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NASCAR Mailbox: Brian Vickers, Furniture Row & Is Kurt Busch Really Back?

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What a race this past weekend in Fontana, right? The string of cautions during the last laps and the passing for the lead, especially when it counted for race winner Brad Keselowski, all really helped to amp up the Auto Club 400. Coors Light Pole Award winner Kurt Busch, really has made a tremendous leap …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Kevin Harvick came awfully close to sweeping the west coast swing but had to battle his Stewart-Haas teammate Kurt Busch to do so. What they didn’t see was Brad Keselowski and his four fresh tires (Harvick and Busch only took two) who passed them both on the second green-white-checkered finish to score his first win …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In NASCAR: 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Timing can be everything in life, so when Brad Keselowski charged to the front on the final lap Sunday afternoon at Fontana, he put himself on the hot list. Keselowski has been pretty good this year, but not quite good enough to make it to victory lane. It appeared that was going to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Who’s in the headline – Brad Keselowski may get credit for the win, but Kurt Busch is in the spotlight for how close he came to taking the checkered flag in his second race back from suspension. Busch was leading when a caution flag flew with less than two laps to go, one that resulted in a …

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4 Burning Questions at Auto Club: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Tony Stewart’s Chance to Shine

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It’s Kevin Harvick’s world, and we’re all just living in it. That was pretty much the sentiment that NASCAR followers came away with after witnessing Harvick thoroughly whip the field for a second straight week in Phoenix last Sunday. Harvick has been the dominant force thus far on NASCAR new-look West Coast Swing and enters …

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Friday Faceoff: Ratings, Relevance & NASCAR Surprises

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1) NASCAR’s TV ratings suffered a year-to-year decline for the first time last week. Just a month ago, they were up significantly over 2014. Is this a sign the new rules package has failed to deliver, the sport’s recent momentum is declining or is it really nothing to worry about? Phil Allaway, Editor: I definitely …

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The Frontstretch 5: Items on NASCAR’s Needs List

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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 has five things that should be at the top of …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix

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The Sprint Cup Series hasn’t seen this kind of domination in decades. Including 2014, Kevin Harvick collected his seventh straight top-two finish and second-straight victory of the season. Sunday’s win was also Harvick’s fourth straight at Phoenix. The top 10 in the Power Rankings after Las Vegas kept the momentum going for the second round of …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Snow, Birthdays & Llamas

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and media members. We hope you enjoy these from the previous week! This doesn't suck! pic.twitter.com/lOl9MXuKZ4 — Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) March 16, 2015 For those of you who know Clint Bowyer’s personality, you know that he likes to …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Burnouts, yes, Kevin Harvick knows all about burnouts lately. He’s had plenty of practice, winning the last two races, and looking back to last year, he’s won four of the last six. If you go back a little more, he’s been first or second in each of the last seven races and he’s led an astounding …

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