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NASCAR Announces Eligible Drivers for Sprint Unlimited

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On Monday, NASCAR announced the eligibility criteria for this year’s Sprint Unlimited, scheduled for Feb. 13.  While winning a pole during the previous season will get you into the race, it’s not the only way into the 75-lap show.  Regardless of circumstances, 25 cars will start the 187.5-mile race. The first criteria to qualify for …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Jamie McMurray

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Jamie McMurray entered the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in familiar territory. While the previous year was statistically strong, featuring a career high 368 laps led for the Joplin, Mo. native, wildly inconsistent finishes prevented the team from making the Chase as they finished the season buried in 18th in the final standings. However, …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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And that’s a wrap for the 2015 season. Kyle Busch made potentially the most amazing comeback in NASCAR history. After missing the first 11 races, Busch grabbed four consecutive checkered flags and earned enough points to make himself Chase eligible. Once he secured his spot, Busch kept his nose clean and was able to advance to …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix

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And then there were four. After waiting all afternoon and into the evening for weather to clear, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-shortened race at Phoenix. It was Junior’s third win of the season, keeping a potential Chase driver from winning his way into the championship race at Homestead. The final four drivers heading into …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 AAA Texas 500

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And then there were two… races that is. Despite the fact that there are three races in the Eliminator Round, by virtue of non-Chaser Jimmie Johnson‘s win last weekend, two drivers at most will make it to the championship race based on wins. It’s possible that three drivers could make it in on points if another non-Chaser …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Eddie Gossage Surprises Jeff Gordon With Shetland Ponies

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Morning ride with @WhelenMTRS #GoPro pic.twitter.com/BolCn2XISy — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) November 10, 2015 Joey Logano took his driving skills off-road on Tuesday morning. We’ll admit we wish he would turn the keys over so we can have a go. Hey @abrevak who won the game yesterday. pic.twitter.com/qGzOOQn6Ad — Jamie McMurray (@jamiemcmurray) November 9, 2015 Jamie …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Tony Stewart Chooses Interesting Costume for Halloween

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https://twitter.com/VitoPugliese/status/661679672061640708 Twitter is full of everyone from fans, media, drivers and everyone in between sharing their opinions on Matt Kenseth‘s two-race suspension. Regardless of which side you stand on for both incidents, this simplified breakdown from our own Vito Pugliese says it all. It’s #NationalSandwichDay!! I’m getting a @jimmyjohns #10 no tomato to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/356Gz9bknY — …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 after the 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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Once again, Martinsville Speedway lived up to its reputation. Short tempers? Check. Payback? Check. Lots and lots of contact? Check. Matt Kenseth – once thought to be one of the most even-tempered drivers in the garage area – wrecked Joey Logano while several laps down at Martinsville Speedway. Though he claimed it was unintentional, NASCAR …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 AAA Texas Edition

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Well, last week most everyone correctly thought that Talladega would be the wild card when it came to who would be in or out of the next round of the Chase. But what should never be forgotten is that short tracks can be just as much of a wild card and that was certainly the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Pulls No Punches With NASCAR on Intentional Wrecking

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Martinsville Speedway. Home to tight racing, bumping and banging, and the occasional intentional crash. That’s what we had to deal with this past weekend at the paperclip. Before we start, we’ve reached a milestone. Today, we’re celebrating the fact that I’ve written 500 critiques for Frontstretch, either here on the website or in our Newsletter, …

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