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Dakoda Armstrong, Richard Petty Motorsports Part Ways

2015 Watkins Glen Nxs Dakoda Armstrong Car Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography © 2015)

There’s one less driver in the running for the No. 9 Sprint Cup ride: Dakoda Armstrong and Richard Petty Motorsports have officially parted ways. The Indiana native ran two full seasons for the King in the Xfinity Series, earning one pole and four top 10s. His best finish in those two seasons was a sixth …

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Number Crunching: NASCAR Fantasy 2015 Closes Out At Homestead

Harvick, Kevin 2015 Ford Ecoboost 400 Practice

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This is it everyone, the last race of the season. The chase for the Sprint Cup has been whittled down to four contenders who each have an interesting story to tell in the 2015 season. Kevin Harvick is the reigning champion and is trying to make it two in a row. Kyle Busch, who missed …

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Joey Logano Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Happy Hour

Logano, Joey 2015 Ford Ecoboost 400 Practice Homestead

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On Saturday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series finally managed to get in a full practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After rains shortened Xfinity Series qualifying to only two rounds, track crews worked hard to get the surface back into racing shape. By 1 p.m., the track was ready to go for 50 minutes of practice. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix

Earnhardt, Dale Jr. 2015 Quicken Loans 500 Victory Lane Phoenix

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Who’s in the headline – Amazingly it is Dale Earnhardt Jr. this week, thanks to a fortunate pit stall location and an unimpressive bit of driving by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Joey Gase. The latter two drivers got together during a round of green flag stops and Earnhardt was pitted just before the start/finish line …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Will Not Return to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Sam Hornish Jr Closer Vertical Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography, 2015)

As Sam Hornish Jr. indicated to Frontstretch at Dover International Speedway in October, he will not be returning to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016. The three-time IndyCar Series champion joined the organization this season, piloting the No. 9 car after a stint in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the greater portion of four years. At Dover, …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

Joey Logano 2015 Martinsville Cup Qualifying Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

The drivers roll into Martinsville Speedway this week for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. That is 500 laps of this half-mile paperclip-shaped track, which means 250 lap leader fantasy points available in NASCAR Fantasy Live. The laps led points are what we need to focus on this week, and they will be the largest …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kasey Kahne Becomes Newest Father in NASCAR

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Kasey Kahne Smile Cia

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I officially became a dad at 1:11 AM to Tanner Lee Kahne. Mom and tanner are doing great. On no sleep but we can't put this little guy down — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) October 13, 2015 Kasey Kahne became the newest father in the world of NASCAR on Tuesday. Kahne shared the news on his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Scheduling Vegas and David Ragan?

2015 David Ragan Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Joey Logano‘s hot rod was flat out fast on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America 500. The No. 22 Shell/Penzoil Ford Fusion now sits atop the points standings in the Chase and is locked into the Eliminator Round. It’s only the first race of this round of the postseason, but already drivers 10 …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Will Be at Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016, and Franchising?

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Sam Hornish Jr Aric Almirola Racing Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography, 2015)

Just when you think Kevin Harvick can’t get it done at Dover, needing to bring home a victory in order to stay in the Contender Round of the Chase, he does it again. “The Closer” led nearly all of the 400 laps, with 355 at Dover in the AAA 400 on Sunday. His dominance wasn’t a huge …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

2015 Loudon Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Wins Cia

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Who’s in the headline – The headlines are crowded after Loudon, but Matt Kenseth gets the bold print. Kevin Harvick tried to stretch fuel but came up two laps short and Brad Keselowski was penalized for jumping a restart, which took him out of contention for the win. Kenseth was the driver who conserved his equipment …

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Number Crunching: Figuring Out the Best Bets for the 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

2014 Chicago Cup Pack Racing Cia

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The drivers are at Chicagoland this week, and I am returning from a long trip in the mountains of Colorado. The NASCAR points reset this week with the first race of the chase and I have decided to reset my team also. This week I will pick a whole new team for NASCAR Fantasy Live …

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4 Burning Questions: Chicagoland – The Pressure To Perform For Joe Gibbs Racing

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400

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1. Who’s ready to step up in Round One of the Chase? We’ve been talking about it all season long, and now, it’s finally here. The 2015 Chase is upon us, and from here on out, every race has a stake in the championship. All of the Chase-eligible drivers and teams are entering this race …

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