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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup, a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This season, we are joined by driver Corey LaJoie. Think you can do better? Leave your picks in the comments. How …

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Friday Faceoff: Silly Season Kicking Into High Gear

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Kurt Busch has been rumored to be leaving Stewart-Haas Racing for Chip Ganassi Racing, replacing Jamie McMurray. What’s next for Busch’s career? Michael Finley: It;s really up to Kurt Busch at this point. His legacy is secured; not too many people have won both a championship and a Daytona 500. He’s running pretty well, and …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kurt Busch Move to Chip Ganassi Racing?

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Rumors surfaced last weekend that Kurt Busch might be leaving Stewart-Haas Racing to replace Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 Chevrolet at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Nothing has been announced yet, but this leads to this week’s question: Should Busch go to Ganassi or stay at SHR? What if your grass is already …

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Frontstretch Podcast: The Kevin and Kyle Show & Silly Season Anticipation

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The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast features the Frontstretch duo of Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discussing the positives and negatives of a crucial week in NASCAR this season. Kevin Harvick won his series-high seventh victory at Michigan International Speedway, though it was Austin Dillon that shined — recording his first top-five finish since winning the Daytona 500. The …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Justin Allgaier’s Career Year

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: No Circumstances? No Problem for Kevin Harvick Much like Austin Cindric did on Saturday in Mid-Ohio, Kevin Harvick straight up put on a clinic. The only difference between the two was that Harvick landed in Victory Lane while circumstances and a late-race pass for the lead put Justin Allgaier in …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Watkins Glen Get a Second Date?

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Now that Chase Elliott is off the schneid following his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, who will the next first-time winner be? Clayton Caldwell: Alex Bowman. He’s been much more consistent this year than Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a year ago in that car and just recently signed a multi-year extension with …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Highs and Lows of Pivotal Week in NASCAR

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The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast is a roundtable of FS colleagues, as  Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Tom Bowles and Zach Catanzareti discuss the positives and negatives of a crucial week in NASCAR this season. Chase Elliott finally got the job done at Watkins Glen International, but his win was overshadowed on Monday (Aug. 6) by the arrest of NASCAR CEO Brian …

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2-Headed Monster: Should the France Family Sell NASCAR?

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Ever since Bill France Sr. formed the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, his family has majority owned and headed it. In the past few months, rumors surfaced about the France family looking for potential buyers. Then, this past Sunday (Aug. 5), NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France, Bill Sr’s grandson, was arrested for …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s History in the Making

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A History-Making Moment For Chase Elliott Finally. It’s not a surprise to me that the second Chase Elliott hit Victory Lane, his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in the books, the first answer to how he felt was “relief.” After two-plus years of criticism, when turned into now as Elliott held off …

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Friday Faceoff: Stiffer Penalties for Failing Inspection?

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Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were two of the 13 drivers that failed post-qualifying inspection and were forced to start in the rear of the field. However, it didn’t take long for them to work their way up through the field. Should the penalty for failing post-qualifying inspection be increased? Matt McLaughlin: Well clearly the …

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