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Beside the Rising Tide: All the Young Dudes

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The season hasn’t even gotten started yet and already, Kyle Busch is feeling aggrieved and voicing his displeasure (doesn’t he know doing so is the sole province of the media?) As usual, the NASCAR Media Tour itself was largely lost in an avalanche of words and predictions concerning the upcoming Super Bowl. Living here in the …

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Alex Bowman’s Unpredictable Ascent from Southern Arizona Native to NASCAR Star

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Tucson, a city located in the heart of Pima County in Arizona, is famous for its Native American roots, proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border, desert environment and the University of Arizona. It’s now also the home of the replacement of NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver ever come February’s Daytona 500. Alex Bowman, 24, hails from the …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Hendrick Motorsports

Hendrick Motorsports entered the 2017 season with momentum. Jimmie Johnson came into the season as the defending Cup Series champion, earning their seventh title in ten years and their first under the new format. After what appeared to be a lost regular season for the organization in 2016, Johnson’s push to the top gave the …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 31: Talka-Dega

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Episode 31: Talka-Dega Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Mike and Zach recap the opening round of the Round of 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With Mike and Zach at track, we discuss why the drivers were so darn hot and how exactly Kyle Busch …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Comes up Clutch, Alex Bowman Wins in First Start of Season

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chevrolet, Ford Let One Slip Away in Charlotte – After 30 races, we seem to know what to expect come a mile-and-a-half race in 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing: Toyota dominates while Chevrolet and Ford scratch for a top-five result. However, Sunday’s Bank of America 500 broke that …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Drive for the Cure 300

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Since being announced as the replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88, Alex Bowman has earned his share of detractors. Entering the Drive for the Cure 300, the knock has been Bowman’s winless resume in all three of NASCAR’s top national touring series. Time to go ahead and cross that criticism off the list. Bowman …

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Welcome Back: Alex Bowman Scores First XFINITY Win at Charlotte

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Welcome back to NASCAR, Alex Bowman. Following a seven-month hiatus from the cockpit in NASCAR competition, Bowman scored victory in his first XFINITY Series race of 2017 for Chip Ganassi Racing. For the Arizona native, Saturday night’s Drive For The Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was his first career XFINITY win in 51st start. …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Kyle Busch Earn 3rd Straight Win of 2017 in Charlotte?

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Will Kyle Busch Score Third Straight Win of Season at Charlotte? It happened when most doubted him. When he was deep in a points rut and had much ground to make up. When the odds seemed to be against him, that was when Kyle Busch scored three consecutive wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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Hendrick Motorsports Unveils Cars For 2018

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All black, slick blue, the return of the flames. Yeah, Hendrick Motorsports will stand out come the 2018 Daytona 500 next February. Though there are seven races left to contest the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, Hendrick Motorsports took Thursday (Oct. 5) to unveil their 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 racecars for the 2018 …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Drive for the Cure 300

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After a weekend on the high-banked concrete surface at Dover International Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads home to Charlotte Motor Speedway. They’ll be running the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event and 40 spots …

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