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Alex Bowman Wins Fourth Daytona 500 Practice

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Remember when Tommy Baldwin Racing nearly snagged the Daytona 500 following the jet-dryer incident of 2012? Their chances of victory this year seem to be just as good with Alex Bowman, who topped the charts in the second Daytona 500 practice of Wednesday with a speed of 200.495 mph. Bowman, 21, is attempting to make his …

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Kyle Busch Paces Third Daytona 500 Practice Amid Danica Patrick Crash

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Kyle Busch paced the field in the first Sprint Cup Series action at Daytona since Sunday’s qualifying round, winning the third practice for the Daytona 500 on Wednesday and posting a top speed of 200.776 mph. Busch was one of three drivers to eclipse the 200 mph mark, along with Jimmie Johnson (200.530) and Trevor Bayne (200.053). …

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New Lineup, New Attitude for Roush Fenway Racing in 2015

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New faces join the familiar veterans this season at Roush Fenway Racing, but no matter how long they’ve been with the team, the three Sprint Cup and four XFINITY series drivers have a common goal: to put the team back on top. It’s no secret that 2014 was not a strong season for RFR. Carl …

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Roush Fenway Racing Announces 2015 Crew Chief Lineup

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On Tuesday morning, Roush Fenway Racing announced the driver-crew chief pairings for their three full-time Sprint Cup and four full-time XFINITY Series teams.  The organization will have a combination of brand new and familiar atop their pit boxes. Starting on the Sprint Cup side of the organization, Greg Biffle will once again have Matt Puccia …

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Going By the Numbers: NASCAR’s Newbie Cup Runneth Over in 2014

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The 2014 season is over, and NASCAR’s gained the highest degree of attention – positive or otherwise – it’s received in years. And yet, you’re not happy. That’s certainly the case for many fans and viewers of the sport, who look at the experiment that was the new Chase format with disdain, even outrage. The …

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Fantasy Insider: Prepping For Your Own NASCAR Title Bout

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We are down to the final event of the season and sure everybody is talking the so-called Championship Four in Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano. However, unless you have one of those guys on your fantasy team this week, or have had them for the entire season, the fact that everything …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Fight Night At The Races

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The specter of violence has reared its head once again. Cripes. Before we even get into the critique, I’ll state for the record that this fighting is passé. Not only is it played out, it’s also ludicrous and makes the sport look bad. I do a lot more pertaining to motorsports coverage than critiquing TV …

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Going By the Numbers: Chase Elliott, Brian Scott Ramping Up Results as Season’s End Nears

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When it comes to the Nationwide Series title battle, many drivers are peaking or gaining momentum at just the right time. Don’t consider it true for everyone, but when checking out the average finishes of full-time competitors in the second-tier series over the 2014 season versus what they’ve accomplished more recently, the results are simple: …

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Fantasy Insider: Late Revenge Tactics Could Ruin This Fantasy

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One of the things that is out of a NASCAR fantasy team owner’s control are the revenge tactics that can take place on the track. And since we are now down to the final three races of the season, there seems to be a lot of “getting even” stuff going on. There are few of …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: GEICO 500 – Brad Keselowski Lives to Fight Another Day

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Key Moment – The caution flag flew with four laps to go for a piece of metal on the race track. The No. 22 of Joey Logano had it on his grill under caution and rubbed it off when the yellow flag was in the air. The end result was a green-white-checkered finish that brought …

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