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Carl Edwards Tops Saturday’s First Sylvania 300 Practice Session at New Hampshire

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So far, Carl Edwards has done what he’s needed to do in the Chase. He finished runner-up to teammate Denny Hamlin last Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, and Friday he took the pole for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Edwards also topped Saturday’s first practice session at NHMS. The No. 19 topped the field …

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Carl Edwards Sweeps 2015 Coors Light Pole Awards at New Hampshire

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Two months after earning the pole for the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards completed a clean sweep of the year. Edwards posted a 27.604-second lap to claim the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire. The result is Edwards’s 16th career pole, and …

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Carl Edwards Tops 1st 2015 Sylvania 300 Practice at New Hampshire

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So far it’s all been coming up Joe Gibbs Racing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. After winning last weekend’s race at Chicagoland with driver Denny Hamlin, the organization topped the speed charts in the first practice session for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday with Carl Edwards. Edwards’s fastest …

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Furniture Row Racing Adds Replacement Tire Changers

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Even though the team is in the thick of the Chase, Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 will make pit crew changes effective this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The team announced today it will have replacement tire changers for the race on Sunday. Josh Franko and Adam Hartman will be the new tire changers …

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Michael Waltrip Racing Files Appeal After Clint Bowyer Penalty

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Michael Waltrip Racing has made more headlines by officially appealing its P4 penalty that was handed out by NASCAR. On Tuesday NASCAR announced that the team received a P4 penalty for violations after the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. NASCAR docked the No. 15 team and driver Clint Bowyer 25 driver and owner points, plus …

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Sport Clips Doubles Sponsorship of Carl Edwards

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It’s no secret that Carl Edwards is a sponsor’s dream, which also means it’s no surprise that he secured more funding on Wednesday. Sport Clips, whose commitment to Edwards stood at two races for 2015, doubled their sponsorship of the No. 19 Toyota, according to a release by Joe Gibbs Racing. The haircut salon chain, …

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Clint Bowyer’s Chase Takes Hit with Chicagoland Penalty

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Four teams were penalized following the Chicagoland race weekend and one’s Chase hopes now hinge upon winning one of the next two races. Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 team was assessed a P4 penalty for an infraction relating to the track bar. Bowyer team violated rule that prohibits beveled washers and/or other components that allow track …

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Ryan Preece Preparing for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut at New Hampshire

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The clock is ticking, and the opportunity for Ryan Preece to race in NASCAR’s premier division is rapidly approaching. After making a bet with longtime friend and team owner Tommy Baldwin, the 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion is about to knock another item off his bucket list. Come Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Preece …

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Entry List: 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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As round two of the Chase approaches, a familiar face to NASCAR’s lower tiers is stepping up to run with the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Sept. 27 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The list includes 44 entrants, meaning one team will fail …

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Jeff Gordon Optimistic With Speed Despite Late-Race Drop at Chicagoland

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It’s been a difficult final season for Jeff Gordon, but in the opening race of the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup, the Hoosier gave fans reason to be optimistic. After qualifying 10th, Gordon rose to the top during Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, taking the race lead on lap 144. Gordon proceeded to …

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Kurt Busch Disappointed, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Upset Following Late-Race Caution at Chicagoland

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Late-race cautions may be exciting for fans, but they often cost drivers when it matters most. Such was the story for Kurt Busch in Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch, who entered the Chase with two victories after missing races early in the season, was leading by over three seconds with 10 laps remaining …

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Denny Hamlin Wins 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland; Advances to Round 2 in Chase

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The 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship started off with a bang at Chicagoland Speedway. For Denny Hamlin, it was a surprise victory as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver stayed out under the final caution to grab the lead from Jeff Gordon on old tires and win for the second time in 2015. …

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