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Pace Laps: Matt DiBenedetto Impresses at Bristol, Fuel Strategy Dominates IndyCar Series Race at Long Beach and Nico Rosberg Wins Again

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Sprint Cup: Sensational Sixth for DiBenedetto –  Is Bristol Motor Speedway becoming the new place for the underdogs? It might be more so than Daytona and Talladega as Bristol once again opened the curtain for the behind-the-scenes characters to shine on Sunday afternoon. One of the unusual suspects near the front of the field was Matt DiBenedetto. …

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Pace Laps: Sprint Cup Underdogs Excelling, Truck Series Madness and Formula 1 Shockers

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Sprint Cup: Underdogs Perform at the Paper Clip – From the drop of the flag to begin practice at Martinsville Speedway Friday, there were surprises near the front of the field. Fortunately for NASCAR and the underdog teams, the early pace bled into both qualifying and the race as it was an entertaining show full …

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Four Burning Questions: Will Auto Club Be The Year’s Best Race?

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Sprint Cup: Will Auto Club Be the Most Competitive Race of 2016? If the last three weeks spell any indication for this weekend, it seems like a perfect storm. With the low-downforce package teaming with the bumpy, greasy surface of Auto Club Speedway, the entire sport is sure to see one competitive race on Sunday. …

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Pace Laps: Young and Hungry Rookies, Mikhail Aleshin Impresses & K&N Pro Series Action

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Sprint Cup: Young & Hungry – We are starting to witness a pattern in the Sprint Cup Series: The young drivers are here to race. The three men in particular are Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney as each of them scored a top-10 result Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. If Sunday was your first …

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Daniel Suarez Picks Up New Sponsor Juniper Networks

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced today Juniper Networks will partner with Daniel Suarez for eight races in 2016. The networking equipment company will serve as the primary sponsor for the No. 19 beginning this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Video of the new car was posted to the company’s Twitter page. We're headed to Phoenix with …

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Pace Laps: Rookies Impress at Las Vegas, Daniel Suarez’s Hot Start and Trans-Am Getting into Gear

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Sprint Cup Series: NASCAR’s Top Rookies Continue Promising 2016 Start – If Atlanta was the coming out party for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie class, then Las Vegas showed their staying power. Both Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott looked like legitimate contenders throughout a wild Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Elliott rose …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Victorious in Atlanta

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In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek survived the war at Atlanta Motor Speedway and wheeled his way to a second career victory in Saturday’s Great Clips 200. In a race that was slowed by a late-race red flag, Nemechek inherited the lead from Christopher Bell inside 10 laps to go and held off a charge …

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Gibbs Teammates Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez Pace XFINITY Atlanta Practices

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Joe Gibbs Racing was fastest in each of the three rounds of practice on Friday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Dominated by drivers Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and Kyle Busch, the JGR Toyotas look to be the cars to beat heading into Saturday’s Heads Up Georgia 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Practice 1: Jones led …

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Johnny Sauter Takes Win, Christopher Bell Takes Flight in Daytona

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Johnny Sauter grabbed the win in Friday night’s NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway following a thrilling night of Camping World Truck Series competition. In his first race for GMS Racing and the No. 21 Chevrolet, Sauter started from the outside pole and led 12 circuits to claim his second Daytona triumph in 176 career Truck starts. …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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Forty three. No, that number isn’t in regards to the former field size for the Sprint Cup Series. It’s the number of trucks entered for this weekend’s Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. With only 32 positions available for the CWTS race this Friday, 11 trucks will go home …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Winners & Losers in the New XFINITY, Trucks Chase Formats

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President Barack Obama started his presidential campaign prior to 2008 with the words “Change we can believe in.” Change occurs generation after generation, making adaptations to new technologies and resources available throughout the world. As the world continues to develop, NASCAR has been in the midst of reaching a new generation of fans for quite …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Prepping for the Future with Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez

Coming off of a championship-winning season with Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing has an obvious goal: to win another title. However, building for the future, even with secure funding for each of its four drivers for multiple seasons, has become the objective. Adding a plethora of drivers to its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR …

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