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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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Who’s in the headline – You’d think a Dale Earnhardt Jr. victory at Daytona International Speedway would immediately steal all the headlines. Instead? He’ll have to split them with Austin Dillon this week. Dillon’s flight into the catchfence – seriously, his entire car cleared the wall – will be seen around the world for weeks, months and years …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Restrictor-plate racing is definitely a skill in itself, and this …

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Austin Dillon Crash Aftermath a True Display of NASCAR Camaraderie

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We’re going to cut to the chase right here. The ride that Austin Dillon took into the catchfence early Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway was one of the scariest-looking crashes I’ve seen in over 25 years of either watching or being involved with the sport. There were few, if any people at the track …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins 2015 Coke Zero 400 as Horrific Crash Hits at Daytona

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The last lap of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway almost turned into a nightmare as one of the most brutal accidents in the history of the speedway sparked behind race-winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. “That scared the hell out of me, I’ll be honest with you,” said Earnhardt of the final lap accident in …

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Pace Laps: Austin Dillon Wreck Safety Success Story or Catalyst for Change?

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Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each Monday, Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that you …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona

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After a somewhat shaky start to the evening due to rains delaying the start to nearly 9 p.m. and a couple of early incidents slowing the pace, the Subway Firecracker 250 settled into a very nice rhythm Saturday night. Brian Scott led early and often from the outside pole. While polesitter Daniel Suarez did lead …

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2015 Coke Zero 400 Qualifying Cancelled; Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Pole at Daytona

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Due to threatening weather, qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway was cancelled Saturday evening. However, Dale Earnhardt Jr is probably the only driver that is happy that this parade was rained on, as the No. 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet will start on the pole. With qualifying being cancelled, the race lineup …

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Austin Dillon Wins Independence Day Shootout in Xfinity Series at Daytona

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Independence Day is famous for its fireworks. So is Daytona. Austin Dillon survived all of the night’s fireworks to win his very first race at Daytona International Speedway in any of NASCAR’s three national series. The 25-year-old driver was able to avoid two late-race multi-car incidents to score his third Xfinity Series victory this season. …

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Off the Wall With: Austin Dillon

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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, NASCAR Sprint Cup sophomore Austin Dillon spills the beans. What’s fun besides racing? Austin Dillon: …

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New Chief in Town: RCR Announces Xfinity Crew Chief Swap

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With Ty Dillon‘s championship hopes in need of a boost, Richard Childress Racing is making a change. The organization is swapping the crew chiefs of their No. 3 and No. 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) teams, effective immediately. Nick Harrison, who started the season with the No. 33 team, will move over to the No. 3 team. Danny Stockman …

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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, New Faces, Contenders & Jumping Series

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Sprint Cup Series: “Slugger’s” New Assignment: Swing For The Fences To End Sophomore Slump – Swept under the rug during a week where NASCAR announced a new rules package is an important crew chief change at Richard Childress Racing. It’s a strange time at RCR, an organization whose trio of teams are so-so despite their …

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Austin Dillon Earns 2015 Owens Corning Atticat 300 Pole at Chicagoland

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Looking to beat his little brother, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Austin Dillon took the Coors Light Pole Award for tonight’s Owens Coming Atticat 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon, 25, laid down a 30.583-second lap to claim the NASCAR Xfinity Series pole, his fifth pole of 2015. Ross Kenseth will make his series debut from …

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