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Frontstretch Podcast: Kevin Harvick Does it Again in Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we discuss the wild weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Kevin Harvick pick up his fifth victory of the season, with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanazareti. The trio examines Harvick’s historic run through the opening 12 races as he’s the first driver since Jeff Gordon in …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s Historic Run, XFINITY Series Downhill Slide

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Harvick Having Historic Run Every once in awhile, an athlete reestablishes the level of greatness in their sport. NASCAR is no exception to the rule. There were Dale Earnhardt’s next-level championships in 1987 and 1994, Bill Elliott’s 1985 Winston Million and Jeff Gordon winning 13 races in 1998. More recently, …

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2018 Frontstretch Cup: KC Masterpiece 400

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

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 it works …

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Friday Faceoff: Is a NASCAR Sale Good or Bad for the Sport?

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It’s been reported that the France family is looking into selling NASCAR either completely or in part. Would this be a good or a bad thing for the sport? Michael Finley: It depends. This sport needs new leadership desperately, somebody who can come in with new ideas on how to develop a new audience for racing …

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2-Headed Monster: With Matt Kenseth’s Return, What Happens To Trevor Bayne?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Roush Fenway Racing announced a few weeks ago that veteran Matt Kenseth would split time in the No. 6 Ford with Trevor Bayne for the remainder of the season. This Saturday’s race at Kansas Speedway, May 12th, will be Kenseth’s first in the car, marking the first time since 2014 that Bayne has not been …

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Fronstretch Podcast: Noah Gragson Reviews Monster Dover Weekend

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a full weekend of racing at Dover International Speedway with Dustin Albino, Davey Segal, Zach Catanzareti and driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra, Noah Gragson. Kevin Harvick won his fourth race of the season at Dover, sweeping all three stages. However, it was Daniel …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Moments Never Forgotten

NASCAR Xfinity Series action at Pocono Raceway, 2017 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

1. A fitting tribute In July 1993 I was about to take a week’s vacation that centered around that weekend’s Pocono Cup race. In fact, on the way home I stopped at the corner Texaco to fill up my truck and dirt bikes for the trip and while there picked up a newly released diecast …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brendan Gaughan Breaks Down Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a wild weekend of restrictor plate racing at Talladega Superspeedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and driver of the No. 62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet, Brendan Gaughan. Joey Logano led a race-high 70 laps in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega en route to his first victory in 36 races. …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Time For A New Restrictor-Plate Rules Package?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If it is broke, fix it. Talladega Superspeedway has a reputation as a wild, unpredictable place where anything can, and usually does, happen. This reputation comes from years of photo finishes and four-wide dashes to the finish line. The grandstands were adequately full on Sunday, and I bet those folks were expecting another classic to …

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Pace Laps: Busy But Sad Week for Racing

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Finds Way Back to Victory Lane – It’s hard to believe that it took Joey Logano over one calendar year to earn another win … yet here we are. Caught in the middle between the young guns and veterans categories used to label drivers, especially this season, Logano …

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