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Nitro Shots: 4-Wide and Live!

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This weekend NHRA ventures into NASCAR country, racing at zMAX Dragway outside of Charlotte, N.C., part of the speedway complex that also includes Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Frontstretch will be live from the track all weekend. As always, social media will be a good place to keep up with the action. Like us on Facebook …

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NASCAR Unveils 2015 Sprint Fan Vote, Makes Sprint All-Race Eligibility Rule Change

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On Thursday, NASCAR unveiled the 2015 Sprint Fan Vote, where race fans can vote a driver who otherwise would not have qualified into the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For 2015, the rules are similar, but a little different. As in past years, fans can vote by either going to NASCAR’s special website …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Tyler Reddick, Cameron Hayley Among Drivers to Watch This Season

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Now that the first two races of the season are under our belts, the Camping World Truck Series is in its normal one-month hiatus before hitting the track at Martinsville Speedway later this month. Normally, Daytona isn’t a very good indicator of which drivers might stand out in a season, simply because of the uncertainty …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s XFINITY Awesomeness, Crafton’s Continuation, and More

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XFINITY: Harvick continues Atlanta Dominance; Young Guns Shine – Three straight wins seems rather wild, but Kevin Harvick has been on an unbelievable tear over the past two and a half years. Harvick won his third straight race at Atlanta, and did so in dominating fashion once again. Though Joey Logano seemingly had the strongest car throughout …

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Tracking the Trucks: Hyundai Construction Equipment 200

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton made a statement in the Truck Series’ return to Atlanta Motor Speedway after a two-year hiatus. He took the checkered flag 8.752 seconds ahead of Ty Dillon to win the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 Saturday evening. Crafton led twice for a race-high 85 laps en route to his first win …

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Matt Crafton Wins Truck Series Race in Dominating Fashion

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Matt Crafton won Saturday night’s Camping World Truck Series race in dominating fashion, leading 85 of the 130 laps en route to the victory. Crafton, a week after making his Sprint Cup Series debut as a substitute driver for the injured Kyle Busch, won the second race of the season for the second year in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: What to Watch For in Atlanta

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For the first time since 2011, the Camping World Truck Series opens its season with back-to-back races, rather than sitting dormant for about a month following the season opener. After a two-year hiatus, the Truck Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday evening in a rare doubleheader with the XFINITY Series. XFINITY will start first …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Daytona

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After a Speedweeks that can be described as nothing else but crazy, Sunday saw a somewhat tame Daytona 500…if you can call multiple laps of three-wide racing for the lead at 200 mph tame. The race ended under yellow for a multi-car accident after the field took the white flag. Joey Logano, who led 31 …

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Kyle Busch Suffers Compound Right Leg Fracture; Crafton To Sub

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UPDATE: Owner Joe Gibbs addressed the media Sunday morning. He said plans beyond Daytona are “undetermined” along with the amount of time Busch is in the car. However, Busch underwent successful surgery on his right leg Saturday night and is resting comfortably. His mid-left foot, which underwent fracture will likely not be repaired by surgery …

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Nationwide, Camping World Truck Series Celebrate Champions

On Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck series celebrated and honored their series champions with the year-end banquet. The banquet was held at the Trump Doral in Florida, with Donald Trump offering the opening remarks of the evening to welcome the guests. Chase Elliott was honored as the Nationwide …

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Five Points to Ponder: Reflecting On NASCAR’s 2014 Journey

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ONE: Stewart-Haas Racing’s crazy path to a second title When Stewart-Haas Racing announced they would run four cars in 2014 with Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick behind the wheel, media and fans alike thought co-owners Stewart and Gene Haas were crazy. Three of the four are among the most outspoken drivers …

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