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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Sprint All-Star Race

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Both the Sprint Showdown and Sprint All-Star Race featured fantastic racing to the checkers, and there was one driver competing for the win in each contest: Kyle Larson.  In both races, Larson held a sizable lead going into the final laps, only to be run down for a pair …

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Bayne, Biffle, Larson Shine in Instant Classic Sprint Showdown

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Bold moves were the name of the came in Saturday’s Sprint Showdown, and fans were given what’s perhaps a glimpse into the future of NASCAR as young guns took center stage for much of the day.  After a slight delay due to persistent moisture on the track, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney battled for most …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Larson Have Turned Matt Kenseth to Win?

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Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun dun. It was like the scene from Jaws on Sunday, Matt Kenseth leading as the laps wound down at Dover, looking to shake off his gremlins and take a well-earned first victory of the 2016 season. Behind him, however, was Kyle Larson, slowly stalking the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and …

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Kasey Kahne, Others Penalized After Dover

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Wednesday was a busy day for NASCAR penalties. The biggest penalty was levied to the No. 5 team of Kasey Kahne, who received a P3 penalty for illegal truck arms found following the race weekend at Dover. Crew chief Keith Rodden was fined $25,000 and the team lost both 15 drivers and owners points. Kahne …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: Dover Live Edition

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A few times a year, I am fortunate enough to actually attend a NASCAR race in person and this weekend was one of those times. When you attend a NASCAR event, while the main attraction is the Sprint Cup race, there are plenty of other things that happen that make the experience either worth it …

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Dover Surprises with a ‘Monster’ Race Weekend

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Half-filled grandstands and mediocre racing have usually been the theme surrounding Dover International Speedway since the recession. Ticket prices for a day of XFINITY Series racing in the fall will be $47, on top of $65 for Sunday’s Sprint Cup matinee. Yeah, that’s what it has been like for several years, and things have not changed. The …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Monstrous Matt Kenseth Comeback

Who’s in the headline – The 2016 season has been anything but stellar for Matt Kenseth. After a near miss at Daytona he’s only managed one top 5 finish before Sunday, and that as a fourth last weekend at Kansas. Sunday Kenseth was in the mix but didn’t look like he’d be in contention for …

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Dover: The Moments A NASCAR Silly Season Makes

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The Monster Mile was overdue for a monstrous performance. Sunday, Dover delivered in a big way with one of the most unexpected and competitive races of the year. There were fireworks literally everywhere you turned in the final 100 laps, whether it was a race for the lead, jockeying for position on pit road or …

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Up To Speed: Kenseth Finally Pulls Through In Dover, But Not Without A Fight

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We all knew that Matt Kenseth was going to get to Victory Lane eventually in 2016 … we just weren’t sure when. Kenseth felt the same way. “I feel like the way we’ve been running, eventually the law of averages is going to work out, you’re going to get your wins, your finishes,” Kenseth said following …

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