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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not In NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bristol-Fontana Edition

Bristol Motor Speedway presents a unique, early-season test for the Sprint Cup Series. The tightly packed, 0.533-mile bullring offers plenty of opportunities for passing, yet very little room for error. Those who kept their cars in good health were able to take advantage of NASCAR’s first scheduled short track. Of course, keeping the car in …

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Racing To The Point: The Sorry State Of NASCAR’s Second Tier

I could’ve sworn that NASCAR made a rule change last week stipulating that cars could no longer run cool-down laps at the bottom of the track, but then, I watched the Nationwide race on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Basically everyone except Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch was doing it. It’s dangerous, people; did you see how …

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Five Points To Ponder: Petty, Potential, And Do Wins Really Equal Chase Contention?

ONE: Does a win really “get you in” the Chase? Since the new Chase format was announced, this January there’s been the sentiment that one win secures your spot in the field. NASCAR is taking a total of 16 drivers into the postseason with this new playoff format; it includes race winners, inside the top 30 in …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Why Did FOX Play NASCAR TV Roulette At Bristol?

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where we break down race broadcasts in detail. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were both in action at Bristol Motor Speedway. I don’t know about you, but I’m still a little tired from Sunday’s marathon… the second one in less than a …

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F1 Slipstream Saturday: 2014 Season Preview

So it’s time to say hello once again to this small niche of Frontstretch where we hide away in a corner and talk about the kids from the posh school once more. But what’s this? The kids have changed their uniform completely……they even….well…..sound different. And what’s happened to their noses?? Yep, it’s season preview time …

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Nuts For Nationwide: Young Drivers Looking To Bust Out At Bristol

Much has been written, to the point you can almost recite word-for-word, about how much Cup drivers have “taken over” the Nationwide Series. But if past races at Bristol are any indication, this Saturday should offer a sigh of relief. Two of the past four Spring events in NASCAR’s second-tier division were won by Nationwide …

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Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: New Season, New Rules & New Teams

Turner Scott Motorsports and HScott Motorsports field 10 full-time entries in NASCAR, from the K&N Pro Series East all the way up to the Sprint Cup Series. Harry Scott, Jr., co-owner at TSM and owner of HSM returns to Frontstretch this season as a part of the diary rotation. This week, he checks in with a look at the drivers …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Drivers Worth Watching This Season

Sometimes, it’s a struggle to come up with something to talk about in a series that takes five weeks off after its first event. With just one race under their belts, it’s hardly time to start talking about championship favorites, though you’d have to look at Matt Crafton’s near-invincibility last season and wonder who might …

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