1. Jimmie Johnson on Pace for His Best Season Ever After 4th Win of 2015 at Dover

    Reality has to slap you in the face sometimes to get your attention. Sunday was that kind of day for me—and I'm betting a lot of others like me...

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  2. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Complete Preview and Prediction for the FedEx 400

    Dover International Speedway may share the same initials as another DIS (Daytona International Speedway), but this one-mile track stands out from every one of its peers...

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  3. Juan Pablo Montoya and Open-Wheel Racing: Dream Pairing Only Partially Realized

    As the old saying goes, “two out of three ain’t bad.” But with Juan Pablo Montoya’s impressive rally to win his second career Indianapolis 500 on Sunday—in ...

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  4. Verizon IndyCar Series: Complete Preview and Prediction for the Indianapolis 500

    The Indianapolis 500. Those three simple words have meant the pinnacle of motor racing not just in the U.S. but around the world. It's the race that most people look forward to each year in its annual renewal on Memorial Day weekend...

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  5. While Shorter Races Could Benefit NASCAR, Coca-Cola 600 Should Stay Unchanged

    As the attention span of most Americans grows smaller and smaller, it’s not a surprise that NASCAR is contemplating shorter races in the future...

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  6. The Best and Worst of Stewart-Haas Racing in 2015 on Display in All-Star Race

    Has there been a more disparate Sprint Cup organization this season than Stewart-Haas Racing? Kevin Harvick has been nothing short of outstanding...

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  7. What NASCAR's Sprint All-Star Race Needs to Do to Bring Back the Excitement

    For nearly 20 years, the Sprint All-Star Race—formerly known as The Winston from 1985 through 2003—was one of the high points of every NASCAR season...

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  8. Erik Jones Gets Priceless Learning Experience at Kansas to Aid Path to Stardom

    While the end results didn ’t quite meet his ultimate goals this weekend in Kansas, Erik Jones came away with something that can be as important as a good finish: how quickly good fortune can change in NASCAR ...

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  9. Why Claims That Jimmie Johnson Let Dale Earnhardt Jr Win at Talladega Are Absurd

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson just can’t seem to win—even when they win. Earnhardt won this past Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway...

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  10. Jeff Gordon's Pit Road Mistakes Holding Him Back from Winning Races in 2015

    When Jeff Gordon sought to point fingers after Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after a disappointing 31st-place finish, he singled out one person...

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  11. Martin Truex Jr.'s Success in 2015 Makes Him Underdog to Win at Talladega

    I’ ve got that feeling again. Last week, I picked Kurt Busch to win the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway...

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  12. Chase Elliott Proving to Be Quick Learner After 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Start

    In his first career Sprint Cup start last month at Martinsville, it was pretty clear that the normally cool and collected Chase Elliott was a wee bit nervous. Well, as cool, collected and wee bit nervous as a 19-year-old can be...

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  13. NASCAR at Richmond 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for Toyota Owners 400

    Even though they retained their 1-2-3 position in the Sprint Cup standings, can Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr...

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  14. Why NASCAR Made Right Decision to Finish Bristol Race Under Green Flag

    When NASCAR threw a yellow caution on Lap 496 for both a crash and light rain, and then a red flag on Lap 506 of Sunday’s race at Bristol, it appeared likely that Matt Kenseth would be declared the winner due to yet another rainstorm of the day...

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  15. Ranking the 5 Best NASCAR Moments at Bristol Motor Speedway

    There are very few tracks that can match Bristol Motor Speedway for action, excitement, drama and temperament—uh, make that tempers. When things flare up at Bristol, you never know what’s going to happen...

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  16. Is Hendrick Motorsports Becoming the Team to Beat Again After Texas?

    Where have we seen this play before? Jimmie Johnson wins—yet again—on a 1.5-mile racetrack, this time Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson’s win in the Duck Commander 500 wasn’t necessarily unique, though...

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  17. Is Greg Ives the Right Crew Chief to Get Dale Earnhardt Jr. a Sprint Cup Title?

    Whenever there is a significant crew chief change in NASCAR 's Sprint Cup Series—particularly when it's a high-profile change—the inclination for many observers is that ...

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  18. Jeff Gordon Showing Signs That His Swan Song Will Still End on a High Note

    The way things looked after the first two races, Jeff Gordon ’s 2015 season hopes—let alone any hope of retiring on top with a fifth career Sprint Cup championship—looked pretty bleak...

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  19. Penalties to Ryan Newman and His Team Show NASCAR Is Serious About New Rules

    Tuesday’s heavy penalties to the No. 31 Sprint Cup team for doctoring its tires in races should more than prove NASCAR means business about cracking down on cheating...

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  20. Danica Patrick's Finish at Martinsville Shows She's Turning the Corner in NASCAR

    Maybe the holdout non-believers will finally start having some faith in Danica Patrick. Patrick’s seventh-place finish in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville ...

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  21. NASCAR at Martinsville 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for the STP 500

    This Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway could end up with a surprising finish. Because of all the beating and banging that goes on, it’s hard to pick a favorite...

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  22. Kurt Busch Quickly Reminds NASCAR That on the Track, He Has Limitless Talent

    NASCAR may have suspended Kurt Busch for the first three races of the season, but there’s no suspending his talent...

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  23. NASCAR at Fontana 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for the Auto Club 400

    Can the Happy Harvick Express keep rolling this Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California? Harvick is the hottest driver in NASCAR in more than four decades...

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  24. Ryan Newman: With Strong 2015 Start, Is NASCAR's Rocket Man Ready for Blastoff?

    With back-to-back top-three finishes last week at Las Vegas and Sunday at Phoenix, NASCAR’s Rocket Man has initiated countdown to liftoff. As in wins and perhaps even his first Sprint Cup championship may be in his flight plan...

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  25. NASCAR at Phoenix 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for CampingWorld.com 500

    Kevin Harvick’s win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past Sunday couldn’t have come at a better time. For after his first career win at the 1...

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