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2-For-2: Rain Postpones Activities at Kentucky Speedway

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UPDATE: Constant rain throughout the day has led NASCAR to cancel all practice sessions for the Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series, along with Truck Series qualifying. The Xfinity Series will hold a one-hour practice session starting at approximately at 4:30 p.m. ET, while the NCWTS will run tonight’s UNOH 225 as scheduled. – …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Gabby Chaves Opens Up About His Successes, Struggles in 1st IndyCar Season

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One of the first stars of the MAZDA Road to Indy, Gabby Chaves is in the midst of an impressive rookie campaign in the Verizon IndyCar Series.  Chaves, 22, earned a scholarship and a ride with Bryan Herta Autosport following a 2014 championship run in Indy Lights. In his first 11 races, the Columbian has …

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Entry List: 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

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After a couple weeks off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is ready for a wild night. NASCAR released the entry list for the July 9 UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway earlier today (July 6). The list includes 34 drivers, meaning two will fail to make Thursday’s race. Team Penske journeyman driver Ryan Blaney will …

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Entry List: 2015 Kentucky 300

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After a wild evening and points shakeup in Daytona, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is switching gears and heading to the midwest for a hot summer race in Kentucky. NASCAR released the entry list for the July 10 Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway earlier today (July 6). The list includes 39 drivers, meaning everyone will make Friday’s …

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Entry List: 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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After a wild Sunday night in Daytona, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is setting their sights on Sparta, Kentucky for another weekend of night racing. NASCAR released the entry list for the July 11 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway earlier today (July 6). The entry list includes 46 entrants, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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Who’s in the headline – You’d think a Dale Earnhardt Jr. victory at Daytona International Speedway would immediately steal all the headlines. Instead? He’ll have to split them with Austin Dillon this week. Dillon’s flight into the catchfence – seriously, his entire car cleared the wall – will be seen around the world for weeks, months and years …

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Hope for Michael Waltrip Racing

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It’s been a difficult couple years for Michael Waltrip Racing. At the end of the Sept. 7 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway in 2013, the team seemed to be in the best position in its then-seven-year existence. Clint Bowyer was incredibly consistent, making the Chase for the second-straight year and appearing to be …

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NASCAR 101: Surprise Victories in the Coke Zero 400 Are Nothing New

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In many ways, the Coke Zero 400 is an inferior race to the Daytona 500. While the 400-mile race is run on the same track and under the lights, it’s not held to the same level of prestige as the season-opening event. Only Daytona 500 victors are said to be champions of Daytona International Speedway. Still, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Tracks That Could Offer New 2015 Winners

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. With Amy busy this week, Frontstretch Assistant Editor Aaron Bearden looks ahead to …

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Entry List: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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For the first time since Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s 2014 Daytona 500 triumph, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) will race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday night. NASCAR released the entry list for the July 5 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona earlier today (June 29). The preliminary list includes 45 entrants, meaning two will fail …

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Entry List: 2015 Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona

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After taking a week off, the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) is ready to raise the intensity in one of the season’s biggest races. NASCAR released the entry list for the July 4 NXS Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway earlier today (June 29). The list included 44 drivers, meaning that four will fail to …

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Rookie Spotlight: Speedy Stefano Coletti Searching For Consistency

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Stefano Coletti came into the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series as a wild card. A veteran of Europe’s GP2 series, Coletti joined KV Racing Technology for the 2015 IndyCar season, driving the team’s No. 4 Chevrolet, replacing Sebastian Saavedra as the Indianapolis, Indiana-based team’s second driver. Coletti, 26, entered the season as a relative unknown. While fellow …

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