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Time for Roush Fenway Racing to Step Up Its Game — And Fast

After several weeks of continuous questions about the importance of winning, Hendrick Motorsports backed up its consistent efforts with Jeff Gordon taking his 89th career victory — and first of the 2014 season — at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night. This makes Hendrick the fourth organization that has joined the …

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Short Track Racing Should Encourage Summer Viewership

Who needs a green-white-checkered for some close racing at the finish? The Sprint Cup drivers proved they could keep their cars pointed in the right direction during a breath-taking nine laps of green-flag competition that concluded Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond. No one could have been thinking about …

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Sprint Cup Series Facilities Can Build Upon Fan Experience by Looking to Their Roots

NASCAR’s Home Tracks program has been known as “The Soul of NASCAR.” Unfortunately, when looking at some of the top tracks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and what they have to offer, there seems to be a link lost between the fans and the track, one that once defined the heart and …

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Chase Elliott No Surprise To Those Who’ve Watched Him Rise

Although the rainy weather pushed back the Duck Commander 500 to Monday, there was already some excitement headlining the NASCAR weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Page back to Friday night, where a high school senior conserved, outran, and beat drivers with over 150 Nationwide Series and over 100 Sprint Cup Series wins combined. It is a …

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Talent Outweighs Money – Larson Continuously Showing He Can Get the Job Done

In his home state of California, Kyle Larson turned in his best overall NASCAR performance of his brief stock car career at Auto Club Speedway. After the jumble that was the green-white-checkered finish on Sunday, even Larson tweeted out to fans “I’m still trying to figure out how I got …

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Harvick’s Dominance Raises the Question: Does Years of Experience Mean a Significant Advantage at a Track?

Throughout The Profit on CNBC 500 race weekend, Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team turned in a near flawless performance from the time they unloaded to the checkered flag. The Californian’s dominance, leading 224 of the 312-lap distance at Phoenix International Raceway, was not in question; however, how much is a result of …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Does Wallace’s Team Ownership Limit His Preparation?

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Talking NASCAR TV, where race telecast criticism is the name of the game. We're back from a one week break since I was out of town, covering the races in Watkins Glen (including the rain-delayed Cup race). If you're looking for a critique of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen, I did write one that ran in the Frontstretch Newsletter on Thursday. If you subscribe to the Newsletter, you'll have access to our archives, so take a look. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series were each racing at Michigan International Speedway. Meanwhile, the Nationwide Series raced Saturday afternoon at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

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