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Friday Faceoff: Is the Bump-and-Run Acceptable?

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The spring short track season ended with a bump-and-run move at Richmond International Raceway when Carl Edwards moved teammate Kyle Busch out of his way en route to the win.  Is the bump and run for the win a legit move, or does it sink into the waters of dirty driving? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Toyota Owners 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Some days just don’t go as planned.  It just seems like if you’re Kasey Kahne, that would be more or less every day. The No. 5 team and he have had more than their fair share of bad luck over the last couple of seasons, often having finishes …

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Kyle Busch Highlights Texas Warnings List

For the second week in a row, the race-winning team in the Sprint Cup Series was warned for an issue found in inspection. Kyle Busch, whose No. 18 team won the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, was warned by NASCAR on Wednesday for failing pre-qualifying inspection twice. He was also warned following his …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kyle Busch’s Late Push Snatches Victory in Texas

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Who’s in the headline – The early leader in 2016 Cup season is Joe Gibbs Racing. The organization started the season with Denny Hamlin‘s win at Daytona and now has back-to-back wins with Kyle Busch. Busch’s recent success, coupled with his impressive consistency over the first seven races (six finishes of fourth or better) has him …

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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2016 STP 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? AJ Allmendinger put on a heck of a show in his late-race bid for the runner-up spot, but it was Kyle Larson who took full advantage of the real estate battle, squeezing through to finish third at a track where he’s struggled mightily in the past. Larson missed this race …

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Beyond the Cockpit: David Ragan Rises Again

Drivers like Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson have had the glorious opportunity to stay put in their major-league race teams throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series careers to date.  Men like David Ragan, however, have been tested as he started on top with Roush Fenway Racing in 2007 before losing his ride following the 2011 …

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BK Racing Rises As Daytona’s Underdog Story

Four years ago, BK Racing came to Daytona as a two-car team that struggled to get out of its own way. It ran a total of nine laps in the Duels (combined), made the race through provisionals and then promptly struggled to hang onto the lead draft. A comedy of errors on pit road and …

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David Ragan, Matt DiBenedetto to Drive for BK Racing in 2016

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Following his first full-time season in NASCAR’s premier division, Matt DiBenedetto will be back with BK Racing in 2016. Returning to the wheel of the No. 83 Toyota Camry, the 24-year-old will be paired with crew chief Gene Nead, who sat atop the pit box for DiBenedetto for eight races last year. Along with the …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: David Ragan

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In many ways, the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season was a microcosm of David Ragan’s entire career. It was a year filled with great opportunities, even flashes of brilliance, but ultimately ended with disappointment and uncertainty. To be sure, the now 30-year-old Ragan has always been a tough cookie to crack in NASCAR. He has …

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