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It’s time to do the Talladega Tango once again. You know, that dance when a driver hangs around with a bunch of friends and then gets shuffled out of the order only to end up staring at everyone’s backsides. Or maybe it’s the dance when a driver tries to get close to someone they like …

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Did You Notice? Why Talladega Is Still NASCAR’s Heart Attack In Waiting

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Did You Notice? The number of green-white-checkered finishes has been reduced for Talladega? NASCAR announced Tuesday it’s down to one instead of the standard three to help curb the carnage seen since the rule was put in place last decade. The change has its merit although it’s less likely to be used than you think. The …

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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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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Edition

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There could be quite a long list of drivers on the cold part of this column, but there is one unmistakable driver who belongs on the hot list, whether you like his tactics or not. But one thing every NASCAR fan can agree on is that with the points being so close and with a …

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5 Points to Ponder: The 500 Most Dangerous Miles in NASCAR

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ONE: Talladega looms large We’re all set up for a nail biting, edge of your seat type Sunday afternoon on the treacherous high banks of Talladega Superspeedway. Rightly or wrongly, and there are many that think the latter, the final eight drivers in the Chase will be decided by 500 miles of inches apart racing at 200 …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Round and Round

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For most of Sunday’s Cup event at Kansas, things were about par for the course. Matt Kenseth clearly had a dominant car, able to pass at will on a track where passing was at a minimum. We’ve all become accustomed to this sort of racing on the cookie-cutter mile-and-a-half tracks with the current aero package …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Audience Increases For NBC, Kansas

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Kansas last weekend saw a couple of interesting races. Matt Kenseth probably should have won both of them, but was denied on both Saturday and Sunday. Of course, we all know that the 2003 champion is a little angry today, but he’ll get over it. Last weekend saw the Chase once again front and center on …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Joey Logano Dumped Matt Kenseth Out of Fear

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KANSAS CITY, Ka. – The fact Joey Logano dumped Matt Kenseth with five laps to go in the Hollywood Casino 400 proves Logano is afraid of what the Toyota driver is capable of and that he wanted to do all he could to ensure they wouldn’t battle each other in the final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. …

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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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Up To Speed: Matt Kenseth Wouldn’t Have Spun Joey Logano

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Who needs a “Game 7” moment? Kansas Speedway was only the fifth of 10 Chase races and arguably the most dramatic moment of the season has taken place. No one was surprised to see Joey Logano or Matt Kenseth at the front of the field at Kansas Speedway. Logano was the previous week’s winner at …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas

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It’s not uncommon to see Kyle Busch win a NASCAR Xfinity Series race, but it’s rare you have to see him fight so hard for it. Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth started on the pole and was arguably the class of the field, leading 148 of the 200 laps. Busch, however, was the only …

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Frontstretch Fantasy Insider: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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The drivers are at Kansas this week and it appears that much like last week the Penske team is at the top of their game. Kansas is another mile-and-a-half track, and the scheduled distance for Sundays race is 400 miles, so that means we’ll be looking to identify the lap leaders with maybe a little back …

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