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Pace Laps: Excellent XFINITY Finish, NHRA Burn Down, Fantastic Ferrari and More

SPRINT CUP: From Sidelines Back To Superstar  Kyle Busch’s battle back from injury has been well documented. So has his return to Victory Lane, three times in the last four weeks entering Indianapolis. But Busch’s Brickyard 400 triumph Sunday, the first for Toyota at the esteemed 2.5-mile oval simply took …

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Pace Laps: Hope Alive, a Perfect Team, and Close Finishes

Sprint Cup: Busch Keeps Chase Hopes Alive With Miraculous Three Weeks – If Kyle Busch is able to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup come September, the previous three races will have been the critical part of the run. Busch, who missed the first 11 Sprint Cup races of …

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Pace Laps: Dillon Wreck Safety Success Story Or Catalyst For Change?

Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each Monday, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring …

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Pace Laps: Dangerous Packs, Being Prepared, and the Art of Racing in the Rain

Ryan Briscoe flips after contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA

IndyCar: IndyCar Narrowly Avoids Tragedy at Auto Club Speedway – Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway was considered one of the best races in Verizon IndyCar Series history by many fans and critics. Despite being held in front of only a few thousand spectators, the stars of the series …

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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, New Faces, Contenders & Jumping Series

Sprint Cup Series: “Slugger’s” New Assignment: Swing For The Fences To End Sophomore Slump – Swept under the rug during a week where NASCAR announced a new rules package is an important crew chief change at Richard Childress Racing. It’s a strange time at RCR, an organization whose trio of …

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Pace Laps: Stop & Go at Michigan, Kyle Busch is Back, Champions Prevail

Sprint Cup Pace Laps: Raining On NASCAR’s Parade… But Not Kurt’s —You’ve got to feel for NASCAR, who was damned if they did and damned if they didn’t Sunday at Michigan. With a forecast that called for “popup showers” it was silly to postpone the Sprint Cup race until Monday; …

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Pace Laps: Finally, Milestones, Big Home Track Wins & Rainy Days

Sprint Cup: Fourth Time’s The Charm – Finally. Martin Truex, Jr. took his next step toward title contention this season by doing what race winners do: close the deal. Three straight times, Truex had led the most laps in a Cup Series race only to come up short. At Kansas, it was …

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Pace Laps: Mediocre Monster, Trouble Teammates and Bad Calls

Sprint Cup: No Passing Zone – When even winner Jimmie Johnson says, “rough race today” then you know conditions were difficult at Dover. The Monster Mile was simply mediocre. NASCAR’s new rules package meshed with aerodynamic awfulness and the result was that passing was near impossible. At times, during 15-lap …

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Pace Laps: Manufacturer Advantages, Stand-Alone Races, and Different Faces

Cup: All-Star Snoozer – While the question of whether or not the All-Star race has outlived its usefulness is a valid one, the bigger question resides with how it should remain should it continue.  One comment that seemed appropriate regarding the race is that, to truly be an All-Star race, drivers …

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