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5 Points to Ponder: Erik Jones Triumphant, Amy Earnhardt, & the Phones are Nearly Silent

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Jones Triumphant Two Times Over No one doubts Erik Jones’s ability behind the wheel. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver had four career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories coming into 2015, but following the first eight races of the season, all anyone could talk about was why hadn’t he been able to visit victory lane …

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Microsoft Becomes Official Technology Partner of NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports

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NASCAR has gained a powerful new partnership. Microsoft, a global leader in technology and innovation, has come to terms on new, multi-year agreements to become an Official Technology Partner of NASCAR. They’ll also become a major technology partner of 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports. As part of the agreements, both NASCAR and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Trio of Dominant Drivers, Rules Tampering & Chevrolet’s Success

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Who’s in the headline – Many drivers have garnered front page news since the green flag dropped on Daytona in February. Among those, three stand out above the rest in 2015. Kevin Harvick has been the class of the field in almost every race this season. He finished inside the top two in the first five …

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Happiness Is… Family, Retro & A Breather

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One of the big announcements that was made this week was NASCAR’s decision to implement a different rules package for the upcoming race at Kentucky. The decision to make changes to the current aero package is warranted but the question that comes about is: are the alterations enough? As has been documented everywhere, the spoiler, …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Amy Reimann Engaged in Germany

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann are using one of the few off weekends in the Sprint Cup Series to visit Germany and do a bit of Earnhardt genealogy research, among other things. Early Wednesday afternoon, the pair got engaged, and Reimann posted a photo of the couple beaming and featuring her engagement …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

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Another week of rain showers, but this time Mother Nature got the best of NASCAR. After four rain delays and hours of starting and stopping the race to dry the track, NASCAR officials called it with 62 laps to go when the skies opened up and took final control of the day. Kurt Busch was declared …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Jamie McMurray, Steve O’Donnell, Brad Keselowski, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, media members and drivers from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! Looks like Keelan got inspired by @dierksbentley last …

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NASCAR 101: Martin Truex Jr. Not the 1st to End a Lengthy Winless Streak

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Martin Truex Jr.’s win was well deserved. The Mayetta, N.J. driver had led the most laps in the three previous weeks, only to be shut out of victory lane. The 34-year-old driver was also in the midst of a 69-race winless-streak, stretching back to the 2013 Sonoma triumph with Michael Waltrip Racing that ironically set …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

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After leading so many laps in the past three races, Martin Truex Jr. finally led the one that mattered most, breaking a winless streak dating back to 2013. This win is his first with Furniture Row Racing since replacing Kurt Busch behind the wheel. Most importantly, it puts Truex and team 78 back in the …

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The Frontstretch 5: Fantastic 2015 Victory Lane Photos

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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 a collection of winning photos that say it all. …

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