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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

2015 Bristol Ii Cup Joey Logano Burnout Cia

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The list is short of drivers that can win at Bristol and successfully defend that victory the following year, but you can add Joey Logano to that list. After winning the night race last season, Logano led 176 laps Saturday night and held off Kevin Harvick to pick up his third win of the season. …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Burnout Cia

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Another week of fuel mileage paid off again for Matt Kenseth. He dominated the race Sunday afternoon, leading a race-high 146 laps, and had enough fuel to cross the line first. This win is Kenseth’s third of the season and second in the past three weeks. He now sits solely in the third seed behind …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Edition

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Aj Allmendinger Kyle Busch Racing Cia

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Now that we are down to just three races remaining in NASCAR’s “regular season,” the pressure is officially on for drivers who don’t have a coveted win to go for it at all costs. And there may be no better place for the first of these pressure-cooker races to happen than at Bristol on Saturday …

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Up To Speed: Drivers Dodge Questions About Michigan Aero Package

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Ryan Newman Landon Cassill Racing Cia

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Change has been rather commonplace in NASCAR over the past year or so, but it’s hard to imagine a time when changes were occurring on a week-to-week basis like they are now. Kentucky, Indianapolis and now Michigan have had new aero packages in an effort to improve the on-track product. The low-downforce package at Kentucky Speedway …

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Matt Kenseth Soars to 3rd Michigan Victory in 2015 Pure Michigan 400

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Car Cia

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Matt Kenseth was nearly untouchable on a hot Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Leading 146 laps from pole position in the Pure Michigan 400, Kenseth brought himself and Joe Gibbs Racing another victory, their sixth in eight races and ninth overall in 2015. “I don’t know if I’ve ever had [a faster racecar] and not …

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Some Bite Their Tongues, Others Criticize High-Drag Package Following Hot Michigan Race

2015 Michigan Ii Brad Keselowski Joey Logano Credit Sean Gardner Getty

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After two attempts at running the high-drag rules package, the stars of NASCAR seem to agree about one thing: They never want to see it again. The package, instituted in today’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, as well as the Brickyard 400 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was tested in an attempt to encourage …

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Carl Edwards Voices Frustration Over Restart Policy Following 2015 Pure Michigan 400

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Carl Edwards Joey Logano Racing Cia

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While Matt Kenseth celebrated his third win at Michigan International Speedway, Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards was left scratching his head in frustration. Edwards, who started the 400-mile race in third, found himself in the lead heading to a restart on lap 125 of Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. Edwards appeared to spin his tires …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

2015 Watkins Glen Cup Joey Logano Woohoo Cia

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Another race determined by fuel strategy in the closing laps. Unlike last week in Pocono, Joey Logano had enough fuel to get to the checkered flag first and sweep the weekend at Watkins Glen. It looked like Kevin Harvick was going to finally pick up his third win of the season but lost fuel pressure …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen NASCAR Fantasy Preview

2015 Watkins Glen Cup Kurt Busch Car Cia

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Just northwest of last week’s race in the Pocono Mountains is Watkins Glen, the sight of this weekend’s race. Watkins Glen is in the Finger Lakes region of New York surrounded by beautiful New York wine country. Watkins Glen also holds a gem of a road course racetrack and that’s where NASCARS drivers will be …

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Did You Notice? Toyota Toying With NASCAR’s Future, Shortened Races & Kauffman Quips

2015 Kansas I Cup Erik Jones Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Did You Notice? Joe Gibbs Racing is making future plans for Erik Jones even though the organization has four Cup drivers signed through 2016? Owner Joe Gibbs hopped on SIRIUS XM Radio Tuesday morning and expressed his support for the young driver, indicating he’ll have a long-term connection with the program. Jones has already racked up three …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Burnout Cia

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It was a wild race at Pocono from the drop of the green flag and no one knew who was going to win until the checkered flag flew. In the end, Matt Kenseth played the fuel strategy game perfectly. With two laps to go, he came from fourth to pass Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and …

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Matt Kenseth’s Fuel-Mileage Victory in 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono a Giant Leap for Title Hopes

Kenseth Win

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It’s never happened before. Never. Don’t even try to figure it out, especially since it just has never occurred. Matt Kenseth has won a fuel-mileage race. It took 18 seasons for the Wisconsin native to earn a victory when everyone falls out of the race due to a lack of gas, but Sunday’s Windows 10 …

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