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Friday Faceoff: Texas Tangle, Phoenix Fury & Chases for Everybody?

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, …

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Akinori Ogata to Make Camping World Truck Series Debut in Phoenix

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Win-Tron Racing announced on Wednesday that they have signed 41-year old Akinori Ogata to drive the No. 35 Toyota Tundra in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Ogata will be making his Camping World Truck Series debut. For Ogata, the opportunity to race in one of NASCAR’s …

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Watkins Glen International to Repave in 2015

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On Wednesday, Watkins Glen International announced plans for a comprehensive repave of both the 2.45 mile short course used during the NASCAR weekend and the 3.37 mile long course next year. Repaving will start in July in with “The Boot,” the sole section of track exclusive to the long course. …

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Hendrick Motorsports to Pay Fines Stemming From Texas Fight

On Wednesday morning, Hendrick Motorsports General Manager Doug Duchardt announced that the organization would be paying the fines incurred by members of the Nos. 5 and 24 teams during Sunday night’s fight after the AAA Texas 500. In addition, the team is not issuing any internal sanctions against the four …

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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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Chris Buescher Fastest in Opening Nationwide Series Practice

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Early Friday afternoon, Chris Buescher set the pace to beat in the opening practice session for the Nationwide Series. Driving the Bit ‘O Honey Ford in a one-race sponsorship deal, Buescher’s lap of 29.019 seconds (186.085 mph) was more than a tenth of a second quicker than Joey Logano in …

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Vickers Fastest in Opening Sprint Cup Practice

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With the current rules, track record speeds at intermediate tracks are the norm. Friday afternoon’s first practice session at Texas Motor Speedway was no exception to that rule. Brian Vickers turned in the fastest lap of the session with a lap of 27.106 seconds (199.218 mph) on his final lap …

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