NSCS: Truex to the Top; Furniture Row Racing Driver Scores First Pole in Four Years at Kansas

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — by Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Martin Truex Jr. freely admitted it took time for the No. 78 Furniture Row team to get the hang of three-round knockout qualifying. From the look of Friday’s time trials at Kansas Speedway, however, the problem appears to be solved. Charging around the 1.5-mile track in …

NSCS: Toyotas Still Fast; Truex Tops Final Kansas Practice

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KANSAS City, Kan. — official series release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Martin Truex Jr. scooted to the top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leaderboard Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway, leading a 1-2-3 sweep byJoe Gibbs Racing-affiliated cars in final practice. Truex powered the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota to a fast lap of 187.696 mph on the 1.5-mile Kansas City track. The speed, while quickest in the field, was …

NSCS: Kurt is Quick in Kansas; Busch Leads Opening Cup Practice

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KANSAS City, Kan. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda —  Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America photo — Kurt Busch has yet to chalk up a win at Kansas Speedway, but the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was fast Friday morning. Busch posted the fast lap of 29.049 seconds (185.893 mph) early in the session and the 2004 …

NSCS: Broomtown, PA; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Takes Lead Late and Completes Season-Sweep at Pocono

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LONG POND, Pa. — report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have only led once during Sunday afternoon’s Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway, but he made sure he led when it counted. The driver of the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet SS completed a daring pass …

NSCS: Larson Scores First-Career Coors Light Pole at Pocono

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LONG POND, Pa. – By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service — NASCAR photo — It’s all coming together for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Kyle Larson. Larson, who turned 22 on Thursday, became the first product of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program to earn a Coors Light Pole Award on Friday, setting a Pocono Raceway track record of 183.438 mph in qualifying for Sunday’s GoBowling.com …

NSCS: Kasey Hoping To Be A Dandy Kahne At Pocono

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LONG POND, Pa. — official release — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — Kasey Kahne’s aggravation spilled with every word uttered in his post-race interview on ESPN following Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In regards to needing a win to enter the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kahne said: “Yeah, no kidding. I know that. We have five more good tracks …

NSCS: Harvick Adds Mobil 1 as Primary Sponsor for Pocono

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — official release — Business Wire photo — ExxonMobil is expanding its Mobil 1 partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing, adding a one-time full primary sponsorship of Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Chevrolet SS for the GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Aug. 3 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Beyond Pocono, Mobil 1 will continue to serve as an associate sponsor for …