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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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? 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

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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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Early Bristol Wreck Collects Both Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano

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Things turned sour for Team Penske at Bristol Motor Speedway from the start on Sunday. Completing lap 23 of the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes, Brad Keselowski broke loose off turn 4 while passing the lapped car of Alex Kennedy, collecting Penske teammate Joey Logano in the process. “The car just took …

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Matt Kenseth Wins 2015 Food City 500 Pole at Bristol

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For the 14th time in his career, Matt Kenseth will lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field to the green flag. Kenseth won the pole award at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500 with a time of 14.917 on Friday afternoon. Edging out Brad Keselowski by .022 seconds, Kenseth will start from the …

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Kasey Kahne Fastest in 1st 2015 Food City 500 Practice at Bristol

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Coming off his third top 10 of the year, Kasey Kahne led the way at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first practice session of the weekend. Clocking in a time of 14.971, the driver of the No. 5 car for Hendrick Motorsports continued to show speed right off the truck. At Texas, Kahne was inside …

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