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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Joey Logano


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For such a young man approaching the age of 30, Joey Logano’s 2019  NASCAR Cup Series season had the makings of a lesson in maturity. Not only will he and his wife soon welcome a second baby into their family, but Logano also addressed changes in his personal health. In September, he announced being diagnosed …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ty Dillon

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You know it was a lackluster year when the highlights of your season included the indefinite suspension of your crew chief in August, rumors of your impending retirement at the end of 2020 and the paint scheme you ran at Talladega Superspeedway in October. Such was the way the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series unspooled for …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Martin Truex Jr.

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You would think that winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship would result in stability and security. Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn should feel both confident in their accomplishments and hopeful in their futures. The championship team owner should feel both pride in his organization’s success and assurance in its financial …

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Professor of Speed: You Can Run, but You Can’t Hybrid

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Still not receiving the Frontstretch Newsletter? Click here for your chance to sign up for a FREE subscription that gives you exclusive Monday through Friday content. Here’s a preview of what you’re missing with one of our weekly Newsletter writers, Mark Howell. Given that spring has finally sprung, it’s time to think about traveling. But …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Kevin Harvick

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What can you say about an athlete who is consistently one of the most competitive drivers in NASCAR Nation? What can be deduced from the record of a racer who is a perpetual threat to win? What do you do about a former Cup champion who qualifies for the postseason like other mere mortals qualify …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Chase Elliott


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Poor Chase Elliott. It’s difficult enough to be the son of a legendary Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, but to begin your Cup career behind the wheel of a legendary car that was built and maintained by a legendary team and formerly driven by a legendary driver who redefined the entire sport, definitely …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Danica Patrick

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Poor Danica Patrick. Her 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season went about as well as could be expected. Not that it would take much to improve on what we saw during 2014, but, alas, the most recent year ended with what has become pretty much all-too-familiar results. No wins, no top fives, two top 10s …

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Professor of Speed: NASCAR’s Bet on The Banquet

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So… here we are. The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet has come and gone. It was a week of championship-caliber excitement complete with racing stars, racing cars, celebrities, and hangers-on galore. It all came to you via radio, television, and a variety of social media, as it has been annually since 2009 from beautiful …

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The Times, They Have a-Changed

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It’s been said that changes in life are inevitable, but come on, NASCAR! First, it was the Gen-6 car as a means by which to improve Sprint Cup competition. Then, it was the win-and-you’re-in, Game Seven redesign of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Next, it was announced that what we’ve known and loved as “souvenir row” …

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