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Beyond the Cockpit: David Ragan Believes BK Racing is ‘On Track’ in 2016

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David Ragan has been just about everywhere in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He’s raced for one of the sport’s legendary teams, pairing with Roush Fenway Racing from his rookie season in 2007 until 2011. Then, in 2012 through the end of 2014, Ragan drove for a smaller team in …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brendan Gaughan on 2016 and Beyond

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Currently fifth in NASCAR XFINITY Series Points, Brendan Gaughan provides his Richard Childress Racing team with a veteran presence in the driver’s seat.  Gaughan, 40, has had a strong season, in position to make the first XFINITY Chase yet he’s been at the center of speculation about whether 2016 will …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Erik Jones Excelling in Full-Time XFINITY Ride

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Erik Jones burst onto the NASCAR radar in 2012 when he bested Kyle Busch in the Snowball Derby. After the performance Busch saw from the youngster, he knew the talent was one that he couldn’t let just sit without being utilized to its fullest. Enter Kyle Busch Motorsports. Busch brought …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ray Black, Jr. Settling into XFINITY Series Racing

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Last Friday night, Ray Black, Jr. returned to Texas Motor Speedway, the site of his XFINITY Series debut last November, with high hopes to improve upon his finish. After all, the last-minute deal wasn’t the ideal debut since Black suffered a broken shock that left him simply riding around, running …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Reed Sorenson “Trying to Survive” in NASCAR

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Reed Sorenson is one of those boys who’s done this game for awhile. Sorenson, the once colorful Sprint Cup Series rookie for the 2006 season, kept with legendary car owner Chip Ganassi for three years, compiling five top-5 and 13 top-10 finishes. His largest achievement came in 2007 when he won …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Chris Buescher Eyes Results Over Hype in Rookie Cup Season

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Though Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney have NASCAR nation on their shoulders as they fight for top-10 finishes on a weekly basis and their respective spots in the Sprint Cup Series Chase, there is one other 2016 rookie fighting for results every Sunday. Chris Buescher is just over four months …

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