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Double Take: Practice Speed Doesn’t Guarantee Race Success

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As Tom Bowles noticed last week, it’s much easier for drivers to overcome a poor qualifying effort this season. With the new low-downforce package making passing easier and drivers able to manipulate the air on cars in front, racers like Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick have been able to start …

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Friday Face-off: Can Rowdy Catch Superman?

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Kyle Busch scored the 36th win of his career Saturday night in Texas.  He’s currently 17th on the all-time wins list and third among active drivers (Jimmie Johnson ranks first with 77 and Tony Stewart is second with 48).  Will Busch eclipse Johnson’s total before he’s done? Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: …

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4 Burning Questions: Which Winless Driver Will Triumph in Bristol?

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How will XFINITY heat races play out in Bristol? To match their name, Saturday’s XFINITY Series heat races will be hot as two 50-lap shootouts will help determine the starting lineup for the 200-lap “main” at Bristol Motor Speedway. Thanks to one of the neatest additions from the offseason, the …

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2-Headed Monster: Has Brian Vickers Earned More Races This Season?

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Brian Vickers is somewhat of an enigma. He won the 2003 XFINITY Series championship and was subsequently promoted to the No. 25 team of Hendrick Motorsports. He underperformed in the car, winning just a single race during his three years with HMS – a victory that came at the expense …

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