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Ty Dillon to Run Phoenix Sprint Cup Series Race for Circle Sport Racing

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Circle Sport Racing announced on Tuesday, Nov. 4 that Ty Dillon will run the Quickens Loans Race for Heroes 500 this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. It will mark his second career Sprint Cup Series start, after making his debut earlier this year at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “Well first, the competition is that much stiffer,” …

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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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Nationwide Breakdown: Drive For The Cure 300

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The moon wasn’t full but you wouldn’t have been able to tell with the way the race played out at Charlotte Friday night. A number of storylines battled for top-billing including multi-car accidents, pit strategy and tire wear but in the end Sprint Cup regulars Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth found their way …

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Nationwide Breakdown: Kansas Lottery 300

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or not. While seeing Kyle Busch win a NASCAR Nationwide Series race isn’t necessarily unusual, Busch winning at Kansas is more of a rarity. Though Busch does have a Nationwide Series victory at the track from back in 2007, a variety of bad luck and …

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Yuengling Extends Partnership With RCR; Will Make Cup Debut In 2015

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On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced that they have extended their partnership with D. G. Yuengling & Son, Inc, a Pennsylvania-based beer manufacturer.  As a result, the Yuengling Light Lager brand will continue to serve as a primary sponsor of Ty Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in the soon-to-be Xfinity Series.  In addition, Yuengling …

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Nationwide Breakdown: VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky

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Underdogs have a way of hitting emotions. Brendan Gaughan was the underdog of underdogs on Saturday evening. After Ty Dillon dominated much of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway, multiple late-race cautions gave his Richard Childress Racing teammate the advantage. Gaughan, 39, running his first full year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series since 2010, visited to …

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Going By the Numbers: Should NASCAR Debuts Leave Fans Dazzled… Or Disinterested?

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For the fourth week in a row, there’s a new face on the entry list in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. First there was Ty Dillon, younger brother of Austin, grandson of Richard Childress and competitor in the Nationwide Series, whose debut had been anticipated for months – if not years – at Atlanta Motor …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300

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Kevin Harvick took advantage of a gutsy two-tire call by his crew chief Ernie Cope and Kyle Busch‘s poor track position with 39 laps to go to win the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The victory marked the fourth win of the season for Harvick and the 44th Nationwide …

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Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon Lead Nationwide Practices at Richmond

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Chris Buescher and Ty Dillon paced the field as the Nationwide Series hit the track at Richmond International Raceway Thursday afternoon. The series returned to the track as preparations began for Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250. Buescher led a trio of Nationwide rookies at the the top of the board, piloting his No. …

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Five Points to Ponder: A Debut For One, One Veteran’s Record And One Race Left

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ONE: ONE TO GO: RICHMOND And then there was one. Just 300 miles and 400 laps at Richmond International Raceway separate us from the end of the regular season and the start of the newfangled Chase for the Sprint Cup format. Kasey Kahne became the 13th driver to win a race this season at Atlanta …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Several drivers had noteworthy nights in Atlanta, but one surprisingly …

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Nuts for Nationwide: It’s No Longer the Kyle Busch Series

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The so-called Kyle Busch Show has been rewritten. The 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season has instead been the tale of a rookie named Chase Elliott, with a few chapters on what dominance looks like (in the form of JR Motorsports), along with the fight from the little engines that could in Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher. …

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