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Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick Win 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 Practices at Richmond

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One driver needs a win to make the Chase. The other is already in. Both paced a practice on Friday. Who are they? Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick. Larson, last year’s Rookie of the Year, led the first of two Sprint Cup practices at Richmond International Raceway with a lap of 125.525 mph. He was …

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NASCAR 101: Can Anyone Clinch a Chase Spot with a Win?

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You’ve heard it all year: win and you’re in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Well, this weekend marks the final chance for a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to do so. By scoring a victory, while also being inside the top 30 in points and having attempted every race of the season …

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4 Burning Questions at Richmond: Can Kyle Busch Score the Top Seed?

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1. Who’s in? Who’s out? It’s the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season this Saturday night, and four Chase spots are still up for grabs. As of right now, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer are occupying the final four spots in the postseason, and for the most part they …

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2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup Clinch Scenarios

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will invade Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the final regular season race on the 2015 calendar. That means numerous drivers who have not already locked themselves into the Chase will be eager to do so on Saturday night. NASCAR released the clinch scenarios for this weekend’s race: Regardless of …

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2015 Southern 500 Retro Paint Scheme Photo Gallery

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4 Burning Questions at Darlington: Can NASCAR Deliver on Important Weekend?

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1. Will the low-downforce package work once more? Forget the throwback paint schemes, forget the pomp and circumstance: the biggest story this weekend revolves around the return of the low-downforce package to the Sprint Cup cars this weekend. The last time we saw the low-downforce package was back in June at Kentucky Speedway, and the …

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4 Burning Questions: Which Road Course Will Put On the Better Show?

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1. WHICH ROAD RACE — XFINITY OR TRUCKS — WILL PUT ON A BETTER SHOW? It used to be that fans decried tracks that had cars turning right, saying stock cars didn’t belong on the twisting turns of Riverside, Watkins Glen and Sears Point. After a decade of great races on these types of tracks, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Southern 500 Edition

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NASCAR gets a rare weekend off this coming week and when the Sprint Cup cars do resume competition on Sunday night, Sept. 6, Darlington, also known as the Lady in Black, it’s place that can bring about different results than we are typically accustomed to seeing on most tracks. So just who does well at …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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Who’s in the headline – The half mile Bristol Motor Speedway has hardly been a highlight for Joey Logano over the early years of his career. Prior to the night race in 2013, Logano had a single top-10 run in nine career starts. In the last three night races Logano has run fifth, first and first. …

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Kyle Busch Tops Final 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race Practice at Bristol

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Kyle Busch continued his hot streak on Friday, winning the final Sprint Cup practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway in advance of Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race. Busch’s lap of 131.146 mph was good enough to put him in the top three in both practice sessions Friday. David Ragan (130.646) placed second. The rest of …

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