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Number Crunching: 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Fantasy Forecast

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The All-Star weekend is over and it’s time for NASCAR’s longest race. The drivers are in for 600 miles this week at Charlotte Motor Speedway in one of NASCAR’s jewels of the season. Qualifying happened on Thursday with two more practices scheduled for Saturday. That means that there is still a bit of an information gap until those practices …

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Did You Notice? Kyle Busch’s Chase Chances, All-Star Angst & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? Kyle Busch could still easily make the Chase with a waiver? Let’s break down how and why following Tuesday’s announcement that he’ll return to the sport, driving the No. 18 Toyota in Saturday night’s All-Star Race along with the rest of the 2015 regular season. For Busch, he starts from scratch, missing …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Food City 500 at Bristol NASCAR Fantasy Forecast

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Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Back to Bristol this week, a place where the Joe Gibbs guys can flex some muscle. This could be the week that Carl Edwards becomes a big factor in the Chase. To get there Edwards is going to have to go through his teammate Matt Kenseth, who put it on the pole, and the Stewart-Haas …

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4 Burning Questions at Bristol: Repetitive Rain and Shining Underdogs

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Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Bristol Motor Speedway. The very utterance of the name elicits countless images of watershed moments of the sport’s history that have taken place at the track over the years. It is a historic track, and the Food City 500 is a historic race. The best of the Sprint Cup Series will do battle on Bristol’s …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Duck Commander 500 at Texas NASCAR Fantasy Forecast

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The guys and gals of NASCAR took a week off but now, we’re back on track at Texas. The week off didn’t seem to change the status quo much as it appears the Hendrick, Stewart-Haas, and Penske boys are fast once again. Jimmie Johnson was fast in practice and has been one of the best …

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Off the Wall With: Casey Mears

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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers the same five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, NASCAR veteran Casey Mears dishes the answers. What’s fun besides racing? Mears: Playing …

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Did You Notice? A Quick Look Inside the NASCAR Numbers

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Did You Notice? Six races into 2014, the difference between sixth and 20th in the Cup standings is just 35 points? However, the difference between first and sixth is 90 points, with Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne creating some distance between themselves and the rest of the field. It’s an …

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The Frontstretch 5: Feel-Good Stories Kicking Off 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 storylines that just make you smile. …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter weekly looking for some of the best social media posts from your favorite drivers, crews and NASCAR personalities. These were some of our favorite tweets from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them as well! As I was walking out the door for DC trip today I heard ole …

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The Frontstretch 5: Memorable 1st Wins

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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 brings back that first-time feeling with some memorable first wins …

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