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Kurt Busch on Pole in Atlanta, Kyle Busch Time Disallowed

UPDATE: Kyle Busch’s qualifying time was disallowed after he failed post-qualifying inspection for an issue with the rear end of the car, rewarding Kurt Busch the pole and moving everyone forward one position. The defending champion will start 40th on Sunday; no further penalties are expected. Kyle Busch captured his first career pole at the Atlanta …

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Four Burning Questions: What Will Atlanta Attendance Look Like Sunday?

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Where to Place the Expectations on Ty Dillon? It’s like 2013 all over again. That year, it was a broken leg suffered by Tony Stewart that opened the No. 14 Chevrolet to Max Papis, Austin Dillon and Mark Martin. Now, it’s a L1 burst fracture for Stewart that gave Brian Vickers his first Daytona 500 …

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Ty Dillon to Sub for Tony Stewart at Atlanta, Brian Vickers Subbing at Vegas

After Brian Vickers filled in for the injured Tony Stewart in the season-opening Daytona 500, Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed the substitutes for the next two events in the team’s No. 14. Ty Dillon will climb behind the wheel of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet this Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Vickers will return …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Elliott Chasing History At Daytona

Chase Elliott will start Sunday as the youngest pole winner in Daytona 500 history. Saturday, the 20-year-old proved why he’s ready to graduate to NASCAR’s top level full-time. Elliott drove a masterful race down the stretch in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevy, taking the lead from Joey Logano on lap 107 and then using teammate …

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Ty Dillon Grabs XFINITY Pole at Daytona

Spoiler alert: The No. 3 is fast at Daytona International Speedway. Ty Dillon backed up his dominating runs in practice, taking the pole for Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway following a quick lap of 49.493 seconds (181.844 mph). The pole is the fourth of his XFINITY Series career and first since 2014. “I’m …

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Ty Dillon Leads 1st Practice of XFINITY Season

A crash by Darrell Wallace, Jr. provided the only fireworks in an otherwise tame first practice session for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Daytona International Speedway, with championship contender Ty Dillon leading the way. Dillon, again the driver of the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, topped the chart with a speed of 192.526 …

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Michael McDowell, Brian Scott Lead Wednesday Cup Practices

Surprising names topped both the third and fourth Sprint Cup Series practices on Wednesday. Michael McDowell, who needs to race his way into the Daytona 500 by finishing as the highest open driver in Thursday’s Can-Am Duels, laid down a lap of 200.17 mph during a first practice that included a lot of drafting. The …

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Ty Dillon in Talks to Sub for Tony Stewart

Could Ty Dillon be the replacement driver for Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while the three-time champion recovers from injury? Though Dillon’s name has been bandied about as a potential fill-in driving the No. 14 after the Daytona 500, an official announcement has not been made — though Dillon confirmed Tuesday at …

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Leavine Family Racing to Run Full Time with Michael McDowell, Ty Dillon

2015 Michael Mcdowell Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

Through fire and rain, Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing are back — this time for its first full-time Sprint Cup Series season, through an alliance with Richard Childress Racing. Michael McDowell and Ty Dillon will split the team’s No. 95 as it goes full time in 2016, with a fuller driver lineup to be determined later. With …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead

Larson, Kyle Victory Lane 2015 Ford Ecoboost 300 Homestead

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For much of Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch dominated the proceedings. After an early competition caution, the duo ran off and hid, and by the halfway point, less than 10 drivers were on the lead lap. By the time the third caution flew on lap 118 for Josh Reaume hitting the …

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Kyle Larson Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 Xfinity Practice at Homestead

Kyle Larson Bank Of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

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On Friday afternoon, the Xfinity Series held a 45-minute practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway ahead of Saturday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300. The rain that ended Sprint Cup practice early did not affect the session.  However, the tire wear and increased amount of rubber on the track did. Much like in Camping World Truck Series practice …

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