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Pace Laps: Ending Winless Streaks and Kickoff Media Tours

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Sprint Cup: Kenseth Creeps Into Contention. Matt Kenseth is a modern man’s Terry Labonte: cool, calm, collected under pressure. Kenseth, like Texas Terry used to be the model of consistency, top 10ing his way to a championship in 2003 while making surviving bad days the hallmark of his driving style. …

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Friday Faceoff: Can NASCAR Sustain Southern 500 Success?

Kurt Busch goes for a spin during the 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

The Bojangles’ Southern 500 was by most counts a success with the new aero package and tires matched to it; ratings were the best for a Labor Day weekend show since 2007. Can NASCAR sustain the success of the Southern 500 and in general, and what could be done differently? …

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Friday Faceoff: Panic Time for Jeff Gordon?

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The summer stretch is coming to a close and Jeff Gordon still hasn’t won a race. Is it time for the No. 24 team to click the panic button? Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: No, the No. 24 team shouldn’t hit the panic button just yet. Despite its struggles, the team is sitting in …

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Pace Laps: Heartbreaking Losses & Replacement Drivers

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IndyCar: Montoya Critical of Himself, INDYCAR Following Championship Loss – 1.179 seconds. That’s all that separated Juan Pablo Montoya from a Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Montoya, who led the points from the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March, lost the championship in a tiebreaker to four-time champion Scott …

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Paul Menard Quickest in Road America Happy Hour

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Friday afternoon’s final practice session at Road America for the XFINITY Series was marred by the threat of rain.  While the full blown rainstorm did not materialize until after the session ended, sprinkles of varying intensity pelted down on the track for much of the session.  The track was more …

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Ben Rhodes Fastest in Opening Road America XFINITY Practice

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Friday afternoon saw the XFINITY teams take to the 4.048 mile Road America circuit for two 90-minute practice sessions in preparation for Saturday’s Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville.  The forecast for both Friday and Saturday calls for a 50 percent chance of rain, so everyone tried to put …

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