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Throwback Thursday: Joe Nemechek's dramatic Kansas win

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway for Saturday night's SpongeBob SquarePants 400, there's no better time to look back on a memorable Kansas race from years gone by. For this Throwback Thursday, we remember Joe Nemechek's dramatic last-lap battle with Ricky Rudd in October 2004. Nemechek, starting from the pole in the No. 01 U.S. Army-sponsored Chevrolet, led...
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Throwback Thursday – Dale Earnhardt Clinches 7th Championship

Courtesy nascarmedia.com – (Photo by Bill Hall/Getty Images) Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1994 AC-Delco 500 – North Carolina Motor Speedway – October 23, 1994 **Authors note: The May race at Kansas Speedway once belonged to Auto Club Speedway from the fall of 2004-2010, which was originally the Rockingham date from 1965-2003** After 28...
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Why are today's Sprint Cup drivers more prone to miss races?

When NASCAR's championship was determined over a full season, missing races due to injury or illness wasn't an option. Ricky Rudd finished seventh in the 1984 Daytona 500 with his eyelids duct-taped open after a vicious wreck in the Sprint Unlimited. One week after breaking his ribs at Bristol Motor Speedway in 1992, Davey Allison went out and won at North Wilkesboro. Later that...
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