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5 Points to Ponder: Hot Hot Heat, Grading Indy, and 4-Time Rowdy?

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Indy Restarts Excite… Going into Sunday’s Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard, everyone was excited to see how the new high-drag package would work. Expectations that the package could breathe some life into the dull Indianapolis race were mixed. However, during the practices leading up to the main event, drivers were vocal about their ability …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Indy Be a Race to Remember?

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Eldora has come and gone, and with its passing, we hit the back half of NASCAR’s summer stretch before autumn rolls around and the Chase begins. The dirt race was once again a show to remember, and it serves as a bright spot in the overall NASCAR schedule, sandwiched in between two Sprint Cup races …

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3rd Time’s the Charm: Christopher Bell Victorious at in 2015 Mud Summer Classic at Eldora

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Christopher Bell won the 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway Wednesday after a spirited battle with fellow dirt racer Bobby Pierce over the final 40 laps. “It’s just unbelievable. If you told me two years ago my first win at Eldora would be in a truck, I would have told you you were crazy,” …

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Clint Bowyer’s Frustrating New Hampshire Trip Continues with Written Warning

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Clint Bowyer had a weekend to forget at New Hampshire. Even though he was back in North Carolina Wednesday, bad news from the Granite State kept pouring in. Bowyer, who hit Jeff Gordon during practice in the garage area following a miscommunication between Gordon and a crew member, went a lap down early in the …

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Big Machine Records and “The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower” Sponsoring Kyle Larson at Indy

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What do Big Machines, the world’s fastest lawn mower manufacturer, and Kyle Larson all have in common? They’re all partnering up for this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250. Larson will once again pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi in Saturday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wednesday, the team …

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Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick Pace 2015 Mud Summer Classic Practices at Eldora

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The Camping World Truck Series slung some dirt Wednesday morning during two practice sessions in preparation for the 1-800-Car-Cash MudSummer Classic. Erik Jones turned the fastest lap in the first session, while Tyler Reddick was quickest in the second. With a lap of 89.454 mph in the first practice, Jones showed that the speed he …

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NASCAR 101: Who Can Join the List of Loudon Winners?

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Prior to the Sylvania 300 last fall, New Hampshire Motor Speedway produced 11 straight races with 11 different winners. It’s a streak that at the time was the longest such one in the Sprint Cup Series. The parity was great for the sport. Instead of going into the weekend largely knowing who would dominate (Jimmie …

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New Rules Package, New Qualifying Format at Indy and Michigan

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NASCAR continued to tweak qualifying rules in response to the new downforce packages on Wednesday. In anticipation of more drafting and less single file racing as a result of the higher downforce package, NASCAR has announced that Sprint Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck series qualifying for upcoming races at Indianapolis and Michigan will use …

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2 More Drivers Swapped Out at Kentucky for Cup Race

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Last minute trades are the norm for stick and ball sports; in motor racing, not so much. Both The Motorsports Group and Premium Motorsports announced they will be utilizing drivers not originally entered for this weekend’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Jeff Green, originally entered in TMG’s No. 30, will be replaced by Travis …

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Another Event, Another Rain Delay as Kentucky Test Interrupted

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Rain, rain, go away! In what has been a recurring theme for NASCAR teams this season, rain once again put on-track activities on hold Wednesday afternoon, when Sprint Cup teams were scheduled to hold two two-hour practice sessions at Kentucky Speedway. The first session, scheduled from 3-5 p.m., was canceled due to showers in the …

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Midseason Swap: Christopher Bell Replaces Justin Boston at Kentucky

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Christopher Bell’s phone rang with some news from Kyle Busch Motorsports Wednesday: the No. 54 is yours. Jayski tweeted Wednesday that Bell, fresh off a fifth-place finish in his Camping World Truck Series debut at Iowa, will replace Justin Boston in Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Toyota Tundra this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. NCWTS: Bell …

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