Despite coming up short, Dale Jr. lauds late gamble


It all looks so easy, so effortless, when Dale Earnhardt Jr. and that No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet glide around the race track, snapping up the competition and soaring toward the front of the pack. Trust crew chief Greg Ives on this: It’s not so simple. […]

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Allmendinger On a Roll


Prior to this season, AJ Allmendinger had yet to score a top 10 on a 1.5-mile track since joining JTG Daugherty Racing. Now, he has two in as many starts in 2015. Allmendinger finished sixth in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to follow […]

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Kevin Harvick wins Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas


Kevin Harvick must have been tired of finishing second, because on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion did something about it. Once Harvick got to the front of the field from his 18th-place starting spot in the Kobalt 400, […]

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Jeff Gordon wins pole for Las Vegas race


Jeff Gordon is awfully efficient when he actually gets to qualify. The retiring four-time series champion won his second pole of the season and first ever at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, setting a new record with a 194.679-mile lap (27.738 seconds) on the 1.5-mile […]

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Las Vegas Challenge Ahead


Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway promises to be a demanding race for both man and machine. The 1.5-mile track is the same length as last week’s venue in Atlanta, but there’s not much more similarity. While each track has […]

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Make no mistake, qualifying impacts plenty


From starting spot to pit selection, qualifying run sets up race day Never underestimate the importance of qualifying. While it carries with it no guarantee of a solid finish on race day, the position earned in qualifying impacts a great deal more than where a driver […]

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