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Beside the Rising Tide: NASCAR’s Endless Summer & Bobby Allison’s Missing Victory

How do you define summer? Meteorologically speaking, summer begins June 21st and ends September 22nd. For younger folks, “summer” is that magical period when school is closed from sometime in May or June until early September. For beachgoers, airlines, and yes, stock car racing fans, summer tends to be defined …

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Sebastien Bourdais Out For Season After Indy 500 Qualifying Crash

Sebastien Bourdais’ first season back with Dale Coyne Racing, which he drove for in 2011, has come to an unfortunate end. Bourdais suffered pelvic injuries and a broken right hip after a horrific crash during Saturday’s qualifying session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although he underwent successful surgery, team owner Dale …

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Nitro Shots: The Most Popular Guy in the Sport

Hockey has the Stanley Cup. The Daytona 500 has the Harley J. Earl trophy. This being the month of May, there are a number of people pursuing IndyCar’s Borg-Warner trophy. The Kentucky Derby graces winners with a blanket of roses. The NHRA’s most prestigious race, the U.S. Nationals, sees the …

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Koch Swipes First XFINITY Pole at Talladega

The NASCAR XFINITY Series qualified at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, May 6 for the Sparks Energy 300 later Saturday afternoon. Blake Koch set the fastest lap in the 41-car first round, at 182.522 MPH, followed by Kasey Kahne, 0.033 seconds behind. Joey Logano (182.327 MPH), Brandon Jones (182.116 …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast- Episode 8: Dale Jr.’s Legacy

Episode 8: Dale Jr.’s Legacy with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles, and Kevin Rutherford   In this special edition of the Frontstretch podcast, the FS crew breaks down the implications of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s impending retirement, evaluating its impact on the sport and what an Earnhardt-less future will look like going forward.

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Episode 7: Rivalries, Bristol, and the Need for Positivity

Episode 7: Rivalries, Bristol and the Need for Positivity with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles, and Phil Allaway   This week’s topics include: Recap of the first 7 races of the 2017 NASCAR season Evaluating the need for rivalries in the Cup series Predicting which drivers will be worth watching the rest …

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Martins Motorsports Announces Switch to XFINITY Series

Martins Motorsports has announced a return to running part-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with driver Tommy Joe Martins. The change comes after fielding a full-time entry in the Camping World Truck Series last season. The team will begin at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 on …

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