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Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford
Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Marks Slips & Slides to NASCAR Glory

Well, no one said it would be easy to get your first NASCAR XFINITY Series win. But chances are Justin Marks didn’t think he’d have to slip and slide through the rain to do it. Saturday (Aug. 13) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, amid a wet-and-wild track surface and after …

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Bryan Clauson Dead at 27

Bryan Clauson, a driver who competed in USAC, IndyCar, NASCAR and much more over his career, has died. He was 27. Clauson, his family announced Monday, died Sunday night after succumbing to injuries sustained in a race at the Belleville Midget Nationals on Saturday night, Aug. 6, reports USA Today. His car …

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NASCAR 101: How Often Does the Same Driver Win Both of a Track’s Races?

Make no mistake: Kurt Busch has a resonant history at Pocono Raceway. After winning at the track last June, the elder Busch brother now has three wins in 30 starts, along with 13 top 5s, 17 top 10s and an average finish of 14.7. Those stats place him in the upper …

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NASCAR 101: First 5 Kentucky Winners? Probably Not the Same as the Next 5

In 2011, Kentucky Speedway got what track officials had been dreaming of for a decade: a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Now it’s 2016. Five years ago, the inaugural Quaker State 400 was contested, and Saturday’s race, the 18th of the 2016 Cup season, marks the sixth in the track’s …

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NASCAR 101: Daytona, Talladega Become Place to Be for One-Offs

OK, picture this: a NASCAR national series where you don’t really know who’s going to show up each week. Entries vary by track, whether it’s by type of speedway or from a regional standpoint, with, say, Michigan drivers building a car and saddling up for a race in their home state, …

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