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NASCAR 101: So, What Else Is New?

Silly Season practically begins halfway through the previous season every year, and chances are you’ve heard the narratives of drivers like Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer and Brian Scott (and more!) plenty by now, so much so that you’re practically an expert when it comes to the driver and team changes that have permeated the discussion …

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Happiness Is…Charters, Rookies & Green Flags

After Kyle Busch earned the 2015 Sprint Cup championship, the sport took a much needed break. The grind of the NASCAR season is one of the longest in sports, and the time away is good for the fans, drivers, crew people, media and anyone else associated with the traveling circus. For much of the offseason …

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Friday Faceoff: Did NASCAR Add Too Many Gimmicks?

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NASCAR announced several changes last week, including a caution clock in the Truck Series. Is this going to change anything in terms of what fans see on track and/or for race teams? Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: The caution clock was a gut shot to me when I first heard it. I don’t mind the Chase in …

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Sunday Showdown: Who Will the Title Sponsor Be?

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Several teams have announced new drivers across NASCAR’s national divisions this month. Among them are Brian Scott in the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Cup ride, Chris Buescher in a Cup ride with Front Row Motorsports and Ben Rhodes moving to Thorsport Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. Which driver will have the biggest …

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Chris Buescher Moves to Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports for 2016

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Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chris Buescher is moving up to the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, but not with the team you might have expected. Buescher, who won the NXS title for Roush Fenway Racing in 2015 in the team’s No. 60, will drive Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 Ford full time in the Sprint …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch, Chris Buescher Best and a Fitting Farewell

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Sprint Cup Series: Kyle Busch Claims the Sprint Cup – On Sunday evening, a sellout crowd watched the final race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the Ford EcoBoost 400. The thought going in was that you probably would have to win the race to take the title. For most of the race, that did …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead

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For much of Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch dominated the proceedings. After an early competition caution, the duo ran off and hid, and by the halfway point, less than 10 drivers were on the lead lap. By the time the third caution flew on lap 118 for Josh Reaume hitting the …

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Kyle Larson Wins Homestead, Chris Buescher Takes 2015 Xfinity Series Championship

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Chris Buescher brought it home Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to clinch his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in his second season, finishing 11th in the Ford EcoBoost 300. Buescher capped off a consistent season that saw him score two victories and 11 top-five finishes to win the title ahead of Chase Elliott. “When everybody is …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Will Win It All?

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After the Phoenix Chase race was delayed and cut short by rain, some are calling for NASCAR to change the rules for Chase races so that all laps are completed, even if it’s the next day. Should NASCAR create a new rule? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: That’s a hard call.  If you make a rule …

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4 Burning Questions at Homestead: Can Jeff Gordon Go Out on Top?

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1. CAN JEFF GORDON GO OUT ON TOP? John Elway. Lorena Ochoa. Ray Lewis. Ned Jarrett. It’s not often that a superstar has the opportunity to retire as a champion of their sport. Those four athletes are part of a select few that have, and this weekend Jeff Gordon aims to join them. If Gordon …

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