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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Quaker State 400 – Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski was perhaps a little too excited after his win in Kentucky. He cut his hand on a champagne bottle in Victory Lane.

Key Moment – With 25 laps to go, Joey Logano’s car lost a cylinder in his engine. Logano was the only car on the track that had shown any potential to challenge Brad Keselowski for the win. Once his car no longer had all its ponies, the only worry left for the eventual winner was whether …

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Beyond the Pool: Tyler Clary Aims To Jump From Swimming To NASCAR

Tyler Clary gets some racing pointers from Daniel Hemric during the Summer Shootout Photo by Mike Neff

These articles are normally called Beyond the Cockpit. Today’s offering is called Beyond the Pool because we’re speaking with Tyler Clary, Olympic gold medalist in swimming. He holds the Olympic record in the 200 meter backstroke and is preparing to defend it in the 2016 games. Similar to tennis and gymnastics, swimming is a young …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Toyota / Save Mart 350

Carl Edwards and Jack Roush have enjoyed a decade's worht of success together. Edward's move to Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015 comes at a time where their outsourced engines have been largely left in the dust this season.(Credit: CIA)

Key Moment – The caution flag flew for debris in turn 10 on lap 72 that was not shown on television. Carl Edwards had pitted two laps before that and was able to stay on the track when most everyone else came to pit road. Edwards and Marcos Ambrose led the field to the green …

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Driver Diary for Round 3 of the Summer Shootout with Daniel Hemric

Daniel Hemric talks strategy with Tyler Clary Credit: Mike Neff Photo by Mike Neff

Daniel Hemric had a great week after leaving Charlotte last Tuesday. The second round of the Summer Shootout was cut short by rain which meant the Pro division did not run. Hemric packed up and headed to Anderson Speedway in Indiana to run the Redbud 300. Several members of his team are from that part …

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Driver Diary with Ryan Millington for round 3 of the Summer Shootout

Ryan Millington battles with Carson Ferguson in the Young Lions Feature during the Summer Shootout Photo by Mike Neff

Ryan Millington is feeling out Legend car racing in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte. After a rough start on the first points night of the season he followed up with a fourth place finish on a damp night during round two. He is picking up the pace a little bit and was definitely looking racier …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Quicken Loans 400

Credit - CIA Stock Photography

Key Moment – On lap 150, caution period pit stops took place for the last time. Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jamie McMurray stayed out. They would pit with 35 or so laps to go and run the remainder of the laps to the finish. That strategy paid off in top …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff On Michigan Speed, Fuel Mileage And The Rules Box

The No. 20 team was faced with some very difficult circumstances this past weekend at Pocono. Their car was severely damaged early in the race, through contact with Jamie McMurray and they were forced to make extensive band-aid repairs to try and get their car to the finish. Remarkably, driver Matt Kenseth was not only …

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Driver Diary – Ryan Millington

Ryan Millington getting after it on opening night of the Summer Shootout Photo by Mike Neff

The Summer Shootout is underway at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For the next eight weeks, every Tuesday night, the speedway will host the future stars of racing in the INEX Legends and Bandoleros during the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout. Frontstretch will be there every week chronicling the action. We’ll also be sitting down with …

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