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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers We Want to See in Cup Before the End of 2015

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Erik Jones makes his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend with a start at Kansas Speedway for Joe Gibbs Racing – that is, unless you count his partial race filling in for Denny Hamlin at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, and we’re not. His entrance into the Cup Series makes for what has already …

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NASCAR 101: Where Erik Jones May Shine in His New Cup Career

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Get ready, because Erik Jones is here. Don’t know him? That’s probably because you don’t follow the Xfinity and/or Camping World Truck series – which is fine, you’re not missing a whole hell of a lot in NXS at least. Jones has been touted as one of the young guns to watch in the sport …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Driver Intro Songs at Bristol That Made Total Sense

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There’s a lot of great racing tradition at Bristol Motor Speedway, whether it’s the track’s penchant for providing all kinds of beating and banging across hundreds of miles of racing or the tempers that flare throughout – not to mention the coliseum-like atmosphere suggested by the seating arrangements. And then there’s the music. No, not the …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Saturday Night Races, Ranked

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This weekend marks a first for NASCAR this season, unless you’re counting the exhibition events. There’s racing this weekend, but no cars will take the track Sunday. Instead, the racing will be done starting tomorrow night at Texas Motor Speedway, culminating with the Sprint Cup Series event Saturday evening. It marks the first of seven …

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NASCAR 101: Why Drivers Under 18 Have a Shot in the Trucks

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This weekend, you could conceivably see drivers on a NASCAR national series level that don’t even have their driver’s license yet. Not to say that’s actually gonna happen; of the young’ns this weekend, everyone’s at least 16 years old, meaning unless someone decided to delay taking their test, you could meet any of them out …

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NASCAR 101: Why Kurt Busch Has a Chance at the Championship

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When Kurt Busch returns from his indefinite suspension from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend, he’ll be on an even playing field with the rest of the Cup roster when it comes to winning the series championship. Wait, what? That’s right: despite missing the first three races of the 2015 season, Busch may be your …

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4 Reasons Why Brennan Poole’s NASCAR Debut Is Long Overdue

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After a multi-year career competing in other series across motorsports, Brennan Poole will make his NASCAR debut this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He’ll pilot the No. 42 in the XFINITY Series that Kyle Larson has driven up to this point, with sponsorship from DC Solar. And it’s about time. At least two other …

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NASCAR 101: Will David Ragan Win as a Sub? 5 Drivers Who Did Just That

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David Ragan and Regan Smith have the opportunities of a lifetime: longer-term rides as substitutes in the Sprint Cup Series. Now, that’s certainly true of Ragan, who will fill in for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing for several races until Busch’s recovers from his Daytona injury. Meanwhile, Smith has been …

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NASCAR 101: Every Past Daytona 500 Champion, Ranked By Their Chances of Winning in 2015

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The Daytona 500 is the most prestigious race of the entire NASCAR season, and chances are you’ve already heard talk about the drivers who’ve won before. And why not? NASCAR puts emphasis on driver championships first and foremost, but Daytona comes next, and the drivers who’ve visited victory lane there are a veritable who’s who …

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Kyle Larson Wins Thursday Daytona 500 Practice By Beating 4 Other Cars

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So, about that final Daytona 500 practice before the Budweiser Duels…. In Thursday morning’s practice session, the fifth total for the Sprint Cup Series at Daytona for Sunday’s race, only four cars participated in total, with Kyle Larson coming out on top. Larson ran a speed of 192.70 mph to top the practice chart. He was joined …

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2015 NextEra Energy Resources 250 Entry List

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After months of inactivity, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back for the 2015 season. The first entry list of the 2015 season is now live, for the NextERA Energy Resources 250 from Daytona International Speedway. The race will be held this Friday, Feb. 20. Currently, 34 trucks are entered for the race, as …

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2015 Alert Today Florida 300 Entry LIst

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Attention, NASCAR XFINITY Series fans: your time has come. The first entry list of the 2015 season is here for the Alert Today Florida 300, held Feb. 21 at Daytona International Speedway. In all, 47 cars are currently entered for the race as of the Monday preliminary entry list, meaning that, barring any additions or …

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