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Did You Notice? Inside The Debris, Toyota Troubles & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? The amount of cautions for debris and fluid this season? Yes, of course you have; it’s the topic of the week. But the controversial calls at the end of the Fontana race are nothing new when we look at NASCAR in 2015. Debris, competition and fluid yellows have been thrown at an alarming …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Kevin Harvick came awfully close to sweeping the west coast swing but had to battle his Stewart-Haas teammate Kurt Busch to do so. What they didn’t see was Brad Keselowski and his four fresh tires (Harvick and Busch only took two) who passed them both on the second green-white-checkered finish to score his first win …

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Testing Concludes at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams participated in a Goodyear tire test on Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The test marks the third of 14 scheduled in 2015. Hendrick Motorsports, Furniture Row Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports and BK Racing were all on-site. According to NBC Sports, the drivers by the organizations were Kasey …

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The Frontstretch Five: Reasons for Optimism in 2015

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy says there are some good reasons to be optimistic about …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Atlanta

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Throughout the 2014 season, the question on everyone’s mind was, when will Jimmie Johnson win his first race of the year? Although Johnson went on to win four races in 2014, he was never a threat for the championship, opening the door for questions about the team and combination with crew chief Chad Knaus. The …

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Richard Petty Motorsports, Biagi-DenBeste Racing Continue XFINITY Partnership

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Richard Petty Motorsports and Biagi-DenBeste Motorsports have announced that the two organizations will continue their partnership in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The partnership began in September 2014 at Chicagoland Speedway. The partnership will continue through the 2015 season. Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish, Jr., Petty’s Cup Series drivers, will drive the No. 98 Ford …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

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Who’s In The Headline – Matt Kenseth added another notch to his Daytona belt. The two-time 500 champ wrestled the lead away from Martin Truex Jr. on lap 56 and took control of NASCAR’s season-opening exhibition race, the Sprint Unlimited. Kenseth did his best rolling chicane maneuvers over the final 19 circuits of the event, successfully …

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The Frontstretch Five: Memories to Keep From 2014

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy has some 2014 memories that …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Texas – Phoenix Edition

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It seemed like everyone wanted a piece of Brad Keselowski after the AAA Texas 500, but he isn’t the driver atop Who’s Hot and Who’s Not. The actions of Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick are being studied under a microscope after a multifaceted brawl in the Lone Star State left three Chasers bruised and bloody. …

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Richard Petty Motorsports to Move Headquarters

2014 Michigan Ii Cup Aric Almirola Car Cia

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Richard Petty Motorsports will make a big move very soon. The owner of the Nos. 9 and 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, as well as the No. 43 Nationwide team,  will reportedly move its race shop at the conclusion of the 2014 season to Mooresville, N.C. Originally reported in the Charlotte Observer and confirmed …

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Did You Notice? … Hornish Hire Sign Of Shift In NASCAR’s Ford Hierarchy

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Did You Notice? … Sam Hornish, Jr.’s strategy worked? His choice to run a limited schedule, in top-notch Nationwide equipment as opposed to running full-time with a struggling team paid off this week. Hornish will be the replacement for Marcos Ambrose in 2015, driving the No. 9 Ford for a Richard Petty Motorsports program that …

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