NASCAR Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Will No. 18 Team Stop Shooting Itself in the Foot?

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Will No. 18 Team Stop Shooting Itself in the Foot? For a team that has led as many laps as it has, it’s shocking that a victory hasn’t slipped through the crack of Joe Gibbs Racing. Kyle Busch has been the top driver in the foursome, with six top fives, five consecutive top-five starts heading into …

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Double Take: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Authentic Until the End

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“Some of your accomplishments on the track sort of get forgotten. Who you are as a person never gets forgotten. I hope people thought I was good, honest, represented the sport well.” Those words, spoken by Dale Earnhardt Jr. following his final race at Sonoma Raceway last weekend, sum up the 42-year old’s career in …

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Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Top Cup Practice Sessions at Daytona


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At Daytona International Speedway, practice never means much, but a few familiar foes led the way in Thursday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions. Practice One:  Turning 19 circuits, Kyle Busch, paced the opening session at 197.436 mph, .048 seconds ahead of defending winner Brad Keselowski (197.230 mph). The No. 2 car was followed by …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Coke Zero 400 Preview


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The daily fantasy NASCAR train is heading down south to Daytona this week. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400 this Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. Cars hit the track today at 3:00 p.m. for first practice while Coors Light Pole Qualifying takes place Friday …

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5 Points to Ponder: Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Together Again?

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ONE: Dale Jr. to the FOX Booth? I want to start out by saying I have nothing but love and respect for old DW. Sure, his boogity boogity nonsense drives me a tad insane but the three-time champion, 84-time race winner and Hall of Famer has achieved more in his NASCAR career than all but the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: A Look At the FOX NASCAR Season Finale

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/ NKP)

If you’ve been reading my columns here at Frontstretch over the past few years, you know that I love road racing.  The one weekend a year that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to Sonoma Raceway is one of my personal favorites.  That action was combined with two outstanding events for the Camping World Truck …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Left, Right, Left, Right Edition

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

NASCAR drivers had one of those rare weekends, not because they were in California, but because it was their chance to make some right turns this weekend. While they did make a lot of right turns, still along with some left ones, things didn’t go right a lot of times. Unless of course, you’re Kevin …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Toyota/Save Mart 350

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Who … gets the shoutout of the race? How about Dale Earnhardt Jr.? He recovered from a spin early in stage one to finish sixth, his third top 10 at Sonoma in the past four seasons. Earnhardt hasn’t loved road courses before. He even said he wanted to put some dynamite on the 12-turn road course …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Finally Tastes Well Aged Victory at Sonoma

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Who’s in the headline: In a race that saw strategies all over the board, 10 different leaders exchanged the lead 13 times, and questions about leaders having enough fuel to the make the finish emerged to make the Toyota/Save Mart 350 one of the most compelling races of the season. When the checkered flag flew, it …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earns 3rd Sonoma Top 10 in 4 Years

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., road-course ace? It might not be as far off as you think. The Hendrick Motorsports driver came home in sixth place at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, his third finish inside the top 10 at the California track over the last four races. In his final scheduled Monster Energy NASCAR …

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