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Talking NASCAR TV: FOX Needs to Stop Following the Leader

Hello, race fans. It’s time for Frontstretch‘s weekly look at the TV telecasts we watch. This past weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series were both at Richmond International Raceway near Richmond, Virginia. Meanwhile, the Camping World Truck Series paired up with the Izod IndyCar Series at Kansas Speedway. The Izod IndyCar Series race …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas

After a month off and an hour-long rain delay, Johnny Sauter took the checkered flag 5.032 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday Jr. to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Sauter started third and remained inside the top 10 all afternoon on the way to his second career Truck Series victory, captured the day after his 32nd birthday.

Beyond the Cockpit: Jennifer Jo Cobb on Shopping, Danica & Future Plans

Danica Patrick isn’t the only woman trying her luck within NASCAR’s top-three series this year. Jennifer Jo Cobb isn’t just a full-time driver in the Camping World Truck Series, either; in the offseason, she bought Circle Bar’s former No. 10 operation to become the only woman owner/driver in the sport today. How is Cobb, a …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Truck Warrior Todd Bodine on Style On & Off the Track

It’s one of racing’s most impressive resumes in the garage today: five Sprint Cup poles, 15 wins in the Nationwide Series… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Todd Bodine is the 2006 Truck Series champion and has the distinction of bringing Toyota its first driver series title and manufacturers’ championship. He has 17 …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Looking Ahead to Kansas

As I sat in front of my computer last night, I drew a blank on what to write about this week. After all, the Camping World Truck Series has just entered yet another long break before their next race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, May 2nd. In preparation for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 in …

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Mirror Driving: Chase Longshots, RCR’s Consistency & Judging Leffler

Six races into the season, history tells us nearly three-quarters of the Chase field will be there after the checkered flag at Richmond in September. So who’s the biggest name currently outside the top 12 that’s not going to make it back in, and why?

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up & Coming NASCAR Stars

The second off week of the season gives us a chance to take a step back, get a little creative, and play the role of “talent scout” for the power rankings this week. This time, our experts were asked to look into their crystal ball, ranking the top-20 prospects coming up the ranks that could …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: NASCAR Stars of the Past & Future

  Yesterday’s end to March Madness was the ultimate display of David vs. Goliath: the small school Butler Bulldogs versus the longtime tournament powerhouse Duke Blue Devils for a national title. But why put all your eggs in one basket, rooting for that classic “Big Brother vs. Little Guy” matchup when you can see the …

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Turner’s Take: Cup Drivers Invading NASCAR’s Lower Series Must Stop

This is getting completely out of control. Just when you thought full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers could exert no more dominance over NASCAR’s Nationwide and Truck series, think again. Five races into the 2010 Nationwide season, we have four wins by Cup drivers. Four races into the current Truck campaign, I count three victories by …

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