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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

AJ Allmendinger races theorugh the esses during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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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? The unsung performer of the week was tough this time …

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The Frontstretch 5: Things We Learned From Kentucky

Joey Logano races with Kyle Busch during the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

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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 takes a look at some things we learned from the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

NASCAR Sprint Cup cars race at KEntucky Speedway in the Quaker State 400.

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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? On a night where a lack of pre-race practice with …

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Number Crunching: Fantasy NASCAR Hits Kentucky Speedway for 2015 Quaker State 400

2015 Kentucky CUP Austin Dilln car CIA

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Rain, rain, go away… come again some other day! That should be the motto for this week at Kentucky, part of a month marked by Mother Nature’s wrath. NASCAR has implemented a new rules package, debuting Saturday night and had scheduled an extended practice session for Wednesday to let drivers and teams get used to …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Daytona No 88

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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? Restrictor-plate racing is definitely a skill in itself, and this …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Allgaier on Expanding, Graphic Design & Fatherhood

2015 Pocono I CUP Trevor Bayne Justin Allgaier CIA

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The journey to success took a while for the 2008 ARCA Series champion, a young stock car racer who fought hard to scale his way to the peak of NASCAR’s mountain. Justin Allgaier first worked his way into Team Penske’s development program, rising up into then-Nationwide Series Victory Lane with an eye on a Sprint Cup seat …

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Did You Notice? The Key to Qualifying, Sophomore Slumps & Quick Hits

2015 Dover I CUP Jimmie Johnson wins CIA

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Did You Notice? Qualifying has become a point of emphasis for top teams? None other than Dover winner Jimmie Johnson spoke about his struggles in that department, one of only three drivers this season to win a race after starting outside the top 10. “Raw speed hasn’t been our strong suit,” he admitted in the …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Gap Between the Haves & Have-Nots Wider Than Ever Before?

Martin Truex Charlotte Motor Speedway Coca Cola 600 2015 Yvonne Leonard 004

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Dover this weekend. 1) 12 races in, we have nine different winners: three from Joe Gibbs Racing and two apiece from Hendrick Motorsports, …

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Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Team Appeal Charlotte Penalty

2015 Charlotte I CUP Jimmie Johnson crash damage CIA

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After receiving back-to-back written warnings for infractions, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team received a loss of their pit stall selection for Sunday’s FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks. According to the NASCAR rulebook, back-to-back written warnings transfer into a P1 penalty, meaning that Johnson’s team, along with the No. 51 team from HScott Motorsports …

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Jimmie Johnson’s Team Among 3 Penalized Following Coca-Cola 600

2015 Charlotte I CUP Jimmie Johnson racing CIA

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If Jimmie Johnson is to win again at Dover this weekend, he’ll have to do so with a less-than-decent pit stall. Johnson’s No. 48 team was one of three Sprint Cup teams to be penalized following infractions that occurred during the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend. Justin Allgaier’s No. 51 and Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 also …

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