Race Weekend Central

Kyle Busch Claims Comeback Win in 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

2015 Sonoma Cup Kyle Busch Trophy Cia

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Kyle Busch turned a sunny day at Sonoma Raceway into his day of reckoning in the Sprint Cup Series as the 30-year-old – who is only four months removed from suffering a broken leg and foot at Daytona in February – took advantage of a brilliant strategy move late to hold off brother Kurt to …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

2015 Sonoma Cup Kevin Harvick Car Side Cia

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This week, the racers will be doing something they only do two times a year: turning right. The teams are in wine country for the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, this year’s first Sprint Cup attempt on a road course. This race is one where some underdogs will rise to the forefront, announcers saying …

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

2015 Michigan I Cup Kurt Busch Trophy Cia

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Another week of rain showers, but this time Mother Nature got the best of NASCAR. After four rain delays and hours of starting and stopping the race to dry the track, NASCAR officials called it with 62 laps to go when the skies opened up and took final control of the day. Kurt Busch was declared …

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5 Points to Ponder: Gordon’s Strife & The Worst Words In NASCAR

2015 Michigan I Cup Jimmie Johnson Helmet Cia

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ONE: A Week Off 15 races of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series are in the books as we head into a rare weekend off. Just 11 races shy of the start of this year’s playoffs, Jimmie Johnson has the most wins with four in total, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch have two apiece and seven …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

2015 Michigan I Cup Carl Edwards Car Cia

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Pocono was a pretty good race for our NASCAR fantasy lineup and an even better race for Martin Truex Jr. Truex continues to impress this year with a fast car every race. I wonder where the Furniture Row Racing team would be if we still used the old points system. I would have to imagine …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono I Cup Martin Truex Jr Checkered Flag Cia

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After leading so many laps in the past three races, Martin Truex Jr. finally led the one that mattered most, breaking a winless streak dating back to 2013. This win is his first with Furniture Row Racing since replacing Kurt Busch behind the wheel. Most importantly, it puts Truex and team 78 back in the …

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Kevin Harvick Paces Saturday Morning 2015 Axalta 400 Practice at Pocono

2015 Pocono I Cup Kevin Harvick Rodney Childers Cia

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Kevin Harvick picked up exactly where he left off on Friday by being the fastest driver in the 43-car field as he was quickest in the opening Saturday practice for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Pocono Raceway. Harvick was fastest in Friday’s practice session and in the first two rounds of qualifying. Harvick’s fast time …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Axalta 400 at Pocono Fantasy Forecast

2014 Pocono I Cup Brad Keselowski Kevin Harvick Racing Cia

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Miles the Monster reached out and grabbed a few drivers at the end of the race last week, putting a spin on quite a few fantasy teams. But as we continue NASCAR’s Northeast swing this week, there’s a 1-2 punch of an organization who continues to stand out. The Kevin Harvick – Kurt Busch duo …

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Kurt Busch Earns Pole for 2015 Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono I Cup Kurt Busch Austin Dillon Racing Cia

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For the third time this season, Kurt Busch will lead the field to the green flag. The No. 41 car set the fastest time in qualifying at 50.676 seconds (177.599 mph) at Pocono Raceway for the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners 400.’ Edging out Coca-Cola 600 winner Carl Edwards, Busch is looking for his first win since …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie’s Johnson’s Reign & the New NASCAR Drivers’ Council

2015 Dover I Cup Jimmie Johnson Champagne Cia

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Well folks, if anyone in the country doubted Jimmie Johnson this year, it’s officially time to eat your words. He has 10 – count them – 10 victories now at the, the most of any driver all-time at the mile oval. Johnson took a commanding lead in the race and held off fast cars from …

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Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards Sweep 2015 FedEx 400 Saturday Practices at Dover

2015 Dover I Cup Denny Hamlin Car Cia

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Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards are in a good place. Not only are both coming off big wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, they led a 1-2 sweep of Saturday practice sessions at Dover International Speedway before Sunday’s FedEx 400. Joe Gibbs Racing continued their strong performance overall as teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch were …

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Should Carl Edwards Really Be Worry-Free With a Win?

2015 Dover I Cup Carl Edwards Helmet Cia

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Carl Edwards would happily compare Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway to the weight of a gorilla lifting off his back. The Sprint Cup Series veteran can now say he is virtually locked into the 2015 Chase for the championship with Joe Gibbs Racing and can have fun racing instead of scrambling for …

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