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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

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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?  Anyone would forgive a driver if it took him a …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Fantasy Forecast

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The All-Star weekend is over and it’s time for NASCAR’s longest race. The drivers are in for 600 miles this week at Charlotte Motor Speedway in one of NASCAR’s jewels of the season. Qualifying happened on Thursday with two more practices scheduled for Saturday. That means that there is still a bit of an information gap until those practices …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part I

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Since I’ve been away for a while, there’s a whole lot of writing to do on how each Sprint Cup driver has been performing in 2015. In this day and age of the “new” Chase, looking at the point standings to gauge a driver’s performance is often an optical illusion; once someone wins, scoring points …

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