NASCAR Race Weekend Central

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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Pace Laps: The Caution Gift, Chase Elliott Makes History & Erik Jones Proves His Worth

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Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that …

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Four Burning Questions in Phoenix – Last Ditch Title Efforts and Drastic Drivers

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When NASCAR first announced the changes that would be made to the Chase format this past February, I had an idea in my head of how the system would probably play out and what the whole deal would end up looking like. I can honestly say that two post-race brawls were not a part of …

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Fantasy Insider: Dare To Take Risks Out In The Desert

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If you picked Jeff Gordon last week at Texas, with just a few laps to go you thought you had it made. He had a comfortable lead and it all looked good for him advancing into NASCAR’s version of the Final Four and for your fantasy team that day. Then, after his old buddy Clint …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Texas

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For the second time during the Chase, on-track contact has led to a post-race fight. The one common denominator: Brad Keselowski. This time, Keselowski made a bold three-wide move between Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon which resulted in a cut tire for Gordon and a 29th place finish. Understandably, Gordon was upset after seeing a …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Texas – Phoenix Edition

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It seemed like everyone wanted a piece of Brad Keselowski after the AAA Texas 500, but he isn’t the driver atop Who’s Hot and Who’s Not. The actions of Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick are being studied under a microscope after a multifaceted brawl in the Lone Star State left three Chasers bruised and bloody. …

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Four Burning Questions in Texas: Winless Wonders & Brad Keselowski’s Tall Order

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One down, two to go in the final Chase round before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Last week in Martinsville, a non-title contender, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., upset the apple cart by stealing a win from the remaining contenders, thus putting even more pressure on the Chasers to grab a win …

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Nationwide Breakdown: O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

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The sun was shining at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon for the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ 31st race of 2014. But it was bright as ever on the Monster Energy Toyota after its driver won the Camping World Truck Series event on Friday night and followed it up with another win the next day. Kyle …

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Fantasy Insider: Late Revenge Tactics Could Ruin This Fantasy

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One of the things that is out of a NASCAR fantasy team owner’s control are the revenge tactics that can take place on the track. And since we are now down to the final three races of the season, there seems to be a lot of “getting even” stuff going on. There are few of …

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Six NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams Test at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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Homestead-Miami Speedway announced that six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams comprising of more than 15 of the top drivers tested on Tuesday Oct. 28th and Wednesday in anticipation for the Ford EcoBoost 400, where the championship will be determined among four drivers. Seven of the eight drivers in the Eliminator Round of the Chase (all …

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