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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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Carl Edwards Tops Saturday’s First Sylvania 300 Practice Session at New Hampshire

2015 Chicago Cup Carl Edwards Car Cia

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So far, Carl Edwards has done what he’s needed to do in the Chase. He finished runner-up to teammate Denny Hamlin last Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, and Friday he took the pole for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Edwards also topped Saturday’s first practice session at NHMS. The No. 19 topped the field …

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Carl Edwards Sweeps 2015 Coors Light Pole Awards at New Hampshire

2015 Loudon Ii Cup Carl Edwards Pole Cia

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Two months after earning the pole for the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards completed a clean sweep of the year. Edwards posted a 27.604-second lap to claim the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire. The result is Edwards’s 16th career pole, and …

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Carl Edwards Tops 1st 2015 Sylvania 300 Practice at New Hampshire

2015 Chicago Cup Carl Edwards Car Cia

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So far it’s all been coming up Joe Gibbs Racing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. After winning last weekend’s race at Chicagoland with driver Denny Hamlin, the organization topped the speed charts in the first practice session for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday with Carl Edwards. Edwards’s fastest …

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Sport Clips Doubles Sponsorship of Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards in the garage during Sprint Cup practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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It’s no secret that Carl Edwards is a sponsor’s dream, which also means it’s no surprise that he secured more funding on Wednesday. Sport Clips, whose commitment to Edwards stood at two races for 2015, doubled their sponsorship of the No. 19 Toyota, according to a release by Joe Gibbs Racing. The haircut salon chain, …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Myafibrisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

2015 Chicago Cup Denny Hamlin Hot Dog Cia

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One race into the Chase and fists are already flying. The incident between Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson might have been unintentional, but the results could take Harvick out of Chase contention after the first round… unless he wins within the next two weeks, of course. Then will all be forgiven? Denny Hamlin made the “spin-and-win” …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

2015 Chicago Cup Denny Hamlin Burnout Cia

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Who’s in the headline – Dave Rogers made a call to stay out on a late-race caution and Denny Hamlin restarted the race in third with five laps to go. He went three-wide on the bottom of the track, cleared Jeff Gordon in turns 1 and 2, passed Kurt Busch as they spilled onto the …

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Denny Hamlin Wins 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland; Advances to Round 2 in Chase

2015 Chicago Cup Denny Hamlin Trophy Cia

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The 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship started off with a bang at Chicagoland Speedway. For Denny Hamlin, it was a surprise victory as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver stayed out under the final caution to grab the lead from Jeff Gordon on old tires and win for the second time in 2015. …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Woohoo Cia

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Matt Kenseth closed out the regular season with his fourth win of the season, tying Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch for most wins. With that, the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup is set. 16 drivers representing eight different teams will compete. Below is a breakdown of the 2015 Chase grid: Five drivers made the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: How TV Tries To Keep Richmond Relevant

The sun sets over the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway

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Before we start, I should explain something really quick. I’m not a fan of the Chase. I don’t like the way the champion is determined. I don’t like the idea that Kyle Busch is even eligible for this Chase. I know ISC (and by extension, NASCAR) felt responsible for Busch’s injury, hence the waiver. In …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Chase Edition

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Kevin Harvick Car Cia

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So here we are heading into the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland on Sunday and the good news is that going in, there is may be not one clear cut favorite. If this had been done by the old pre-Chase points system, Kevin Harvick would pretty much have things wrapped up with 10 …

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Up To Speed: Is This Joe Gibbs Racing’s Championship To Lose?

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Burnout Cia

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The Chase field is set and the race for championship is on. Not a lot of real surprises in the Chase and not very much drama in the final regular season race of 2015. I guess they can’t all be barnburners. However, it’s time we begin making our picks for the Chase grid, narrowing down …

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