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Axalta, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Partner for 2016

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Axalta and Hendrick Motorsports announced on Tuesday a contract extension that will continue through 2018. The extension will feature the company’s logo as the primary sponsor of the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for 13 Sprint Cup Series races each season. It will also serve as a major associate sponsor in the other 23 …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Edition

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So now the Chase has been chopped down to 12 and the clock starts over for those drivers in terms of needing a win to move onto the next round. The fun begins Saturday night in Charlotte and no matter what happened in these first three Chase races, whoever is hot or not is defined …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 AAA 400 at Dover

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Who’s in the headline – Kevin Harvick dominated the race and dominated the headlines. He drove from a 15th-place starting spot, due to qualifying being rained out, to the lead in just 23 laps. From then on, Harvick led 355 of the final 377 laps, only losing the lead during pit stops when drivers took two …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Many In NASCAR Breathe a Sigh of Relief

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  No one of any official capacity will ever admit it publicly, but secretly they are cheering and acknowledging that a great thing happened in the auto racing world, on Sunday, at Dover International Raceway: Dale Earnhardt Jr. advanced in #TheChase and Jimmie Johnson didn’t. Not that I am criticizing Johnson in any way. It would …

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Kevin Harvick Does It, Advances to Round 2 with 2015 AAA 400 Victory at Dover

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The driver they call “The Closer” simply did it at Dover International Speedway. Needing a win to advance to the Contender Round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase, Kevin Harvick grabbed the top spot on lap 24 and led an outstanding 355 laps – a career high for Harvick in a single race – …

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Jamie McMurray Ties with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Narrowly Misses Round 2 Cutoff

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Battling door-to-door on the final restart, a pair of friends battled for the final spot for the Chase for the Sprint Cup cutoff. Attempting to tame Dover International Speedway, an intense duel for the third position during the final 24 laps created a mixture of emotions for two men who have raced against each other …

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4 Burning Questions: Will There Even Be a Race This Sunday?

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1. Will the AAA 400 at Dover even be run? It’s September here on the East Coast of the good ‘ol U S of A, and every year around this time we find ourselves in the midst of what is known as hurricane season. It’s an oh-so-glorious time of year where massive tropical storms bear …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Niece Gets Driver’s Permit

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ATTENTION local North Carolinian residents. My niece @KarsynElledge3 passed her drivers Ed test. Proceed with caution! Congrats Karsyn!! ?? — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 23, 2015 Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted a disclaimer for those who live in North Carolina. Earnhardt then announced the news of his niece passing the state’s drivers’ education test on …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Two races into the Chase and the Challenger Round continues to surprise and excite. After trouble in Chicago, Kevin Harvick knew he had to win to advance to the Contender Round. It looked like he was going to just that as he dominated most of the race, but he couldn’t stretch his fuel mileage far enough, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Who’s in the headline – The headlines are crowded after Loudon, but Matt Kenseth gets the bold print. Kevin Harvick tried to stretch fuel but came up two laps short and Brad Keselowski was penalized for jumping a restart, which took him out of contention for the win. Kenseth was the driver who conserved his equipment …

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TaxSlayer Returning to JR Motorsports in 2016

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JR Motorsports sewed up more support for 2016 on Wednesday. The team announced it has re-signed TaxSlayer, longtime team partner, to a 10-race deal in 2016. The company will serve as primary sponsor for the races on the team’s No. 7 and No. 88 cars during the Xfinity Series season. No driver lineups were announced. …

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

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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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