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Kurt Busch Wins Rain-Shortened 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

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Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 was a stop-and-go affair with four red flags and an ultimately rain-shortened finish on lap 138 by the frequent cycle of rain that dominated the afternoon at at Michigan International Speedway. Kurt Busch, who retrieved the lead on lap 133 following a fuel gamble by Kyle Larson, led the final six …

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Kyle Busch’s Chase Chances Take Hard Hit At Michigan

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For the second time in four races since Kyle Busch’s return to Sprint Cup competition, the No. 18 has been sent to the garage with crash damage. Could he have been an innocent victim of Mother Nature? Sunday’s race at Michigan was dominated by rain; the field was stopped three times in the opening 60 …

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Jeff Gordon Paces Final 2015 Quicken Loans 400 Practice Session at Michigan

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If Sunday’s final practice session of the day was any indication, Jeff Gordon might be the driver to beat once the green flag drops on Sunday. Gordon’s fast time of 36.253 seconds at 198.604 mph was good enough for the top spot in Saturday’s final practice session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan …

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Kevin Harvick Tops 2nd 2015 Quicken Loans 400 Practice at Michigan

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Something that the Sprint Cup garage has become accustomed to seeing is Kevin Harvick putting fast speeds in practice. He met expectations early on Saturday morning as he was fastest in practice at Michigan International Speedway. The second practice session for the Quicken Loans 400 was originally supposed to be 55 minutes, but fog and mist delayed …

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Kasey Kahne Tops 2015 Quicken Loans 400 Qualifying at Michigan

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For the first time since 2012, Kasey Kahne will start a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from the pole. Kahne put down a 201.992 mph lap in the final round of Coors Light Pole Qualifying to take the top spot for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The pole is the 27th of …

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Chase Elliott Tops Lone 2015 Great Clips 250 Practice at Michigan

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After struggling at times this season, the defending Xfinity Series champ appears ready to bounce back. Chase Elliott jumped atop the leaderboard in the final seconds with a blistering 191.215 mph lap to top Friday’s lone NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) practice at Michigan International Speedway. Aric Almirola put down a fast 190.446-mph lap of his …

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Kevin Harvick Quickest in Friday’s 2015 Quicken Loans 400 Practice at Michigan

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After dominating every practice session at Pocono Raceway, Kevin Harvick is back on top of the charts at Michigan. The reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion was quickest in the lone Cup practice on Friday at Michigan International Speedway, posting a time of 35.557 seconds. Joey Logano was second on the charts, posting a lap 0.156 seconds …

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PIR Set to Become “Jeff Gordon Raceway” to Honor Retiring Star

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In what’s become a friendly competition between tracks, Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) may have the greatest gift Jeff Gordon will receive in his final season: the name of the track, if just for one day. As originally reported by azcentral sports, PIR will rename the 1-mile oval “Jeff Gordon Raceway” on November 15 for the …

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Martin Truex Jr. Paces Field in Open Test Session at Darlington

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A test session is a way for teams to experiment with setups and try a few things, and 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams did just that on Wednesday at Darlington Raceway. Pocono winner Martin Truex Jr. topped the charts with a speed of 175.535 mph. Second quick in the session was Jamie McMurray, followed …

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NASCAR Hands Down Warnings After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

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A new phenomenon in NASCAR’s penalty process is handing out written warnings for teams having problems going through inspection. Several teams this season have received written warnings for infractions during inspection, and that was no different on Sunday, as four teams received written warnings following the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway according …

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Entry List: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

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For the second-straight week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) is preparing for 400 miles at a superspeedway. NASCAR released the entry list for the June 14 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway earlier today (June 9). The list includes 44 entrants, meaning one driver will fail to make the race. Ty Dillon will …

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Appeals Panel Rescinds Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Team Penalty

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Jimmie Johnson‘s appeal for a P1 penalty assessed at the end of May has been rescinded. A National Motorsports Appeals Panel handed down their decision Tuesday after both sides, Johnson and NASCAR presented their case surrounding warnings the No. 48 team had been assessed in back-to-back weeks. Those warnings, penned by NASCAR officials concerned a …

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