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Brennan Poole Cherishes NASCAR Opportunity Despite Close Loss

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Brennan Poole was one caution flag – or lack thereof – from winning his first NASCAR XFINITY Series race in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300. Given the circumstances, many drivers would have lost their cool, challenged the sanctioning body’s judgement or just carried a bad attitude. Not Brennan, though. He was smiling. Anyone curious as to …

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Elliott Sadler Wins In Wild Talladega Finish

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It took a wild finish, a big crash and a long review, but Elliott Sadler finally returned victory lane. Not bad a bad way to celebrate a 41st birthday. Sadler got the better end of a late-race crash with Joey Logano and benefitted from the caution flag coming out before being passed by Brennan Poole to …

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2-Headed Monster: Heat Races … Are They Worth It?

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NASCAR is in the midst of a brand-new experiment this season: heat races in the XFINITY Series. NASCAR has used heat races before in the Camping World Truck Series at Eldora, using multiple races to set the starting lineup for the main event, but until 2016 the NXS ran full-length events, lap one to lap …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Can Brennan Poole Maintain a Strong Start?

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As the XFINITY Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway, Texas native Brennan Poole finds himself 10th in the series points standings.  Poole, who will turn 25 next week, is perhaps the biggest surprise in the top 10 of the XFINITY standings.  So far, he has been keeping pace with his fellow NXS regulars, having posted just …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Travis Pastrana’s Return Among Storylines to Watch in Las Vegas

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While much of the NASCAR world is currently focused on Tony Stewart‘s announcement and the impending rainy weekend at Dover International Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series heads west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a Saturday night showdown. With a close championship battle, every race counts for Matt Crafton, Erik Jones and Tyler Reddick …

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Pace Laps: Wild Races, Crazy Spins, and Speed Records

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Cup Series: Unexpected Wild Race at Pocono Leads to Victory for Matt Kenseth – It was quite the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway. With wrecks filling the first half of the race, the second half seemed like it would get even more wild. However, the field set a steady pace for the final 80 laps, …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire

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The sun shined bright on the energy-soaked car driven by Denny Hamlin at Loudon during the Lakes Region 200 on Saturday afternoon. Controversy sparked the Joe Gibbs Racing driver throughout the day, fighting a loose racecar that caused him to spin out ahead of teammate Kyle Busch while battling for the lead 24 laps into …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 2015 Midseason Rookie Report Card

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series is set to embark on its final restrictor-plate race of the season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. With so many unknowns at plate events due to the style of racing, it’s the perfect time to deliver a breakdown of how the rookies have done this season. Though it isn’t officially …

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Crosley Brands and Kentucky Speedway Partner for September ARCA Race

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Kentucky Speedway announced Tuesday a brand-new, long-term partner to its list of sponsorships at the 1.5-mile oval. Crosley Brands will now serve as the entitlement sponsor for its September ARCA event, rebranded as the Crosley Brands 150 on September 25. The company, which manufactures old phones, payphones, turntables, record players, headphones and other electronics will …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Wins the Pole for 2015 Buckle Up 200 at Dover

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For the second time in his NASCAR Xfinity Series career, Darrell Wallace Jr. will lead the field to the green flag. Winning the pole award at Dover International Speedway with a time of 23.378 seconds (153.991 mph), Wallace edged out championship leader Chris Buescher by 16 hundredths of a second in qualifying. The 21-year-old enters Dover …

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Friday Faceoff: Crew Chief Checkup, 600 Miles & Boys Have at It?

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NASCAR’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was announced Wednesday night. Did they get it right? If not, who would you take out and replace them with? Tom Bowles, Editor-in-Chief: I always find this question hard because of the way this Hall of Fame has been initially set up. Each of the 20 nominees deserves …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Provides Stripped-Down Broadcasts

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This past weekend was the first part of “10 Days of Thunder” for FOX Sports. Weekend No. 1 featured racing in Charlotte and in Iowa. Thankfully, rain did not play a factor. The action was interesting, though. How FOX handled the situations that arose would ultimately affect how fans perceived the issues. Sprint All-Star Race …

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