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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Sweeps NASCAR Weekend in Pocono

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back at Pocono Before the July race in 2017, Kyle Busch had never won at the Pocono Raceway. On Sunday, Busch tallied his second victory at the Tricky Triangle and second straight in July. Busch rocketed away from teammates Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones on the final …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: ModSpace 150 at Pocono

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The rain was coming, and both Zane Smith and Sheldon Creed knew it. Waging a ferocious battle one lap from the halfway point, ARCA points leader Creed charged to the front and was underneath teammate Smith through Turn 1, making contact and nearly spinning him out. Creed, however, backed out of the gas, scraping the …

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Can the Stars Make Grassroots Racing Great Again?

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To this day, Ryan Newman remains one of the most intelligent men in the NASCAR garage, but that didn’t stop him from making comments on RaceDayCT that left me scratching my head. The topic? Grassroots racing, and Kevin Harvick’s involvement in them. “I haven’t seen Kevin Harvick do anything other than a little sponsorship for …

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Pace Laps: Close But No Cigar In Toppling NASCAR’s Big 3

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Close But No Cigar I’m sure you’re sick of hearing the words Big Three unless you’re a Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr. fan. This trio, along with Clint Bowyer has won every points race this year outside of Daytona and Talladega. But Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Validates Stage Racing at Daytona

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Driving home from work this winter soon after agreeing to come back to Frontstretch, Tom Bowles, owner of the website, and I spent some time on the phone catching up on all the racing happenings that had elapsed between my last column with the site in 2012 and my return this season. Right at the …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa

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It took numerous aggressive restarts and a tense final 10 laps of mirror driving, but Sheldon Creed rebounded from an extremely tight first run to hold off Chandler Smith at Iowa Speedway Saturday night, scoring his third win of the 2018 ARCA Racing Series season and extending his series points lead. Smith, Chase Purdy, Zane …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: PapaNicholas Coffee 150 at Gateway

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A return to the superspeedways marked a return to dominance for Sheldon Creed, who picked up right from where he left off in Michigan two weeks ago by winning the pole, leading more than two thirds of the race and driving away from the field on lap 81 to score his second win of the …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Madison

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Venturini Motorsports’ No. 15 called it a “serious ass-whuppin” when the checkered flag flew Friday night at Madison International Speedway, and that’s exactly what it was. After winning his fourth ARCA Racing Series pole in as many starts, besting the field by three tenths of a second, 15-year-old Chandler Smith finally scored his first career …

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Teddy Roosevelt and Stock Car Racing: A Corollary

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Teddy Roosevelt once said, “It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Be Constantly Tinkering Its Rules Packages?

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1. Kyle Busch won the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Pocono Raceway, but his car was deemed too high in post-race inspection. Should the fact that a violation was technically a disadvantage matter when penalties are issued? Vito Pugliese: Height violations and fines have been a story line since over 25 years, and as with a …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Brandon Jones Triumphant in Series Return to Charlotte

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XFINITY Series regular Brandon Jones narrowly held off a hard-charging Riley Herbst, capping a night of dominance by NASCAR regulars in ARCA’s first race on NASCAR’s home track since 2004. Jones led from the final restart of the race with seven laps to go, driving off from Sheldon Creed and polesitter Todd Gilliland, who led …

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