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Greg Biffle Records Best Finish of 2016 at New Hampshire

2016 Nascar New Hampshire

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Early on in the New Hampshire 301, it looked like it was going to be another day at the office for Roush Fenway Racing, until a rash of cautions turned the team’s luck around. During a long green flag run, spanning 112 laps, Greg Biffle went a lap down, as did his two RFR teammates. …

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Matt Kenseth Cashes in Late at New Hampshire

2016 Nascar New Hampshire

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Starting from 18th position, Matt Kenseth went forward from the drop of the green flag, racing his way into the top 10. It wasn’t until 44 laps to go that the No. 20 car took the lead, never looking back. There were a series of cautions toward the end of the 301-mile race, that juggled the running …

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Five Things to Watch For During New Hampshire 301

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Sunday’s New Hampshire 301 is a crucial race with only eight events remaining until the Chase field is set. In recent years, Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing have dominated the Granite State, sweeping each of the past two seasons. In a news-filled week, this race has the potential to being a “wild card” in …

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Kyle Larson is Happy Again at the Racetrack

2016 Fontana Cup Kyle Larson Brett Moist Nkp

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2016 started off how the entire 2015 season went for Kyle Larson — bad. Through the first 10 races, he had just two top-10 finishes, including a third at Martinsville Speedway, a track that he claims he runs poorly at. However, at Kansas, the 11th race of the year, Larson was racing among the top five …

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Joey Logano Not Frustrated with 2016 Season

Joey Logano

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At Michigan, Joey Logano stamped his name into the 2016 edition of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dominating performance, leading 138 of 200 laps. However, through the first-half of the season, that is Logano’s solo triumph, while Cup Series teammate, Brad Keselowski is leading the series with four victories, including the last …

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Alex Bowman Not Worried About Ty Dillon Controversy

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On Lap 77 of the XFINITY Series race, Alex Bowman lost control of his racecar exiting turn 2, coming down the track and spinning Ty Dillon into the outside fence, ultimately sending the No. 3 car to the garage. In Dillon’s TV interview, he exposed his displeasure of racing against Bowman, who is filling in for …

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Kyle Busch Scores Perfect Driver Rating in Dominating Performance at New Hampshire

2016 Dover I Cup Kyle Busch Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Kyle Busch chalked up another victory in the XFINITY Series, leading 190 of 200 laps Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In the process he scored a perfect driver rating, the first time a driver has done so in the XFINITY Series this season. In 10 races this season, Busch has six victories, and …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Leads New Hampshire Practice

2016 Pocono I Cup Matt Kenseth Jason Ratcliff Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Joe Gibbs Racing was fast early on in opening practice on Saturday in preparation for the New Hampshire 301 on Sunday. Overtaking some of his competitors midway through practice, Carl Edwards paced the session at 131.456 mph and was also the fastest on 10 lap speed at 130.452 mph. Right behind Edwards was a pair …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Made The Right Decision

2016 Talladega I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Carl Edwards Crash Logan Whitton Nkp

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may be out with a head injury, but one thing was clear after a busy Friday at New Hampshire: he’s still using his head. The driver’s decision to sit out, however long was embraced by his team at Hendrick Motorsports and showcased a healthy choice to protect this athlete’s body long-term from further harm. These days, …

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Jimmie Johnson Records First Pole of 2016 at New Hampshire

2016 Kentucky Cup Chad Knaus Jimmie Johnson Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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For the first time since Phoenix last fall, Jimmie Johnson will pace the field to the green flag on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With three Hendrick Motorsports cars advancing to the final round, Johnson needed to improve on his fifth-place time in Round Two. His lap of 133.971 mph topped the chart in …

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Jeff Gordon to Replace Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at Indianapolis if Needed

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Hendrick Motorsports General Manager Doug Duchardt announced Jeff Gordon could return to NASCAR if called upon by the team next week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, subbing for an injured Dale Earnhardt, Jr. “I’m not going to speculate on what-ifs and all that stuff,” Duchardt said of Earnhardt’s situation during a Friday morning press conference at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “As …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Kentucky Racing Results in Mixed Emotions

2016 Kentucky Cup Ryan Newman Greg Biffle Racing Logan Whitton Nkp

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Coming into the 2016 campaign, NASCAR had one goal: improving the on-track product. To do that, it introduced a new aerodynamic package, hoping it would be the way of the future. The new lower downforce had been viewed as a positive prior to Kentucky Speedway, when there was a backlash from fans wanting better racing. However, …

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