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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the All-Star Race

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It’s hard to believe that Joe Gibbs Racing had never been to victory lane in the All-Star Race. Well, that stat came to an end Saturday night as Denny Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick to win the million-dollar payout and gave JGR its first non-points win at Charlotte. Many would have probably put their money …

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NASCAR Hands Down Penalties Following Charlotte & Iowa

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If you were around on Twitter Saturday afternoon during the opening NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session at Iowa Speedway, you probably heard about the incident involving the No. 55 Chevrolet of Jamie Dick. A weight fell from the No. 4 Chevrolet being driven by Ross Chastain that hit the No. 55. The car suffered major …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Yes, it’s true, Denny Hamlin did win the All-Star Race Saturday night, and sure, his car was good enough to stay out front, but the real heroes for Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing car were the members of the pit crew. First, the crew’s role in the unique qualifying format for this …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte

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Who’s in the headline – While most of the stories will be written about Denny Hamlin winning the race, it is his pit crew that really should be in the spotlight. On the mandatory stop before the final 10-lap segment, Hamlin’s crew threw down a 10.4-second pit stop. DJ Copp told Frontstretch in 2013 that …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Kasey Kahne and Erik Jones started side-by-side on Friday night, and that’s the exact same way the duo finished the race. The pair qualified 1-2 but were forced to start from the rear after each had a pre-race issue (Jones – missed drivers’ meeting; Kahne – unapproved adjustments). As soon as the …

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Kasey Kahne Edges Erik Jones For 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Victory at Charlotte

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.005 seconds. That’s all that separated Kasey Kahne and Erik Jones after 139 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne nipped Jones at the line to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200. The win was the first for JR Motorsports in Truck competition, the 200th for Chevrolet, and Kahne’s fifth …

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Kasey Kahne Takes 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Pole at Charlotte

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Kasey Kahne is well on his way to a fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win. Making the most of the draft, the Sprint Cup veteran captured the pole for tonight’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne got the top spot after turning a 29.778-second lap. Erik Jones will start on …

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Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon Quickest During 2015 All-Star Race Practices at Charlotte

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The Sprint All-Star Race weekend has finally arrived, and the much-anticipated non-points events are set to kick off on Friday evening with the Sprint Showdown. As the sun beamed down on Charlotte Motor Speedway early Friday afternoon, two extended practice sessions – one for each event – provided an opportunity for teams to test setups …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Wheels Turn to Wings at Tommy Baldwin Racing

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Sometimes there’s more to racing than cars going in circles as fast as they can. That was the case on Wednesday at the Tommy Baldwin Racing shop in Mooresville, N.C., on Tuesday (May 12), where a team, a sponsor and an organization came together to give some children a special gift: freedom. Many factors can …

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Erik Jones, Kasey Kahne Top 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Practices at Charlotte

Erik Jones dominated in the race last week, and Kasey Kahne has dominated nearly every Truck race he’s ran. Both drivers showed speed in Thursday’s two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions, with Kahne topping the early session and Jones leading the second. In his first race of the year with backing from Dollar General, …

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