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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Kansas – All-Star Edition

Any pressure on Jeff Gordon to perform has been somewhat lifted after a popular win at Kansas.

Eleven races down and nine of the 16 playoff spots are claimed after a scenic sunset and race in the Sunflower State. Kansas Speedway has developed a reputation as a great venue at which to take in a race and fans were treated to 25 lead changes (the second most …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Talladega – Kansas Edition

Last year, Front Row Motorsports’ David Ragan hit pay dirt. Sunday, the only part of his car that wasn’t wrecked was the KFC Go Cup riding shotgun.

Restrictor plate racing. It’s hard to describe the sensation it brings. Just when it appears evident that a dominant car/driver has prevailed, the field shuffles again.Brian Scott had it right when he said, “Love them or hate them, with the luck involved in superspeedway racing, you always feel like you have …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Richmond – Talladega Edition

Joey Logano is arguably the hottest he’s ever been in the Sprint Cup Series, winning multiple races in a season for the first time ever.

The Sprint Cup Series lit up the night in Richmond Saturday (April 26). Four of NASCAR’s best drivers put on an unforgettable show over the final laps before the most unlikely of the bunch ran away with the win. No matter; they each continued to lay the foundations for potential …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Off Week-Richmond Edition

Carl Edwards has quietly been leading Roush Fenway Racing back to prominence in the Cup Series this season.

Let’s get this one out of the way first: there was no NASCAR race to cover over Easter weekend. Sad, isn’t it? No worries, Hot or Not isn’t taking a break. Instead, here’s what to expect when the Sprint Cup Series returns to action at Richmond International Raceway in the coming days. Note: drivers …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Texas-Darlington Edition

Wins at Las Vegas and Texas? Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Team Penske are bringing it in 2014.

The Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway marked the second time that the Sprint Cup Series has visited a 1.5-mile track in seven races this season. Truth be told, there were clear similarities between the results from the Lone Star State and Las Vegas. Some organizations have the 1.5-milers …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: Martinsville-Texas Edition

Kurt Busch started off 2014 in the dumps, but a win at Martinsville shoots him to cloud nine.

There’s a reason that Martinsville Speedway, the only residual NASCAR charter member, has been a fixture on the Sprint Cup schedule for the last 64 years: the tiny track continues to provide exhilarating action, and Sunday’s STP 500 was no exception. Drivers took to tight door-to-door beating and banging with a grandfather clock on …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Auto Club – Martinsville Edition

Auto Club Speedway — once a “cookie-cutter” track in every sense of the term — has developed a unique identity, becoming notorious for exciting racing as its pavement has worn. The trade-off is accelerated tire wear caused by the tar-filled seams and rough, bumpy areas that populate the two-mile oval. …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not In NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bristol-Fontana Edition

Both Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Aric Almirola find themselves in the Hot section after strong runs at Bristol.

Bristol Motor Speedway presents a unique, early-season test for the Sprint Cup Series. The tightly packed, 0.533-mile bullring offers plenty of opportunities for passing, yet very little room for error. Those who kept their cars in good health were able to take advantage of NASCAR’s first scheduled short track. Of …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not In NASCAR: Phoenix – Las Vegas Edition

2014 Dover I CUP Jimmie Johnson pit stop CIA

Tornadoes threatened the Daytona 500, but conditions were near-perfect in the desert Sunday. Nearly 27 years after a lightning strike ignited the main grandstand at Phoenix International Raceway, there was plenty of sunshine for The Profit onCNBC 500k. The track transformed into a refreshing desert oasis for certain drivers troubled by …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: Daytona-Phoenix Edition

Rick Hendrick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. have to be pleased with how this year’s Daytona 500 turned out.

The Daytona 500 got off to a blazing start. It became apparent from the beginning that all three lanes could sustain action, a definite improvement over last season’s races at the track. All seemed balanced and just in the NASCAR universe… then the rains came. A six hour and 22 …

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