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NASCAR Mailbox: Danica Patrick’s Penalty and Jeff Gordon’s 93rd Victory

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I wonder what fans want to talk about this week. Maybe the fact that Jeff Gordon won under the cover of darkness at Martinsville? What else could have possibly happened to grab anyone’s attention? Oh, right. There was that whole 10 minutes where two of the sport’s major superstars had their cars turn into a …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Regan Smith’s Future and NASCAR’s Schedule Problem

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What a wild finish we had at Talladega. There are a lot of fans up in arms about whether the race should have finished under green and whether the race should have had more green-white-checkered attempts.  Whatever side you are on, the biggest controversy lies in the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish since the rules were …

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Friday Faceoff: Did Jimmie Johnson Cross a Line?

2015 Jimmie Johnson Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

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Many took to social media on Sunday after Jimmie Johnson stayed on track during a late caution.  The move gave Johnson the race lead, but also trapped Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. a lap down in fast cars, which was beneficial to teammates Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Is that kind of teamwork acceptable, or …

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Ty Dillon Plans Start in 2015 Homestead Cup Finale

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It’s been a great year for Ty Dillon, the younger brother of Austin competing for the Xfinity Series championship until the very end, and now Dillon’s 2015 will end on a high note as the Lewisville, N.C., native will drive in the season ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dillon will drive the No. 33 …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Underdogs at Talladega, and Who Retires Next?

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Hi all, Clayton here filling in for Greg this week and what a weekend it was at Kansas Speedway! It was nice to see an exciting finish on a mile-and-a-half track again. No matter what side you are on, there is no doubt that the incident between Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth certainly made the …

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Brian Keselowski to Drive for Brad Keselowski Racing at Talladega

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On Thursday it was announced that a set of brothers will be helping each other out for the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Brad Keselowski announced via his blog that brother Brian Keselowski will drive his No.29 Ford F-150 in the Oct. 24 event. Brian Keselowski …

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Johnny Sauter Joins GMS Racing for 2016

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Veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Johnny Sauter announced Thursday on NASCAR RaceHub that he will be leaving ThorSport Racing at the end of the season to join GMS Racing for the 2016 season. Sauter joins the organization after spending seven seasons at ThorSport. Since joining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he has 10 victories …

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Kyle Busch Leads Opening 2015 Drive for the Cure 300 Practice at Charlotte

Kyle Busch Bank Of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

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Kyle Busch – surprise, surprise – was fastest in the first practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Thursday afternoon. Busch paced the field at 181.886 mph in his No. 54 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Second fastest in the session was points leader Chris Buescher. Ty Dillon was third and …

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Kevin Harvick Paces 1st 2015 Bank of America 500 Practice at Charlotte

Kevin Harvick Bank Of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

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A week after a dominant performance at Dover International Speedway, Kevin Harvick showed just how determined he is to win a championship by being fastest in the first practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday. Harvick topped the speed chart at a speed of 193.500 mph. Second on the speed chart was Matt Kenseth, …

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NASCAR Schedules Michigan Test for New Rules Package

Cars on track for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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The new NASCAR rules package for 2016 will be featured in an Oct. 20 test at Michigan International Speedway. Three teams are expected to participate in the test session: Denny Hamlin for Joe Gibbs Racing, Chase Elliott with Hendrick Motorsports and Chris Buescher for Roush Fenway Racing. NASCAR has run four races in the 2015 season with the intent …

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Friday Faceoff: Tony Stewart’s Final Season

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Two of the heavy Sprint Cup title favorites, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch, are in danger of falling out of contention after Dover.  Is this harmful to the sport and/or the current Chase format? Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: If the television ratings are to be believed, not really sure what could make things any worse. …

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NASCAR Penalties and Warnings from New Hampshire Include No. 4 Cup Team, Darrell Wallace

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The Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was showered by controversy by restarts, however that wasn’t the only news to come out of the race as NASCAR has handed out warnings to several teams following the event. Kevin Harvick‘s No. 4 team has been docked 15 minutes of practice time for this weekend’s race …

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