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Four Burning Questions at the Daytona 500: Junior’s Drive for Two & a Watershed Moment

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The Sprint Unlimited? Check. Daytona 500 Qualifying? Finished. The Budweiser Duels? In the books. That leaves only one Cup race remaining in Speedweeks… the sport’s Super Bowl, Sunday’s Daytona 500. I shouldn’t have to tell you why this race is so important; the event speaks for itself. It is the most …

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2014 NASCAR Driver Review: Aric Almirola

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Ride: No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Crew chief: Trent Owens Points finish: 16th Stats: 36 starts, one win, two top 5s, seven top 10s, zero poles, 218 laps led, six DNFs, 19.10 average start, 21.44 average finish Best finish: First, once (Daytona, July) High Point: Not much of a dispute here. The high point of Aric …

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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

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Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for …

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Four Burning Questions in Texas: Winless Wonders & Brad Keselowski’s Tall Order

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One down, two to go in the final Chase round before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Last week in Martinsville, a non-title contender, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., upset the apple cart by stealing a win from the remaining contenders, thus putting even more pressure on the …

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