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Martin Truex, Jr., Jimmie Johnson Fail LIS After Chicagoland

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While Sunday’s finish wasn’t ruled encumbered, a cumbersome list of infractions to both Chase contenders and regular competitors arose following the Chase-opening race at Chicagoland Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr.’s race-winning No. 78 Toyota and 12th-place finisher Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet each failed post-race LIS inspection after Sunday’s Teenage Mutant …

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Martin Truex, Jr., Tops the Charts in Opening Michigan Practice

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The first practice session of the weekend in the Irish Hills of Michigan went to someone who could use the luck of the Irish. Martin Truex, Jr., led the way in opening Sprint Cup Series practice for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, with a time of 35.724 …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Improving, Visits Hendrick Race Shop

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr., is out for the next two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, watching along with fans as Jeff Gordon drives his No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet. However, a recent update the 41-year-old indicates that he may be starting to see signs of recovery. Earnhardt tweeted a brief update on …

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Early Incidents Eliminates Earnhardt, Allmendinger in Michigan

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The afternoons of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and A.J. Allmendinger’s at Michigan International Speedway ended up being short ones. The duo was eliminated early on Sunday’s Firekeepers Casino 400 as a result of damage suffered in a lap 61 incident with rookie Chris Buescher. Running three-wide through turns one and two, Buescher lost control of …

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Kyle Larson Fastest in Homestead XFINITY Practice

(Credit: Mike Neff)

On Friday afternoon, the XFINITY Series held a 145 minute practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway ahead of Saturday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300.  The rain that ended Sprint Cup Practice early did not affect the session.  However, the tire wear and increased amount of rubber on the track did. Much like …

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