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Crew Chief Luke Lambert Suspended By NASCAR Following Tire Violation

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The No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team has been penalized by NASCAR for a violation discovered during a post-event tire audit following the Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway. NASCAR announced the team will be issued a P5 level penalty for violating: 12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing 20.16: Wheels and …

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Ryan Newman Tops Rain-Delayed 2015 STP 500 Practice at Martinsville

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While one Richard Childress Racing teammate struggled, the other was the quickest on the track. Ryan Newman ran a lap time of 19.355 seconds to top the charts for the Sprint Cup Series’ lone Friday practice session. He was joined by RCR affiliates AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. in second and fifth, along with Hendrick Motorsports …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Kevin Harvick came awfully close to sweeping the west coast swing but had to battle his Stewart-Haas teammate Kurt Busch to do so. What they didn’t see was Brad Keselowski and his four fresh tires (Harvick and Busch only took two) who passed them both on the second green-white-checkered finish to score his first win …

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Brad Keselowski Victorious in 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana After Wild Finish

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When the smoke finally settled on the hot surface of Auto Club Speedway, Brad Keselowski was the man standing in Victory Lane for the first time in 2015 and the 17th time in his Sprint Cup Series career. Winning the Auto Club 400 in front of a sold-out crowd, Keselowski punches his ticket to the …

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NASCAR Unveils 2015 Sprint Fan Vote, Makes Sprint All-Race Eligibility Rule Change

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On Thursday, NASCAR unveiled the 2015 Sprint Fan Vote, where race fans can vote a driver who otherwise would not have qualified into the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For 2015, the rules are similar, but a little different. As in past years, fans can vote by either going to NASCAR’s special website …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix

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The Sprint Cup Series hasn’t seen this kind of domination in decades. Including 2014, Kevin Harvick collected his seventh straight top-two finish and second-straight victory of the season. Sunday’s win was also Harvick’s fourth straight at Phoenix. The top 10 in the Power Rankings after Las Vegas kept the momentum going for the second round of …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 At Phoenix

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Who’s in the headline – Kevin Harvick is starting off the 2015 season in dominating fashion – the first person since Richard Petty in 1974 to start off a season with four straight top-two finishes. Sunday’s victory was his seventh straight, dating back to 2014 and is also second only to The King all-time. Harvick …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Las Vegas

After two weeks, Kevin Harvick was tired of being the bridesmaid. For the second week in a row he led the most laps, but this time that number included the most important lap winning the race at Las Vegas. With his third top-2 finish of the season, Harvick further solidified his lead in the points but …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s “Status Quo”

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Did You Notice? … Three of the top 5 drivers in laps led this season are from Hendrick Motorsports? So far this season, as NASCAR evaluates its new rules package, it’s been a case of “status quo” near the top of the leaderboard. A quick look at the top 5 in laps led… Kevin Harvick …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Atlanta

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Throughout the 2014 season, the question on everyone’s mind was, when will Jimmie Johnson win his first race of the year? Although Johnson went on to win four races in 2014, he was never a threat for the championship, opening the door for questions about the team and combination with crew chief Chad Knaus. The …

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