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Pace Laps: Xfinity Excellence, Short-Track King & Other News

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Xfinity Series: It’s Super Joey – Dominating efforts happen often in the Xfinity Series, but it’s rare to happen at a track as difficult as Bristol. However, Joey Logano did the unthinkable on Saturday afternoon – leading every single one of the 300 laps. But that wasn’t the biggest story during the race. The Xfinity …

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Early Bristol Wreck Collects Both Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano

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Things turned sour for Team Penske at Bristol Motor Speedway from the start on Sunday. Completing lap 23 of the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes, Brad Keselowski broke loose off turn 4 while passing the lapped car of Alex Kennedy, collecting Penske teammate Joey Logano in the process. “The car just took …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol

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Domination. There’s no other word to describe a race in which Joey Logano led every single lap en route to a convincing victory over Daniel Suarez. Logano made it look easy, holding off all comers for the lead. Chris Buescher, on tires that were many laps older than the rest of the field, not only …

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Joey Logano Cruises to Victory in 2015 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol

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One word to describe Joey Logano‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol on Saturday: domination. Logano qualified second, but led all of the race’s 300 laps and scored his second NXSY victory of the season. Logano became the 19th driver to win an Xfinity Series race by leading every single lap, and now holds the record …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Myths

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy dispels come common NASCAR fallacies. 1. The bump-and-run is a …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway might have foreshadowed the battle for the 2015 Sprint Cup championship between Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. It was a riveting battle for the win in the final 15 laps. And if Harvick didn’t push his car a bit too far and scrape the wall, it might have been an …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Tires, Mexico & Cup Sponsorship?

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It’s Bristol week baby! Just when things on-track might be getting a little dull in terms of the aggressive driving and driver battles, we’ll see some short-track action from the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, Bristol Motor Speedway. This past week’s winner, Jimmie Johnson, and crew chief Chad Kanus, have been just OK at Bristol, posting an …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Food City 500 at Bristol Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Just when you begin to wonder if the No. 48 team might just slightly be losing its edge, it bounces back to remind us that it can be better than ever. Jimmie Johnson’s second win of the Sprint Cup season Saturday night at Texas sent a not so subtle message that said, “Hey …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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Who’s in the headline – After Martinsville two weeks ago, there was all kinds of talk about snippy radio chatter between Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson. It wasn’t the first time fans have heard the two snark back and forth when they were having a less than average day. At times, just like a happy marriage, their …

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Up To Speed: Kevin Harvick vs. Joey Logano, Round 2… Or Not

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The last time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was in Texas, the post-race conversation was all about temper tantrums and post-race pit road brawls. Brad Keselowski vs. Jeff Gordon is one of the most recognizable stories from 2014. And as the laps wound down during Saturday night’s event, I thought it would be the same …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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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? Usually when a driver uses up his tires trying to …

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Did You Notice? A Quick Look Inside the NASCAR Numbers

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Did You Notice? Six races into 2014, the difference between sixth and 20th in the Cup standings is just 35 points? However, the difference between first and sixth is 90 points, with Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne creating some distance between themselves and the rest of the field. It’s an …

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