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Eyes on Xfinity: 5 Keys to Winning the Series Championship

2015 Dover I Nxs Chris Buescher Celebrates Cia

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There are just four Xfinity Series races left in the 2015 season. Come Homestead in just over a month, a first-time champion will be crowned. Currently, it’s a four-driver race for the title, although Chris Buescher holds a healthy 18-point lead over Ty Dillon. Buescher, while not controlling his own destiny, likely needs to finish …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Diabetic Ryan Reed Looking to Make His Mark in NASCAR

Ryan Reed

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Life has thrown Ryan Reed many curveballs over the years. A diagnosis of diabetes in 2011 could have put a halt on his career. Instead, it has been the backstory to his success, propelling him to race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Roush Fenway Racing starting in 2013. Since being told he could never …

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Pace Laps: Elated 8th, Cup Moonlighters, F1 and More

Jeff Gordon Bank Of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

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Sprint Cup Series: Gordon and His Elated Effort – A blatant fact for the 12 remaining drivers in the Chase or the Sprint Cup is the importance of avoiding issues; or in other words, the hunt for consistency. Though no victory for Jeff Gordon Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a eighth-place finish in the Bank of …

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Eyes on Xfinity: What Does the Future Look Like for Regan Smith?

2015 Xfinity Dover 2 Nxs Regan Smith Burnout Nascar Via Getty Images

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A headache the morning after a win is usually a good thing. Celebrating a solid, hard-earned victory is what life is all about in NASCAR. But then again, who actually likes having a hangover? Regan Smith does not know who he will be racing for in 2016, or in what series he will compete within. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: The Struggle to Find Funding with Michael Lira

Michael Lira

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In the world of the ARCA Racing Series, full-time teams are far and few between. The division, a small step in the ladder to climb up the NASCAR rankings, has been the stepping stone for several stars in the world of stock car racing.  For Michael Lira, he hopes to follow in that path. Driving …

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Pace Laps: The Closer Does it Again, Safety 1st, and NHRA Keystone Nationals

Nhra 2015 Reading Winners Antron Brown Andrew Hines Chris Mcgaha Jack Beckman Courtesy Nhra Media

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Sprint Cup Series: The Closer is Back in It – Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway was simply Kevin Harvick’s day of reckoning. Between the unscheduled stop for fuel with two laps to go last week at New Hampshire to the drop of the green flag at the Monster Mile, the story became ever-so simple for …

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Mechanical Issue Prevents Jimmie Johnson from Advancing to the Contender Round of the 2015 Chase

Johnson Chase

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The day began with plenty of energy around the No. 48 car. Photographers circled around Jimmie Johnson, celebrating his 500th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. However, amidst the gray sky and heavy winds, Johnson’s day went from promising to abysmal. Returning to his best track – Dover International Speedway – the expectation was for …

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Jamie McMurray Ties with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Narrowly Misses Round 2 Cutoff

Dale Jr And Mcmurray

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Battling door-to-door on the final restart, a pair of friends battled for the final spot for the Chase for the Sprint Cup cutoff. Attempting to tame Dover International Speedway, an intense duel for the third position during the final 24 laps created a mixture of emotions for two men who have raced against each other …

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Change Has Come for NASCAR’s Next Generation

Kyle Lardon leads a pack of cars during the 2015 Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire International Speedway

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Change is occurring rapidly in the world of stock car racing. The newest breed of racers has kids racing late models before they are even in high school. With plenty of paths to success, many young racers find themselves trying to be like Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart, two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions who …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

2015 Xfinity Dover 2 Nxs On Track Regan Smith Nascar Via Getty Images

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The rain played some games with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. High winds amidst a wet track highlight the Hisense 200. But when it was all said and done, Regan Smith went to Victory Lane for the second time this year. Taking advantage of a red flag due to rain …

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Justin Allgaier’s Future Uncertain with HScott Motorsports


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Sitting amidst the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage Saturday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, Justin Allgaier was the final driver to leave his team following an abbreviated practice session, something common for the HScott Motorsports sophomore. However, it was not a normal Saturday practice for Allgaier, and it was not because of the wild weather …

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Clint Bowyer Officially Joins HScott Motorsports in 2016

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Clint Bowyer Cash Bowyer Cia

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The next piece in Clint Bowyer‘s puzzle has been solved. The speculation turned into reality early Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Bowyer, 36, will join HScott Motorsports in 2016 with 5-Hour Energy joining him as the primary sponsor. The announcement comes a mere two days following Stewart-Haas Racing’s press conference to announce Bowyer as …

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