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GoDaddy Leaving Danica Patrick, NASCAR After 2015

2015 Bristol I CUP Danica Patrick car credit Amy Henderson

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Danica Patrick is in the market for a new primary sponsor next season after current primary sponsor GoDaddy’s intentions of leaving the sport were announced in USA Today. Patrick, who races the No. 10 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, is in a contract year. Speculation was that she needed to pick up her performance in order …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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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? One challenge that short tracks present is that track position …

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Friday Faceoff: Bristol Surprises, Chase Elliott’s Cup Return & Steve Byrnes Memories

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A marathon race at Bristol saw plenty of carnage and frustration displayed on the track, but it also featured some different names inside the top 10. What – or who – was the biggest surprise to come out of the race? Kevin Rutherford, Managing Editor: I’m going with Justin Allgaier, but make no mistake – …

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4 Burning Questions at Richmond: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Richmond

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After a rainy marathon of a race at Bristol, the Sprint Cup Series will head to another short track, Richmond International Raceway, for the ninth round of the series’ regular season. Bristol, as expected, was an absolute brawl of a race, with torn-up race cars and flared tempers abound. Much of the same is expected …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR Fans are the Best in All of Sports

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Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Did You Notice? The way the NASCAR community rallied around the late Steve Byrnes this weekend at Bristol? There were signs on pit road, symbols all over the racetrack and Bristol Motor Speedway even named the race after him. Sunday’s race was the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer. …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the Food City 500 at Bristol

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I’d like to take this opportunity to pass along my condolences to the entire Byrnes family. #ByrnesStrong It was almost a carbon-copy of the 2014 spring race at Bristol: delay after delay due to rain. However, thanks to lights, the entire race was able to be run… and then some. Matt Kenseth finally broke his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: A Tribute to Steve Byrnes, Driver vs. Crew Chief & Bristol

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The definition of respect is “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements,” and this is exactly the feeling that I have for Steve Byrnes. Always the consummate professional covering the sport we all love, Byrnes was not just well-respected by NASCAR media, but by drivers, and …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Waltrip Double Trouble in Texas

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Oh boy, we’ve got a double dose of Waltrip this week in Couch Potato Tuesday. That’s never a great sign. Duck Commander 500 Even with the Robertsons hanging around Texas Motor Speedway last weekend, and everything that comes with them hanging around, the Waltrips once again stole the show in Texas. That’s not necessarily a …

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Friday Faceoff: Concerns Surrounding NASCAR Health & Tires

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(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

1) Kyle Larson. Should we be concerned? Are you? Or should we chalk it up as a bizarre health incident? Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Number of times I have passed out without alcohol involved: zero. It is not normal to pass out in the middle of the day, even after scribbling your name a few …

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Happiness Is… Off Weeks, Texas, Tony & More

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So the early off-week in the motorsports calendar has now passed and it’s time to get ready and energized for racing to resume. This weekend is another one that’s fun-filled and action-packed, or at least that’s how it’s supposed to be. But to play the game that Tom Bowles does every week, let’s hit upon …

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