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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Southern 500

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And then there was one… race left. One race remains to set the field for the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. But someone outshone the fact that there is only one race left, and her name is the Lady in Black. Opening her doors on Labor Day weekend for the first time in more …

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Carl Edwards Wins Dramatic, Old-School 2015 Southern 500

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A record-breaking night at Darlington Raceway ended with Carl Edwards grabbing his first checkered flag in the Southern 500, followed by his traditional back flip on the frontstretch. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver took advantage of a stellar late pit stop by his crew to lead the final restart with eight laps remaining, gapping teammate …

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2015 Southern 500 Retro Paint Scheme Photo Gallery

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Sprint Cup Veterans Dominate 2015 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 Practice at Darlington

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Friday saw the Xfinity Series take to the 1.366-mile oval for two practice sessions. Unlike Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, the VFW Help a Hero Sport Clips 200 on Saturday will be run in the heat of the day. As a result, being able to handle and be fast with the hot sun blaring down on …

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NASCAR 101: Xfinity Series Getting Into Throwback Spirit, Too

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Much of the hullabaloo over this weekend’s racing at Darlington Raceway revolves around the sheer girth of throwback events and paint schemes that will populate the Southern 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series come Sunday night. As the race re-assumes its historic Labor Day weekend date, the sanctioning body and its teams are celebrating …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Looking Back at the First 24 Races of 2015 for Off-Week No. 3

Joey Logano leads a pack of cars at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Who’s in the headline – There are drivers with more wins but no one has more points than Kevin Harvick. While points don’t really matter they are a telling factor for Harvick. The driver of the No. 4 is having one of the best seasons in the history of the sport. Harvick has 17 top-five …

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Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth Among Drivers and Teams Penalized After Bristol

Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin compare notes before the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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NASCAR issued warnings to 11 teams following the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will lose 15 minutes of practice time for next Sunday’s race due to multiple infractions during inspection. Busch’s team failed pre-race inspection four times and Kenseth’s team failed pre-race inspection …

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Happiness Is… Busch (Beer, That Is), Tires, and the Championship

Pirelli tyres, tires, in the studio (credit: Pirelli)

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One of the things that continues to perplex in the wonderful world of NASCAR isn’t the consistent use of lame debris cautions, the myriad of car configurations for this season or that there aren’t more road courses on the schedule.   For a change, the wonderment is pointed in another direction. With Joey Logano’s win …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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The list is short of drivers that can win at Bristol and successfully defend that victory the following year, but you can add Joey Logano to that list. After winning the night race last season, Logano led 176 laps Saturday night and held off Kevin Harvick to pick up his third win of the season. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Restart Controversy & Busch Beer’s Return to NASCAR

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Is Joey Logano now considered a part of NASCAR’s elite? It sure is looking that way after another victory on Sunday at Bristol. Logano looked just as strong as any team in the sport. Now sitting with three victories under his belt and a third-place spot in the Chase Grid, Logano and crew chief Todd Gordon …

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