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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Looking out the windshield, the yellow rear bumper of Matt Kenseth loomed large in the closing laps, and Kyle Larson, who’s got a reputation for being extremely aggressive, had to have been tempted to use his bumper to push Kenseth aside, and he had a couple of opportunities to …

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Pace Laps: From Dragsters to Dover, Close Finishes; Wow Verstappen

Sprint Cup: A Monster Show at Dover Honestly, it’s been a while since there’s been a stimulating race at Dover International Speedway. In making it one of the best races seen on the 1-mile concrete oval, Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism, however, saw frantic restarts, fabulous usage of the racing grooves and a number …

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Matt Kenseth Holds off Kyle Larson for Dover Victory

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

Miles the Monster should get into show business. Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism at Dover International Speedway was thrilling to the last lap. Matt Kenseth, in nail-biting fashion, battled and rose victory after racing the youngsters of Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott in the closing laps. The older dog of Kenseth still had one …

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Kyle Larson Emerges as a Contender at Dover, Comes up Shy of First Sprint Cup Series Win

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Greeted with a handshake by team majority owner Chip Ganassi, Kyle Larson showcased his smile on pit road following the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. The 23-year-old whipped off sweat as reporters huddled around his No. 42 Chevrolet, a sight he seldom saw in 2015. Larson put his car in position to contend for a victory …

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NASCAR Reveals Current Top 5 in Sprint Fan Vote

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If you’re curious about which drivers are most likely to snag this year’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race fan vote, you can now know the top five, at least. NASCAR has released the names of the top five vote-getters in the fan vote so far for the race, which will be held May 20, through May 11. …

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Breaking a Sweat: Top NASCAR Drivers on the Hot Seat

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There’s a few indisputable truths about the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season. Perhaps the most important, cloaked within a playoff system that rewards trips to Victory Lane, is the lack of winners dotting the current Chase for the championship. Just six drivers have earned a first-place trophy through the first 11 races, the lowest number through this stretch …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Dover Edition

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NASCAR’s annual Mother’s Day Eve race gave us a mixed bag Saturday night. The low downforce package seemed to help the overall action at Kansas but as Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. proved throughout the night at this 1.5-mile oval the leader was hard to catch and even more difficult to pass. HOT Kyle Busch returned to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Kills His Kansas Curse

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Who’s in the headline – Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch is doing his best to put himself in position to repeat. Busch started the race in sixth Saturday night and was a top-10 mainstay outside of green-flag pit cycles. Busch moved into the second spot on lap 175 after a restart and was inside the top …

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Denny Hamlin’s Crash Shows the Best, Worst of Modern Chase Format

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Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson’s intense three-wide battle – and subsequent wreck – late in Saturday’s GoBowling.com 400 was bold, risky and, ultimately, expensive. In essence, it was everything NASCAR’s newest Chase for the Sprint Cup format exemplifies, for better or worse. Running inside of the top 5 all three of the drivers involved …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Richmond Edition

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This one goes to out to your inner gymnast, the lover of the underdogs and the days and the days of heat and last chance races after what took place during the Sprint Cup race at Bristol on Sunday and the Xfinity race Saturday. HOT Someone other than Kyle Busch won a NASCAR race for …

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