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Friday Faceoff: Rules Changes, Rain Delays, Shuttering a Team & Rookie Mistakes

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into the Sprint Cup off-weekend. 1) NASCAR approved a series of rule changes to debut at Kentucky next month. Is it the right call, …

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Justin Marks To Drive for Front Row Motorsports at Sonoma

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Usually when NASCAR visits a road course, there are always a few new faces that come and drive in the series, drivers from different backgrounds of racing that are much more familiar with road courses than the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and that could help a team in needs of a good finish. Next …

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Busted: NASCAR Issues Warnings To 4 Teams After Michigan

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Written warnings are a new phenomenon in NASCAR in 2015. Four written warnings were issued by NASCAR following the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, raising the total amount of warnings issues since the April 19 race at Bristol Motor Speedway to 44. Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s No. 88 team was given a warning for …

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Martin Truex Jr. Paces Field in Open Test Session at Darlington

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A test session is a way for teams to experiment with setups and try a few things, and 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams did just that on Wednesday at Darlington Raceway. Pocono winner Martin Truex Jr. topped the charts with a speed of 175.535 mph. Second quick in the session was Jamie McMurray, followed …

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NASCAR Hands Down Warnings After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

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A new phenomenon in NASCAR’s penalty process is handing out written warnings for teams having problems going through inspection. Several teams this season have received written warnings for infractions during inspection, and that was no different on Sunday, as four teams received written warnings following the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway according …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Piloting Pace Car at Sonoma

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Former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will pilot the pace car for the June 28 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Schwarzenegger will drive a 2016 Toyota Mirari to lead the drivers to the green flag. “I can’t wait to drive the pace car at Sonoma,” Schwarzenegger said in a press statement on the …

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Alex Bowman Driving No. 25 Xfinity Car at Michigan

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series has always been a breeding ground for young drivers to showcase themselves in top-notch equipment, and this year’s Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America at Michigan International Speedway will be no different as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Alex Bowman will drive the No. 25 Chevrolet for Athenian Motorsports. …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Gap Between the Haves & Have-Nots Wider Than Ever Before?

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Dover this weekend. 1) 12 races in, we have nine different winners: three from Joe Gibbs Racing and two apiece from Hendrick Motorsports, …

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Erik Jones Tops Final 2015 Lucas Oil 200 Practice at Dover

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Erik Jones topped the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway on Friday, topping the charts at a speed of 155.885 mph. He was followed by Cole Custer, Daniel Suarez, Cameron Hayley and Daniel Hemric in the top five — fourth and fifth place being, like Jones, …

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Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Team Appeal Charlotte Penalty

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After receiving back-to-back written warnings for infractions, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team received a loss of their pit stall selection for Sunday’s FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks. According to the NASCAR rulebook, back-to-back written warnings transfer into a P1 penalty, meaning that Johnson’s team, along with the No. 51 team from HScott Motorsports …

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