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NASCAR Adds Fourth Stage to Coca-Cola 600

2016 Charlotte I CUP Martin Truex Jr Jimmie Johnson NASCAR via Getty Images

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NASCAR announced the longest race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the Coca-Cola 600, will be broken up into four 100-lap stages rather than three. The race will award playoff points at the conclusion of each stage, just like any other MENCS race. Drivers who finish in the top 10 in each of the …

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2-Headed Monster: Is NASCAR Downsizing the Way to Go for Success?

2016 Texas I CUP Trevor Bayne racing John Harrelson NKP

This week’s Frontstretch debate question: a number of race teams have been downsizing their organizations in terms of teams in the past few years. Most recently, Roush Fenway Racing wound up in Victory Lane with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. this past weekend after downsizing from three full-time teams in 2016 to two full-time teams in 2017. Does NASCAR downsizing have …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Has Impressed, Disappointed Thus Far in 2017?

2017 Talladega I CUP Ryan Blaney pack racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

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The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has seen it’s fair share of winners and losers thus far. 10 races into the 36-race season, there have been a handful of surprises as well as disappointments. One of those surprises found victory lane this past weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Ricky Stenhouse Jr. as well …

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The Big 6: Questions After 2017 GEICO 500

2017 Talladega I CUP Ricky Stenhouse Jr woohoo John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Who… gets the shoutout of the race? Jamie McMurray. He’s been known throughout his career as a guy who has a knack for winning the big races and excels on restrictor plate tracks. A Daytona 500 win in 2010 and a July victory at the World Center of Racing in 2007, plus two Talladega Superspeedway wins …

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2-Headed Monster: Does it Matter that Travis Pastrana is Back?

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11 November, 2016, Avondale, Arizona USA Johnny Sauter and Cameron Hayley © 2016, Nigel Kinrade NKP

This week’s Fronstretch debate question: Travis Pastrana will return to NASCAR competition later this season, as he will run the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 30. Will Pastrana’s comeback be good for the sport, or will it ultimately have a negative/no …

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Christopher Bell to Run Partial XFINITY Series Schedule For Joe Gibbs Racing

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Monday afternoon that 22-year-old Christopher Bell will dip his toes into the XFINITY Series, running seven races on a part-time basis for JGR this season. The three-time winner and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader will make his season debut later this month in the No. 18 Toyota Camry on …

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