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Furniture Row Racing: The Little Team That Could… Expand Very Soon

2015 Nascar Darlington Testing

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It will be 10 years this September since the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet rolled out of the Sprint Cup garage for the first time at the Dover International Raceway. Kenny Wallace was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet rented from the now defunct PPI Motorsports team. Wallace started dead last and finished in the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Trio of Dominant Drivers, Rules Tampering & Chevrolet’s Success

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Who’s in the headline – Many drivers have garnered front page news since the green flag dropped on Daytona in February. Among those, three stand out above the rest in 2015. Kevin Harvick has been the class of the field in almost every race this season. He finished inside the top two in the first five …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the New Rules Package Work Out for NASCAR?

2015 Pocono I Cup Martin Truex Jr Kevin Harvick Racing Cia

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A rare off-weekend is on tap for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and as the stars of NASCAR’s premier series enjoy some much-needed time off, observers of the sport have time to reflect on the season that’s been and make some predictions about what is still to come. 2015 has been a turbulent year for …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

2015 Michigan I Cup Kurt Busch Trophy Cia

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Another week of rain showers, but this time Mother Nature got the best of NASCAR. After four rain delays and hours of starting and stopping the race to dry the track, NASCAR officials called it with 62 laps to go when the skies opened up and took final control of the day. Kurt Busch was declared …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: NASCAR Off-Week Edition

2015 Michigan I Cup Martin Truex Jr Close Cia

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It was just hard to tell who was hot or not and during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan. It was all due to the weather as the 400-miler that eventually ended up being a 276-miler was an on, off, on, off and yet on and finally off for good event. Here is a look …

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5 Points to Ponder: Gordon’s Strife & The Worst Words In NASCAR

2015 Michigan I Cup Jimmie Johnson Helmet Cia

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ONE: A Week Off 15 races of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series are in the books as we head into a rare weekend off. Just 11 races shy of the start of this year’s playoffs, Jimmie Johnson has the most wins with four in total, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch have two apiece and seven …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

2015 Michigan I Cup Kurt Busch And Girl Trophy Cia

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Who’s in the headline – While Kurt Busch took home the trophy and is now certainly locked into the Chase, the real headliner from Michigan was Mother Nature. Four red flags for rain and a total delay of 128:51 before the event was called, gave most attention of the weekend to the weather. Once the …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

2015 Michigan I Cup Carl Edwards Car Cia

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Pocono was a pretty good race for our NASCAR fantasy lineup and an even better race for Martin Truex Jr. Truex continues to impress this year with a fast car every race. I wonder where the Furniture Row Racing team would be if we still used the old points system. I would have to imagine …

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Kevin Harvick Quickest in Friday’s 2015 Quicken Loans 400 Practice at Michigan

2015 Pocono I Cup Kevin Harvick Car Cia

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After dominating every practice session at Pocono Raceway, Kevin Harvick is back on top of the charts at Michigan. The reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion was quickest in the lone Cup practice on Friday at Michigan International Speedway, posting a time of 35.557 seconds. Joey Logano was second on the charts, posting a lap 0.156 seconds …

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NASCAR 101: Martin Truex Jr. Not the 1st to End a Lengthy Winless Streak

2015 Pocono I Cup Martin Truex Jr Sherry Pollex Celebrating Cia

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Martin Truex Jr.’s win was well deserved. The Mayetta, N.J. driver had led the most laps in the three previous weeks, only to be shut out of victory lane. The 34-year-old driver was also in the midst of a 69-race winless-streak, stretching back to the 2013 Sonoma triumph with Michael Waltrip Racing that ironically set …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Martin Truex Jr., Race Sponsorship & Tony Stewart?

2015 Pocono I Cup Trevor Bayne Tony Stewart Cia

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Martin Truex Jr.‘s win this past weekend at Pocono Raceway has been declared by many inside the sport as one of the most popular victories in the garage area. In fact, one popular member of the media even compared the overall outpouring of support by the entire Cup garage for the Truex victory on Sunday …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono I Cup Martin Truex Jr Checkered Flag Cia

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After leading so many laps in the past three races, Martin Truex Jr. finally led the one that mattered most, breaking a winless streak dating back to 2013. This win is his first with Furniture Row Racing since replacing Kurt Busch behind the wheel. Most importantly, it puts Truex and team 78 back in the …

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