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Couch Potato Tuesday: Harvick Shines Once Again In Booth

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway was the scene of a couple of butt-kickings last weekend, in addition to some tempers flaring inside of racecars (but not outside). We also had the return of Kevin Harvick to the booth. However, before we get started, a couple of minor news items. Recently, we noted the proposed trade between …

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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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Four Burning Questions in Las Vegas: Returning Veterans & Risky Bets

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Two down, 34 to go. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be heading west for round three of its long and arduous season this weekend to a beautiful venue known as the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Built in 1996 and then subsequently reconfigured 10 years later, Vegas has become a familiar stop on the circuit …

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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 Mailbox: Reflecting on Atlanta and Hitting the Strip Without Kyle Busch

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Well, the new early stop at Atlanta Motor Speedway is now behind us, and that’s a really good thing for most everybody in the sport, including this week’s winner, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 bunch who have four wins at Las Vegas. This weekend, things will finally begin to heat up – and that’s both …

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Five Points to Ponder: The Sheriff Returns in Sin City, Regans/Ragans and Casey Mears

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SAFER Barriers The number one topic coming out of Atlanta this past weekend ,other than good old fashioned Jimmie Johnson dominance which should frighten his competitors, was Jeff Gordon once again making hard contact with a concrete wall unprotected by a SAFER barrier. Gordon was clearly incensed post wreck as he gesticulated to the spot …

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Brett Moffitt to Race Atlanta for Michael Waltrip Racing

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Michael Waltrip Racing has announced Brett Moffitt will fill in for Brian Vickers in the No. 55 Toyota Camry at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Driving the second event of the year, the 22-year-old will run his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. “Brett has been working with our team for a couple of years, and we would …

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Brian Vickers Cleared to Return at Las Vegas, Still Eligible for Chase

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On Wednesday, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced that Brian Vickers has officially been cleared to return to the driver’s seat starting at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.  He will miss the first two races of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season while he continues to recover from a surgical procedure on his heart back in December. …

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2014 NASCAR Driver Review: Brian Vickers

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Ride: No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Crew chief: Billy Scott Points finish: 22nd Stats: 36 starts, zero wins, three top 5s, nine top 10s, one pole, 53 laps led, three DNFs, 14.1 average start, 18.6 average finish Best finish: Second (Daytona, July) High Point: Starting the season with a full-time ride.  After languishing in …

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