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Eyes on Xfinity: Veterans Elliott Sadler & Regan Smith Looking For a Breakthrough at Dover

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Time is of the essence in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. For two veterans, each strong race can lead to a shot at the championship, each victory a resume builder to job hunt for a promotion back to Sprint Cup. However, opportunities are limited, and capitalizing on the smallest chance to get an extra top 10 …

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5 Points to Ponder: Tapered Spacer Tapering Off NASCAR Competition

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ONE: The Horrific Tapered Spacer at Intermediate Tracks After seeing the horrendous racing during the All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600 was a pleasant surprise. There were nine leaders and 14 lead changes within the first 100 laps, which is seemingly impressive. However, besides the twist of a few cautions and fuel strategy coming into play, …

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Pace Laps: The Greatest Day In Racing

Indycar 2015 Indy Charlie Kimball Credit Shawn Gritzmacher

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IndyCar: Charlie Kimball Shows His Worth – Going into the 99th Indianapolis 500, all eyes were on Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) to compete for the win. While Penske ultimately got the upper hand in the battle, one CGR driver came out smiling. Charlie Kimball entered Sunday’s running of “The Greatest Spectacle in …

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Dash 4 Cash Offers Chance for Success Heading to Dover

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$100,000 can go a long way in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. It is a chance for teams to gain some additional resources, which can boost performance by a handful of positions heading down the road. Following the Hisense 300 at Charlotte, four drivers have earned the opportunity to earn that $100 thousand bonus at Dover International Speedway. …

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Johanna Long Leaves Affarano Motorsports

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Johanna Long is searching for another ride once again. The 2010 Snowball Derby winner was a free agent after ML Motorsports closed its doors at the end of the 2013 season, but was signed to a part-time deal with Affarano Motorsports at the start of 2015. After missing the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Richmond, …

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Kurt Busch’s Ex-Girlfriend Patricia Driscoll Accused of Embezzlement with Her Charity

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It has been approximately three months since a Delaware judge made a ruling in Patricia Driscoll’s domestic abuse case against NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch. Following a three-week suspension by NASCAR, Busch returned to the track at Phoenix. But just as his name was seemingly detached from Driscoll’s, a new investigation has opened up …

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Matt Kenseth Wins the Pole for the 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

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As the sun set on Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hit the track for qualifying in preparation of the sport’s longest race. Matt Kenseth took the top position during the final round of qualifying with a time of 27.799 seconds (194.252 mph), which has earned him the Coors Light Pole Award for …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Erik Jones Outrunning His Peers

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The headlines have spoken for themselves over the past few months. An 18-year-old has taken NASCAR by storm, and in a hurry. Joe Gibbs Racing has found something special in this driver, incredibly rare in this era of sponsor-produced young talents. Not only is this teenager aggressive on the track, but his genuine demeanor outside of …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Joseph Wolkin has you covered with this week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Denny Hamlin ended the evening in Victory Lane, with …

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Pace Laps: Manufacturer Advantages, Standalone Races, & Different Faces

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Sprint Cup Series: All-Star Snoozer – While the question of whether or not the All-Star Race has outlived its usefulness is a valid one, the bigger question resides with how it should remain should it continue. One comment that seemed appropriate regarding the race is that, to truly be an all-star race, drivers from all levels …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 3M 250 at Iowa

At first, it looked like it was the reigning champion’s day to enter Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway. But on an afternoon filled with controversy and varying pit strategy, Chase Elliott failed to win his first race of the 2015 season. Chris Buescher, who earned a win at Mid-Ohio last season, finally recorded a triumph …

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Paul Menard Wins Pole for 2015 Sprint Showdown at Charlotte

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Paul Menard is looking to make it into the Sprint All-Star Race with a victory in Friday night’s Sprint Showdown. Thus far, he has a slight advantage over the rest of the field. Menard has won the pole for the preliminary race with a time of 28.470 seconds. Making his eighth Showdown appearance, he is looking …

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