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Pace Laps: XFINITY Frustration, Historic Finals, F1 Changeup & More

NHRA 2015 Charlotte Brittany Force thanks Jeff credit Toni Montgomery

Sprint Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Joins In on JGR Dominance – Joe Gibbs Racing has been on a surge since the beginning of the summer, rattling off eight wins in the 11 races leading up to the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kyle Busch claimed four victories, Matt Kenseth rattled …

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John Hunter Nemechek Wins First Truck Race on Fuel Mileage

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On Saturday morning, the Camping World Truck Series took to Chicagoland Speedway to make up the American Ethanol E15 225, a race originally scheduled for Friday night, but was postponed due to heavy rains.  JR Motorsports‘ Kyle Larson and ThorSport Racing‘s  Johnny Sauter had the two best trucks all weekend, …

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Kevin Harvick Fastest in Opening Chicagoland Practice

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Gray skies greeted the 46 Sprint Cup teams gathered at Chicagoland Speedway when the green flag fell on 85 minutes of practice.  The original grandmaster plan for the session was to get a little race practice and some qualifying practice as well.  However, the weather forecast forced teams to go …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Are the Early Chase Favorites?

Matt Kenseth leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup field to a restart during the 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Speedway

The race at Richmond International Raceway last weekend was tame by short track standards.  What caused the lack of action, and should fans be worried? Jerry Jordan, Contributor: There was plenty of action at Richmond. No, it wasn’t what most are accustomed to when they go to a short track …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Cindric, a Young Jack of Trades

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When you were 17 years old, what were you doing? For most people, they would have been going to school, trying to get good grades. Maybe thinking about college in the near future. Oh yes, and getting a driver’s license so that you can drive yourself around town. They might …

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Pace Laps: Ending Winless Streaks and Kickoff Media Tours

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Sprint Cup: Kenseth Creeps Into Contention. Matt Kenseth is a modern man’s Terry Labonte: cool, calm, collected under pressure. Kenseth, like Texas Terry used to be the model of consistency, top 10ing his way to a championship in 2003 while making surviving bad days the hallmark of his driving style. …

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Friday Faceoff: Can NASCAR Sustain Southern 500 Success?

Kurt Busch goes for a spin during the 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

The Bojangles’ Southern 500 was by most counts a success with the new aero package and tires matched to it; ratings were the best for a Labor Day weekend show since 2007. Can NASCAR sustain the success of the Southern 500 and in general, and what could be done differently? …

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