Aaron Bearden

2016 Frontstretch Podcast – Episode 13: 2016 Toyota/Save-Mart 350

On this week’s podcast, frequent guest Aaron Bearden joins Matt Stallknecht on the show to recap Tony Stewart’s electric win at Sonoma and much more, including… Analyzing the impact of Stewart’s win on the sport Discussing Stewart’s comeback and his potential for a Chase run Denny Hamlin’s strong run at Sonoma, …

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The Chase to the Chase: Smoke’s In. Who’s Out?

Smoke has risen, this much we all know. Tony Stewart‘s electrifying drive to Victory Lane at Sonoma Raceway will likely clinch the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion into this year’s Chase. No, it isn’t certain – Stewart still sits 31st in points, nine points out of the top 30 …

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Will Power Triumphs in IndyCar’s Road America Return

After years of hopes and occasional rumors of a return, the Verizon IndyCar Series finally made its way back to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for a feature at Road America. 50 laps later, it was 2014 ICS champion Will Power prevailing to score a dominant win in the KOHLER Grand Prix. Power paced …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell Punches Chase Ticket at Gateway

In a Nutshell: Christopher Bell worked his way to the front after final stops and survived a melee in the closing laps to take the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Bell held off a hard-charging Ben Rhodes to punch his way into the Chase. Bell was forced to …

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Christopher Bell Bounces Back, Punches Potential Chase Ticket with Gateway Win

2016 hasn’t been the season that Christopher Bell wanted so far, but thanks to a win at Gateway Motorsports Park, the rookie’s ticket to the Chase has been punched. Bell inherited the lead on the final round of cautions and got the better of multiple late race melees – both …

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Ben Rhodes Sweeps NCWTS Practices, Abreu to Backup at Gateway

Ben Rhodes used a late mock qualifying run to top final practice and sweep the morning sessions at Gateway Motorsports Park. Rhodes, 19, completed a 33.148-second lap late in Saturday’s final session to lead the way for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Johnny Sauter (33.208) ended the round second on …

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Josef Newgarden Completes Practices, Cleared to Race at Road America

Just two weeks removed from a harrowing incident at Texas Motor Speedway, Josef Newgarden jumped back behind the wheel of his No. 21 Direct Supply/Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet for practice at Road America. Newgarden, who sustained a broken right clavicle and a fracture in his right hand in a crash with …

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The 10: Prospects Going to Victory Lane, Perhaps Sooner Than You Think

Off weekends are a time to reflect, grow and speculate for the future in the NASCAR industry, both for the teams on the track, and those of us that right about them. While race teams analyze their data from the previous months, looking for incremental gains to use going forward, …

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