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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Joey Logano poses with the trophy after winning the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Who’s in the headline – Weekend sweeps seem to happen quite frequently these days, with some of the winning drivers from the Cup Series running the companion races that are scheduled on many race weekends. Surprisingly, this weekend featured the first time such a sweep took place at Watkins Glen. Joey Logano had never run a …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen NASCAR Fantasy Preview

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Just northwest of last week’s race in the Pocono Mountains is Watkins Glen, the sight of this weekend’s race. Watkins Glen is in the Finger Lakes region of New York surrounded by beautiful New York wine country. Watkins Glen also holds a gem of a road course racetrack and that’s where NASCARS drivers will be …

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Road King Jeff Gordon Paces Final 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Practice

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The second Sprint Cup practice for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 went to Jeff Gordon. Gordon, with nine NASCAR Sprint Cup victories between Watkins Glen and Sonoma, put down a fast lap of 127.333 mph to lead the final road course practice session of his career. Kyle Larson (127.049), Greg Biffle (126.987), Kyle Busch (126.837) and Joey …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

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It was a wild race at Pocono from the drop of the green flag and no one knew who was going to win until the checkered flag flew. In the end, Matt Kenseth played the fuel strategy game perfectly. With two laps to go, he came from fourth to pass Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

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Who’s in the headline – For the first time in month, Kyle Busch is not the main story coming out of a Cup race. He was half a lap from taking another trophy, but it was his teammate Matt Kenseth who came home with the hardware. In a crazy race that featured seven cautions in the first …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

Matt Kenseth races with Casey Mears during teh Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Racing is a game of skill, strategy, and running smart. …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono NASCAR Fantasy Preview

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Joe Gibbs Racing teams are on fire the last few weeks, a pattern that’s continued at Pocono. Led by Kyle Busch, who has won four out of the last five Cup races, they placed four cars in the top eight of Saturday’s Happy Hour practice and appear to have mastered the setup for Sunday. Busch, …

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Kyle Busch Earns 1st Pole Since Coming Back From Injury at Pocono

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After scoring four wins in the last five races, Kyle Busch earned his first pole of the 2015 season. Pacing around Pocono Raceway with a time of 50.444 seconds (178.416 mph), Busch edged out reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick and will lead the field to the green flag for Sunday’s Windows 10 400. Since coming …

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4 Burning Questions at Pocono: Is This MWR’s Last Chance at Survival?

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The winds of change are beginning to overtake the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the circuit edges closer to the end of the regular season. Rules changes, team changes, ownership changes: no matter what form it takes, novelty has dominated the news cycle in recent weeks.  And now, news of Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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Third verse, same as the first. I’m running out of ways to say how dominant Kyle Busch has been. He has now won three straight races and four of the last five. Busch is on a mission to win his way into the Chase and now sits only 23 points out of 30th place. On …

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