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NASCAR Points? What’s the Point?

FRONTSTRETCH‘S WAKE UP! IT’S 2011 WEEK NASCAR fans, take note; Frontstretch is back and ready to roll for 2011! This week, we’re all over the NASCAR Media Tour with our free newsletter coverage and reports from writers Amy Henderson, Mike Neff, Jay Pennell live at the scene – plus some insider information from Tom Bowles …

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Good morning, race fans, and happy Tuesday to all of you! It’s hard to believe that the 2010 NASCAR season has finally concluded. I don’t know about you, but this time of year always brings mixed feelings for me. I now have three months to actually be productive on Sunday afternoons; but at the same …

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Keep Your Hands to Yourself! NASCAR Struggling to Let 2010 Championship Weekend Unfold in Homestead

NASCAR, or any professional sport for that matter, couldn’t ask for better storylines to close their season with. With the ultimate race of the season less than 48 hours away, three drivers stand within striking distance of the Cup championship in one of the closest points battles seen at any level of racing in recent …

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Fights? Friction? Failure? “An Eddie Gossage Dream” Unfolds in Texas

Even before the green flag flew on Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, the weekend had already been packed with the unexpected. It all started on Friday night with a Truck race that flat fell short of expectations, colder temperatures playing havoc with Goodyear’s tire combination. The result was a second groove that never proved …

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Finally… We are in Store for an Excellent NASCAR Chase

When Brian France introduced the Chase for the 2004 season, it was meant to create more excitement in NASCAR. Well, excluding its inaugural year, it is safe to say the playoff format has been nothing but a major bust. Besides the fact that Jimmie Johnson has run away with the last four championships, it has …

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After Watkins Glen, What Happens Now for NASCAR’s 2 Foreign Stars

This past weekend’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide series races at Watkins Glen International were both won by drivers who have struggled at times this season after posting relatively solid numbers in 2009. Last year, Marcos Ambrose finished 17th in points in what was basically a coming out of sorts, clearly one of the strongest non-Chase …

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