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Holding A Pretty Wheel: Front Row Motorsports On Path to Improvement

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There’s a different world on the backside of the Sprint Cup garage. That’s where the sport’s smaller teams usually reside. Teams are assigned to the garage based on points, so while one side — the side where the big, powerful teams are parked — is often a circus of fans and media on top of …

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Beyond the Cockpit: David Gilliland on Racing, Building & an Owner’s Perspective

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David Gilliland has driven the No. 38 Ford for Front Row Motorsports since 2010. A second-generation NASCAR driver, Gilliland is often remembered for his unlikely Xfinity Series victory at Kentucky Speedway in his unsponsored, self-owned racecar. Gilliland has become a model of consistency for his current team and has been a major part of its evolution. …

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Number Crunching Fantasy Forecast: Can’t Go Wrong with Kevin Harvick

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Brad Keselowski was a surprise winner last week, but what wasn’t a surprise was the performance of the two Stewart-Haas Racing cars that nearly dominated the entire race. I will admit that I undervalued Matt Kenseth and he could have snake-bit our picks had he not broken an axle. Several of the single-car teams have …

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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

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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? Despite a seemingly endless string of problems for the …

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Going By the Numbers: Why Stewart Still Sits In Perfect Chase Position

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When it’s all said and done, Ryan Newman will be part of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup. But you already figured – perhaps knew – that, didn’t you? After all, all Newman has a 19-point lead on Greg Biffle entering Richmond, the final race before the Chase begins. Even if, Biffle made up those points, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Lack of Negativity Surrounding Tony Stewart’s Return Was Refreshing

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Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR was a story that wasn’t just a big deal to the NASCAR community. It was a big deal to a lot of people who rarely pay attention to the sport, if ever. Mainstream news organizations were present at Atlanta Motor Speedway, from Friday afternoon when Stewart made his first public …

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The Frontstretch Five: Reasons To Give Small Teams Another Look

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! 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 reasons to pay …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta

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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? Several drivers had noteworthy nights in Atlanta, but one surprisingly …

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