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Pace Laps: Stewart’s Top 5, NHRA’s Rain and Dakoda Armstrong’s Rise

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Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart ‘Making Something Out of Nothing’ With Top 5 at The Glen – There’s this saying that Tony Stewart rises like smoke during the slick summer months on the NASCAR schedule. Well, if this was featured in an episode of Mythbusters, this myth would be officially listed as ‘confirmed.’ After surviving the Watkins …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Pocono See Another Stewart-Haas Winner?

Is Pocono Raceway the Site of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Next Win? Pocono Raceway has been a solid home for Stewart-Haas Racing success. Kurt Busch is the most recent track winner, while Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick have shown their respective speed at the sport’s triangle circuit. As for team co-owner Tony Stewart, he called the June Pocono race …

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Dakoda Armstrong to Drive Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 at Iowa

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesday that Dakoda Armstrong will compete in the No. 18 car at Iowa Speedway this weekend for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. He will bring sponsor WinField to JGR for this weekend’s race. Matt Tifft was originally scheduled to compete in this event, but he continues to recover following having surgery to …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Elliott Chasing History At Daytona

Chase Elliott will start Sunday as the youngest pole winner in Daytona 500 history. Saturday, the 20-year-old proved why he’s ready to graduate to NASCAR’s top level full-time. Elliott drove a masterful race down the stretch in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevy, taking the lead from Joey Logano on lap 107 and then using teammate …

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Dakoda Armstrong, Richard Petty Motorsports Part Ways

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There’s one less driver in the running for the No. 9 Sprint Cup ride: Dakoda Armstrong and Richard Petty Motorsports have officially parted ways. The Indiana native ran two full seasons for the King in the Xfinity Series, earning one pole and four top 10s. His best finish in those two seasons was a sixth …

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Dakoda Armstrong’s Xfinity Hauler Involved in Accident

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Crashes on the track aren’t good. Crashes while heading to the track are worse. On Wednesday morning, the transporter for Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Xfinity Series car was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Louisiana while driving to this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. According to a release by RPM, the wreck …

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Richard Petty Motorsports, Ford Re-Up for 2016

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Richard Petty Motorsports will continue its partnership with Ford Performance in 2016. Petty and Ford, which have been partners stretching all the way back to 1969 and most recently since 2010, will continue to field cars in NASCAR’s top series next year. The racing team currently fields two full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entries with Sam …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Dakoda Armstrong Optimistic About Future with Richard Petty Motorsports

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Every weekend, Dakoda Armstrong straps on his helmet and steps into his green, white and black No. 43 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports. Geared up to race for NASCAR’s all-time wins leader, Richard Petty, the young man understands that each week is a hefty learning experienced in the sport’s second-tier division. Signing with Richard Petty …

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Going By the Numbers: Was Sam Hornish, Jr. A No-Brainer Choice for Petty?

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You gotta give it up for Silly Season; it’s never a dull moment. Well, maybe a little dull in this case, but certainly not uninteresting. Sam Hornish, Jr. has been confirmed as the driver of the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports starting in 2015. The Ohio native replaces Marcos Ambrose, who’s heading back …

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Nationwide Breakdown: Virginia529 College Savings 250

No one or nothing could stop Kyle Busch on Friday evening. After multiple races full of disappointment, Busch set sail at Richmond International Raceway for the Virginia529 College Savings 250. Leading each of the 250 laps, he won his 67th career Nationwide Series event. Busch held off Chase Elliott late in the race, but he …

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