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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Audience Increases For NBC, Kansas

2015 Kansas Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Robert Laberge/nascar Via Getty Images

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Kansas last weekend saw a couple of interesting races. Matt Kenseth probably should have won both of them, but was denied on both Saturday and Sunday. Of course, we all know that the 2003 champion is a little angry today, but he’ll get over it. Last weekend saw the Chase once again front and center on …

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Austin Dillon’s Top-5 Run Cut Short By Tire Failure at Kansas

2015 Cup Kansas Austin Dillon Crash Damage Beth Lunkenheimer

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As this season has worn on, Austin Dillon has crept further and further ahead each week, even running in the top 10 for full races and challenging this year’s Chase contenders, including posting the second quickest time in the first practice at Kansas Speedway. Sunday, Dillon once again ran inside the top 10 for a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

2015 Kansas Ii Cup Joey Logano Woohoo Cia

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Who’s in the headline – Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth are going to dominate the headlines this week. Kenseth led the most laps in the race but, heading into turn 1 with five laps to go, Logano made a move to the bottom of the track and tapped the left-rear corner of Kenseth’s car. Kenseth spun …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kasey Kahne Becomes Newest Father in NASCAR

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Kasey Kahne Smile Cia

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I officially became a dad at 1:11 AM to Tanner Lee Kahne. Mom and tanner are doing great. On no sleep but we can't put this little guy down — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) October 13, 2015 Kasey Kahne became the newest father in the world of NASCAR on Tuesday. Kahne shared the news on his …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Must Rise Above NASCAR’s On-Track Product

2015 Charlotte Ii Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Pack Racing Cia

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NBC just cannot seem to buy a break this year when it comes to broadcasting Sprint Cup races. This past weekend was the third attempt at airing a Cup race on the broadcast network this year. Three times, the races have been affected by rain. The start at Daytona was delayed nearly four hours and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

Joey Logano Bank Of America 500 Finish Cup Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Who’s in the headline – For the third week in a row, a driver led more than half of the laps in a race, and for the second week in a row that driver won. Joey Logano took the lead on lap 77 of the event and, outside of pit-stop cycles under green flags, Logano …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte

Austin Dillon Race For The Cure 300 2015 Charlotte Mike Neff (9)

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Kyle Busch led more than half the laps in the Drive for the Cure 300, but he wasn’t around for the one that counted. Instead, Busch ended the night in the garage as Austin Dillon made a clean sweep of Charlotte Motor Speedway, bookending his win in the May Xfinity Series race. Dillon, who started …

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Austin Dillon Wins Race for the Cure 300, Sweeps Charlotte Xfinity Races in 2015

Austin Dillon Race For The Cure 300 2015 Charlotte Burnout 1 Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Austin Dillon earned the pole for Friday night’s Xfinity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway but when the green flag flew he had anything but a dominant car. Dillon led the first five laps but surrendered the lead to Kasey Kahne, as his car simply wasn’t handling to his liking and he drifted back into the field. His crew …

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Austin Dillon Wins 2015 Race for the Cure 300 Pole at Charlotte

Austin Dillon Race For The Cure 300 Charlotte 2015 Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Austin Dillon climbed the ladder during Xfinity Series qualifying and reached the top run in the final session to claim the pole for Friday night’s Race for the Cure 300. Dillon turned a lap of 29.424 seconds at a speed of 183.524 mph to put himself on the pole. Kasey Kahne will start alongside Dillon …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kyle Larson Finds NASCAR Diecast in… a Ball Pit?

2015 Loudon Ii Cup Brad Keselowski Dale Earnhardt Jr Laughing Cia

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Just let @SamanthaBusch fill out @draftkings lineup. She chose based off player picture, coolness of name, no stats ? — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) October 6, 2015 It seems Samantha Busch has found a new hobby during her free time. The wife of Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch submitted a one-day fantasy lineup. Wonder if she …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 175 at New Hampshire

2015 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Ncwts Austin Dillon Woohoo Victory Lane Nascar Via Getty Images

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In a Nutshell: Austin Dillon took the checkered flag 1.054 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win Saturday afternoon’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Dillon survived a restart with Crafton charging hard to his outside with nine laps remaining and was able to gap the field en route to Victory Lane. Johnny Sauter, …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire NASCAR Fantasy Preview

2015 Loudon Ii Cup Austin Dillon Cia

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The drivers roll into Loudon, N.H. this week, and that means we’re back to some short-track racing. When it comes to short track racing and NASCAR Fantasy Live, we need to focus on one item pretty closely, and that is the laps lead number. So for this weeks race, we want to put some drivers …

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