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Kevin Harvick Paces Early 2015 Pure Michigan Practice

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Six days after coming up just short of a victory at Watkins Glen, Kevin Harvick topped Saturday’s early morning practice session at Michigan International Speedway. Harvick averaged 194.784 mph in a 36.964-second lap to lead the session, just .071 seconds ahead of runner-up Matt Kenseth (37.035). Kyle Larson (37.111), Kyle Busch (37.118) and Jimmie Johnson …

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IMSA Announces New Partnership, 2016 Schedule

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With a new partner and strong schedule, IMSA is ready for another strong year in 2016. The organization used part of its “State of the Series” presentation to announce a new entitlement partnership with WeatherTech, along with 10-year extensions with current partners TUDOR and ROLEX. The schedule will include 12 races, all ran at venues that …

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O’Donnell: NASCAR Maintains 2015 Rules Package for the Chase, Minimal Schedule Changes for 2016

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NASCAR may be testing low-downforce and high-drag packages in the races leading up to the Chase, but the Chase itself will stick with the original 2015 rules package. NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell confirmed the official rules of the 2015 Chase in a press conference shortly after meeting with teams at Michigan International Speedway. “In …

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Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Dominate 2015 Pure Michigan 400 Qualifying

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If Friday’s qualifying session at Michigan International Speedway was any indication, Joe Gibbs Racing is the team to beat. Matt Kenseth put down a scorching 36.458-second lap to claim the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. “Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) and these guys did a great job with …

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Hit Your Marks: Justin Marks Tops Xfinity Practice at Mid-Ohio

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Looking to make the most of a rare opportunity, Justin Marks topped the charts at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Marks put down an 85.082-second lap to lead the way in Friday’s final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice. Making a rare start for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi, Marks’s 95.574-mph lap put him ahead of Ty Dillon …

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Matt Crafton Paces Final 2015 Careers for Veterans 200 Practice at Michigan

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The two-time defending champion is quickest at NASCAR’s fastest track. Matt Crafton ran a blazing 186.659-mph lap to top Friday’s final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at Michigan International Speedway. Crafton’s 38.573-second lap was just under a tenth of a second quicker than second-place Daniel Hemric (38.666), who topped opening practice for Saturday’s Careers for Veterans …

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Ty Dillon Leads Early Xfinity Series Practice at Mid-Ohio

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During a late mock-qualifying run, Ty Dillon vaulted to the top of the charts to lead opening NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Dillon put down the only sub-85 second lap, an 84.976, to top the first of two Friday practice sessions for Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. Brian Scott ended the …

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Daniel Hemric Tops Opening 2015 Careers for Veterans 200 Practice in Michigan

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Looking for his first-career win, Daniel Hemric led the field on a hot Friday practice session in Michigan. Hemric laid down a 38.917-second lap to top opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice for tomorrow’s Careers For Veterans 200 Presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation. Cameron Hayley ended the session with …

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Auto Club Speedway Removed from 2016 IndyCar Schedule

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Less than two months after the record-setting MAVTV 500 from Auto Club Speedway, INDYCAR officials have bad news for fans. The series isn’t coming back next season. The Verizon IndyCar Series will not return to Fontana, Calif. next season, INDYCAR officials confirmed in a press release. “There was a tremendous amount of effort put forth …

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Carl Edwards Tops Opening 2015 Pure Michigan 400 Practice

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Looking for his first win since the May 24 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards topped the field in their first laps with the new high-drag package at Michigan. Edwards put down a 36.726-second lap to top Friday’s opening practice session for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The Columbia, Missouri, …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: IndyCar Prepares to Add to CART History at Road America

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After an eight-year hiatus, open-wheel fans finally have the news they’ve been waiting for. The Verizon IndyCar Series is coming to Road America. At 4.048 miles, the road course is the third longest in America, trailing only Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course and Miller Motorsports Park. Full of history, the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin track has …

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Entry List: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

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One week removed from their final road course of 2015, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is returning to their fastest oval with a new high-drag package. NASCAR released the entry list for the Aug. 16 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The list includes 44 teams, meaning one will fail to make Sunday’s race. …

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