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Brian Vickers’s Blood Clots Are Back, Brett Moffitt Subbing at Fontana

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It’s another tough go-round for Brian Vickers. The 31-year-old driver for Michael Waltrip Racing has experienced a recurrence of blood clots, which will keep him out of NASCAR competition starting at Auto Club Speedway. Vickers, who missed the first two races of the season following surgery to repair a tear in his atrium over the offseason, …

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Number Crunching Fantasy Forecast: Is Kurt Busch Worth Picking Up For Phoenix?

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It’s that time of the week again, just after qualifying and my highlighter has come out to look at NASCAR Fantasy Live! picks. I would like to take a minute to tell you a little about how I play and the theory behind my selections before we talk about this week’s interesting news. If you have been following …

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Brett Moffitt to Front Row Motorsports UPDATE: It’s Official

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Catchfence.com is reporting this morning that Brett Moffitt, fresh off of a top 10 finish Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway while subbing for Brian Vickers, could be replacing Joe Nemechek behind the wheel of Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 Ford this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Front Row Motorsports’ normal driver in the No. …

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Did You Notice? … The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Did You Notice? … Two races into 2014, Kevin Harvick is the only Stewart-Haas Racing car with either a top-5 or top-10 finish? SHR’s struggle has been notable as Tony Stewart was off the pace at Atlanta, uncompetitive long before getting caught up in a mid-race accident. Regan Smith has run admirably, keeping the No. 41 …

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The Frontstretch Five: Reasons for Optimism in 2015

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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 says there are some good reasons to be optimistic about …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Reflecting on Atlanta and Hitting the Strip Without Kyle Busch

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Well, the new early stop at Atlanta Motor Speedway is now behind us, and that’s a really good thing for most everybody in the sport, including this week’s winner, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 bunch who have four wins at Las Vegas. This weekend, things will finally begin to heat up – and that’s both …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: Las Vegas Edition

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Now that we are two races into the NASCAR season, we can’t say something is a trend, but what we can say is that it after two races the drivers who are off to good starts aren’t going to give them back. And the drivers who are off to slow starts don’t like where they …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta

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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? There’s been a question about the performance, or lack thereof, …

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Brett Moffitt to Race Atlanta for Michael Waltrip Racing

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Michael Waltrip Racing has announced Brett Moffitt will fill in for Brian Vickers in the No. 55 Toyota Camry at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Driving the second event of the year, the 22-year-old will run his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. “Brett has been working with our team for a couple of years, and we would …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta

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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? Several drivers had noteworthy nights in Atlanta, but one surprisingly …

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