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Top-10 Effort for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2015 AAA 400 at Dover

Nascar Testing Ð Bristol Motor Speedway

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Though the Chase drivers took the spotlight at Dover International Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. showcased his familiar concrete pace in the AAA 400 on Sunday with a solid eighth-place effort. Last hitting the top 10 at Bristol Motor Speedway in April – a track with a similar concrete surface – Stenhouse ran consistently in the …

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Friday Faceoff: Tony Stewart’s Final Season

2015 Chicago Cup Tony Stewart Helmet Ica

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Two of the heavy Sprint Cup title favorites, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch, are in danger of falling out of contention after Dover.  Is this harmful to the sport and/or the current Chase format? Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: If the television ratings are to be believed, not really sure what could make things any worse. …

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NASCAR Penalties and Warnings from New Hampshire Include No. 4 Cup Team, Darrell Wallace

2015 Loudon Ii Cup Kevin Harvick Out Of Fuel Cia

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The Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was showered by controversy by restarts, however that wasn’t the only news to come out of the race as NASCAR has handed out warnings to several teams following the event. Kevin Harvick‘s No. 4 team has been docked 15 minutes of practice time for this weekend’s race …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Chase Edition

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Kevin Harvick Car Cia

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So here we are heading into the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland on Sunday and the good news is that going in, there is may be not one clear cut favorite. If this had been done by the old pre-Chase points system, Kevin Harvick would pretty much have things wrapped up with 10 …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Roush Fenway Racing Disappoints by Missing the Chase

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Car Cia

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Early in the season the big concern was how well Joe Gibbs Racing had turned things around from 2014 and whether it was enough to be a factor in the 2015 Chase for the Championship. As the season played out, it became very clear the JGR was a powerhouse, but the same could not be …

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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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Did You Notice? NASCAR’s Chase Bubbles Have Already Burst

2015 Darlington Cup Aric Almirola With Cre Guy Cia

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Did You Notice? NASCAR enters Richmond without a compelling “make the Chase” story for a second straight season? Two years removed from the “Spingate” scandal we have yet to produce a sense of urgency that makes the regular season finale the “must see” event it used to be in the early years of NASCAR’s playoff …

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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Team Trophy Cia

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Who’s in the headline – Joe Gibbs Racing established their dominance early in the weekend and threw down the gauntlet in qualifying by putting their cars first through third, and all four in the top six. When the race started, Matt Kenseth took advantage of his 16th career pole and a very strong car to race off …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan Edition

Clint Bowyer leads a pack of cars in the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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That we got a fuel-mileage race at a road course was not surprising. That it helped add to the drama was a good thing though as we didn’t have quite the level of bumping and banging that normally goes on during the Sprint Cup races at Watkins Glen. With wins meaning so much in the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono-Watkins Glen Edition

Matt Kenseth poses with the Windows 10 400 winner's trophy in Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway

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It was quite the interesting day at Pocono Raceway. It’s billed as an oval race, but the strategy used there is something more similar to a road-course race. Of course, Pocono is unique because it is shaped like a triangle. The track calls itself the Tricky Triangle, and there were plenty of tricks up its …

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