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5 Points to Ponder: Mystery Debris, Chase’s Time to Shine & Brian Vickers’s Future

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Race-Defying Debris It’s been the talk of the town since Brad Keselowski miraculously won at Fontana. He still doesn’t know how he did it. Leading a mere lap en route to victory for the second time in his career, Keselowski showed that he’s truly stout behind the wheel. However, multiple debris cautions late in the race …

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Brian Vickers Out 3 Months Minimum (Update: Brett Moffitt Subbing at Martinsville)

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Update: Brett Moffitt will fill in for Brian Vickers yet again this weekend at Martinsville Speedway as Moffitt recovers from blood clots. Chris Buescher will again pilot Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 in Moffitt’s place. On Sunday afternoon, Vickers appeared on FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR RaceDay to set the record straight about his latest medical setback. …

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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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Chris Buescher Will Make Cup Debut at Auto Club for Front Row Motorsports

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For the first time in his young career, Chris Buescher will be performing double duty. With Brian Vickers sitting out this weekend (and likely more), Brett Moffitt has been named driver of the No. 55 car for Michael Waltrip Racing, which has left an opening at Front Row Motorsports – an opening Buescher will fill. …

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Brian Vickers’s Blood Clots Are Back, Brett Moffitt Subbing at Fontana

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It’s another tough go-round for Brian Vickers. The 31-year-old driver for Michael Waltrip Racing has experienced a recurrence of blood clots, which will keep him out of NASCAR competition starting at Auto Club Speedway. Vickers, who missed the first two races of the season following surgery to repair a tear in his atrium over the offseason, …

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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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Did You Notice? A Quick Downhill Slide. Why?

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Did You Notice? It took just four races for NASCAR’s television audience to decline? It’s a concern, considering healthy Daytona TV ratings gave the sport its expected bounce to start 2015. After the “12 Hours of Daytona” last year, no rain delay meant a stronger audience for NASCAR’s season opener; Nielsen numbers were up over …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 At Phoenix

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Who’s in the headline – Kevin Harvick is starting off the 2015 season in dominating fashion – the first person since Richard Petty in 1974 to start off a season with four straight top-two finishes. Sunday’s victory was his seventh straight, dating back to 2014 and is also second only to The King all-time. Harvick …

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Opening-Lap Crash Brings Brian Vickers to Garage at Phoenix

Coming to complete the opening lap of the CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Brian Vickers got turned into the outside wall by the front bumper of Jimmie Johnson. In just his second race back after missing the opening two races of the 2015 Sprint Cup season due to heart surgery back in December, Vickers …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Brian Vickers is 2015’s Comeback Kid

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With the news of the week surrounding Kurt Busch‘s return to the racetrack following a suspension for a suspected domestic incident, the racing community is divided on how to feel. Some feel he got off too easily considering the nature of the allegations against him. Others feel he never should have had to serve a …

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