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Surprising Faces Top 1st Cheez-It 355 Practice at the Glen

2015 Pocono NSCS Clint Bowyer on Pit Road Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

Photo Credit: Anthony Lumbis Sr., Frontstretch

A number of surprising faces found themselves in the top 10 following the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Watkins Glen International Friday. Clint Bowyer (127.067 mph) topped the charts after the opening 80-minute practice session, while defending race winner AJ Allmendinger (126.901) was second. Jimmie Johnson (126.139), Sam Hornish Jr. (126.095) and …

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Friday Faceoff: Safety in the Pits, Silly Season Dominoes & Truckin’ Trouble

2015 Pocono CWTS Brad Keselowski crash damage CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Sunday’s race at Pocono included a nasty crash where Kasey Kahne spun off turn 3 and slid into the pits, hitting the wall so hard metal braces were bent and the concrete cracked. Jeb Burton had almost an identical crash on Saturday during practice. Can anything be done to prevent this type of crash or …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono II CUP Matt Kenseth burnout CIA

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It was a wild race at Pocono from the drop of the green flag and no one knew who was going to win until the checkered flag flew. In the end, Matt Kenseth played the fuel strategy game perfectly. With two laps to go, he came from fourth to pass Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and …

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The Frontstretch 5: Musing through Summer ’15

2015 Pocono CWTS Erik Jones CIA

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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 some totally random thoughts on the summer of ’15. …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono-Watkins Glen Edition

Matt Kenseth poses with the Windows 10 400 winner's trophy in Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­­

It was quite the interesting day at Pocono Raceway. It’s billed as an oval race, but the strategy used there is something more similar to a road-course race. Of course, Pocono is unique because it is shaped like a triangle. The track calls itself the Tricky Triangle, and there were plenty of tricks up its …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Summertime Blues

2015 Pocono CUP Brad Keselowski car CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

It’s summertime and the living is easy. As per normal, news from the racing circuit has hit a low ebb as folks busy themselves with their summer vacations and NFL players report to the summer camps in preparation for the beginning of the preseason, which effectively takes over the sports universe despite NASCAR’s once high …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono Raceway NSCS Matt Kenseth victory lane credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Who’s in the headline – For the first time in month, Kyle Busch is not the main story coming out of a Cup race. He was half a lap from taking another trophy, but it was his teammate Matt Kenseth who came home with the hardware. In a crazy race that featured seven cautions in the first …

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Pace Laps: Wild Races, Crazy Spins, and Speed Records

2015 Pocono CUP Kasey Kahne car CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Cup Series: Unexpected Wild Race at Pocono Leads to Victory for Matt Kenseth – It was quite the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway. With wrecks filling the first half of the race, the second half seemed like it would get even more wild. However, the field set a steady pace for the final 80 laps, …

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Matt Kenseth Wins 2015 Windows 10 400 As Field Runs Dry in Pocono

Matt Kenseth takes the checkered flag in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­­

A bizarre day at Pocono Raceway concluded with Matt Kenseth taking the checkered flag in the Windows 10 400 as nearly the entire field ran their gas tanks dry and were forced to pit road late in the going. For Kenseth and his No. 20 team, the thrilling victory was his first at Pocono, second of 2015 …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono

kyle busch pocono win

(Photo: Joseph Wolkin, Frontstretch)

In a Nutshell: Wild restarts, pit strategy and high speeds controlled Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon for one of the shortest races on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Kyle Busch dominated at the “tricky triangle,” leading 53 of 69 laps in his first Truck Series race of the season in his self-owned No. 51 Toyota Tundra. …

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