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The Frontstretch Five: Reasons for Optimism in 2015

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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 says there are some good reasons to be optimistic about …

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Joey Logano Paces Both XFINITY Series Practices at Atlanta

Team Penske is back on top once again. Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano has momentum on his side following a week full of media appearances across the east coast, and he was able to drive his No. 22 Ford to the top of the charts during both of Friday’s practice sessions for the NASCAR XFINITY …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: What to Watch For in Atlanta

For the first time since 2011, the Camping World Truck Series opens its season with back-to-back races, rather than sitting dormant for about a month following the season opener. After a two-year hiatus, the Truck Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday evening in a rare doubleheader with the XFINITY Series. XFINITY will start first …

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UPDATE: David Ragan, Erik Jones to Replace Kyle Busch; Busch Released from Halifax Health Medical Center, Transferred

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The hunt continues to find a driver to replace Kyle Busch in the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota. Tuesday morning, however NBC Sports is reporting David Ragan has emerged as the leading candidate, set to split the ride with Erik Jones. Ragan’s emergence was a surprise with his ties to Ford. Under a full-time contract to drive the No. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: New Season, New Hope

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Friday night, the Camping World Truck Series comes out of its winter hibernation for the season opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. As with every offseason, NASCAR has made a few changes headed into this year. From new faces to rules changes, there’s plenty to catch up on ahead of Friday night’s …

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Erik Jones to Run 10 XFINITY Races for Joe Gibbs Racing

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Erik Jones will have a full plate in 2015. Besides running the entire NASCAR Camping World Truck Series slate with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the No. 4 Toyota Tundra, the 18-year-old will run at least 10 events in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Joe Gibbs Racing. Running the No. 20 Toyota, Jones the four-time Truck Series …

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Going By the Numbers: NASCAR’s Newbie Cup Runneth Over in 2014

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The 2014 season is over, and NASCAR’s gained the highest degree of attention – positive or otherwise – it’s received in years. And yet, you’re not happy. That’s certainly the case for many fans and viewers of the sport, who look at the experiment that was the new Chase format with disdain, even outrage. The …

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The Frontstretch Five: Memories to Keep From 2014

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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 some 2014 memories that …

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Five Points to Ponder: Reflecting On NASCAR’s 2014 Journey

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ONE: Stewart-Haas Racing’s crazy path to a second title When Stewart-Haas Racing announced they would run four cars in 2014 with Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick behind the wheel, media and fans alike thought co-owners Stewart and Gene Haas were crazy. Three of the four are among the most outspoken drivers …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Phoenix Chase Race 9 – And Then There Were Four

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Key Moments – Denny Hamlin was a lap down more than once in the race thanks to a flat tire and a two tire stop that resulted in his car being less than competitive with the faster cars. Hamlin was granted the Lucky Dog under the third and seventh cautions of the race. The No. 11 …

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