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Kevin Harvick Fastest in Final 2015 Axalta 400 Practice at Pocono

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It’s been a good weekend to be Kevin Harvick. The No. 4 Chevrolet was fastest in opening practice on Friday, the first two rounds of qualifying, led Saturday morning’s practice and once again, Harvick paced the field in final practice. Harvick posted nine of the fastest 10 laps run in the 55-minute session, including the fastest …

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Kevin Harvick Paces Saturday Morning 2015 Axalta 400 Practice at Pocono

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Kevin Harvick picked up exactly where he left off on Friday by being the fastest driver in the 43-car field as he was quickest in the opening Saturday practice for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Pocono Raceway. Harvick was fastest in Friday’s practice session and in the first two rounds of qualifying. Harvick’s fast time …

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Kurt Busch Earns Pole for 2015 Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono

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For the third time this season, Kurt Busch will lead the field to the green flag. The No. 41 car set the fastest time in qualifying at 50.676 seconds (177.599 mph) at Pocono Raceway for the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners 400.’ Edging out Coca-Cola 600 winner Carl Edwards, Busch is looking for his first win since …

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Kevin Harvick Paces 1st 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 Practice at Pocono

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The first practice for Sunday’s Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway is complete. Kevin Harvick, who has yet to win a Sprint Cup race at the Tricky Triangle, topped the chart in his Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet with a speed of 176.932 mph. He was followed by Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. …

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Rodney Childers Signs Extension with Stewart-Haas Racing

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Coming off a championship season with Stewart-Haas Racing, crew chief Rodney Childers has signed a contract extension with the organization. Continuing to work with Kevin Harvick in the Sprint Cup Series, the tandem is seeking its second consecutive title with the No. 4 team. In 2014, Harvick won five races, with 14 top fives and …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Piloting Pace Car at Sonoma

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Former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will pilot the pace car for the June 28 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Schwarzenegger will drive a 2016 Toyota Mirari to lead the drivers to the green flag. “I can’t wait to drive the pace car at Sonoma,” Schwarzenegger said in a press statement on the …

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Trevor Bayne, Jennifer Jo Cobb Among Penalized Teams After Dover

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Trevor Bayne and Jennifer Jo Cobb were among five drivers among all three national NASCAR series to be penalized for infractions at Dover International Speedway last week. Both drivers were expected to be penalized on Wednesday for failing to stay within their vehicles after crashing out during competition at the Monster Mile. The behavioral infractions …

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Brian Vickers Joins NBC for NASCAR Coverage

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While he may not be on track due to recurring blood clots, Brian Vickers has found a way to stay in NASCAR. Vickers tweeted out on Monday that he will join NBC for the network’s NASCAR coverage beginning today with an appearance on “NASCAR America,” NBC Sports Network’s nightly show covering the sport. Vickers plans …

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Entry List: 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

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After 400 laps at the Monster Mile, 43 Sprint Cup Series drivers are heading to Pocono to take on the Tricky Triangle. NASCAR released the entry list for the June 7 Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, May 30. The preliminary list contains 43 drivers, meaning all will make the race …

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Jimmie Johnson Extends Record with 10th Dover Victory in 2015 FedEx 400

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Jimmie Johnson may not have had the quickest car in the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway, a rarity based on his past success here. Instead? He proved to be the smartest, staying out during a final pit stop with 25 laps to go and out-dueling Kevin Harvick to emerge a rare “unlikely” winner at …

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Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards Sweep 2015 FedEx 400 Saturday Practices at Dover

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Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards are in a good place. Not only are both coming off big wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, they led a 1-2 sweep of Saturday practice sessions at Dover International Speedway before Sunday’s FedEx 400. Joe Gibbs Racing continued their strong performance overall as teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch were …

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Tyler Reddick Tames The Monster Mile; Makes a Statement in 2015 Lucas Oil 200

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Tyler Reddick did not flinch when he went toe-to-toe with the Monster Mile in the closing laps of Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. On a day filled with destroyed fenders, bent tempers and gigantic blunders, Reddick tracked down Erik Jones with eight laps to go to grab his second career Camping World …

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