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Pace Laps: Kes Rolling; Fast Jack Beckman; Hamilton Cruises & More


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Brad Keselowski hitting on all cylinders to start the summer- Though it may have come by fuel mileage, Keselowski wound up in victory lane again on Saturday evening in Kentucky. It was his third win in six tries at the newly repaved 1.5-mile racetrack. Adding the XFINITY Series, he has won at least one race …

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Eddie MacDonald to Make 2016 Debut at New Hampshire

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Eddie MacDonald will pilot the No. 32 Ford for his third career Sprint Cup Series start for Go FAS Racing next weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Both of his previous two Cup Series races came in Loudon, while driving for Go FAS Racing. In 2014, he started from 40th position and finished in 35th, both …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Daytona Chaos Has Fans Asking the Tough Questions

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With the second half of the NASCAR season upon us, there are many questions that have been put behind. The annual 4th of July weekend at Daytona International Speedway assures fans that the season is full swing, usually creating a hectic race. The race lived up to expectations, leaving fans wondering about the package due to …

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Pace Laps: Is Brad Keselowski NASCAR’s Best at Plate Racing?

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Sprint Cup: Brad Keselowski, The New Restrictor Plate King? – Every time the Sprint Cup Series goes restrictor plate racing at Talladega, or so it seems, Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski runs up front and contends for victory. Now, the 2012 series champ has added the other plate track to his resume, picking up a first win at the World Center …

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Rain Halts Cup, XFINITY Practice Sessions in Daytona

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The on-track schedule at Daytona International Speedway was abbreviated due to rain on Thursday. Both the Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series were slated to have two one-hour practice sessions, allowing teams to prepare for their respective race. XFINITY Series: There was just 26 minutes of cars on the racetrack in the XFINITY Series, led by …

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Chevrolet Getting New Look in XFINITY Series

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The Chevrolet Camaro SS will have a new look in 2017 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, as announced on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. Chevrolet introduced the sixth-generation of the Camaro, debuting next February in Daytona. Primarily, the only difference is a new-shaped upper nose and hood, modeling it more after the showroom car that …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Predicting the Future

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With a new aerodynamic package added to the mix in 2016, many things have remained the same. The same core of organizations are winning races, ultimately dominating the sport. Could there be a change in the near future? Familiar foes are near the Chase cutoff, and it’s something that those drivers and teams are accustomed to, …

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Pace Laps: The Buzz Behind NASCAR’s Weekend Fight

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Sprint Cup Series: Tony Stewart’s Triumphant Return to Victory Lane – Coming off a solid race at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago, Tony Stewart snapped an 84-race winless streak on Sunday, leading the final 22 laps in wine country at Sonoma Raceway. It was a caution on lap 86 that turned Stewart’s race around. The …

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Cody Ware Teams Up With Premium Motorsports for Sprint Cup Series Debut

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(Photo: Mike Neff) -- Cody Ware racing in the Truck Series

20-year-old Cody Ware is scheduled to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Sonoma Raceway next weekend for Premium Motorsports. Ware will pilot the No. 55 Chevrolet sponsored by Carport Empire, taking over the ride that is usually occupied by either Reed Sorenson or the team’s lead driver, Cole Whitt. In recent years, Ware has …

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Ben Kennedy Sweeps XFINITY Series Practices in Iowa

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Joe Gibbs Racing has made the competition elevate its performance, wining eight races in the XFINITY Series in 2016. In the first practice session at Iowa Speedway, it was Ben Kennedy who had the edge over the JGR train of drivers, with a late lap of 132.448 mph, over a tenth of a second quicker than second …

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Ben Rhodes Quickest During First Practice at Iowa Speedway

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Four days after losing 40 percent of its race shop, ThorSport Racing topped the speed chart in opening practice at Iowa Speedway. Three of the four team trucks were among the top 10 during the first practice at a racetrack since the incident. Practice One:  Looking for his first Camping World Truck Series victory, rookie Ben Rhodes paced the …

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