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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

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Sprint Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and …

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Up to Speed: Joey Logano Finally Back on Top for Team Penske

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It’s about time for Joey Logano. With multiple weeks of being so, so, close to earning a second win in 2015,  the 25-year-old finally did it in thrilling fashion at Watkins Glen International. The 2.5-mile New York road course once again brought a high level of excitement, drama and a sold-out crowd for the first time …

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Joey Logano Sweeps The Glen; Harvick Runs Dry in Last Turn

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The record books will show one lap led for race winner Joey Logano Sunday at Watkins Glen. In reality, it was just a single corner. Leader Kevin Harvick ran dry, causing a fuel mileage finish for the second straight week in the Cup Series and this time Logano was able to capitalize. The Team Penske …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Zippo 200 at the Glen

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Dominance is an understatement. It’s more like destroying the competition at this point. Team Penske’s incredible 2015 season continued at Watkins Glen International for the Zippo 200, where the team brought a second car to the track for the first time this year. Well, the decision paid off for the organization. Joey Logano took control at …

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Joey Logano Wins 2015 Zippo 200 at the Glen, Penske Racing 1-2

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They started first and second, led nearly all of the laps … and finished first and second. It was that kind of day for Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, with Logano taking the checkered flag first in the Zippo 200 at the Glen. Logano’s 25th Xfinity Series victory did not come easy. After …

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Joey Logano on Pole for 2015 Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen

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It was a Penske-dominated day in Xfinity Series qualifying at Watkins Glen, with Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski posting the top-two lap times in both of the sessions and the end result being Logano on the pole for the Zippo 200. The pole was Logano’s 30th of his career, tying Mark Martin for second-most on the …

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Road King Jeff Gordon Paces Final 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Practice

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The second Sprint Cup practice for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 went to Jeff Gordon. Gordon, with nine NASCAR Sprint Cup victories between Watkins Glen and Sonoma, put down a fast lap of 127.333 mph to lead the final road course practice session of his career. Kyle Larson (127.049), Greg Biffle (126.987), Kyle Busch (126.837) and Joey …

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Cup Drivers Dominate 2nd Zippo 200 Practice at the Glen

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Sprint Cup regulars continued their domination of the Xfinity Series on Friday, placing four Cup drivers in the top five in final practice at Watkins Glen. Kyle Larson topped the charts with a fast lap of 123.623 mph. Joey Logano, who paced the first practice, was second with a lap of 122.223 mph. Paul Menard …

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Team Penske Sweeps Opening Zippo 200 Practice at Watkins Glen

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Team Penske swept the opening round of practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 on Friday, with Joey Logano besting teammate Brad Keselowski for the top spot. Logano, who is looking to win his first NXS race at the Glen, turned a lap of 122.452 mph. Keselowski, the 2013 winner of this race, ran …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

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It was a wild race at Pocono from the drop of the green flag and no one knew who was going to win until the checkered flag flew. In the end, Matt Kenseth played the fuel strategy game perfectly. With two laps to go, he came from fourth to pass Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and …

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