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Austin Dillon Leads Final 2015 Owens Corning Atticat 300 Practice at Chicagoland

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In the final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Chicagoland Speedway, the only Sprint Cup Series entrant topped the charts. Austin Dillon laid down a 30.450-second lap to set quick time in Friday’s final practice session for the Owens Corning AttiCat 300. Dillon, 25, has two victories on the year, coming at Las Vegas and Charlotte. …

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Richard Childress Racing Installs Slugger Labbe as Crew Chief to End Austin Dillon’s Woes

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Looking to end Austin Dillon’s struggles, Richard Childress Racing has placed a trusted veteran atop his pit box. The organization announced Monday that veteran crew chief Richard “Slugger” Labbe has replaced Gil Martin as Dillon’s crew chief, effective immediately. Labbe will assume crew chief responsibilities for Dillon’s No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/Cheerios/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Dillon on Improving, Pulling Double-Duty & Learning

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The cowboy hat and the famous No. 3 on the track speaks for itself. Richard Childress’s grandson Austin Dillon has been racing since he was a child, and has flourished into a NASCAR Xfinity Series champion. Driving for Richard Childress Racing, Dillon took over the car number that hadn’t been used since Dale Earnhardt‘s death in Feb. 2001. …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Martin Truex Jr., Ty Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms every week looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other people around the world of stock car racing. These were some of our favorite posts and we hope you enjoy them too! 1.) Bring Buescher & Bubba to Pocono2.) …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) 97, 131, 131, 95. Those are the numbers of laps led in each of the last four Sprint Cup points races by Martin Truex Jr. But the only number Truex needed and now has is the No. 1, as in the number of wins he has so far this season. The win by …

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Trevor Bayne, Jennifer Jo Cobb Among Penalized Teams After Dover

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Trevor Bayne and Jennifer Jo Cobb were among five drivers among all three national NASCAR series to be penalized for infractions at Dover International Speedway last week. Both drivers were expected to be penalized on Wednesday for failing to stay within their vehicles after crashing out during competition at the Monster Mile. The behavioral infractions …

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Did You Notice? The Key to Qualifying, Sophomore Slumps & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? Qualifying has become a point of emphasis for top teams? None other than Dover winner Jimmie Johnson spoke about his struggles in that department, one of only three drivers this season to win a race after starting outside the top 10. “Raw speed hasn’t been our strong suit,” he admitted in the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) It’s one thing to be fast for most of the race, but it’s quite another to be the fastest at the end of a race. Figuring out just how to work the end game of a race can be pretty tricky. But that’s what championship teams do, and the No. 48 team got …

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Ty & Austin Dillon Quickest in Pair of 2015 Buckle Up 200 Practices at Dover

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It didn’t take too long for Ty Dillon to follow in his brother’s footsteps. After Austin Dillon dominated the weekend at Charlotte, Ty was quickest in the opening practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover. Dillon’s No. 3 car set a time of 22.780 seconds (158.033 mph) on his eighth lap during the morning session. …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Gap Between the Haves & Have-Nots Wider Than Ever Before?

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Dover this weekend. 1) 12 races in, we have nine different winners: three from Joe Gibbs Racing and two apiece from Hendrick Motorsports, …

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Pace Laps: The Greatest Day In Racing

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IndyCar: Charlie Kimball Shows His Worth – Going into the 99th Indianapolis 500, all eyes were on Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) to compete for the win. While Penske ultimately got the upper hand in the battle, one CGR driver came out smiling. Charlie Kimball entered Sunday’s running of “The Greatest Spectacle in …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Hisense 300 at Charlotte

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How good was Austin Dillon‘s car in Saturday’s Hisense 300? After the race, Dillon said he didn’t want to get out. He started the race on the pole and dominated from there, leading 163 of 200 laps and making a perfect driver rating of 150.0 en route to his victory. Denny Hamlin tried to make a …

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