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Joey Logano Cashes In with Dominant 2015 Bank of America 500 Victory at Charlotte

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Joey Logano cashed in more than just a paycheck in Sunday’s Bank of America 500. The 24-year-old sealed his spot into Round 3 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series championship after dominating Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, leading 227 laps to earn his fourth win of 2015. ”Our team kept their heads up, …

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Busch Brothers Top the Charts in Final 2015 Bank of America 500 Practice at Charlotte

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Kyle Busch laid down a lap speed of over 189 mph on his first lap on the track, and his 28.518-second lap time was fast enough to stand for the entire final practice session for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night.  His older brother Kurt Busch was second fastest with …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in 2nd Practice for 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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The first of two practice sessions on Friday saw Kurt Busch lay down the fast lap of the session. Busch ran 45 laps during the session, but it was the very first lap that was the quickest. Busch tripped the timing and scoring light with a lap of 28.606 seconds (188.772 mph). Second on the …

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Matt Kenseth Captures 2015 Bank of America 500 Pole at Charlotte

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Matt Kenseth reeled off the fastest lap in the third round of qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway to take the pole for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500, the fourth for Kenseth this year and the 17th of his career. Kenseth’s lap time of 27.759 seconds edged teammate Kyle Busch’s 17.957 by less than two …

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

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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

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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

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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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Kevin Harvick Unveils 2016 Busch Paint Scheme

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NASCAR fans have known for some months that the No. 4 car, driven by defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, would have sponsorship from Busch Beer next season as the company takes over from Budweiser (both brands fall under the Anheuser-Busch umbrella) for 2016 and beyond. And on Thursday (Oct. 8) at Charlotte Motor Speedway, …

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Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart Among 6 Hit with Post-Dover Penalties, Warnings

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NASCAR warned six Sprint Cup teams on Wednesday for infractions occurring during the Dover race weekend, including the Chase-contending teams of Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Busch’s No. 41 team was posted for rear bumper tubing found during pre-race inspection. The No. 14 team of Busch’s teammate and owner Tony Stewart was warned for …

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Michael Waltrip Plans to Race 2016 Daytona 500

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While Michael Waltrip Racing may be shutting down at the end of 2015, fans can still expect to see Michael Waltrip in the Great American Race. As reported by ESPN, Waltrip plans to compete in the 2016 Daytona 500, with support from Maxwell House that was announced in April. The announced plans come despite MWR closing its doors following this …

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NASCAR Places Cole Pearn on Probation Following Dover Infractions

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NASCAR’s penalized another Chase team following an infraction at Dover. NASCAR placed Cole Pearn, crew chief for Martin Truex Jr., on probation until Dec. 31, three days after finding Truex’s right-rear quarterpanel flared out during a visual inspection before Sunday’s AAA 400. While Truex’s No. 78 car passed initial inspection, it was sent back through the line and …

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