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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his team celebratein Victory Lane after the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona

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Mother Nature seems to have it out for NASCAR this season. Rain once again delayed the start of the race, but that didn’t stop the fans from enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks on and off the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. reasserted himself as the restrictor-plate king, leading 96 laps en route to his second …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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Once NASCAR announced that Kyle Busch could compete for the championship, he had two goals once he was back in the racecar: win a race and get in the top 30 in points. He accomplished one of those Sunday, winning on the road course in Sonoma. He also moved up two positions in the standings to …

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The Frontstretch 5: Reminders Not to Take NASCAR Too Seriously

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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 delves into the world of NASCAR on YouTube… and found …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

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Another week of rain showers, but this time Mother Nature got the best of NASCAR. After four rain delays and hours of starting and stopping the race to dry the track, NASCAR officials called it with 62 laps to go when the skies opened up and took final control of the day. Kurt Busch was declared …

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NASCAR Mailbox: A New Rules Package & Kyle Larson vs. the Rain

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Rain was the star of the day on Sunday in the Irish Hills of Michigan. The on again, off again race that resulted in a rain-shortened finish and a total of four red flags worked its magic for Kurt Busch for his second 2015 victory. But for drivers like Kyle Larson, who gambled on fuel and …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Jamie McMurray, Steve O’Donnell, Brad Keselowski, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, media members and drivers from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! Looks like Keelan got inspired by @dierksbentley last …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

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After leading so many laps in the past three races, Martin Truex Jr. finally led the one that mattered most, breaking a winless streak dating back to 2013. This win is his first with Furniture Row Racing since replacing Kurt Busch behind the wheel. Most importantly, it puts Truex and team 78 back in the …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Martin Truex Jr., Ty Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms every week looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other people around the world of stock car racing. These were some of our favorite posts and we hope you enjoy them too! 1.) Bring Buescher & Bubba to Pocono2.) …

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Joey Logano Maintaining Momentum Months After Daytona 500 Win

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Expectations were high for Team Penske entering the 2015 season. Coming off a year when both their drivers made the Chase, coming tantalizingly close to the top tier organization is aggressively seeking its second title in four years. Winning a career-high five races last season (more than his previous five full-time seasons combined) Joey Logano nearly won …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 FedEx 400 at Dover

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Breaking News: Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover. OK, maybe not a surprise headline but Johnson did lead just 23 laps and held off a green-white-checkered charge from teammate Kasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick. The victory marks his 10th at Dover, making him only the fifth driver to reach that milestone. The Monster had no mercy, …

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