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NASCAR 101: First 5 Kentucky Winners? Probably Not the Same as the Next 5

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In 2011, Kentucky Speedway got what track officials had been dreaming of for a decade: a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Now it’s 2016. Five years ago, the inaugural Quaker State 400 was contested, and Saturday’s race, the 18th of the 2016 Cup season, marks the sixth in the track’s …

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NASCAR 101: Daytona, Talladega Become Place to Be for One-Offs

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OK, picture this: a NASCAR national series where you don’t really know who’s going to show up each week. Entries vary by track, whether it’s by type of speedway or from a regional standpoint, with, say, Michigan drivers building a car and saddling up for a race in their home state, …

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DEWALT Expands Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Partnership

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Matt Kenseth and DEWALT Tools continue to expand their partnership in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as the company and Joe Gibbs Racing announced a sponsorship extension today (June 30) for 2016 and beyond. DEWALT will now adorn Kenseth’s No. 20 for four additional races in 2016 and will expand its …

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Carl Edwards Snags Sonoma Pole

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Carl Edwards can now say he’s won a pole at Sonoma Raceway. The driver of the No. 19 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series worked his Joe Gibbs Racing car to the top of the leaderboard Saturday, June 25, to score the pole position for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350(k). The …

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NASCAR 101: The New(ish) Faces You’ll See This Weekend at Iowa

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There was a time in NASCAR when a standalone race in the XFINITY or Camping World Truck series wasn’t an oddity in the sport. Back then, there was a healthy split between race weekends where the lower series joined the Sprint Cup Series at the same track and those when …

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Cole Custer, Johnny Sauter Swap Crew Chiefs

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When Cole Custer arrives at Iowa Speedway for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, he’ll have a new crew chief atop his pit box. Marcus Richmond has moved from Johnny Sauter’s GMS Racing No. 21 to Custer’s JR Motorsports No. 00, the team confirmed Tuesday (June 14). Richmond …

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NASCAR 101: 3 Up-and-Coming Drivers Making NASCAR Debuts in 2016

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On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing revealed more of its stable for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, particularly its drivers for the standalone races that are not contested at the same track on the same weekend as the Sprint Cup Series. Let’s see… AJ Allmendinger, check. Michael McDowell, check. Sam …

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