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Summer Bedgood

Summer Bedgood

Promoted to editor in 2013, Summer is one of Frontstretch’s fast-rising young talents. While contributing to social media efforts, she also writes the weekly “Up To Speed” column. A Kansas native, Summer graduated with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2015. She also contributes to other media outlets such as Kickin’ The Tires.

2016 NASCAR Rewind: Joey Logano

There is an old adage in racing (and elsewhere), that in order to win a championship, you must first lose a championship. If that’s the case, Joey Logano should be nearly unstoppable next year. Since the inception of NASCAR’s elimination-style Chase format in 2014, Logano has made appearances in the Championship 4 …

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Up to Speed: Jimmie Johnson Humbled By History, Reaction of Peers after Winning 7th Title

We all knew it was a possibility, but we didn’t know if it would ever happen. Seven championships. Done only twice in the history of the sport and not in over two decades. Even a driver like Jimmie Johnson, who won five championships in a row, couldn’t pull it off, …

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Up to Speed: Winning at Phoenix Gives Logano an Opportunity for Redemption

After a hard-fought victory at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, Joey Logano now has one last race standing between him and his first Sprint Cup Series championship. Oh, and three other drivers who want it just as badly. For Logano, however, this will not be his first time in this …

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Up to Speed: Carl Edwards Is Living the Dream, & He’ll Wake Up in Homestead

Carl Edwards will officially be racing for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a couple of weeks, thanks to a rain shower at the end of a very long day at Texas Motor Speedway. That’s not necessarily fair. Edwards led a total of 36 laps. Though he was definitely not …

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Up to Speed: Kevin Harvick Proves to be Toyota’s Most Worthy Foe

Listen to, read or watch any television show, race broadcast, article, podcast, etc. that focuses on NASCAR and you’ll hear one word to summarize the season so far: Toyota. Kevin Harvick? He’s tuning it all out. Granted, Toyota has won an astounding 15 of 31 races in 2016 and certainly …

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Up to Speed: Even After Charlotte Victory, Jimmie Johnson Still Thinks He Can Do Better

If there is one thing we have learned over the past decade of Sprint Cup Series racing, it’s this: never count out Jimmie Johnson. Granted, Johnson didn’t make it past the Round of 12 during the first two years of NASCAR’s elimination-style Chase format. At the same time, though he …

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Up To Speed: Change of Scenery Brings Change in Results for Truex

Martin Truex, Jr.’s fourth win of the season this year isn’t all that surprising when you look at the amount of laps he has led this year, but is surprising when you look at his win totals throughout his career. Prior to 2016, Truex had never won more than one …

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