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2015 NASCAR Rewind: AJ Allmendinger

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

2014 was a magical year for AJ Allmendinger and JTG Daugherty Racing. The pair scored their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Watkins Glen, and, by virtue of the remodeled Chase for the Sprint Cup format, made their first appearance in NASCAR’s postseason as a result. Unfortunately for the single-car team, lightning didn’t strike …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Had it not been for a piece of debris – about which there is some debate about whether or not it was actually in the racing groove – Kyle Larson might have had his first Sprint Cup win in the bag. Larson won the Xfinity Series race at Homestead Saturday …

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Joey Logano Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Happy Hour

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On Saturday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series finally managed to get in a full practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After rains shortened Xfinity Series qualifying to only two rounds, track crews worked hard to get the surface back into racing shape. By 1 p.m., the track was ready to go for 50 minutes of practice. …

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Kyle Larson Tops Rain-Shortened 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 Practice No. 2 at Homestead

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The Sprint Cup Series is two-for-two so far this weekend in Homestead. Unfortunately, they’re two-for-two in practice sessions being shortened by rain. The session itself started about five minutes late due to track drying from overnight rains. Because of that, the session was going to be extended to 11 a.m. That did not turn to …

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AJ Allmendinger Enjoying Time on ‘NASCAR Race Hub’

Photo Credit: Zach Catanzareti, Frontstretch

Transitioning from driving a racecar to wearing a suit and tie behind the screen of a national TV network can be quite the drastic curve for Sprint Cup Series drivers, but AJ Allmendinger is having a good time with it, he says. Allmendinger, a full-time Sprint Cup Series driver in the No. 47 Chevrolet for JTG-Daugherty …

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The Frontstretch 5: Random Foods for Thought

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1. Quintessential… wait, WHAT? Color me confused. Brian France called Joey Logano’s move to win at Kansas, where Logano got into a hard-blocking Matt Kenseth, “quintessential NASCAR” and the fans booed.  Kenseth called Jimmie Johnson’s ultra-clean pass for the win at Texas “quintessential,” and the fans cheered. When, exactly, did that happen? And how long …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? So many drivers had strong finishes Sunday, but the real praise belongs to Martinsville Speedway. One of the last short tracks on the NASCAR schedule, it’s still the best of the best, and Sunday’s show had it all: drama, hard racing, underdogs, and a legend of the sport …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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Who’s in the headline – Martinsville resurrected the emotions of both fans and competitors that it has not incited in a decade. In the end, while there is much buzz about retribution and championship ramifications, the most important story of the weekend is that Jeff Gordon will be one of the four competitors vying for the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? It seems like a lifetime ago (and maybe in some ways, it was) that a baby-faced kid in a rainbow-striped uniform and a cheesy mustache broke down in tears following his first career win in NASCAR’s premiere series. Jeff Gordon took the checkers at Charlotte in the 1994 …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? In the midst of a terrible season, small gains are something to hang your hat on, and for three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart, any small gain is worth a small measure of relief. Stewart finished 11th on Sunday, posting his best run since Pocono in August, despite bringing …

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