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Tony Stewart to Return at Richmond

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It’s official: Tony Stewart is back. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, currently in his final season as a full-time driver before retirement, will return to the seat of his No. 14 for Stewart-Haas Racing for the first time in 2016 after a back injury sustained before the season …

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NASCAR 101: Jimmie Johnson’s 2 Wins to Start the Season Put Him in Good Company

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Jimmie Johnson has two of the first six wins of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and that’s something to which he’s quite accustomed. After all, in the last five seasons, he has the most wins of any driver during that time span. Beginning in 2012, Johnson has accrued …

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NASCAR 101: First-Time Wins Among Active Drivers

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Things this week started off innocently enough: who of NASCAR’s current active drivers (for these purposes, those still competing in one of the three national series) had scored their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Martinsville Speedway? You’d think it’d be a decently sized number. After all, recent races …

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NASCAR 101: Open Wheel Drivers Who Made the Leap to NASCAR

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A report by Autoweek this week brought to light an intriguing rumor in the NASCAR world: Kimi Raikkonen, one-time Formula 1 champion, may be mulling a move to American stock car racing for 2017, departing from the open wheel racing series in which he has competed for what is now his 14th season. …

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Did You Notice?… The Wood Brothers’ Sudden Resurgence?

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Did You Notice?… Kyle Busch‘s NASCAR XFINITY Series dominance? Well, sure, you probably have, even if you haven’t actually watched any of the races, since it’s been quite the topic across social media, NASCAR forums and elsewhere. In three 2016 starts, all coming in the last three races, Busch is batting …

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Kyle Busch Wins XFINITY Atlanta Pole

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It’s back to business as usual for Kyle Busch, whose first NASCAR XFINITY Series race of 2016 will be started from the pole. Busch, driving Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 that was piloted by Bobby Labonte in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, will start first for today’s Heads …

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