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Frontstretch Podcast: Joey Gase Talks Career-Best Run at Talladega, Backup Cars

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If this week’s Frontstretch Podcast been anything like last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, it would be boring. That’s not what weʻve got for you as Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Joey Gase,  the No. 00 driver who earned a career-best finish of 18th at Talladega, got together. Gase discusses what it’s like …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After Talladega II

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The cream always rises to the top during the NASCAR Playoffs and on Sunday (Oct. 14), that was exactly what happened. Stewart-Haas Racing made a statement at Talladega that they aren’t to be overlooked, especially after their collapse at Dover. The remainder of the field was two steps behind the SHR organization and they must …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Will the Racing Be Like at Talladega & Daytona in 2019?

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After this past weekend’s race at Talladega, many teams were left to wonder what they could have done differently. Stewart-Haas Racing’s four cars, led by winner Aric Almirola, laid waste to the field, leading 155 of 193 laps. But there’s a short-term solution to their problem. Sunday (Oct. 14) marked the last race at Talladega, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: ‘Dega Dominance By Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing

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Aric Almirola got his first win for Stewart-Haas Racing in overtime on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 1000Bulbs.com 500. On a day Fords dominated, playoff drivers Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney all ran out of fuel while the laps ticked down to the checkered flag. …

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Up to Speed: Patience Carries Aric Almirola to Victory

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In the last year and a half, has any driver in NASCAR experienced the highs and lows of professional stock car racing more than Aric Almirola? The scene of Almirola slumped against his battered No. 10 Ford at Dover International Speedway last week seemed to encapsulate a season of lost opportunities.  It was not just …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Aric Almirola Finally in Victory Lane After Stewart-Haas Domination at Talladega

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Who’s in the headline There is domination by drivers and domination by teams. Sunday was total domination by the Stewart-Haas Racing organization. They won every stage and the race with a different driver doing each, and the driver who didn’t win any of them finished second in all three. In the end, fuel mileage bit …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 1000Bulbs.com 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? How about three of them this week?  It’s impossible to ignore the finishes Jimmie Johnson and Paul Menard had because both were 35th or worse at some point. Johnson spun early and recovered to seventh, while Menard had a couple of issues, losing two laps before coming back to …

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Aric Almirola Credits 2009 Dega Truck Race for Superspeedway Success

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Aric Almirola was able to pick up his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series restrictor-plate victory on Sunday in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Almirola passed teammate Kurt Busch on the final lap but stayed in position the entire race and capitalized when he needed to, something he has been familiar with in …

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Aric Almirola Finally Victorious at Talladega

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After numerous almosts throughout the 2018 season, Aric Almirola finally won. The 34-year-old outlasted the field on fuel to take home the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 14). Almirola made it to the checkered flag on fuel through overtime while his dominant Stewart-Haas Racing teammates, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, ran …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Daniel Hemric Describes Ins and Outs of Dover

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It’s a fun, and entertaining (hopefully) Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the duo of Dustin Albino and Mike Neff join NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Daniel Hemric to discuss the weekend of racing at the Monster Mile — Dover International Speedway. Hemric grabbed the pole for the XFINITY race and led 23 laps en route to a Stage 2 victory. However, the No. …

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