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Eyes on Xfinity: Gearing Up for the Future with These 8 Drivers

2015 Martinsville I Cwts Cole Custer Truck Credit Amy Henderson

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Through we’re nearly two months into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the young guns have joined the race for the title. Reigning champion Chase Elliott, along with Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher, are among those at the top of the standings five events into the 2015 season. But the next set of drivers to join …

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Pace Laps: Short-Track Racing, Indy Returns, NHRA 4-Wides & F1

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NHRA: 4-Wide Nationals Produce Surprise Winners – It was a good day for Don Schumacher Racing, as they scored Funny Car win No. 100 with Fast Jack Beckman and then completed the Nitro sweep for the 47th time with a Top Fuel win by Antron Brown at the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in Final 2015 STP 500 Practice at Martinsville

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Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch was fastest in the final 50-minute practice session for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Busch, the defending winner of the race, ended the session with a fast time of 19.502 seconds. Runner up in this race one year ago, Jimmie Johnson was second in practice with a 19.560-second lap time. …

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Friday Faceoff: Phantom Debris, Toyota’s Tough Start & Truck Series Youth at Martinsville

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1) Much has been said already about the debris cautions during last weekend’s Auto Club 400. Give it to us straight: is NASCAR in the right or the wrong? Kevin Rutherford, Managing Editor: No doubt: NASCAR has made some questionable calls in years past when it comes to throwing the caution vs. not throwing the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: The State of the Xfinity Series, 5 Races In

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Well, that went fast. The first five races of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season are in the books, and there have been some wild events to start the year. After seeing a driver with diabetes defy the odds of life with a Daytona victory, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars have taken the reigns of the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Mystery Debris, Chase’s Time to Shine & Brian Vickers’s Future

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Race-Defying Debris It’s been the talk of the town since Brad Keselowski miraculously won at Fontana. He still doesn’t know how he did it. Leading a mere lap en route to victory for the second time in his career, Keselowski showed that he’s truly stout behind the wheel. However, multiple debris cautions late in the race …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski’s Great Escape, Kevin Harvick Turns On Heat & “Magic”

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Sprint Cup Series: Keselowski’s Great Escape – Brad Keselowski up to this point has been the forgotten man in the Team Penske duo these days. With Joey Logano victorious in February’s Daytona 500, Keselowski has had a decent season by comparison but still seemed a step behind. He had zero top-five finishes entering Sunday in comparison to his teammate’s …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Drive4Clots.com 300 at Fontana

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He really is happy. Happy go-lucky is probably the perfect way to put it. Kevin Harvick entered the Drive4Clots.com 400 with four runner-up finishes in 18 starts at Auto Club Speedway. However, Saturday was the day that he won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at his home track. Taking the lead for the first …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in 1st 2015 Auto Club 400 Practice at Fontana

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After a solid run in his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition, Kurt Busch has carried momentum into Fontana. Leading the way in the first practice of the weekend, the No. 41 car set the pace early in the session at 38.556 seconds. Busch’s pace was nearly three tenths of a second faster than Denny …

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Chris Buescher Will Make Cup Debut at Auto Club for Front Row Motorsports

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For the first time in his young career, Chris Buescher will be performing double duty. With Brian Vickers sitting out this weekend (and likely more), Brett Moffitt has been named driver of the No. 55 car for Michael Waltrip Racing, which has left an opening at Front Row Motorsports – an opening Buescher will fill. …

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Brian Vickers’s Blood Clots Are Back, Brett Moffitt Subbing at Fontana

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It’s another tough go-round for Brian Vickers. The 31-year-old driver for Michael Waltrip Racing has experienced a recurrence of blood clots, which will keep him out of NASCAR competition starting at Auto Club Speedway. Vickers, who missed the first two races of the season following surgery to repair a tear in his atrium over the offseason, …

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