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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Holds On For 6th Talladega Victory in 2015 GEICO 500

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning at Talladega Superspeedway is a big deal. Not just for  sponsor Nationwide, but as the sport’s most popular driver. Leading a race-high 67 laps, Earnhardt led Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson to checkered flag in Sunday’s GEICO 500. “This is really emotional,” Earnhardt told FOX in Victory Lane. “I haven’t won …

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Austin Dillon Dominates, Wins Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas

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Winning practice, qualifying and the race: It was that kind of weekend for Austin Dillon. The former XFINITY Series champion, running a part-time schedule for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33, won the BOYD Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon (March 7). The win is Dillon’s third career win in the XFINITY series, …

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The Frontstretch Five: Reasons for Optimism in 2015

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy says there are some good reasons to be optimistic about …

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For Team Penske, The Key Is Continuity

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While many NASCAR Sprint Cup teams are talking about changes they’ve made in the offseason during this year’s Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, Team Penske isn’t buying in. The organization, coming off a 2014 season where Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano won a combined 11 races, has a theme heading into 2015: if it ain’t …

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Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney Named Most Popular Drivers in Nationwide, Truck Series

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As the top drivers and teams of NASCAR’s Nationwide and Camping World Truck series met to honor the achievements of 2014, two new drivers were entered into the history books as the most popular drivers in both series. Perhaps unsurprisingly, both are sons of former Cup Series regulars. Chase Elliott was named the Nationwide Series …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Field Of Four, Not 43

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I’m going to make a statement up front before I even start the critique: I hate watching championship battles. Why? The race doesn’t even matter, only the points do. That’s why I prefer final events in which the championship is decided ahead of time; that way, the races can be covered fully instead of picking …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ford EcoBoost 200

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Author’s Note: To all of my readers that have stuck by throughout this season that the Truck Series has struggled through: thank you! Your criticisms and praise have challenged me to think outside the box in a year that can only be considered a tough one for the series that featured several short fields, and …

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Matt Crafton, Ryan Blaney Pace Thursday Truck Series Practices at Homestead

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The battle for the Camping World Truck Series championship heated up on Thursday as championship leader Matt Crafton and second-place Ryan Blaney paced practices for Friday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200. Crafton, who comes into this weekend with the opportunity to become the first driver to win back-to-back Truck Series championships, was on top of the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Phoenix Storylines to Watch

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While much of the NASCAR community has focused on the post-race fracas after Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event at Texas Motor Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series teams have quietly packed up and headed off to Phoenix International Raceway for its second to last race of the season. As the green flag flies over the …

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