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Joey Logano Paces Final Sprint Cup Practice at Talladega

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If weather rains out Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway, then fall 2015 winner Joey Logano will sit on the pole. Logano’s 48.785-second circuit around the Alabama track was enough to lead final practice for the Cup Series. Rookie Ryan Blaney (48.798) and Chase Elliott (48.811) followed …

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Jamie McMurray Tops Quiet Talladega Practice

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The opening practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway could be described with one word: Uneventful. Jamie McMurray‘s 47.943-second lap topped the opening practice for Sunday’s Geico 500. The lap, set during an early pack run, held throughout the session as most teams focused on single-car runs. Chase …

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Double Take: Tony Stewart’s Race to the Chase

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Can Smoke rise all the way to the Chase? That’s the big question this season. You see, Tony Stewart is in the midst of his farewell tour, electing to hang up his Sprint Cup helmet following the conclusion of the 2016 NASCAR season. Stewart, a three-time champion and 48-time race …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff on the New Lug Nut Rule

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The season has been a challenge for Jason Ratcliff and Matt Kenseth‘s No. 20 team: Part failures, officiating calls and plain bad luck have resulted in many races ending with finishes worse than that of which the team was capable. While that might have some questioning where their team is …

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