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4 Burning Questions: Keselowski, Harvick & Truex, Who Wins Texas First?

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Keselowski, Harvick, Truex: Who Wins Texas Motor Speedway First? These guys may have kicked some arse at Texas in the past, but they hope a re-profiling will change their winless luck around. For Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, there are three specific drivers who shockingly haven’t scored a win at the 1.5-mile track yet. First …

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Frontstretch Podcast – 2017 Episode 6: NASCAR Millennials

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Episode 6: NASCAR Millennials with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles, and Danny Peters This week’s topics include: Evaluating “what went right” in a successful Martinsville weekend for NASCAR First-quarter look at NASCAR’s health through six races Discussing why Martinsville has faced attendance struggles Getting to the bottom of why millennials are flocking to NASCAR Preview of …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Martinsville

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams rolled into Martinsville Speedway last weekend for the first short track race of 2017. As is always the case, a field of pristine, hand built cars started the race. Then, their drivers promptly beat against, leaned on and slammed into each other until nearly all of them looked …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Short Track, Shorter Tempers Edition

NASCAR Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch

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Sunday we got a reminder of what it is like to see racing at a non-cookie cutter track, one that has personality like Martinsville does. And what happens when you race at a track with an attitude, is that you get to see the attitudes of the drivers due to many circumstances. It seems the …

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Up to Speed: Everything is Great at Martinsville

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In the still young 2017 season, NASCAR is trying to find reasons for fans to get excited.  First, there was the implementation of the new stage format.  Pre-determined cautions with points awarded to the top 10 drivers mid-race made for some initial curiosity at Daytona International Speedway. However, stage racing has mostly led to more aggressive …

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The Big 6: Questions After The 2017 STP 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? The Martinsville Speedway has been a great racetrack for JTG Daugherty Racing. AJ Allmendinger finished second in the spring race last season and 10th in the fall race. It shouldn’t be surprising that both Allmendinger and teammate Chris Buescher both performed well on Sunday. Allmendinger finished sixth, coming back after …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Survives Beating, Banging and Trading Paint to Win Martinsville

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Who’s in the headline – Rusty Wallace won at Martinsville Speedway six times drivng for Roger Penske. He last won a grandfather clock for Penske in 2004. Since then, it had been an agonizing drought for Team Penske. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski have both come very close in Southern Virginia, but failed to seal …

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Brad Keselowski Wins a Wild One in Martinsville

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Nobody seemed to want to lead Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. But when it came down to the final laps, Brad Keselowski took it and kept it to win the STP 500. The victory, his second of the season, is Keselowski’s first at Martinsville and 23rd of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. “We’ve ran …

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Team Penske’s Appeal Brings Back Paul Wolfe for Martinsville

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Paul Wolfe will be on top of the pit box after all at the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway this Sunday. The crew chief for the No. 2 Ford was set to serve the second week of a three-race suspension until Team Penske announced it was appealing the penalties issued following the race at Phoenix …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Fontana

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series went Hollywood this weekend for its annual visit to Fontana, CA. The stars were were out and the red carpet dazzled with NASCAR’s best. But it was California’s own Kyle Larson who stole the show. Larson stuck to his script and delivered an award-winning performance. The Chip Ganassi Racing …

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