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I'm saddened by the death of Steve Byrnes - he was a really good man. His death from cancer Monday would have struck me enough as a race fan and media member, if I had never met him.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Matt Kenseth's first Sprint Cup Series win came in the 2000 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway - in NASCAR's longest yearly race. His 32nd comes in the longest race in terms of laps at Bristol Motor Speedway. Rain delayed the start of the race by over an hour, interrupted it twice (including a four-hour delay that sent the coverage from FOX to FS1), and threatened to end it early at the end. 

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

This round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at Texas Motor Speedway did not produce a big brawl, like last fall's race did between Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon and their crews. But the Duck Commander 500 did pitch to Chevy drivers against each other in what could be a preview of the showdown for the championship in the November Chase race. Jimmie Johnson claimed his second win of the 2015 campaign, going from 4th to 1st in the final 21 laps.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull