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Racing Report Card: Grading NASCAR & 2015 Motorsports

2015 Michigan I Cup Tony Stewart Pack Racing Cia

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The 2015 racing season is roughly halfway complete. Let that sink in for moment. It’s been nearly four months since Joey Logano’s spirited drive to Victory Lane in the Daytona 500, three months since Lewis Hamilton began his dominant 2015 F1 campaign with a win in the Australian GP, and two months since the debut …

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Entry List: 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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For the first time in 2015, the stars of NASCAR are preparing to turn both left and right. NASCAR released the entry list for the June 28 Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway earlier today (June 22). The list contains 44 entrants, meaning one driver will fail to make Sunday’s race. While …

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Microsoft Becomes Official Technology Partner of NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports

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NASCAR has gained a powerful new partnership. Microsoft, a global leader in technology and innovation, has come to terms on new, multi-year agreements to become an Official Technology Partner of NASCAR. They’ll also become a major technology partner of 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports. As part of the agreements, both NASCAR and …

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Austin Dillon Earns 2015 Owens Corning Atticat 300 Pole at Chicagoland

2015 Pocono I Cup Austin Dillon Cia

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Looking to beat his little brother, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Austin Dillon took the Coors Light Pole Award for tonight’s Owens Coming Atticat 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon, 25, laid down a 30.583-second lap to claim the NASCAR Xfinity Series pole, his fifth pole of 2015. Ross Kenseth will make his series debut from …

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Erik Jones Returns to Victory Lane with 2015 American Ethanol 200 Win at Iowa

2015 Iowa Cwts Erik Jones Burnout Credit Nascra Via Getty Images

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After two months of frustrating losses, Erik Jones finally found his way back to victory lane. Erik Jones outpaced the field from the pole in his No. 4 Special Olympics World Games Toyota to win the American Ethanol 200, his fifth-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, and the first of a tumultuous 2015 campaign. The Berne, …

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Austin Dillon Leads Final 2015 Owens Corning Atticat 300 Practice at Chicagoland

2015 Dover I Cup Austin Dillon Cia

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In the final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Chicagoland Speedway, the only Sprint Cup Series entrant topped the charts. Austin Dillon laid down a 30.450-second lap to set quick time in Friday’s final practice session for the Owens Corning AttiCat 300. Dillon, 25, has two victories on the year, coming at Las Vegas and Charlotte. …

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Erik Jones Takes 2015 American Ethanol 200 Pole at Iowa

Nascar Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 Practice

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Looking for his first victory of 2015, Erik Jones will lead the field to green in Iowa. Jones put down a 23.129-second lap to take the Keystone Light Pole Award for tonight’s American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway. The result is Jones’s third pole of the year, following poles at Kansas and Texas. John Hunter …

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Ty Dillon Tops 1st 2015 Owens Corning AttiCat 300 Practice at Chicagoland

2015 Pocono Cup Ty Dillon In Garage With Yuengling Driver Suite Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

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While all eyes are on Austin Dillon as a favorite to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race, his kid brother stole the show in the first on-track activity. Ty Dillon put down a 30.441-second time in his final run to top the first of two practice sessions for the Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland …

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Richard Childress Racing Installs Slugger Labbe as Crew Chief to End Austin Dillon’s Woes

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Looking to end Austin Dillon’s struggles, Richard Childress Racing has placed a trusted veteran atop his pit box. The organization announced Monday that veteran crew chief Richard “Slugger” Labbe has replaced Gil Martin as Dillon’s crew chief, effective immediately. Labbe will assume crew chief responsibilities for Dillon’s No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/Cheerios/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS …

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Entry List: 2015 American Ethanol 200 at Iowa

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For the third straight week, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) field is preparing for an independent weekend. NASCAR released the entry list for the June 19 American Ethanol 200 Presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway earlier today (June 15). The list includes 32 drivers, meaning every driver will make the race. The race in …

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Josef Newgarden Holds Off Teammate, Penske for 2015 Honda Indy Toronto Win

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After a double-DNF in Texas, Carpenter-Fisher-Hartman Racing rose to the top of the Verizon IndyCar Series in Toronto. Josef Newgarden, who had suffered 21st-place finishes at both of the previous two races, drove from 11th to the lead in the No. 67 Hartman Oil Chevrolet to win the Honda Indy Toronto. The victory was the …

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