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Chris Buescher Will Make Cup Debut at Auto Club for Front Row Motorsports

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For the first time in his young career, Chris Buescher will be performing double duty. With Brian Vickers sitting out this weekend (and likely more), Brett Moffitt has been named driver of the No. 55 car for Michael Waltrip Racing, which has left an opening at Front Row Motorsports – an opening Buescher will fill. …

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Brian Vickers’s Blood Clots Are Back, Brett Moffitt Subbing at Fontana

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It’s another tough go-round for Brian Vickers. The 31-year-old driver for Michael Waltrip Racing has experienced a recurrence of blood clots, which will keep him out of NASCAR competition starting at Auto Club Speedway. Vickers, who missed the first two races of the season following surgery to repair a tear in his atrium over the offseason, …

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4 Burning Questions at Auto Club: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Tony Stewart’s Chance to Shine

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It’s Kevin Harvick’s world, and we’re all just living in it. That was pretty much the sentiment that NASCAR followers came away with after witnessing Harvick thoroughly whip the field for a second straight week in Phoenix last Sunday. Harvick has been the dominant force thus far on NASCAR new-look West Coast Swing and enters …

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Did You Notice? A Quick Downhill Slide. Why?

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Did You Notice? It took just four races for NASCAR’s television audience to decline? It’s a concern, considering healthy Daytona TV ratings gave the sport its expected bounce to start 2015. After the “12 Hours of Daytona” last year, no rain delay meant a stronger audience for NASCAR’s season opener; Nielsen numbers were up over …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 At Phoenix

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Who’s in the headline – Kevin Harvick is starting off the 2015 season in dominating fashion – the first person since Richard Petty in 1974 to start off a season with four straight top-two finishes. Sunday’s victory was his seventh straight, dating back to 2014 and is also second only to The King all-time. Harvick …

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Opening-Lap Crash Brings Brian Vickers to Garage at Phoenix

Coming to complete the opening lap of the CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Brian Vickers got turned into the outside wall by the front bumper of Jimmie Johnson. In just his second race back after missing the opening two races of the 2015 Sprint Cup season due to heart surgery back in December, Vickers …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Brian Vickers is 2015’s Comeback Kid

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With the news of the week surrounding Kurt Busch‘s return to the racetrack following a suspension for a suspected domestic incident, the racing community is divided on how to feel. Some feel he got off too easily considering the nature of the allegations against him. Others feel he never should have had to serve a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Harvick Shines Once Again In Booth

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway was the scene of a couple of butt-kickings last weekend, in addition to some tempers flaring inside of racecars (but not outside). We also had the return of Kevin Harvick to the booth. However, before we get started, a couple of minor news items. Recently, we noted the proposed trade between …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas

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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? Racing has never been easy for Brian Vickers. He lost …

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Four Burning Questions in Las Vegas: Returning Veterans & Risky Bets

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Two down, 34 to go. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be heading west for round three of its long and arduous season this weekend to a beautiful venue known as the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Built in 1996 and then subsequently reconfigured 10 years later, Vegas has become a familiar stop on the circuit …

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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 Mailbox: Reflecting on Atlanta and Hitting the Strip Without Kyle Busch

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Well, the new early stop at Atlanta Motor Speedway is now behind us, and that’s a really good thing for most everybody in the sport, including this week’s winner, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 bunch who have four wins at Las Vegas. This weekend, things will finally begin to heat up – and that’s both …

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