NSCS: Happy Harvick On Top; 2014 Cup Champ Paces Abbreviated Opening Cup Practice at Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — Kevin Harvick is sporting the Busch colors once again this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Actually it’s Busch Light, but the 3-time Richmond winner went right to the top of the charts in opening Sprint Cup Series practice. Harvick ran a …

NSCS: Hamlin Hammers Down; JGR Driver Paces Opening Sprint Cup Practice at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — The speed in the Joe Gibbs Racing stable hasn’t left them Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin set the fastest time in opening practice at 14.913 seconds (128.666 mph) in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota. Hamlin …

NSCS: Super-Sub Shows Speed; Brian Vickers Tops Friday Sprint Cup Practice at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America photo — Brian Vickers has stepped into a sub-role before, and did so Friday afternoon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ opening practice session at Martinsville Speedway with no problems going fast. Vickers turned a lap of 19.485 seconds (97.182 mph) in his …

KNPSE: Home Cooking for Benjamin; South Carolina Native Paces First K&N East Practice at Greenville

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman – Tom Baker photo – The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 may not have been one of the races that was on Kyle Benjamin’s initial 2016 calendar, but the hometown favorite made it known quickly during Saturday’s first practice session that he comes into the race prepared to defend …

NXS: JGR Takes Speed to Vegas; Erik Jones and Suarez Lead Opening XFINITY Practice

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LAS VEGAS — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America photo — Joe Gibbs Racing hasn’t lost a beat in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Kyle Busch won last weekend’s Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway as JGR came home with the trophy and a third-place showing from rookie Erik Jones. For the …

NSCS: Right On Target; Kyle Larson Fastest in Opening Cup Practice at Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Kyle Larson has yet to visit victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Friday’s opening practice showed the No. 42 Target Chevrolet is fast on the worn-out 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. The 23-year-old driver turned a time of 28.74 …

NCWTS: Defending ARCA Champ Quick; Enfinger Paces First Truck Practice at Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga. — official series release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Grant Enfinger led the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ opening practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday with a high speed of 179.574 mph. The No. 33 driver’s fastest speed came on Lap 2 of 20 laps. Last week, Enfinger won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the season-opening race …

NXS: Rookie On Top; Erik Jones Leads Opening XFINITY Series Practice at Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo — 19-year-old Erik Jones knows how to go fast at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver qualified outside pole for last year’s Truck Series there and paced Friday’s opening practice session for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Jones turned a …

NXS: Ty Dillon Tops Opening XFINITY Practice of 2016; Leads Stacked Field Early at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Ty Dillon paced Friday morning’s opening practice for the Powershares QQQ 300, the opening race for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Daytona International Speedway. Competing in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series — driving Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing’s …

NXS: Phoenix Family Affair; Dillon Brothers Lead First XFINITY Practice in the Desert

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Sarah Glenn/Getty Images North America photo — Could Austin Dillon score a fifth NASCAR XFINITY Series win this season at Phoenix International Raceway? If the speed he showed during Friday’s opening practice session at the one-mile desert oval is any indication, it’s certainly a possibility. Dillon was a …

NSCS: Happy Harvick; Defending Cup Champ Leads First Saturday Practice

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LONG POND, Pa. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Kevin Harvick has been almost perfect this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Alongside the fifth-place qualifying effort for Sunday’s Axalta, “We Paint Winners” 400, Harvick was also fastest in Friday’s lone practice session at 176.932 mph. His Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, …

NSCS: Joe Gibbs Racing Still On Top at Charlotte; Edwards Paces First Cup Practice

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CONCORD, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Kyle Magda photo — The speed of the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) cars continued to show after Denny Hamlin’s Sprint All-Star Race win last Saturday night. But this time, there was another JGR driver at the top of the board. Carl Edwards posted the fastest time in …