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Friday Faceoff: What Kind of Champ Will Kyle Busch Be?

2015 Homestead Cup Kyle Busch Car Chase Cia

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After the dust cleared at Homestead, Kyle Busch was the last man standing as Sprint Cup champ. What kind of champion will Busch be, and how will his championship be remembered down the road? Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Busch’s injury and fatherhood has molded him into a mature, respectful man. Rowdy will be a good …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Kyle Busch a Deserving Champion?

Kyle Busch holds the 2015 NASCAR Cup Series trophy

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He did it. Somehow, Kyle Busch found a way to overcome a broken leg and foot, 11 missed races, his own snake-bitten history in the Chase and the struggles of newfound parenthood to claim his first-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, 30, put together one of the most …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch, Chris Buescher Best and a Fitting Farewell

2015 Cwts Homestead Erik Jones Champion Woohoo

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Sprint Cup Series: Kyle Busch Claims the Sprint Cup – On Sunday evening, a sellout crowd watched the final race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the Ford EcoBoost 400. The thought going in was that you probably would have to win the race to take the title. For most of the race, that did …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

2014 Homestead Cup Kevin Harvick Burnout Ii Cia

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Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Will Win It All?

2015 Phoenix Ii Cup Kurt Busch Pack Racing Cia

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After the Phoenix Chase race was delayed and cut short by rain, some are calling for NASCAR to change the rules for Chase races so that all laps are completed, even if it’s the next day. Should NASCAR create a new rule? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: That’s a hard call.  If you make a rule …

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2-Headed Monster: Can An Underdog Upset the Championship Favorites?

2014 Homestead Cup Kevin Harvick Wins Cia

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It’s been a long season, but the end of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is upon us. Only 400 miles separates one of drivers from racing immortality as the 2015 NSCS champion. A quick scan of the Championship 4 – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr. – shows that a David …

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Pace Laps: Matt Crafton Crumbles, Champions Are Crowned And NASCAR Rained On

2015 Xfinity Texas Chris Buescher On Track Beth Lunkenheimer

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Sprint Cup Series: Mother Nature Makes Mockery Of Chase – NASCAR hoped to fill Phoenix with compelling storylines. Instead? Mother Nature filled it with water. Rain in the desert was honestly the perfect way to push a bumbling, stumbling Chase toward its conclusion. The Eliminator Round wound up with a whimper in a race dominated …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Quicken Loans Racing for Heroes 500 at Phoenix

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Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Friday Faceoff: How Many More Wins for Jimmie Johnson?

2015 Texas Ii Cup Jimmie Johnson Trophy Cia

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Jimmie Johnson will become the active win leader after Homestead-Miami Speedway (and a certain champion’s retirement) with 75.  Can Johnson surpass Jeff Gordon‘s 93 Cup wins for third all-time?  Where should we expect him to end up for a career total? Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: That will depend on how long Johnson chooses to …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kevin Harvick See Phoenix Payback for Talladega Twister?

2015 Talladega Ii Cup Pack Racing Ii Cia

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With no penalties issued and another slew of drama at Martinsville Speedway, Kevin Harvick appears to have gotten away with the ultimate checkers-or-wreckers move at Talladega Superspeedway – taking out multiple drivers in a race-ending wreck and advancing in the Chase because of it. Harvick now goes into Phoenix International Raceway, a track he’s conquered …

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Pace Laps: Penske Problems, Xfinity Interesting and More

2015 Texas Ii Nxs Brad Keselowski Leads Pack Racing Cia

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Sprint Cup Series: Is Team Penske Locked Out of the Final Four? – Fresh off of a controversial finish at Martinsville Speedway, teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski found themselves in a must-win situation at either Texas or Phoenix to make the final four in the Chase. With Keselowski on the pole after leading practice …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the AAA Texas 500

2015 Texas I Cup Green Flag Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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