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Voices From The Cheap Seats: Reason Must Prevail Over Emotion

The recent events at Canandaigua Motorsports Park involving Tony Stewart and the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. are nothing short of tragic. What is even more tragic is that it all could have been avoided. Now, while what I have to say may seem callous to some, it needs to be said among all the media …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Stewart, Ward Coverage Work In Progress

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Last weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series both traveled to Watkins Glen International – however, everything that happened there was overshadowed by what happened near Canandaigua, N.Y., Saturday night. Due to the Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward, Jr. accident that evening, after which the 20-year-old Ward lost his life, this article will only cover Sunday’s ESPN …

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Tony Stewart And NASCAR’s Tragic Monday Morning Reality

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You never get a second chance to make a first impression. It’s an ugly truth, one often buried in a modern reality where political correctness takes center stage. Every mistake can’t be fixed by sensitivity training or an on-screen apology. Sure, people forgive your past but they also never, ever forget when it comes back …

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Pace Laps: Elliott’s Win, INDYCAR’s No-Win Situation and Upcoming Eldora

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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 week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that …

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Pace Laps: First-Time Winners, Long-Time Winners and Ferrari’s Forgettable Race

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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 you the biggest stories that …

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Beyond the Pool: Tyler Clary Aims To Jump From Swimming To NASCAR

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Tyler Clary gets some racing pointers from Daniel Hemric during the Summer Shootout Photo by Mike Neff

These articles are normally called Beyond the Cockpit. Today’s offering is called Beyond the Pool because we’re speaking with Tyler Clary, Olympic gold medalist in swimming. He holds the Olympic record in the 200 meter backstroke and is preparing to defend it in the 2016 games. Similar to tennis and gymnastics, swimming is a young …

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Pace Laps: Chase Opportunities, Gaughan’s Feel Good Win, NHRA Spouses, F1 Austria, and More

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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 you the biggest stories that …

Read morePace Laps: Chase Opportunities, Gaughan’s Feel Good Win, NHRA Spouses, F1 Austria, and More

Driver Diary for Round 3 of the Summer Shootout with Daniel Hemric

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Daniel Hemric talks strategy with Tyler Clary Credit: Mike Neff Photo by Mike Neff

Daniel Hemric had a great week after leaving Charlotte last Tuesday. The second round of the Summer Shootout was cut short by rain which meant the Pro division did not run. Hemric packed up and headed to Anderson Speedway in Indiana to run the Redbud 300. Several members of his team are from that part …

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Driver Diary with Ryan Millington for round 3 of the Summer Shootout

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Ryan Millington battles with Carson Ferguson in the Young Lions Feature during the Summer Shootout Photo by Mike Neff

Ryan Millington is feeling out Legend car racing in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte. After a rough start on the first points night of the season he followed up with a fourth place finish on a damp night during round two. He is picking up the pace a little bit and was definitely looking racier …

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Pace Laps: Hendrick Horsepower, RHR’s Rebound and a Surprise Nationwide Winner

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Paul Menard's Nationwide victory at Michigan marked a turnaround the entire Richard Childress Racing team is experiencing right now.

Sprint Cup Series: Power and Tires – Enzo Ferrari once stated that aerodynamics are for people who don’t know how to build engines.  That may be a paraphrasing of the Italian icon’s words, but you get the idea.  This concept could not be found in better evidence than after the Sprint Cup race at Michigan.  How’s …

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