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Beyond the Cockpit: Brian Scott on Why He Retired from NASCAR

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Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway will see more than one driver stepping away from full-time Sprint Cup Series competition. Along with Tony Stewart’s well-documented retirement from Cup racing, Brian Scott will also take the green for the final time, hanging up his helmet to focus on his family. 2016 has …

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Defending Cup Champ Kyle Busch Isn’t Sweating Homestead

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For defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, being in a winner-take-all scenario like Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 is old news.  He knows what needs to be done, and he plans to go out and do it. “I’m all good,” Busch said Friday afternoon.  “I think last year’s experience, learning and taking …

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Don’t Be Mistaken — Jimmie Johnson Doesn’t Lack Character

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Though Jimmie Johnson may not be rowdy like Kyle Busch, tenacious like Joey Logano or flexible like Carl Edwards‘ backflips, there is no shortage of character in the veteran’s skin. Growing up in dirt racing country in southern California, the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion grew up a Davey Allison …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Paces Final Cup Series Practice of Year at Homestead

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Early on into the 50-minute final practice session, Martin Truex, Jr. hopped to the top of the leaderboard with a lap of 174.289 mph. That speed held as the single-car Furniture Row Racing outfit paced the field for the rest of Happy Hour. The No. 78 Toyota team, who was …

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Joey Logano Relaxed, Ready for Second Chance At Cup Title

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During Thursday’s Championship 4 Media Day in Miami, Florida, Joey Logano was all smiles. The 26-year-old has spent the weekend relaxed and ready, entering Homestead-Miami Speedway title-eligible for the second time the format’s three years. “It’s definitely different,” Logano said. “You know, you think about everything that’s kind of come about the …

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Kyle Larson Sweeps XFINITY Practices at Homestead

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Riding his patented high line at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Larson posted the quick time in final practice for the XFINITY Series. Pushing his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to 170.487 mph, Larson topped Chaser Daniel Suarez by 0.117 seconds. Close in their wake was the second-highest Chaser in Erik …

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Tony Stewart Loses Phone, Finds Peace With Retirement

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Tony Stewart will ride into the sunset Sunday evening with a smile on his face no matter the outcome. That’s even if it means he is without one of his most — if not the most — important possession he owns. Stewart’s last NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend as a driver is …

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4 Burning Questions: Which 3 Will Get the Best of 4?

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Who Caps Off 2016 with the Sprint Cup Title? One thing’s for sure: This year’s Championship 4 certainly isn’t lacking storylines. First, there’s Jimmie Johnson, a six-time champion eyeing his seventh and a chance to tie legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in the record books. Next? Kyle Busch, 2015’s Cinderella …

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