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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Kyle Larson

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To say Kyle Larson suffered through NASCAR’s mythical sophomore slump would be an understatement. Favored to make the Chase in his second season driving for Chip Ganassi Racing the driver most label championship talent simply struggled to collect top-10 finishes throughout most of a disappointing 2015 season. Larson not only missed the postseason field but wasn’t …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Debris Cautions and NASCAR’s Youth Movement

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grKyle Busch is your 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Who would have thought that would be the case after Daytona in February? I was in attendance for the Xfinity Series race in Daytona and never would have thought Busch would have battled back from that incident to win the championship. This championship has helped …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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And that’s a wrap for the 2015 season. Kyle Busch made potentially the most amazing comeback in NASCAR history. After missing the first 11 races, Busch grabbed four consecutive checkered flags and earned enough points to make himself Chase eligible. Once he secured his spot, Busch kept his nose clean and was able to advance to …

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Chad Johnston Named 2016 Crew Chief for Kyle Larson

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On Thursday, Tony Stewart made reference to potential changes at Stewart-Haas Racing in the offseason during Championship Media Day. Crew chief Chad Johnston was likely viewed as being at the center of those changes. If that was so, he didn’t take very long to find himself a new home. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing with …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 NASCAR Season Finale Edition

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The NASCAR season had its usual ups and downs, and a lot of sideways moments too, but the biggest up came in the last race just as it is designed to do with the championship four going for the title. So, while I like to say that life is all about the journey, for most …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Had it not been for a piece of debris – about which there is some debate about whether or not it was actually in the racing groove – Kyle Larson might have had his first Sprint Cup win in the bag. Larson won the Xfinity Series race at Homestead Saturday …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead

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For much of Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch dominated the proceedings. After an early competition caution, the duo ran off and hid, and by the halfway point, less than 10 drivers were on the lead lap. By the time the third caution flew on lap 118 for Josh Reaume hitting the …

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Kyle Larson Wins Homestead, Chris Buescher Takes 2015 Xfinity Series Championship

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Chris Buescher brought it home Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to clinch his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in his second season, finishing 11th in the Ford EcoBoost 300. Buescher capped off a consistent season that saw him score two victories and 11 top-five finishes to win the title ahead of Chase Elliott. “When everybody is …

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Kyle Larson Tops Rain-Shortened 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 Practice No. 2 at Homestead

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The Sprint Cup Series is two-for-two so far this weekend in Homestead. Unfortunately, they’re two-for-two in practice sessions being shortened by rain. The session itself started about five minutes late due to track drying from overnight rains. Because of that, the session was going to be extended to 11 a.m. That did not turn to …

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Kyle Larson Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 Xfinity Practice at Homestead

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On Friday afternoon, the Xfinity Series held a 45-minute practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway ahead of Saturday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300. The rain that ended Sprint Cup practice early did not affect the session.  However, the tire wear and increased amount of rubber on the track did. Much like in Camping World Truck Series practice …

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