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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono Edition

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Martin Truex Jr. defeated Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick on Sunday (June 3) to take the checkered flag in the Pocono 400, this week’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. In other news, the sky is still blue and the Golden State Warriors are still unstoppable. Strong qualifiers Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Rides Clean Air to Pocono Victory

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. started the Pocono 400 by winning the first stage and ended it with a trip to Victory Lane. After a strong early performance, the jack falling on a pit stop left him 14th and it took most of the race to work back through traffic. Truex’s misfortune, combined with a …

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4 Burning Question: What Is the Future of Engines in NASCAR?

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What is the future of engines in NASCAR? This past week, Brad Keselowski suggested in a column on NASCAR.com that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series should implement what’s essentially a hybrid engine, using an electronic component similar to Formula 1’s KERS system. The KERS system, in layman’s terms, gives the engine a short speed …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Pocono 400

Ryan Blaney (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

NASCAR heads to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the Pocono 400. Sunday’s race is the first of two Tricky Triangle races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway a few weeks ago and it will continue throughout the 2018 season. Sign up here …

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Erik Jones Fastest in Final Coca-Cola 600 Practice

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Erik Jones put his No. 20 Toyota at the top of the charts in the last of two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday morning (May 26). Denny Hamlin led the opening practice session on Thursday and the second session, scheduled for Saturday morning, was rained out. Jones’ …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Joe Gibbs ‘Can’t See Myself Doing Something Else’

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He’s a three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach. He’s a four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning car owner. Oh, and he also has two XFINITY Series titles. Legendary car owner Joe Gibbs loves what he does. He thrives off the family environment he created at Joe Gibbs Racing, and for this 77-year-old, there is no …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Is Kevin Harvick Freaky Fast This Year?

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NASCAR hasn’t seen such a dominating performance since 1998 when Jeff Gordon won 13 races in the sport’s premier division. But now, Kevin Harvick is ready to repeat Gordon’s feat, and he’s on track to do exactly that. Harvick already has five wins (six including this past weekend’s Monster Energy All-Star Race triumph). It’s an …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: AAA 400

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Never tried FanDuel? Take a look this weekend by playing in our FREE Frontstretch FanDuel daily fantasy NASCAR contest! Go to fanduel.com/frontstretch for a chance to play against some of your favorite writers. You can win a FREE NASCAR autographed item and an entry into another NASCAR FanDuel contest. Support our site and play with Frontstretch today! NASCAR …

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Did You Notice?: A Second Look At NASCAR Silly Season 10 Races In

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Did You Notice? … Sometimes, NASCAR Silly Season moves turn into mistakes? 10 races in, let’s take a look at some of the biggest driver decisions entering 2018 and see how they’re turning out. For now, we’ll give Darrell Wallace Jr. and William Byron a break; rookies typically need a little more seat time before …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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