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4 Burning Questions in Watkins Glen: Can Tony Stewart Find Redemption?

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Right-hand turns are on tap for this Sunday as the traveling circus that is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads north to Watkins Glen International. The world-famous 11-turn road course has been a lightning rod of drama for the series over the past half-decade, and as such, there is a higher-than-normal buzz for the race …

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The Frontstretch 5: Musing through Summer ’15

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy has some totally random thoughts on the summer of ’15. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

Matt Kenseth races with Casey Mears during teh Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Racing is a game of skill, strategy, and running smart. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at Loudon

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Remember the little team who could in 2014? 2015 hasn’t …

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The Frontstretch 5: Tracks That Could Offer New 2015 Winners

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. With Amy busy this week, Frontstretch Assistant Editor Aaron Bearden looks ahead to …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Edition

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The first of the two road-course stops took place this weekend for the Sprint Cup series and as has been the case the last few years, it provided some of the best and closest racing we see during the whole season. It also provided us with a couple of hot tempers, so it’s all part …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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Who’s in the headline – Racing can involve a myriad of strategies on a normal weekend. On a road course, the options become even more diverse. After three different fuel strategies had all played out, a late-race caution resulted in a majority of the field coming onto pit road with 10 laps to go. Kyle …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? The result wasn’t quite there, but the old fire was. …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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This week, the racers will be doing something they only do two times a year: turning right. The teams are in wine country for the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, this year’s first Sprint Cup attempt on a road course. This race is one where some underdogs will rise to the forefront, announcers saying …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Pole at Sonoma

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Road-course veteran AJ Allmendinger won the pole in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Sonoma Raceway. With a time of 74.385 seconds, Allmendinger scored the first pole for JTG Daugherty Racing, and his first pole since Kansas in April of 2012. Allmendinger’s first attempt at a lap in the first session was disrupted for a …

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