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Up to Speed: The Race to the Chase (Or Lack Thereof)

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While the Chase for the Sprint Cup hasn’t always delivered the drama NASCAR fans want or expect, the battle to make the season-ending “playoff” has typically thrilled. The inaugural Chase in 2004 saw Jeremy Mayfield make the field with a win in the regular season finale at Richmond International Raceway. …

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Up to Speed: Joey Logano Finally Back on Top for Team Penske

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It’s about time for Joey Logano. With multiple weeks of being so, so, close to earning a second win in 2015,  the 25-year-old finally did it in thrilling fashion at Watkins Glen International. The 2.5-mile New York road course once again brought a high level of excitement, drama and a sold-out …

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Up To Speed: New Rules Package A Huge Success … But Still Work To Do

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Life is all about little miracles and happy little surprises. Running into an old friend you haven’t seen in a while, getting all green lights on the morning commute… …or an exciting race in an event full of unknowns and uncertainty. As the Sprint Cup Series rolled into Kentucky Speedway …

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Up To Speed: The Best of the Rest Heading Into Sonoma

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We say it every year, but I’m always amazed at how fast the racing season passes by. One day the excitement of the Daytona 500 sets upon us, providing much needed racing after a long, cold offseason. Soon after, it’s the first day of summer, Father’s Day weekend, the sun is beating …

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