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Beyond the Cockpit: John Wes Townley Proving People Wrong with Title Run

2015 Martinsville I Cwts John Wes Townley Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Chicken is pretty good. For John Wes Townley, it has given him a career doing what he loves – racing cars/trucks for a living. But racing with his father’s company, Zaxby’s, slapped on his cars since his NASCAR debut in 2008, the Georgia native has lived a life full of harsh criticism. His wild hair and …

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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

2015 Watkins Glen Cup Jeff Gordon Car Cia

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Sprint Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Zippo 200 at the Glen

2015 Watkins Glen Nxs Joey Logano Burnout Cia

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Dominance is an understatement. It’s more like destroying the competition at this point. Team Penske’s incredible 2015 season continued at Watkins Glen International for the Zippo 200, where the team brought a second car to the track for the first time this year. Well, the decision paid off for the organization. Joey Logano took control at …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Uncertain Future Creating Chaos at Roush Fenway Racing

2015 Phoenix I Nxs Darrell Wallace Jr Pack Racing Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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How the heck is this happening? Roush Fenway Racing is supposed to be one of the most stable organizations in all of NASCAR, but chaos has erupted at the multi-car team that is known for dominating the NASCAR Xfinity Series. It’s like the perfect storm, really. Teammates clashing and drivers vying for a ride for …

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Premium Motorsports Officially Completes Purchase of Phil Parsons Racing

2015 Pocono Cup Josh Wise Car Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr., Frontstretch)

Jay Robinson purchased Phil Parsons Racing to fall under his Premium Motorsports umbrella earlier this year, and now the longtime owner is discussing how it went down. Originally a two-car operation between the No. 62 and No. 66 vehicles, the team planned to run Brendan Gaughan for the full season, with the exception of the Daytona 500, which …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Where is Former Truck Series Champion Mike Skinner?

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It’s been a few years since inaugural Camping World Truck Series champion Mike Skinner has been in a NASCAR race. Fortunately, when it was time to hang up his helmet, the 28-time winner in NASCAR’s third-tier division sailed off into the sunset with quite the resume. Skinner’s last race was in 2012, and at the …

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Pace Laps: Wild Races, Crazy Spins, and Speed Records

2015 Pocono Cup Kasey Kahne Car Cia

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Cup Series: Unexpected Wild Race at Pocono Leads to Victory for Matt Kenseth – It was quite the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway. With wrecks filling the first half of the race, the second half seemed like it would get even more wild. However, the field set a steady pace for the final 80 laps, …

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Matt Kenseth’s Fuel-Mileage Victory in 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono a Giant Leap for Title Hopes

Kenseth Win

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It’s never happened before. Never. Don’t even try to figure it out, especially since it just has never occurred. Matt Kenseth has won a fuel-mileage race. It took 18 seasons for the Wisconsin native to earn a victory when everyone falls out of the race due to a lack of gas, but Sunday’s Windows 10 …

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Greg Biffle Uses a Bit of Luck to Survive at Pocono

2015 Pocono 1 Cup Greg Biffle Car Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

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Greg Biffle‘s season has not gone the way anyone at Roush Fenway Racing had planned. The struggles have been well-documented and no one within the organization has been satisfied. The former Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series champion entered Pocono Raceway with two top 10s on the year – one coming in the season-opener …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Survives Spin at Pocono to Finish in the Top 5

2015 Pocono Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Car Cia

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It was a wild day at Pocono Raceway. With fuel strategy, eight cautions and even a red flag, it wasn’t your average race at the “tricky triangle.” Unlike 2014, the brooms didn’t come out this year. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who swept the events last season, came close to earning his third victory of the year. …

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2-Time Pocono Winner Kasey Kahne Wrecks Out of 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono Cup Kasey Kahne Car Cia

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It’s been a rough weekend for drivers coming out of turn 3 at Pocono Raceway. The pit wall, which is made of steel, has been slammed into three times at the 2.5-mile triangular-shaped speedway. Kasey Kahne, a two-time winner at Pocono, pancaked the wall near the pit road entrance on lap 3. As his No. …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono

Kyle Busch Pocono Win

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In a Nutshell: Wild restarts, pit strategy and high speeds controlled Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon for one of the shortest races on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Kyle Busch dominated at the “tricky triangle,” leading 53 of 69 laps in his first Truck Series race of the season in his self-owned No. 51 Toyota Tundra. …

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