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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Shines, IndyCar Championship Tightens & More

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Sprint Cup Series: Kyle’s A+ Effort. Three Cup wins in four races? – Even the most diehard Kyle Busch fan could have never expected this summer surge, punctuated by a New Hampshire victory Sunday that has cemented Busch as the hottest driver in Sprint Cup. Bum legs? What bum legs? Busch is driving like a …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire

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The sun shined bright on the energy-soaked car driven by Denny Hamlin at Loudon during the Lakes Region 200 on Saturday afternoon. Controversy sparked the Joe Gibbs Racing driver throughout the day, fighting a loose racecar that caused him to spin out ahead of teammate Kyle Busch while battling for the lead 24 laps into …

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Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon Lead 2015 Lakes Region 200 Practices at New Hampshire

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A week after winning his first NASCAR Xfinity Series event of the year, Brad Keselowski is looking for his second consecutive victory for Team Penske. So far, he’s well on his way. The 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion set the pace in the first practice session of the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, clocking …

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Friday Faceoff: How Can NBC Improve NASCAR Coverage?

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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 Daytona. 1. NASCAR tracks have come together to ask fans not to display the Confederate Flag at its facilites. Do you think NASCAR’s …

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David Ragan Settles In With Michael Waltrip Racing After Long Journey Back to the Top

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Ford has always been the way of life for David Ragan. Without Ford, he would have never broken into NASCAR’s premier division with an elite organization, replacing the legendary Mark Martin in 2007. But after 291 consecutive starts with the blue oval, his tenure came to an end. Though it was thought he would be …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 2015 Midseason Rookie Report Card

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series is set to embark on its final restrictor-plate race of the season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. With so many unknowns at plate events due to the style of racing, it’s the perfect time to deliver a breakdown of how the rookies have done this season. Though it isn’t officially …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Cole Whitt Emerging as a Leader for Front Row Motorsports

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It’s been quite the journey to NASCAR’s premier division for Cole Whitt. The talented driver started out as a developmental driver for the now-defunct Red Bull Racing, rising through the rankings after impressive stints in the K&N Pro Series East and Camping World Truck Series. After the team shut down, he was left searching for …

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Jeff Gordon Honored with Tour Bus in New York City

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New York City is known for its bright lights and tourism industry. On Tuesday afternoon, a special Gray Line tour bus glowed with images of a NASCAR champion. Positioned just two blocks from the infamous Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the West Side Highway by the Hudson River, a red carpet was rolled out …

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Pace Laps: Dangerous Packs, Being Prepared & the Art of Racing in the Rain

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IndyCar: IndyCar Narrowly Avoids Tragedy at Auto Club Speedway – Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway was considered one of the best races in Verizon IndyCar Series history by many fans and critics. Despite being held in front of only a few thousand spectators, the stars of the series put on an incredible pack …

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Friday Faceoff: What Is NASCAR’s Silliest Rule?

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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 Sonoma. 1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. is getting married. Kasey Kahne is becoming a dad. Here’s one thing we don’t hear about anymore: young …

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