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Pace Laps: Sleepless Nights for Sprint Cup Stars and Minor League Excitement

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Sprint Cup: A Sleepless Week for 14 Men – Kevin Harvick, with a swift, unexpected pass on Matt Kenseth for the win Sunday at New Hampshire, avoided the weight of elimination come next weekend at Dover. Along with Martin Truex, Jr., Harvick is now in rare air because when the …

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2-Headed Monster: Which Inaugural Chase Will Be More Intriguing, Trucks or XFINITY?

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When NASCAR announced it was expanding its Chase playoff system to the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series earlier this year, fans weren’t sure how to react. On one hand, the Chase awards a championship based on the performance of seven races, and many wonder whether that cheapens the …

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Chris Gayle Named Erik Jones’ Crew Chief for 2017

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Furniture Row Racing announced Thursday (Sept. 8) that veteran NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chief Chris Gayle will sit atop the pit box for Erik Jones during the driver’s rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series in 2017. Currently the leader of the No. 18 XFINITY Series team for Joe Gibbs Racing, Gayle has …

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Frontstretch 5: Drivers 25 or Younger Who Could Win Sprint Cup Titles

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If this season has any theme, it’s that this sport is alive and well with young talent who have bright futures. So far across NASCAR’s three national series, rookies have won multiple races, posed a legitimate threat for their own series championship, and pulled into Victory Lane for the first …

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Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones Collide in Late Crash at Bristol

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After running inside of the top 5 for much of the night, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones found themselves out of contention after colliding late at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mired in the back half of the top 10 following pit stops and varying strategies on the …

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Erik Jones Claims XFINITY Pole at Bristol, Looks for Season Sweep

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Erik Jones‘ quest to become the first NASCAR XFINITY Series regular to sweep the two series races at Bristol Motor Speedway will begin from the front of the field. As it turns out, his greatest competitors will likely be teammates. Jones used a 15.002-second lap late in Coors Light Pole …

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