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Number Crunching Fantasy Forecast: 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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We were on track to have a pretty good team last week but Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s bad luck spelled doom for us. We are going to have bad weeks from time to time, so this week, it’s time to dust ourselves off and get back to work. The drivers didn’t run too many laps in …

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The Frontstretch 5: Items on NASCAR’s Needs List

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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 five things that should be at the top of …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Las Vegas

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After two weeks, Kevin Harvick was tired of being the bridesmaid. For the second week in a row he led the most laps, but this time that number included the most important lap winning the race at Las Vegas. With his third top-2 finish of the season, Harvick further solidified his lead in the points but …

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The Frontstretch 5: Random Questions 3 Races In

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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 been thinking about the season so far and has …

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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 Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Atlanta

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Throughout the 2014 season, the question on everyone’s mind was, when will Jimmie Johnson win his first race of the year? Although Johnson went on to win four races in 2014, he was never a threat for the championship, opening the door for questions about the team and combination with crew chief Chad Knaus. The …

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Five Points to Ponder: The Sheriff Returns in Sin City, Regans/Ragans and Casey Mears

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SAFER Barriers The number one topic coming out of Atlanta this past weekend ,other than good old fashioned Jimmie Johnson dominance which should frighten his competitors, was Jeff Gordon once again making hard contact with a concrete wall unprotected by a SAFER barrier. Gordon was clearly incensed post wreck as he gesticulated to the spot …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: Atlanta Edition

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Burnouts (hot) Of course you’ve got Joey Logano, a first-time winner of the Daytona 500. The good thing about this win for the 24-year-old is that he had one of the top three or four strongest cars all day and this was not a fluke victory. This win continues the momentum for the Penske Racing …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Daytona 500

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Who’s in the headline – The winningest duo in the Cup series last season was Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, and when the first checkered flag of the season flew at Daytona on Sunday it was Logano driving under it first for his first career victory at a restrictor-plate track. Logano brought the field to …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Daytona 500

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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? A crash and an engine failure in their Budweiser Duels …

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