Short Tracks

Pace Laps: Using the Bumper and Short Track Excursions

CUP: What A Drag – Michigan’s high-drag package was dragged down by poor reviews from the start. Drivers complained openly leading into the weekend that passing was problematic; loose conditions getting behind another driver bogged them down aerodynamically and left everyone running in place. Still, NASCAR thought the many grooves …

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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

Sprint Cup: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony …

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Pace Laps: Wild Races, Crazy Spins, and Speed Records

Cup Series: Unexpected Wild Race at Pocono Leads to Victory for Matt Kenseth – It was quite the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway. With wrecks filling the first half of the race, the second half seemed like it would get even more wild. However, the field set a steady pace …

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Pace Laps: Excellent XFINITY Finish, NHRA Burn Down, Fantastic Ferrari and More

SPRINT CUP: From Sidelines Back To Superstar  Kyle Busch’s battle back from injury has been well documented. So has his return to Victory Lane, three times in the last four weeks entering Indianapolis. But Busch’s Brickyard 400 triumph Sunday, the first for Toyota at the esteemed 2.5-mile oval simply took …

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Tanner Swanson Outlasts Brother Kody, Ryan Newman to Win Rich Vogler Classic

In a battle between brothers, Tanner Swanson came out on top, victorious in the USAC Silver Crown Series. Tanner, brother of Kody Swanson, made his way past Kody while battling on lap 66 and pulled away down the stretch to win a caution-free Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway. The …

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Pace Laps: Hope Alive, a Perfect Team, and Close Finishes

Sprint Cup: Busch Keeps Chase Hopes Alive With Miraculous Three Weeks – If Kyle Busch is able to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup come September, the previous three races will have been the critical part of the run. Busch, who missed the first 11 Sprint Cup races of …

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Pace Laps: Dillon Wreck Safety Success Story Or Catalyst For Change?

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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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, New Faces, Contenders & Jumping Series

Sprint Cup Series: “Slugger’s” New Assignment: Swing For The Fences To End Sophomore Slump – Swept under the rug during a week where NASCAR announced a new rules package is an important crew chief change at Richard Childress Racing. It’s a strange time at RCR, an organization whose trio of …

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Pace Laps: Stop & Go at Michigan, Kyle Busch is Back, Champions Prevail

Sprint Cup Pace Laps: Raining On NASCAR’s Parade… But Not Kurt’s —You’ve got to feel for NASCAR, who was damned if they did and damned if they didn’t Sunday at Michigan. With a forecast that called for “popup showers” it was silly to postpone the Sprint Cup race until Monday; …

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