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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville

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Looking for the who, what, when, where, why and how behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Filling in for another driver is not easy. Even with …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Joey Logano shoved his way past Matt Crafton on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Kroger 250. It was Logano’s first Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway and his first series win. Crafton, Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top five. Who Should Have Won: Crafton. …

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Joey Logano, Ford Power Through Toyotas in 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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Last season, Brad Keselowski won at a short track and become the 25th driver to win at least one race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity, and Truck series. In the first short-track race of 2015, Joey Logano did the same. Logano used a daring move on the final restart to go from third to …

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Spin & Win: Joey Logano Wins 2015 Kroger 250 Pole at Martinsville

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying had a very eventful final two rounds. Drivers raced their way in and were then knocked out in the final minutes of the second round. Oh, and the eventual polesitter spun in the final round. Joey Logano, with a track record time of 19.504 seconds, won his first career …

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Off the Wall With: Joey Logano

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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers the same 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. In this edition, Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano dishes the answers. What’s fun besides racing? Logano: …

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Joey Logano Claims 2nd Pole of 2015 at Martinsville

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No matter the type of track, Team Penske keeps finding ways to shine. A week after teammate Brad Keselowski’s win at Auto Club Speedway, Joey Logano ran a 19.232-second lap to claim the pole for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Logano’s second pole of the season. Following Logano was Richard Childress Racing’s Ryan Newman, …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Kevin Harvick came awfully close to sweeping the west coast swing but had to battle his Stewart-Haas teammate Kurt Busch to do so. What they didn’t see was Brad Keselowski and his four fresh tires (Harvick and Busch only took two) who passed them both on the second green-white-checkered finish to score his first win …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In NASCAR: 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Timing can be everything in life, so when Brad Keselowski charged to the front on the final lap Sunday afternoon at Fontana, he put himself on the hot list. Keselowski has been pretty good this year, but not quite good enough to make it to victory lane. It appeared that was going to …

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Entry List: 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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After nearly a month off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to action this Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR released the entry list for the March 28 17th Annual Kroger 250 on Monday (March 23). There are 36 entrants, including a few surprises. Four teams will fail to make Saturday’s feature. Daytona 500 winner …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske are grabbing attention by …

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Friday Faceoff: Ratings, Relevance & NASCAR Surprises

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1) NASCAR’s TV ratings suffered a year-to-year decline for the first time last week. Just a month ago, they were up significantly over 2014. Is this a sign the new rules package has failed to deliver, the sport’s recent momentum is declining or is it really nothing to worry about? Phil Allaway, Editor: I definitely …

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Happiness Is… Hot Dogs, Pyrrhic Victory & Keloorah

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Well, Phoenix was fun… or something. Before the weekend started, Happiness Is wondered if Kevin Harvick would just sweep everything, leaving the only question as to whether his car and crew would hold up. As far as Sprint Cup goes, he did just that and with little in the way of drama, though NASCAR tried …

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