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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter every week looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other people that work around the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them too! https://instagram.com/p/26CHj9wfZV/ If you follow Danica Patrick or Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on …

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Several Cars to Run Autism Speaks Puzzle-Piece Decal at Dover

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Several NASCAR drivers across each of the three racing series will carry the well-known Autism Speaks puzzle piece on the side of their racecar this weekend at the Dover International Speedway. The Dover weekend is always huge as the track gears up for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on …

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Entry List: 2015 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover

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After two weeks in Charlotte, NASCAR is set to head to the Monster Mile. NASCAR released the entry list for the May 31 Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 24. The entry list includes 45 drivers, meaning that two will fail to make Sunday’s race. Should qualifying …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in Final 2015 Coca-Cola 600 Practice Sessions at Charlotte

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There were two practice sessions for Sprint Cup Series teams on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kurt Busch was fastest in both of them. Busch was fastest in the Saturday morning session with a speed of 192.644 mph (28.031 seconds), then later in final practice with a speed of 188.653 (28.624 seconds). Busch is looking for …

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Kurt Busch Tops Saturday Morning Coca-Cola 600 Practice

2015 Bristol I Cup Kurt Busch Car Credit Amy Henderson

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In the first of two 50 minute practice sessions for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch ended the session at the top of the scoreboard. His very first lap of session was 28.031 seconds (192.644 mph), over a tenth of a second faster than anyof the other 42 Sprint Cup drivers. Polesitter Matt Kenseth, the 2000 Coca-Cola …

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Kurt Busch’s Ex-Girlfriend Patricia Driscoll Accused of Embezzlement with Her Charity

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It has been approximately three months since a Delaware judge made a ruling in Patricia Driscoll’s domestic abuse case against NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch. Following a three-week suspension by NASCAR, Busch returned to the track at Phoenix. But just as his name was seemingly detached from Driscoll’s, a new investigation has opened up …

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Matt Kenseth Wins the Pole for the 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

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As the sun set on Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hit the track for qualifying in preparation of the sport’s longest race. Matt Kenseth took the top position during the final round of qualifying with a time of 27.799 seconds (194.252 mph), which has earned him the Coors Light Pole Award for …

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Jeff Gordon to Join FOX Sports Broadcast Booth for 2016

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There were rumblings throughout the garage and media centers over the past few months about changes coming to the broadcast booth for next season on FOX. They ranged from a complete overhaul to some minor tweaks. While most fans seemed to lean toward the total remake, the network has decided to do a minor tweak. …

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Carl Edwards Fastest in 1st 2015 Coca-Cola 600 Practice at Charlotte

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Joe Gibbs Racing continues to have a great month at NASCAR’s “home” track. Carl Edwards, driving their No. 19 Toyota was the quickest in Thursday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice session for the Coca-Cola 600 held at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Edwards took a time at a speed of 192.793 mph. Edwards’s Toyota beat out the …

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NASCAR Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class

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20 were nominated, but only five were selected for Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame. O. Bruton Smith, Terry Labonte, Curtis Turner, Jerry Cook and Bobby Isaac were all announced as inductees into the sport’s Class of 2016 Wednesday, scheduled for induction on January 22 of next year. Each were chosen following an afternoon of debate …

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Richard Petty Motorsports, Twisted Tea Team Up for 2 More Races

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When Richard Petty announced that Sam Hornish Jr. would take over driving duties of the No. 9 car in 2015, he did so without having all the races sponsored. Since then, team owner Andrew Murstein’s Medallion Bank has filled the gap, but the marketing team has been able to make some progress. Wednesday, the team announced …

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Brad Keselowski, Paige White Welcome Baby Girl

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Brad Keselowski and Paige White became first-time parents Tuesday with the birth of their daughter. Keselowski shard the news on Twitter early Wednesday, although he did not reveal the baby’s name. Dad status- ???? — Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) May 20, 2015 White didn’t need to use any words to share her excitement on Twitter.   …

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