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Grant Enfinger Goes Back-to-Back at Daytona

Grant Enfinger has long been known as a short track ace in the racing world. Last year he broke into the win category on dirt and restrictor plate tracks with a victory in the season opening race at Daytona International Speedway. That win propelled Enfinger to a blazing start to the 2014 season that included …

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Patrick Staropoli Tops ARCA Charts in Final Practice at Daytona

Patrick Staropoli

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The doctor has arrived. Patrick Staropoli, who won the inaugural Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge with Michael Waltrip Racing, paced the way during final practice for the ARCA Series season-opener at Daytona. After testing with Empire Racing, the University of Miami medical school student received an opportunity to race the Lucas Oil 200 in the No. …

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Bobby Gerhart Fastest in Opening Daytona ARCA Practice

On Thursday afternoon, ARCA held their first official practice session of the season at Daytona International Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 presented by AutoZone.  With group qualifying on tap for Friday, outright speed was not necessarily the main goal of practice.  Being able to pick up those ahead of you was more important.  …

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Pace Laps: Chase Mess, Justin Boston’s Nationwide Debut, Cole Custer Makes History & More

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Sprint Cup Series: A Hodge-Podge for Chase Drivers – Let’s ignore the fact there were 15 cautions at Loudon, and that most of them happened in the second half of the race, leading to an event that felt like a stop-and-go commute downtown in a major city during rush hour.  The result of all the cautions …

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Pace Laps: Jimmie Johnson Success, First Time Nationwide Winners and Powers’ Power

Sprint Cup: A normal race at Michigan for Jimmie Johnson usually means that he runs out of fuel in the final laps after leading for most of the day and having the best car.  Johnson, however, did the other Jimmie Johnson thing at Michigan.  That usually means falling way back in the field and then seemingly arriving …

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Pace Laps: Pocono Oddity, Iowa Adventures, Ohio Excellence, and More

Cup: Strange Results from Pocono It’s not a surprise that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won at Pocono.  He raced with the leaders all race long and his crew chief, Steve Letarte, made a brilliant strategy call that put him in the best position to win. But what about the rest of the field? Kyle Busch completed …

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Pace Laps: Elliott’s Win, INDYCAR’s No-Win Situation and Upcoming Eldora

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 week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that …

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Pace Laps: First-Time Winners, Long-Time Winners and Ferrari’s Forgettable Race

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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 you the biggest stories that …

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Marketing Magic: How A Track CMO Delivers Value To NASCAR Fans And Sponsors

In January 2014, a management restructure at the Pocono Raceway resulted in Ben May ascending to Chief Marketing Officer. While the position is new for May, he certainly is no stranger to the Tricky Triangle, having worked with the Mattioli family since 2001. May sat down with our own Tony Lumbis during the Pocono 400 …

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