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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Edition

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There could be quite a long list of drivers on the cold part of this column, but there is one unmistakable driver who belongs on the hot list, whether you like his tactics or not. But one thing every NASCAR fan can agree on is that with the points being so close and with a …

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5 Points to Ponder: The 500 Most Dangerous Miles in NASCAR

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ONE: Talladega looms large We’re all set up for a nail biting, edge of your seat type Sunday afternoon on the treacherous high banks of Talladega Superspeedway. Rightly or wrongly, and there are many that think the latter, the final eight drivers in the Chase will be decided by 500 miles of inches apart racing at 200 …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Round and Round

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For most of Sunday’s Cup event at Kansas, things were about par for the course. Matt Kenseth clearly had a dominant car, able to pass at will on a track where passing was at a minimum. We’ve all become accustomed to this sort of racing on the cookie-cutter mile-and-a-half tracks with the current aero package …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Audience Increases For NBC, Kansas

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Kansas last weekend saw a couple of interesting races. Matt Kenseth probably should have won both of them, but was denied on both Saturday and Sunday. Of course, we all know that the 2003 champion is a little angry today, but he’ll get over it. Last weekend saw the Chase once again front and center on …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Joey Logano Dumped Matt Kenseth Out of Fear

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KANSAS CITY, Ka. – The fact Joey Logano dumped Matt Kenseth with five laps to go in the Hollywood Casino 400 proves Logano is afraid of what the Toyota driver is capable of and that he wanted to do all he could to ensure they wouldn’t battle each other in the final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? It has to be difficult to know that you’ve run well almost everywhere you’ve raced, despite running for a part-time, underfunded team, and to still not know where you’ll be racing next year. That’s Ryan Blaney‘s reality; unless he’s picked up by an established team like Roush Fenway …

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Pace Laps: Bad Blood and Close Battles

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Sprint Cup Series: Just as the No. 20 team thought its driver was set to make a trip to Victory Lane and notch a spot in the Eliminator 8, leader Matt Kenseth went spinning off of Joey Logano‘s front bumper on lap 267, dashing his hopes of heading into Talladega with nothing to worry about. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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Who’s in the headline – Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth are going to dominate the headlines this week. Kenseth led the most laps in the race but, heading into turn 1 with five laps to go, Logano made a move to the bottom of the track and tapped the left-rear corner of Kenseth’s car. Kenseth spun …

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Up To Speed: Matt Kenseth Wouldn’t Have Spun Joey Logano

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Who needs a “Game 7” moment? Kansas Speedway was only the fifth of 10 Chase races and arguably the most dramatic moment of the season has taken place. No one was surprised to see Joey Logano or Matt Kenseth at the front of the field at Kansas Speedway. Logano was the previous week’s winner at …

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Frontstretch Fantasy Insider: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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The drivers are at Kansas this week and it appears that much like last week the Penske team is at the top of their game. Kansas is another mile-and-a-half track, and the scheduled distance for Sundays race is 400 miles, so that means we’ll be looking to identify the lap leaders with maybe a little back …

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NASCAR 101: Which Chaser Can Win Kansas?

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Let’s be frank: This weekend is the last normal chance for a driver to win his way into the Chase for the Sprint Cup’s penultimate round. And you already know what I mean. Next weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will descend upon Talladega Superspeedway in the final race of the Contender Round before NASCAR lops off …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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If Kevin Harvick is the championship favorite, Joey Logano is the “sleeper”… or at least he was. After a dominating performance last weekend in Charlotte Motor Speedway, if anyone had forgotten about the 25-year-old driver as a potential championship contender, they certainly are looking at him now. Though Harvick mounted a strong charge, he wasn’t …

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