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2017 Frontstretch Cup: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Predictions

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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2-Headed Monster: NASCAR Lapped Traffic Etiquette

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This week’s Frontstretch debate question: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. moved race leader Kyle Busch out of the way at the end of stage two at Martinsville this past weekend in order to get his lap back. Austin Cindric also held up Christopher Bell in the Truck Series race on Saturday, ultimately altering the outcome of the race. …

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Pace Laps: Martinsville Madness, NHRA Rookies and Fernando Alonso’s Frustration

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: It’s just how we like it – Sunday’s STP 500 somehow was able to give us every aspect, challenge, up, down and turnaround that makes Martinsville Speedway what it is. As fans sat with their hot dogs in hand, the 38-driver Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race put on a show in …

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Frontstretch 5: Amazing Martinsville Moments

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Jeff Gordon’s final win (2015) “Has to be Jeff Gordon’s last win in 2015. It was my first Martinsville race as a reporter and it was one heck of a day!” –Zach Catanzareti “I’m with Zach on how special that day turned out to be; I was there as well and knowing that it could …

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Pace Laps: Dave Steele Killed at Desoto Speedway, Comebacks Galore in the Cup Series and Kyle Larson’s Winning Ways

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Short Tracks: Dave Steele Succumbs to Injuries at Desoto Speedway – In a reminder that there is inherent danger in all forms of racing, USAC and open wheel superstar Dave Steele passed away from injuries sustained in a crash at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida. Steele was competing in a Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series race at …

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Friday Faceoff: Crime and Punishment, Chapters 2, 3 & 4

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

1. NASCAR announced heavy penalties for Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 teams this week, including a 35-point deduction and a three-week suspension for crew chief Paul Wolfe,  after the car failed post-race weights and measures at Phoenix International Raceway. The No. 4 team of Kevin Harvick also got hit with a one-race suspension for crew …

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Pace Laps: Pair of Winless Streaks Snapped by Ryan Newman and Justin Allgaier in the Desert, Along with Sebring Chaos

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ryan Newman Snaps Personal and RCR Winless Streak – Ryan Newman might just be the epitome of the phrase “where did he come from” for the past ten years. In four of his last six victories, the “rocket man” led 12 or less laps on his way to victory. Three of …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Camping World 500 Predictions

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Daniel Suarez Has Frustrating Saturday at Phoenix

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

Although he’s not running for the NASCAR XFINITY Series title again this year, it doesn’t take away from the frustration the 2016 series champion Daniel Suarez felt at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday. Suarez, in the XFINITY No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, struggled all morning in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series XFINITY …

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