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Tracking The Trucks: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead

Crafton, Matt 2015 Fordecoboost 200 Burnout Homestead

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton claimed his sixth victory of the season in the Ford EcoBoost 200. Crafton swept a number of drivers who either stayed out or took two tires on the final caution and drove away from there to take the win. John Hunter Nemechek finished 2.942 seconds behind in second. Tyler Reddick was third, …

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Kyle Larson Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 Xfinity Practice at Homestead

Kyle Larson Bank Of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

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On Friday afternoon, the Xfinity Series held a 45-minute practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway ahead of Saturday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300. The rain that ended Sprint Cup practice early did not affect the session.  However, the tire wear and increased amount of rubber on the track did. Much like in Camping World Truck Series practice …

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Wood Brothers Racing, Ryan Blaney Plan Full-Time Cup Schedule in 2016

2015 Talladega Ii Cup Ryan Blaney Dale Earnhardt Jr Cia

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The Wood brothers are coming back to NASCAR full-time, and they’re bringing with them a young up-and-comer. Wood Brothers Racing announced Friday (Nov. 20) that the team will return to full-time competition in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, and Ryan Blaney will return to the seat for his first full year in Cup, while Jeremy …

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Daniel Hemric Tops 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 Truck Practice at Homestead

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Despite some overnight rains, the sole practice session for the Camping World Truck Series started on-time Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After only a few minutes, it became quite clear that tire wear and falloff will be a significant factor all weekend, regardless of the series. In the early stages of the 145-minute sessions, Daniel Hemric …

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Changes Afoot at Stewart-Haas Racing?

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During Thursday’s Championship Media Day at the Diplomat Hotel & Spa in Hollywood, Fla., Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner/driver Tony Stewart was asked about his team and what they are planning on doing to right the ship, and though he did not offer any specifics, it is safe to assume that Stewart wants his team to be back …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Phoenix a Tiring Challenge for NASCAR on NBC

2015 Phoenix International Raceway Nscs Dale Earnahrdt Jr. Pit Road Rain Victory Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Normally, Sprint Cup races at Phoenix International Raceway are some of the shortest of the year. Sunday was clearly an exception to that rule, as there was over 10 hours of coverage on NBC and NBCSN from Avondale. We’ll get to the desert in a moment. On Monday, NBC Sports announced a special ramping up …

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Jimmie Johnson Fastest in 2015 Quicken Loans 500 Practice No. 1 at Phoenix

2015 Bank Of America 500 Jimmie Johnson Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

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On Friday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series teams took to Phoenix International Raceway’s 1-mile tri-oval for 85 minutes of practice. Unlike last week in Texas, the trend during the session was that drivers could still pump out fast laps on tires that had as many as 15 laps on them. Late in the session, Jimmie …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC “Chase-Ing” Away Viewers With Title Focus

2015 Texas Ii Cup Jimmie Johnson Car Cia

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After the events of Martinsville, I figured that I’d be able to relax a little bit. Yes, last year saw the tempers boil over. I saw that NBCSN ranked that as the biggest thing to ever happen (in a NASCAR race) at Texas Motor Speedway. I respectfully disagree. AAA Texas 500 Sunday brought the Sprint …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Pulls No Punches With NASCAR on Intentional Wrecking

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Martinsville Speedway. Home to tight racing, bumping and banging, and the occasional intentional crash. That’s what we had to deal with this past weekend at the paperclip. Before we start, we’ve reached a milestone. Today, we’re celebrating the fact that I’ve written 500 critiques for Frontstretch, either here on the website or in our Newsletter, …

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Texas Lottery to Sponsor Justin Allgaier at in 2015 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

Justin Allgaier Texas Car Hscott Motorsports

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HScott Motorsports announced on Thursday that the Texas Lottery will serve as the primary sponsor of Justin Allgaier‘s No. 51 Chevrolet in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.  It is the state lottery’s first primary sponsorship in NASCAR. “The Texas Lottery is excited to enter into a partnership with such a notable organization …

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Unveils 2016 Driver Lineup

Kyle Busch Motorsports 2016 Driver Lineup

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On Thursday night’s episode of NASCAR RaceHub on FOX Sports 1, Kyle Busch Motorsports announced its plans for the 2016 Camping World Truck Series season, and once again the organization plans to field three full-time trucks. USAC standout Christopher Bell and 2015 K&N Pro Series East champion William Byron will both compete full-time, while the third truck will be …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: How NASCAR’s ‘Dega Decisions Affected NBCSN

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Talladega is a place that fosters a lot of emotions from race fans under normal circumstances. Some people dread the place, wish they tore it down and turned it into something else. Others reserve gleeful opinions not that far off the opinions of some people when news broke last week that Gilmore Girls is being …

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