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Fire ‘Em Up Friday – Charlotte Weekend Preview

Matthew T. Thacker/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 May 22, 2015 After last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte and the Xfinity Series battling it out in Iowa, both series get to stay home in Charlotte this weekend for the Memorial Day weekend slate of races with the Xfinity Series on Saturday afternoon and the Cup Series’ longest night in...
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Fellow drivers offer advice to new dads Kyle Busch, Keselowski

After becoming first-time fathers earlier this week, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are destined to undergo numerous adjustments in the days and weeks ahead. The good news? They won't have to go very far to find some sage advice. Of the top 25 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, 16 are fathers and each has at least one child under the age of 8. It's no surprise, then, than Kyle...
Via Fox Sports
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NSCS: Front Row Motorsports, NASCAR honor military sacrifice at Coca Cola 600

Charles “Wahoo” Sampson selects ‘The Unknown Soldier’ as honoree for driver David Gilliland Tuesday, May 19, 2015/Categories: David Gilliland,Memorial Day kamagra zsel rendels Charles “Wahoo” Sampson’s main job each week for the Front Row Motorsports team is to get the Love’s 38 driven byDavid Gilliland to its racetrack destination on time. The car...
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NSCS: Matt Kenseth Wins the Pole for the Coca-Cola 600

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NSCS: Carl Edwards Fastest in Opening Practice

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NSCS: Matt Kenseth Scores Coca Cola 600 Pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway

He isn’t known as a top-notch qualifier, but so far this year, he is proving that to be wrong. For the second time this year, Matt Kenseth will lead the field to the green flag. Kenseth won the pole for the Coca Cola 600 with a lap of 27.799 seconds. “My averages are way way up,” he commented. “These guys did a good job on the Camry. I thought we had some speed in practice...
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NXS: Ty Dillon Turns Quickest Lap in Final Practice

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Buescher charges into Charlotte as No. 1 driver

Chris Buescher barreled to the lead with the help of a friendly bump from Roush Fenway Racing teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. on a restart with two laps remaining and held off defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott to win the 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on Sunday. "(Wallace) gave us a heck of a restart," Buescher said. "It was a hard hit. That was almost a crash. It was...
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Will Harvick/Johnson dominance continue?

More than seven months ago, Joey Logano took the checkered in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. That was the last time a driver other than Kevin Harvick or Jimmie Johnson won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race at a 1 1/2-mile intermediate speedway. Harvick won at Charlotte on Oct. 11. Johnson followed with a victory at Texas on Nov. 2, and Harvick locked...
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NXS: Ty Dillon Leads Final Hisense 250 Practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway

At the end of final practice for the Hisense 300, Ty Dillon would top the charts with a lap of 29.823 seconds. Dillon is looking for his first win of the season as he tries to capitalize on the consistency that has led to being near the top of the standings thus far this year. Darrell Wallace Jr. was second, backing up his quick time from the first session, followed by Richard Childress...
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Hamlin aims for May sweep at Charlotte

Denny Hamlin had one million reasons to smile Saturday. Hamlin took home $1 million after visiting Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. His all-star win marked the first victory in the event for Joe Gibbs Racing since the organization began competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 1992. More important for JGR is that Hamlin's victory came at a 1 1/2-mile track, the...
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Matt Kenseth wins the Pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway

  Photo Credit: John Harrelson / NKP Posted by: Sandy Terronez, follow @SandyTerronez May 21, 2015 Matt Kenseth won his second Coors Light Pole of the season and puts his No. 20 Dewalt Toyota car on the front row for Sunday’s 56th Annual COCA-COLA 600 Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is Kenseth’s first pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 32 starts and the fifteenth pole...
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Matt Kenseth fastest in qualifying to grab pole for NASCAR's longest race

Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as Joe Gibbs Racing captured three of the top five starting spots for NASCAR's longest race. Kenseth lapped the 1.5-mile track at 194.252 miles per hour in his No. 20 JGR Toyota to take his second pole of the season and 15th of his career. "It's one lap. It's 600 miles Sunday, but it's a good place...
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When push comes to shove, aero rules in racing remain the same

For anyone expecting NASCAR to pull a magic bullet out of its hat to cure the dreaded aero push at the fast intermediate tracks, it's simply not going to happen. At least not according to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions. Aero push is the phenomenon that typically happens when one car is directly ahead of another in clean air. The second-place car can close up quickly on the...
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NSCS: Matt Kenseth Wins Coca-Cola 600 Pole

Matt Kenseth captured the pole at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday for the 56th annual Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. Kenseth earned his second pole of the year after a fast lap of 27.799 seconds, 194.252 mph. The Wisconsin native led the first and final rounds of knockout qualifying. Joey Logano will take the green flag on Sunday in the runner-up spot after a time of 28.003 seconds...
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Kenseth wins pole for NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Matt Kenseth won the pole Thursday night for the Coca-Cola 600. Kenseth turned a lap at 194.252 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the third round of NASCAR's knockout qualifying format for his second pole of the Sprint Cup season. Joey Logano will start alongside Kenseth on the front row Sunday night in the longest Sprint Cup race of the year. It is Logano's...
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Qualifying results for Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Matt Kenseth won the pole for this Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 in Thursday qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Check out complete speeds and results from Thursday's qualifying session by clicking here.
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Matt Kenseth wins Coca-Cola 600 pole, full Charlotte NASCAR qualifying results

Matt Kenseth was the fastest qualifier in Thursday’s qualifying session for the Coca-Cola 600. The driver of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry will be joined by Joey Logano on the front row. Coverage of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 will air on FOX beginning at 6:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 6:16 pm ET. Jimmie Johnson won this event a year ago. Kevin Harvick...
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Would Kyle Busch stop son from dating Keselowski's daughter?

It's been well-documented that Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski aren't exactly the best of friends. But, as ironic twists would have it, the two longtime rivals both became first-time fathers this week, just two days part. Speaking publicly on Thursday for the first time since wife Samantha gave birth to a baby boy, Brexton, Busch was asked a loaded question...
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Roush Fenway to Pay Homage to Fallen Heroes at Charlotte Motor Speedway

As part of the Memorial Day weekend celebration, Roush Fenway Racing will participate in the “600 Miles of Remembrance” at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday evening for the 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600. In honor of this special occasion, the nameplates across the windshields of the Nos. 6, 16 and 17 will carry the names of fallen war heroes who gave their lives to preserve...
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New dad Kyle Busch ready for racing

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kyle Busch says infant son Brexton can be anything he wants, even a race car driver. He just better be good. Busch's wife, Samantha, gave birth to the 7-pound, 10-ounce boy Monday and the Sprint Cup driver says the family is doing well. Asked Thursday if he wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, Busch joked he'd better end up with the checkered flag. Busch...
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Logano says NASCAR can learn from IndyCar on safety crews

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Joey Logano says NASCAR can learn something from the near-fatal accident involving IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe this week and the importance of having a regular safety crew at each race. Hinchcliffe's left leg was pierced by a piece of his car's suspension during practice Monday for the Indianapolis 500. The fast action of the series-hired safety team...
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Danica Patrick, Jamie Little have special connection to Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- For Chase Selman, the team manager at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, auto racing has always been "All in the Family." His father, Wayne, began his IndyCar career with Al Unser, Jr. at Galles Racing in the 1992 Indianapolis 500. But that's only the beginning for the 28-year-old Indianapolis resident who will call the shots for driver Townsend Bell in the 99th Indianapolis...
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Jeff Gordon Joins NASCAR on FOX, Will Replace McReynolds in Booth

Fox Sports has hired one of the biggest names in NASCAR. Retiring NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has joined Fox Sports as a NASCAR analyst, it was announced Thursday. He will serve as an in-race reporter for the remainder of the season before joining Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip on the lead broadcast team next year. [...]
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NXS: Darrell Wallace Jr. Leads First Hisense 300 Practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway

At the end of the first practice for the Hisense 300, it’d be Darrell Wallace Jr. topping the charts with a lap of 29.911 seconds. Wallace is looking for his first win of the season after finishing sixth last weekend at Iowa Speedway. Las Vegas winner Austin Dillon was second, followed by teammate Brian Scott. Iowa Speedway winner Chris Buescher and Texas winner Erik Jones rounded...
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