from Hendrick Motorsports? So far this season, as NASCAR evaluates its new rules package, it’s been a case of “status quo” near the top of the leaderboard. A quick look at the top 5 in laps led… Kevin Harvick …

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Five Points to Ponder: Double Centuries, Points Mean Prizes & NASCAR Fantasy

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200 and Counting for Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski finished his 200th Cup race with a seventh-place finish and nine laps led on Sunday in Las Vegas. The eight-year veteran has picked up 16 victories in his double century of appearances, along with 50 top-5s, 81 top-10s, 3,110 laps led and that all-important maiden championship in …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas

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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? Racing has never been easy for Brian Vickers. He lost …

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Kyle Larson Leads Friday Las Vegas Cup Practice

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The intermediate tracks fell right into Kyle Larson‘s hands during his rookie season, and that continued Friday, with Larson setting the pace during the first practice session for the Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon (March 6). Running a speed of 191.646 mph at 28.177 seconds, Larson’s Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates …

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The Frontstretch Five: Reasons for Optimism in 2015

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy says there are some good reasons to be optimistic about …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Atlanta

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Throughout the 2014 season, the question on everyone’s mind was, when will Jimmie Johnson win his first race of the year? Although Johnson went on to win four races in 2014, he was never a threat for the championship, opening the door for questions about the team and combination with crew chief Chad Knaus. The …

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Tweet N Greet: Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin & More

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Every week, Frontstretch will scour Twitter looking for the best tweets from the drivers, NASCAR media, fans and even NASCAR personnel. We hope you enjoy these tweets from the previous week!   In case those of you don't know what Chad "Pedro" Johnston looks like….. I present Pedro pic.twitter.com/8kcjvg07HI — Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) March 2, …

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