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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

AJ Allmendinger races theorugh the esses during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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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? The unsung performer of the week was tough this time …

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Road King Jeff Gordon Paces Final 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Practice

2015 Loudon I Cup Jeff Gordon Vertical Cia

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The second Sprint Cup practice for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 went to Jeff Gordon. Gordon, with nine NASCAR Sprint Cup victories between Watkins Glen and Sonoma, put down a fast lap of 127.333 mph to lead the final road course practice session of his career. Kyle Larson (127.049), Greg Biffle (126.987), Kyle Busch (126.837) and Joey …

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5 Points to Ponder: Kasey at the Bat, Deuces Wild & the Fascinating 5

Kasey Kahne rides around Pocono Raceway prior to the Windows 10 400

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ONE: Kasey at the Bat Casey at the Bat is a well-known, much-loved baseball-themed poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. The story of the poem is about a team from the fictional town of Mudville, down by two runs, in the bottom of the ninth, hoping to get their star hitter the “Mighty Casey” …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Windows 10 400

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Who’s in the headline – For the first time in month, Kyle Busch is not the main story coming out of a Cup race. He was half a lap from taking another trophy, but it was his teammate Matt Kenseth who came home with the hardware. In a crazy race that featured seven cautions in the first …

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Greg Biffle Uses a Bit of Luck to Survive at Pocono

2015 Pocono 1 Cup Greg Biffle Car Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

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Greg Biffle‘s season has not gone the way anyone at Roush Fenway Racing had planned. The struggles have been well-documented and no one within the organization has been satisfied. The former Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series champion entered Pocono Raceway with two top 10s on the year – one coming in the season-opener …

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Tech Talk: Flying Blind into the Brickyard with Matt Puccia

2014 Atlanta Cup Greg Biffle Matt Puccia Cia

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway was a race to forget for Matt Puccia, driver Greg Biffle and his No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing team. After spending a day off the pace, running two laps down in 27th Puccia is more than ready to head toward the Racing Capital of the World. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is always …

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Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle Weigh In on New High-Drag Rule Package

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With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session cancelled, Greg Biffle and Jamie McMurray used their free time to weigh in on NASCAR’s newest announced rule packages. Biffle, 45, and McMurray, 39, each took the time to answer questions about the announced high-drag rule package being ran in NSCS races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and …

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NASCAR 101: Surprise Victories in the Coke Zero 400 Are Nothing New

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In many ways, the Coke Zero 400 is an inferior race to the Daytona 500. While the 400-mile race is run on the same track and under the lights, it’s not held to the same level of prestige as the season-opening event. Only Daytona 500 victors are said to be champions of Daytona International Speedway. Still, …

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Tech Talk: Matt Puccia Preps for Sonoma & NASCAR’s New Aero Package

Matt Puccia Martinsville 2015 Mike Neff

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One of the biggest misnomers in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing is that off-weekends exist, because when the teams don’t go to the racetrack they simply put their heads down and get caught up on things that have slipped through the weeks of going to the track. They also try and get things prepared for the …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR’s Small Teams & Sonoma Longshots

2014 Sonoma Cup Jamie Mcmurray Car Cia

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Did You Notice? … Sonoma is a track capable of producing a surprise winner? There have been 10 winners in the last 10 Sprint Cup races there, the perfect mix of David and Goliath. For every Jeff Gordon on that list, there’s a Juan Pablo Montoya. For every Kyle Busch, there’s a Martin Truex Jr. It …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Roush Fenway Racing Needs a Crisis Management Plan

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Michigan International Speedway may be Chevrolet’s backyard but it was once more commonly known as, “Jack Roush’s House.” Unfortunately for he and the entire Roush Fenway Racing organization, it appears someone locked the front door and took away the keys from Ford’s former racing giant. Going into this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series festivities blue-oval fans were …

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