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NASCAR Hands Down Warnings After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono I Cup Jimmie Johnson Car Cia

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A new phenomenon in NASCAR’s penalty process is handing out written warnings for teams having problems going through inspection. Several teams this season have received written warnings for infractions during inspection, and that was no different on Sunday, as four teams received written warnings following the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway according …

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Did You Notice? Driver Report Cards, Part II & Quick Hits

2015 Kansas I Cup Jimmie Johnson Winner Sticker Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Did You Notice? It’s time to grade the drivers on their 2015 season? For the first part of Driver Report Cards, as well as the guidelines on how each driver’s being graded please check on yesterday’s article. Part III will be posted overnight tonight. Jeb Burton Stats: 9 starts, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Edition

2015 Bristol I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Burnouts (Hot) It’s no surprise that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is leading this column this week. Yes, he won the race, but it was about so much more than winning for Junior. First, there was a question of whether crew chief Greg Ives might have to go home when finding out his daughter broke her arm. She …

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Off the Wall With: David Gilliland

2015 Bristol I Cup David Gilliland Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, Sprint Cup driver David Gilliland spills the beans. What’s fun besides racing? Gilliland: Riding 4-wheelers. …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond NASCAR Fantasy Forecast

2015 Bristol I Cup Joey Logano Car Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

It’s a new week, but it’s still a short track. Last week was nothing short of chaos for us fantasy NASCAR players. Brad Keselowski’s mistake took out teammate Joey Logano in the first 20 laps, Kevin Harvick wreck, Kurt Busch was caught up in Carl Edwards‘s mistake and Jimmie Johnson came from the back with …

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Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne Fastest in 2015 Toyota Owners 400 Practices at Richmond

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

After the Team Penske cars dominated at Richmond International Raceway in 2014, the duo has continued to pace the field. Brad Keselowski was the quickest car during Friday’s first practice session, with a time of 21.414 seconds. In an extended final practice session, Kasey Kahne led the way after putting up the fastest lap of …

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The Pete Store Returns to Front Row Motorsports’ No. 38 at Richmond

David Gilliland Pete Store Front Row Motorsports

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The Pete Store, the largest privately owned Peterbilt dealer in the United States has reached a multi-race agreement to sponsor David Gilliland and the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford, beginning with this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. The truck dealer is the provider of the race haulers for the organization and has 12 locations …

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Holding A Pretty Wheel: Front Row Motorsports On Path to Improvement

2015 Martinsville I Cup David Gilliland Car Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

There’s a different world on the backside of the Sprint Cup garage. That’s where the sport’s smaller teams usually reside. Teams are assigned to the garage based on points, so while one side — the side where the big, powerful teams are parked — is often a circus of fans and media on top of …

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Beyond the Cockpit: David Gilliland on Racing, Building & an Owner’s Perspective

2015 Martinsville I David Gilliland Car Credit David Yeazell

(Photo Credit: David Yeazell)

David Gilliland has driven the No. 38 Ford for Front Row Motorsports since 2010. A second-generation NASCAR driver, Gilliland is often remembered for his unlikely Xfinity Series victory at Kentucky Speedway in his unsponsored, self-owned racecar. Gilliland has become a model of consistency for his current team and has been a major part of its evolution. …

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Number Crunching Fantasy Forecast: Can’t Go Wrong with Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick

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Brad Keselowski was a surprise winner last week, but what wasn’t a surprise was the performance of the two Stewart-Haas Racing cars that nearly dominated the entire race. I will admit that I undervalued Matt Kenseth and he could have snake-bit our picks had he not broken an axle. Several of the single-car teams have …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: Atlanta Edition

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Burnouts (hot) Of course you’ve got Joey Logano, a first-time winner of the Daytona 500. The good thing about this win for the 24-year-old is that he had one of the top three or four strongest cars all day and this was not a fluke victory. This win continues the momentum for the Penske Racing …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

2015 Talladega Ii Cup Pack Racing Cia

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? It’s been a long, tough, and often fruitless season for Roush Fenway Racing, but there were bright spots for the team on Sunday. All three RFR teams ran inside the top 10 at some point during the race, with Greg Biffle leading when Jamie McMurray’s engine went south, …

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