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The Inside Line: Halfway to the Sprint Cup Chase

Posted On June 03, 2015

By Chris Symeon, Motorsports Editor (SportsNetwork.com) - The regular season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached its midpoint, with 13 races completed and 13 to go before the championship Chase begins. Right now, nine drivers have virtually guaranteed themselves a spot in the Chase by winning a race this year. That leaves seven…

Johnson wins at Dover for a record-extending 10th time

Posted On June 01, 2015

Dover, DE (SportsNetwork.com) - Jimmie Johnson benefited from a late-race pit strategy to win Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Johnson, the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion, has now won at this one- mile, concrete-surfaced track 10 times, including victories in three of the last four races here. Starting 14th, Johnson…

Fuel strategy pays off for Buescher in Xfinity race at Dover

Posted On May 30, 2015

Dover, DE (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Buescher gambled on fuel late in the race and then grabbed the lead from his Roush Fenway Racing teammate, Darrell Wallace Jr., in the closing laps to win Saturday's Buckle Up 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway. Buescher, the current leader in the Xfinity point standings, drove the…

Truex Jr. aiming for first win of the season at Dover

Posted On May 30, 2015

Dover, DE (SportsNetwork.com) - Last Sunday at Charlotte, Carl Edwards became the ninth driver to virtually guarantee himself a spot in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when he won the Coca-Cola 600 -- NASCAR's longest race of the season. Martin Truex Jr. is hoping he will be the next driver to join…

Hamlin on pole for Dover race

Posted On May 30, 2015

Dover, DE (SportsNetwork.com) - Denny Hamlin will start on the pole for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks after topping Martin Truex Jr. in Friday's qualifying at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin, the driver of the No. 11 FedEx-sponsored Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, earned the top starting position for Sunday's 400-lap race at this one-mile,…