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Pace Laps: Revenge, Free Agency, and Champions Crowned

NHRA 2015 Las Vegas Erica Enders celebrates championship courtesy NHRA Media

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Sprint Cup Series: They’re at it again. Just as Joey Logano had visions a fourth consecutive win of 2015 and first at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Kenseth came back on track multiple laps down and all the eyes turned to the other yellow car of Kenseth. Heated from the Kansas spin off Logano’s bumper two weeks …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

Martinsville Keselowski Harvick Busch Pit Road 2015 Cup Mike Neff

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? So many drivers had strong finishes Sunday, but the real praise belongs to Martinsville Speedway. One of the last short tracks on the NASCAR schedule, it’s still the best of the best, and Sunday’s show had it all: drama, hard racing, underdogs, and a legend of the sport …

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Texas Lottery to Sponsor Justin Allgaier at in 2015 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

Justin Allgaier Texas Car HScott Motorsports

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HScott Motorsports announced on Thursday that the Texas Lottery will serve as the primary sponsor of Justin Allgaier‘s No. 51 Chevrolet in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.  It is the state lottery’s first primary sponsorship in NASCAR. “The Texas Lottery is excited to enter into a partnership with such a notable organization …

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Justin Allgaier to Join JR Motorsports in 2016

Justin Allgaier, driver of the No. 51 Brandy Chevrolet, in the garage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Another domino fell in NASCAR Silly Season Wednesday with Justin Allgaier, sponsor BRANDT and JR Motorsports announcing a multi-year partnership as originally rumored. Allgaier will take over the reins of the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series starting at Daytona in 2016. The ride had previously been wheeled by veteran Regan Smith, who …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

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Who’s in the headline – There are a few headlines coming out of Talladega, but the top story is Joey Logano sweeping the entire second round of the Chase. Logano led the race twice for 20 laps and survived an unsuccessful green-white-checkered start and then a very short run after a restart before the caution …

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Number Crunching: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

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Welcome to Talladega race week. The two races in Alabama have to be my least favorite races to try to pick a good driver lineup for NASCAR Fantasy Live. I equate it to that old game where you have to guess how many gumballs are in a gumball machine… you think you have a pretty …

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Greg Biffle, Brad Keselowski Lead 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Practice Sessions at Talladega

2015 Greg Biffle Bank of America 500 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff (3)

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On Friday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series took to the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway for two 55-minute practice sessions that would allow the teams to check out their racecars and see how they work by themselves and in the pack.  Since teams were on two two different strategies for both sessions, it is rather difficult to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

Joey Logano Bank of America 500 Finish Cup Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Who’s in the headline – For the third week in a row, a driver led more than half of the laps in a race, and for the second week in a row that driver won. Joey Logano took the lead on lap 77 of the event and, outside of pit-stop cycles under green flags, Logano …

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Friday Faceoff: Franchises, Replacements, and John Wes Townley

2015 Richmond II CUP Tony Stewart Clint Bowyer CIA

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There has been lots of talk about franchising in NASCAR’s top divisions. Is this the right direction for the sport to look in for the future? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Maybe. It depends on how it’s done and what it includes. While I don’t like the idea of new teams being essentially locked out of …

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Justin Allgaier’s Future Uncertain with HScott Motorsports

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Sitting amidst the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage Saturday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, Justin Allgaier was the final driver to leave his team following an abbreviated practice session, something common for the HScott Motorsports sophomore. However, it was not a normal Saturday practice for Allgaier, and it was not because of the wild weather …

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Clint Bowyer Officially Joins HScott Motorsports in 2016

2015 Michigan II CUP Clint Bowyer Cash Bowyer CIA

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The next piece in Clint Bowyer‘s puzzle has been solved. The speculation turned into reality early Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Bowyer, 36, will join HScott Motorsports in 2016 with 5-Hour Energy joining him as the primary sponsor. The announcement comes a mere two days following Stewart-Haas Racing’s press conference to announce Bowyer as …

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Did You Notice? Franchising, Justin Allgaier’s Awkward Moment and… Paul Menard?

2015 Chicago CUP Justin Allgaier Joey Logano racing CIA

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Did You Notice? Owners are desperate to inject some long-term financial stability into their teams? NASCAR met with the Race Team Alliance Tuesday and is working on a proposal that would introduce a type of “franchising” system assuring Sprint Cup teams both leverage and automatic qualification for the 2016 season and beyond. NASCAR spokesman Brett …

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