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Netherwood Excited For Season Opener

Start ‘N’ Park Racing driver Greg Netherwood begins his quest for a title tonight at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. The Macedon, NY native will be piloting his Flying Wee Racing Pure Stock for the first time in the 2014 and he is happy to be back behind the wheel after[...]
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ICYMI: FOX To Show Talladega Qualifying

NASCAR ramped up its pre-race excitement level for the 2014 season, making qualifying more relevant and much more entertaining by introducing a highly competitive “knockout” system, beginning with 43-plus race cars on the track at the same time at tracks 1.25 miles or longer. NASCAR on FOX, which covers the[...]
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Swan Racing In Trouble

Swan Racing released a statement via Twitter that puts the future of the two car Sprint Cup Series operation in doubt. “Swan Racing is in the process of reviewing its current situation and the ability to continue to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The team has been unable[...]
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Stat of the Week: Nationwide Series Lap Leaders

After seven races the Nationwide Series lap leader board looks a lot like the Sprint Cup Series lap leaderboard. That is because seven of the 17 drivers who have led a lap this season race primarily in that series. It also is because of those seven drivers, they have led[...]
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Power Rankings – Week 8

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Weekend Wrap Up: Bojangles’ Southern 500

Selfishly Kevin Harvick ended out debate on whether we could have 36 different race winners this season. Harvick took the victory Saturday night for his second win of the season. As long as he gets more checkers than wreckers, I guess the end justifies the mean for Harvick and his[...]
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Weekend Wrap Up: VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200

Chase Elliott made be pay for taking the easy way out in my pick for the win. He goes back to back winning in style at Darlington. My pick? Matt Kenseth, who came home third. So close, yet so far. After leading one lap, Chase Elliott became the 116th driver[...]
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Race Recap: Harvick Captures Southern 500

The season of checkers or wreckers continued for Kevin Harvick Saturday night at the Darlington Raceway. Unlike last weekend at Texas, it was victory for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. He captured the Bojangles’ Southern 500 after starting on the pole for the event. “It was just one of those deals[...]
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Post Race Chatter: Bojangles’ Southern 500

Greg Biffle: “We worked really hard all night and probably didn’t have a fifth place car but we worked really hard on it and we had good pit stops and track position was everything tonight. Those last restarts we were on the outside, the inside and then the outside and[...]
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Post Race Chatter: VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200

Joey Logano: “I had a really fast car. It was a car that was probably capable of winning. On the restart I got into the back of somebody and knocked the nose in a little bit and the 9 and Kyle Larson were racing each other and got loose in[...]
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Almirola Sets Speed Record To Start 3rd

As with a few other drivers this season with the knockout qualifying, Aric Almirola set a new track record at the Darlington Raceway, but will start third Saturday night. “It feels freaking fast, I promise you that. I remember the first time I came here I was shaking after qualifying.[...]
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Edwards Talks The Spoils Of Victory

Carl Edwards knows his way around a victory lane or two. The Sprint Cup Series driver talked to media members Friday at the Darlington Raceway about what happens when you win a race. “Victory lane is so much fun. It is just cool. The hard part about victory lane is[...]
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Harvick On Pole And Eying Darlington Trophy

Kevin Harvick put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the pole for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 from the Darlington Raceway. While he’s happy with the pole win, he’s looking forward to adding a historic trophy to his collection. “This is one of those I guess what we would refer to[...]
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Race Recap: Chase Elliott Wins Second In A Row

Chase Elliott took advantage of Elliott Sadler’s two tires to capture the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at the Darlington Raceway. It was the second win in as many weeks for the 18-year old JR Motorsports driver. After Kyle Larson and Tanner Berryhill made contact to bring out[...]
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Chris Buescher Accident Quote

WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? “You know, we are racing hard and everything but I really thought we would have a little more give and take this early in the race I guess. Our 50th Anniversary Mustang was pretty good and I think everyone saw in practice and qualifying that we[...]
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Starting Lineup: Bojangles’ Southern 500

Pos # Driver Team Time 1 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 26.802 2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 26.865 3 43 Aric Almirola Fresh from Florida Ford 26.880 4 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 26.948 5 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 27.011 6 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet[...]
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Starting Lineup: VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200

Pos # Driver Team Time 1 54 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Toyota 28.314 2 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 28.352 3 20 Matt Kenseth GameStop Toyota 28.408 4 5 Kevin Harvick Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet 28.647 5 3 Ty Dillon Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet 28.716 6 60 Chris[...]
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Final Practice Times: Bojangles’ Southern 500

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 27.447 Leader 2 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 27.476 -0.029 3 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 27.487 -0.040 4 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 27.503 -0.056 5 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 27.514 -0.067[...]
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First Practice Times: Bojangles’ Southern 500

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 27.679 Leader 2 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 27.823 -0.144 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 27.835 -0.156 4 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 27.959 -0.280 5 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End[...]
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Kenseth: “Really Cool To Win Southern 500”

Matt Kenseth comes into this weekend’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 as the defending champion. The driver took time to reflect on what winning at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR’s oldest speedway, means to him while talking to media on Thursday afternoon. “I always feel like the Southern 500 is one of the biggest[...]
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Final Practice Times: VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 60 Chris Buescher Mustang 50 Years Ford 28.865 Leader 2 54 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Toyota 29.140 -0.275 3 3 Ty Dillon Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet 29.190 -0.325 4 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 29.220 -0.355 5 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts[...]
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First Practice Times: VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200

Pos # Driver Sponsor/Make Time Behind 1 22 Joey Logano Snap-on Ford 29.033 Leader 2 54 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Toyota 29.150 -0.117 3 42 Kyle Larson Cartwheel Chevrolet 29.165 -0.132 4 60 Chris Buescher Mustang 50 Years Ford 29.207 -0.174 5 43 A. Almirola/D. Armstrong WinField Ford 29.219 -0.186[...]
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Race Preview: Bojangles’ Southern 500

This weekend marks the 65th running of the Bojangles’ Southern 500 from the Darlington Raceway. Jeff Gordon comes in leading the points by four over Matt Kenseth. They are followed by Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, and Kyle Busch to make the top-5 in the standings. Entry List Notes This weekend[...]
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Retro Racing: 1993 SplitFire Spark Plug 500

The Race: The 1993 SplitFire Spark Plug 500 from the Dover International Speedway was a bruising almost five hour long race. Incidents started early and happened often, including point leader Dale Earnhardt spending time behind the wall for repairs in a controversial incident with second in points, Rusty Wallace. The[...]
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Race Preview: VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200

This weekend marks the 32nd running of the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 from the Darlington Raceway. Rookie Chase Elliott comes in leading the points by two over teammate Regan Smith. Ty Dillon, Elliott Sadler, and Trevor Bayne round out the top-5 drivers. Entry List Notes This weekend[...]
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