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10 Teams Warned After Talladega

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(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

10 teams between the Sprint Cup and XFINITY series were warned for failing pre-race inspection multiple times during the Talladega race weekend, including the No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson. Johnson’s team failed template inspection three times and in addition to his warning he will lose 15 minutes of practice time this weekend at Kansas Speedway. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Derrike Cope Still Fueled, Passionate

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Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

The NASCAR Xfinity Series garage is full of haves and have-nots. The popular section of the garage area is covered with expensive haulers, sponsors aplenty and top-tier equipment from Sprint Cup Series programs. However, for the few people that dare to venture beyond the reflective Team Penske haulers and multi-million dollar teams, there are a wealth …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

Kevin Harvick is probably feeling pretty darn good after his second consecutive Shootout win. Harvick was so sick on Thursday that he wasn’t even in Daytona – Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton practiced for him – but bounced back to win in classic Harvick fashion.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond

It was business as usual at Richmond Friday night, as Kyle Busch in his No. 18 ran up front all night, led the most laps and won the race. Busch, who led four times for 115 laps, had little trouble holding off Carl Edwards following a late restart in notching his third victory of the …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Hefty Odor Block 200 at Phoenix

Carl Edwards talked all week about how his No. 60 team had to be perfect the next two weekends if they had any shot of scoring a second consecutive Nationwide title. And while there were minor hiccups, the No. 60 group did everything they could, leading the most laps and dominating the second half of Saturday’s event to score Edwards his sixth win of the season.

That’s History Profiles: Derrike Cope

Dale Earnhardt seemed destined to finally win the race that had eluded him through his entire career after dominating the event, leading 155 of 200 laps. However, the black No. 3 GM Goodwrench Lumina wobbled up the racetrack and slowed, clearing the way for relative unknown Derrike Cope from Spanaway, Wash. to capture his first career victory in NASCAR’s biggest race.

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