1. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 10 Lessons We Learned at the Irwin Tools Night Race

    Fans wanted to see the fender banging and the bump-and-run driving from days of old at the Bristol track; drivers wanted good racing, not wrecking. What we got was unexpected with some drivers not so happy...

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  2. NASCAR: Hottest Topics at the Irwin Tools Night Race in Bristol

    Saturday night racing under the lights is traditionally a NASCAR fan favorite, but when it is at Bristol Motor Speedway with a major unknown looming over the third race from the Chase, drama can't be far behind...

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  3. Joey Logano: It Is Time to Move on from Joe Gibbs Racing

    Joey Logano has had a wild ride with Joe Gibbs Racing since he was 16-years-old. He was thrust into the prestigious Home Depot No. 20 Cup car perhaps before his time, now it is time for him to cut the cord with JGR...

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  4. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 10 Lessons We Learned at the Pure Michigan 400

    For the drivers in NASCAR's top series, winning at the fast two-mile Michigan track is important not only because it is one of four chances to secure position for the Chase, but also for bragging rights in Motor City...

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  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wrecks His Winning Car at Michigan and Maybe Chance to Win

    It took 143 races for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to find Victory Lane again, but he did it in June at Michigan. The team brought the same car back, but the driver damaged the prize car when he went for a spin at the end of the last practice...

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  6. Pure Michigan 400: "Wild Card" Chasers Have Much to Lose at Michigan

    The Chase for the Sprint Cup title is the playoff series for the elite of NASCAR. Only two drivers can make the Chase via the coveted "Wild Card" positions, and for a few, hopes to do so could fade quickly...

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  7. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Toughest Tracks Left on Cup Schedule

    The game-changing road-course tracks may be out of the way, but within the collection of intermediate tracks, there is a challenging variety of venues in the mix that take drivers to season's end at Homestead...

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  8. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 5 Game-Changing Moments for Cup Drivers at Watkins Glen

    Wild and wacky may be the best way to describe the finish of the Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen. It featured hard racing with the leaders and an ending that was exciting and controversial...

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  9. Matt Kenseth's New Ride May Be Silenced Because of Joey Logano

    Matt Kenseth surprised the NASCAR world with his announcement that he would leave Roush Fenway Racing. He has a signed deal that many presume is with Joe Gibbs Racing, but he can't talk about it and perhaps we know why...

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  10. NASCAR's Toughest Drivers on the Sprint Cup Circuit

    The word tough can be defined as able to withstand strain, solid, rugged and formidable among other terms. Certain drivers in NASCAR's premier series epitomize toughness for a variety of reasons...

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  11. Tragedy Strikes Fans at Stormy Pennsylvania 400 in Pocono

    The rain-shortened Pennsylvania 400 provided a much-needed win for Jeff Gordon , but the victory was diminished when lightning struck fans scrambling to their vehicles, resulting in one death, as David Caraviello of NASCAR...

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  12. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Can He Stand Strong Against Challenge from Teammate?

    The next NASCAR Sprint Cup champion may well be a product of the same garage at Hendrick Motorsports , but points leader, Dale Earnhardt Jr. , will be challenged by the onslaught of his teammate...

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  13. Roger Penske's Tough Call on A.J. Allmendinger Could Be Troubling

    One of the most highly respected and fairest team owners in NASCAR is Roger Penske, but having a team driver in NASCAR's Road to Recovery program forced him to make a gut-wrenching decision...

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  14. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 10 Lessons We Learned at the Brickyard 400

    When NASCAR's elite series comes to the Brickyard each year, it is about more than history and prestige. The flat 2.5-mile track is a test for drivers and teams with strategy and edgy cars that are fast...

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  15. NASCAR Heats Up the Car Wars with the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS

    Though the "win on Sunday, buy on Monday" theory has run off in the ditch somewhere along the line with the generic styling of the cars on the track, fans of Chevrolet and the Camaro now have something to cheer about...

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  16. NASCAR at Indianapolis: 10 Drivers Who Will Be in the Mix at the Brickyard 400

    Racing at the "Brickyard" is about history and prestige. NASCAR's elite series will do battle for the win, points and perhaps more important, the opportunity to kiss the "Yard of Bricks...

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  17. NASCAR Sprint Cup: The Countdown Ends at Penske Racing, Allmendinger Suspended

    The testing of the "B" sample from Penske Racing driver, A.J. Allmendinger , will take place Tuesday, July 24 at 8:00 a.m. CDT. The results could be game-changing for some of the players in this high stakes race...

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  18. NASCAR: Can Carl Edwards Recover from the Stunning Breakup?

    There was a lovefest between what appeared as an odd-couple pairing of crew chief and driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For Carl Edwards , his long-time crew chief is gone as he struggles to make the Chase...

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  19. NASCAR's Drug Policy: Is It Too Strict?

    The recent suspension of A.J. Allmendinger for positive results on a test conducted as part of NASCAR's substance abuse program has triggered a plethora of emotions, leaving some to wonder if the testing may have room for improvement...

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  20. NASCAR's Blonde Twins: Are Amber and Angela Cope Serious Racers?

    Twin blondes, Amber Cope and Angela Cope, are no doubt a novelty to NASCAR racing. They appear to have goals that may make their inconsistent appearances at the track nothing more than a marketing ploy...

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  21. 10 Lessons Learned at the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 in Loudon

    The heat was on for the Cup drivers who had only eight races remaining to guarantee a shot at the Chase. At Loudon, the odds were diminishing for some, but with a close battle at the end, victory was sweet for one driver...

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  22. A.J. Allmendinger: Game Over, Penske Needs to Dump Him

    The temporary suspension of A.J. Allmendinger for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy may have been due to that extra cup of nighttime sleep medicine, but it appears to be much more serious with the swift action taken by the sanctioning body...

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  23. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 10 Lessons We Learned at the Coke Zero 400

    Daytona International Speedway, a place that has given us the some of the greatest moments and most tragic in NASCAR, never fails to disappoint when it comes to the unexpected. Once again the track carried on tradition...

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  24. The Harvicks Welcome "Baby Otis" into the World

    Kevin Harvick , driver of the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet, and his wife DeLana Harvick welcomed their first baby into the world on Sunday following Kevin's participation in the Coke Zero 400...

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  25. Daytona: Six-Pack of Hot Contenders Who Could Win Coke Zero 400

    Picking a winner at a superspeedway race is much like shooting fish in a barrel, but despite the fact most any driver in the field is a candidate to win, several drivers clearly look to have an advantage for Saturday's race...

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