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The Difference In NASCAR Between Oblivious And Relentless

Once again, I am writing about a topic that, while obvious to the common man (and not to mention that most of us thought it had long ago been taken care of), has reared its ugly head once more: SAFER barriers. I know what you are thinking: aren’t SAFER barriers old news? Yes, Virginia, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Rains On Nationwide’s Parade

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where race telecast criticism and/or praise is the primary objective. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were both in Phoenix, Arizona. In between showers, we got in 480 miles of action. Blue Jeans Go Green 200 (shortened to …

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Five Points To Ponder: NASCAR Gambles, And So Do Teams With Vegas Looming

ONE: NASCAR Teams Gambling Already No, I’m not talking about Las Vegas. It’s clear the new Chase format, rewarding race winners, is going to have a significant impact on the pre-playoff portion this season. We saw it take effect already this past Sunday, when Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s team was comfortable with making, …

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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the The Profit on CNBC 500

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered with each week with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H…the Big Six. Who…gets my shoutout of the race? It shouldn’t have been unexpected. …

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NASCAR’s Drought In The Desert… A Case Of Bad Timing

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series swept into its West Coast swing this weekend with a sandstorm out in Arizona. Momentum, with one Most Popular Driver winning one Most Important Race, was clearly in their corner. All week, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. popped up everywhere from SportsCenter to Letterman, reminding former, current, and future supporters of stock …

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Pace Laps: A Tale Of Two At Stewart-Haas, Handcuffs, And A Budding Rivalry

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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Harvick’s Dominance Raises the Question: Does Years of Experience Mean a Significant Advantage at a Track?

Throughout The Profit on CNBC 500 race weekend, Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team turned in a near flawless performance from the time they unloaded to the checkered flag. The Californian’s dominance, leading 224 of the 312-lap distance at Phoenix International Raceway, was not in question; however, how much is a result of …

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Four Burning Questions – Phoenix: Can Kevin Harvick Be Caught In The Desert?

Oh, what a Speedweeks it was. NASCAR and its Sprint Cup Series have a tough task ahead of them this week as the sport attempts to replicate the excitement of one of the best Daytona 500s of this era. The stars and cars of the sport have arrived in Phoenix, Arizona to …

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Can NASCAR Carry Daytona Momentum Forward? Yes, If It’s Done Right

Welcome to the real NASCAR Sprint Cup Season. It’s been said that the year starts in earnest at Phoenix, after the pomp and circumstance of the Daytona 500 is in the rear-view mirror and teams can get down to the type of racing they’ll do for most of the season, …

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