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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

2015 Chicago CUP Denny Hamlin burnout CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography, 2015)

Who’s in the headline – Dave Rogers made a call to stay out on a late-race caution and Denny Hamlin restarted the race in third with five laps to go. He went three-wide on the bottom of the track, cleared Jeff Gordon in turns 1 and 2, passed Kurt Busch as they spilled onto the …

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Denny Hamlin Wins 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland; Advances to Round 2 in Chase

2015 Chicago CUP Denny Hamlin trophy CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

The 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship started off with a bang at Chicagoland Speedway. For Denny Hamlin, it was a surprise victory as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver stayed out under the final caution to grab the lead from Jeff Gordon on old tires and win for the second time in 2015. …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

2015 Richmond II CUP Matt Kenseth woohoo CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Matt Kenseth closed out the regular season with his fourth win of the season, tying Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch for most wins. With that, the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup is set. 16 drivers representing eight different teams will compete. Below is a breakdown of the 2015 Chase grid: Five drivers made the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: How TV Tries To Keep Richmond Relevant

The sun sets over the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­

Before we start, I should explain something really quick. I’m not a fan of the Chase. I don’t like the way the champion is determined. I don’t like the idea that Kyle Busch is even eligible for this Chase. I know ISC (and by extension, NASCAR) felt responsible for Busch’s injury, hence the waiver. In …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Chase Edition

2015 Richmond II CUP Kevin harvick car CIA

(CIA Stock Photography, 2015)

So here we are heading into the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland on Sunday and the good news is that going in, there is may be not one clear cut favorite. If this had been done by the old pre-Chase points system, Kevin Harvick would pretty much have things wrapped up with 10 …

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Up To Speed: Is This Joe Gibbs Racing’s Championship To Lose?

2015 Richmond II CUP Matt Kenseth Burnout CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­­

The Chase field is set and the race for championship is on. Not a lot of real surprises in the Chase and not very much drama in the final regular season race of 2015. I guess they can’t all be barnburners. However, it’s time we begin making our picks for the Chase grid, narrowing down …

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Happiness Is… Themes, Hype, and Silly Season

2015 Darlington CUP Tony Stewart car II CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

The low downforce. The softer tires. The retro paint schemes. The return to Darlington Raceway over Labor Day weekend. All of these elements added up to an interesting Southern 500, one that has seemed to garner overall positive reactions. That’s great! For a sport that has seemingly battled itself more than it should and caused many of …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Southern 500

Carl Edwards Victory Lane Confetti Darlington Cup 2015 Yvonne Leonard 5

(Photo Credit: Yvonne Leonard, Frontstretch)

And then there was one… race left. One race remains to set the field for the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. But someone outshone the fact that there is only one race left, and her name is the Lady in Black. Opening her doors on Labor Day weekend for the first time in more …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Greg Biffle, Blake Koch, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Plus More!

2015 Darlington CUP Dale Earnhardt Jr II CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Each week, Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! Out for my first ride in …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Edition

2015 Darlington CUP Chase Elliott car CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

It’s nice when it works out to see a NASCAR event live. That was the case for me this weekend. It was my first trip to Darlington and my first night race. It was a great experience and worth every penny to make the effort to go there. So this week’s hot and not, will …

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