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Fact or Fiction: Tony Stewart, Dominance & Rivalries

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FICTION: Tony Stewart is in serious trouble this season. 40th, 30th, 33rd, 39th. Not exactly a great start to the season, right? Sound the alarm bells! Tony Stewart is in major trouble and just won’t be able to turn it around this season… not! Quite a bit of space has been spent on Stewart’s struggles …

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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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Team Penske Named Finalist as Sports Team of the Year

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Team Penske Racing has been named as a finalist for the Sports Team of the Year award by The Sports Business Journal. Team Penske is the only racing team going for the category this year. Other finalists in the running for the award include: the Charlotte Hornets, Las Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Seattle Seahawks …

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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: Runaways Force FOX’s Hand in Phoenix

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Phoenix International Raceway was the scene of a couple of races that really weren’t all that competitive. Knowing that, FOX Sports was in the position of having to make races that were so-so look decent. We’ll see how well they did below. Before we start, there are a couple of news items to cover. First, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 At Phoenix

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Who’s in the headline – Kevin Harvick is starting off the 2015 season in dominating fashion – the first person since Richard Petty in 1974 to start off a season with four straight top-two finishes. Sunday’s victory was his seventh straight, dating back to 2014 and is also second only to The King all-time. Harvick …

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Team Penske Duo Paces 1st 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Practice at Phoenix

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The Sun was shining down on Phoenix International Raceway Friday afternoon. For Team Penske, the brightness carried a sense of optimism for of this weekend. Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano set the pace for the first practice session of the weekend in preparation for the Campingworld.com 500. Running a time of 25.942 seconds, Logano took his …

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Four Burning Questions at Phoenix: Busch’s Return and Harvick’s Quest for Four

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The second leg of NASCAR’s new look western swing is on tap for this weekend as the series heads to the quirky Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, AZ. Phoenix is one of the few truly unique tracks left on the circuit, as it’s slightly banked, dog-leg layout has no equal in auto racing. No track …

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Happiness Is… Competition Cautions, Confusion & Consistency

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Ah, NASCAR.  All professional sports that receive any modicum of attention get to enjoy their tales being played out in the media.  That’s part of the reason that we all pay attention.  This idea isn’t new.  One of the reasons that baseball fascinated people was the offseason, which is how the phrase ‘hot stove’ came …

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