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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Wins Cia

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Who’s in the headline – Matt Kenseth is peaking at the right time. The 2003 champion has won three of the last six races and heads into the Chase as the hottest driver in the sport. Joe Gibbs Racing had three of the top-six finishers, and at one point early in the race, had all …

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Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick Win 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 Practices at Richmond

2015 Darlington Cup Kyle Larson Cia

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One driver needs a win to make the Chase. The other is already in. Both paced a practice on Friday. Who are they? Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick. Larson, last year’s Rookie of the Year, led the first of two Sprint Cup practices at Richmond International Raceway with a lap of 125.525 mph. He was …

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NASCAR 101: Can Anyone Clinch a Chase Spot with a Win?

2015 Darlington Cup Jeff Gordon Car Cia

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You’ve heard it all year: win and you’re in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Well, this weekend marks the final chance for a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to do so. By scoring a victory, while also being inside the top 30 in points and having attempted every race of the season …

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4 Burning Questions at Richmond: Can Kyle Busch Score the Top Seed?

Kyle Busch Darlington Cup Retro 2015 Mike Neff 116

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1. Who’s in? Who’s out? It’s the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season this Saturday night, and four Chase spots are still up for grabs. As of right now, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer are occupying the final four spots in the postseason, and for the most part they …

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2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup Clinch Scenarios

2015 Richmond I Cup Kurt Busch Wins Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will invade Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the final regular season race on the 2015 calendar. That means numerous drivers who have not already locked themselves into the Chase will be eager to do so on Saturday night. NASCAR released the clinch scenarios for this weekend’s race: Regardless of …

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2015 Southern 500 Retro Paint Scheme Photo Gallery

Brad Keselowski And Kasey Kahne Darlington Cup Retro 2015 Mike Neff 136

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4 Burning Questions at Darlington: Can NASCAR Deliver on Important Weekend?

2014 Darlington Cup Pack Racing Cia

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1. Will the low-downforce package work once more? Forget the throwback paint schemes, forget the pomp and circumstance: the biggest story this weekend revolves around the return of the low-downforce package to the Sprint Cup cars this weekend. The last time we saw the low-downforce package was back in June at Kentucky Speedway, and the …

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4 Burning Questions: Which Road Course Will Put On the Better Show?

2014 Road America Nns Brendan Gaughan Sam Hornish Jr Racing Credit Jonathan Daniel Getty Images

Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

1. WHICH ROAD RACE — XFINITY OR TRUCKS — WILL PUT ON A BETTER SHOW? It used to be that fans decried tracks that had cars turning right, saying stock cars didn’t belong on the twisting turns of Riverside, Watkins Glen and Sears Point. After a decade of great races on these types of tracks, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Southern 500 Edition

2015 Bristol Ii Cup Joey Logano Sword Cia

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NASCAR gets a rare weekend off this coming week and when the Sprint Cup cars do resume competition on Sunday night, Sept. 6, Darlington, also known as the Lady in Black, it’s place that can bring about different results than we are typically accustomed to seeing on most tracks. So just who does well at …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

Joey Logano Trophy Victory Lane Bristol 2015 Cup Mike Neff

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Who’s in the headline – The half mile Bristol Motor Speedway has hardly been a highlight for Joey Logano over the early years of his career. Prior to the night race in 2013, Logano had a single top-10 run in nine career starts. In the last three night races Logano has run fifth, first and first. …

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Kyle Busch Tops Final 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race Practice at Bristol

2014 Texas Ii Cup Kyle Busch Cia

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Kyle Busch continued his hot streak on Friday, winning the final Sprint Cup practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway in advance of Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race. Busch’s lap of 131.146 mph was good enough to put him in the top three in both practice sessions Friday. David Ragan (130.646) placed second. The rest of …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Edition

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Aj Allmendinger Kyle Busch Racing Cia

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Now that we are down to just three races remaining in NASCAR’s “regular season,” the pressure is officially on for drivers who don’t have a coveted win to go for it at all costs. And there may be no better place for the first of these pressure-cooker races to happen than at Bristol on Saturday …

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