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Friday Faceoff: Crew Chief Checkup, 600 Miles & Boys Have at It?

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NASCAR’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was announced Wednesday night. Did they get it right? If not, who would you take out and replace them with? Tom Bowles, Editor-in-Chief: I always find this question hard because of the way this Hall of Fame has been initially set up. Each of the 20 nominees deserves …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Provides Stripped-Down Broadcasts

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This past weekend was the first part of “10 Days of Thunder” for FOX Sports. Weekend No. 1 featured racing in Charlotte and in Iowa. Thankfully, rain did not play a factor. The action was interesting, though. How FOX handled the situations that arose would ultimately affect how fans perceived the issues. Sprint All-Star Race …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 3M 250 at Iowa

At first, it looked like it was the reigning champion’s day to enter Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway. But on an afternoon filled with controversy and varying pit strategy, Chase Elliott failed to win his first race of the 2015 season. Chris Buescher, who earned a win at Mid-Ohio last season, finally recorded a triumph …

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Brennan Poole Retaliates Against JJ Yeley at Iowa; Parked by NASCAR

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In racing, short track tempers are always just a step away from boiling over. The NASCAR Xfinity Series is no exception, and on Sunday, it didn’t take long. During the 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway, rookie Brennan Poole intentionally turned JJ Yeley into the outside wall on lap 152. The contact was retaliation after Yeley accidentally wrecked …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Sprint Showdown at Charlotte

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Friday night’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered with each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H with the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Most people wouldn’t be surprised if the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) It’s no surprise that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is leading this column this week. Yes, he won the race, but it was about so much more than winning for Junior. First, there was a question of whether crew chief Greg Ives might have to go home when finding out his daughter broke her arm. She …

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Pace Laps: Follow the Leader, Xfinity Dominance, & Other Racing Worlds

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Sprint Cup Series: Jr. Wins But… – The easy aspect of the race at Talladega is that Dale Earnhardt Jr. won which is ostensibly good for the sport because of his continued popularity. The question, however, that slipped by with his victory is whether or not the racing was any good. If you’re a fan of …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega

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It was another stunning weekend for Team Penske in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as Joey Logano piloted the No. 22 Ford to Victory Lane for the third time in 2015 – holding off the hard-charging Brian Scott in the process. Leading 40 laps on Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway, Logano was able to run up front …

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Tech Talk: BK Racing’s Joe Williams on What Auto Club Speedway Brings to Cup Racing

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Joe Williams is in his second year as a crew chief in the Sprint Cup series. After spending the 2014 season on the box with Ryan Truex for most of the year, he finished up the season guiding JJ Yeley. He is now drawing on the extensive knowledge the grizzled veteran brings to the table …

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Testing Concludes at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams participated in a Goodyear tire test on Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The test marks the third of 14 scheduled in 2015. Hendrick Motorsports, Furniture Row Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports and BK Racing were all on-site. According to NBC Sports, the drivers by the organizations were Kasey …

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