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Joey Logano Paces Both XFINITY Series Practices at Atlanta

Team Penske is back on top once again. Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano has momentum on his side following a week full of media appearances across the east coast, and he was able to drive his No. 22 Ford to the top of the charts during both of Friday’s practice sessions for the NASCAR XFINITY …

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Brendan Gaughan Returns to Cup Series, Driving for Premium Motorsports Full Time

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A familiar face will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage area at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March. Brendan Gaughan will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driving for Premium Motorsports beginning in the Folds of Honor Quik Trips 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1. Gaughan, 40, will attempt to make …

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Richard Childress Racing, Partners Ready for 2015

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So close. 2014 saw Richard Childress Racing come within a hairbreadth of winning the Sprint Cup championship with Ryan Newman despite not having won a race all year. The organization knows there is work to be done in 2015 to bring the wins, but team officials are confident that the team has the pieces in …

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2014 NASCAR Driver Review: Brendan Gaughan

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Ride: No. 62 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Crew Chief: Shane Wilson Points finish: Eighth Stats: 33 starts, two wins, two top 5s, seven top 10s, zero poles, 54 laps led, two DNFs, 12.4 average start, 15.5 average finish. Best finish: First, twice (Elkhart Lake, Kentucky – September) High point: Brendan Gaughan, a former full-timer in each of …

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Nuts for Nationwide: 2015 is Ripe for Change

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2014’s NASCAR Nationwide Series season has come and gone, and it’s time to say farewell to Nationwide Insurance – but there needs to be more goodbyes entering a new era for the sport’s second-tier division. After entering the season with high expectations, the series regulars had an abysmal nine victories, with two part-time drivers taking …

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Brendan Gaughan Driver Diary: Risks, Rewards & and Looking Ahead

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We’ve had a busy fall, starting with our second win of the season at Kentucky Motor Speedway. Kentucky was a fun day. We were fast and led a lot early. Then we took four tires when a lot of teams took two, and it took a lot of time to make that up. We didn’t …

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Going By the Numbers: Chase Elliott, Brian Scott Ramping Up Results as Season’s End Nears

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When it comes to the Nationwide Series title battle, many drivers are peaking or gaining momentum at just the right time. Don’t consider it true for everyone, but when checking out the average finishes of full-time competitors in the second-tier series over the 2014 season versus what they’ve accomplished more recently, the results are simple: …

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Brendan Gaughan Driver Diary: Saves, Points, and Pit Stops

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We have a ton to talk about this month. Going back to Bristol Motor Speedway, we ran pretty well. We weren’t as fast as we wanted, so we took a couple of risks. That’s the fun with Shane and I – we’ve never been afraid to take some risks. We saved a set of tires and …

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Nationwide Breakdown: VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky

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Underdogs have a way of hitting emotions. Brendan Gaughan was the underdog of underdogs on Saturday evening. After Ty Dillon dominated much of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway, multiple late-race cautions gave his Richard Childress Racing teammate the advantage. Gaughan, 39, running his first full year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series since 2010, visited to …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300

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Kevin Harvick took advantage of a gutsy two-tire call by his crew chief Ernie Cope and Kyle Busch‘s poor track position with 39 laps to go to win the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The victory marked the fourth win of the season for Harvick and the 44th Nationwide …

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