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NASCAR Announces Eligible Drivers for Sprint Unlimited

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On Monday, NASCAR announced the eligibility criteria for this year’s Sprint Unlimited, scheduled for Feb. 13.  While winning a pole during the previous season will get you into the race, it’s not the only way into the 75-lap show.  Regardless of circumstances, 25 cars will start the 187.5-mile race. The first criteria to qualify for …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne looked to the 2015 season as a reboot. With his longtime crew chief Kenny Francis replaced by Keith Rodden, the change was meant to invigorate a career that had become middling. With a finishes of 12th and 15th in 2013 and 2014, respectively, Kahne seemed to be a driver in his mid-30s who …

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Quicken Loans Joins Kasey Kahne and Hendrick Motorsports in 2016

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Kasey Kahne and Hendrick Motorsports will have a new partner as they head into the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The team announced that Quicken Loans will sponsor Kahne in three races throughout the season and serve as an associate sponsor for the other 33 points-paying events. The Detroit-based company is no stranger to …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Denny Hamlin Finds Interesting Message on Coke Bottle

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Took me 2 minutes 17 seconds to get lunch today! #freakyfast @jimmyjohns pic.twitter.com/Wj7LBBHR9r — Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) November 16, 2015 What did Kevin Harvick have for lunch on Monday? Of course, a Jimmy Johns sandwich. The Sprint Cup Series driver was also blown away by how quickly he received his order. BREAKING: DH will do a …

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Hendrick Motorsports Drivers to Honor Jeff Gordon at Homestead

2015 Phoenix International Raceway NSCS Jeff Gordon credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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Each driver at Hendrick Motorsports will pay tribute to longtime NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon as he makes his final Sprint Cup Series start in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gordon will end a career that started 24 years ago at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992. The entire Hendrick …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix Edition

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The NASCAR season is down to its final two races and there are still a lot of questions to be answered. One thing that cannot be questioned is that each of the last four races have been filled with their share of controversy. Don’t expect that to change next week as there are still seven …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 after the 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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Once again, Martinsville Speedway lived up to its reputation. Short tempers? Check. Payback? Check. Lots and lots of contact? Check. Matt Kenseth – once thought to be one of the most even-tempered drivers in the garage area – wrecked Joey Logano while several laps down at Martinsville Speedway. Though he claimed it was unintentional, NASCAR …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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Joey Logano will be the only driver sleeping well this weekend at Talladega. After contact with leader Matt Kenseth in the closing laps, Logano took his second straight checkered flag and is the only driver with a win in the Contender Round. Hendrick Motorsports put three drivers in the top 10 led by non-chase contenders …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Keelan Harvick Gets a New Slide and He Loves It!

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https://instagram.com/p/9CTA7fRkIt/ Keelan Harvick, the son of Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick, is probably going nuts right now. Harvick recently purchased the little guy a slide and posted this photo of Keelan having fun! We wish we could get our own slide, too! Heck yeah go @Panthers 5-0 I bet @tydillon is having a blast …

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Bowles-Eye View: Hendrick’s Chase Of Horrors

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Hendrick Motorsports is still considered the New York Yankees of Sprint Cup. With 11 total championships, a record five in a row by Jimmie Johnson and 237 career victories on the Cup circuit they are unquestioned leaders in modern NASCAR performance. Even during their down years, the team has come up big for Stewart-Haas Racing, …

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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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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kasey Kahne Becomes Newest Father in NASCAR

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I officially became a dad at 1:11 AM to Tanner Lee Kahne. Mom and tanner are doing great. On no sleep but we can't put this little guy down — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) October 13, 2015 Kasey Kahne became the newest father in the world of NASCAR on Tuesday. Kahne shared the news on his …

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