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Frontstretch Podcast: Episode 11 – 2015 Sylvania 300

Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the NASCAR week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht, along with Mike Neff, discuss Kevin Harvick’s chances of Chase elimination, Brad Keselowski’s restart violation, and Tony …

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4 Burning Questions: Chicagoland – The Pressure To Perform For Joe Gibbs Racing

2015 Richmond International Raceway NSCS Denny Hamlin leads pack Credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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1. Who’s ready to step up in Round One of the Chase? We’ve been talking about it all season long, and now, it’s finally here. The 2015 Chase is upon us, and from here on out, every race has a stake in the championship. All of the Chase-eligible drivers and teams are entering this race …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Episode 10 – 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400

Joey Logano and Matt Kenneth battle for position during the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the NASCAR week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht, along with Mike Neff, discuss Matt Kenseth’s dominating win at Richmond and preview the upcoming 2015 Chase …

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4 Burning Questions at Richmond: Can Kyle Busch Score the Top Seed?

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1. Who’s in? Who’s out? It’s the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season this Saturday night, and four Chase spots are still up for grabs. As of right now, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer are occupying the final four spots in the postseason, and for the most part they …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Episode 9 – 2015 Southern 500

NASCAR Sprint Cup Cars circle Darlinton Raceway under caution in the 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the NASCAR week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht, along with Mike Neff, discuss the implications of a successful weekend in Darlington and preview the …

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4 Burning Questions at Darlington: Can NASCAR Deliver on Important Weekend?

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1. Will the low-downforce package work once more? Forget the throwback paint schemes, forget the pomp and circumstance: the biggest story this weekend revolves around the return of the low-downforce package to the Sprint Cup cars this weekend. The last time we saw the low-downforce package was back in June at Kentucky Speedway, and the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Pocono INDYCAR Edition

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the motorsports week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht and guest Mike Neff discuss the state of safety in the world of INDYCAR after the tragic death …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

Ryan Hunter-Reay enjoying the win at Pocono in the IndyCar series (credit: Chris Jones)

Photo Credit: Chris Jones, INDYCAR

In a Nutshell: A competitive race ended under somber circumstances as a late-race accident involving Justin Wilson and Sage Karam cast a pall over Pocono Raceway. The incident resulted in both drivers sustaining injuries, with Wilson’s condition being largely unknown at the time of writing. Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed his second victory of the season, but that …

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Joey Logano Goes Back-to-Back in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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It’s fair to say that Joey Logano is a fan of Bristol. In the night race one year ago, Logano held off a hard changing teammate, Brad Keselowski, to win his first race at the high-banked half-mile. Saturday night was very similar. The 500-lap, 250-mile race came down to a 50-lap shootout between Logano and …

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4 Burning Questions at Bristol: Will Bristol Live Up to Its Lofty Reputation?

2015 Bristol I CUP Kurt Busch spin credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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1. Will Bristol be its usual wild-card self? The Bristol Motor Speedway night race has a long-standing reputation as being an event where anything can happen. For the most part, anyone can win at Bristol. The combination of large attrition rates, slow speeds, passing difficulties and lack of aerodynamic necessities make Bristol an equalizer of …

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