Race Weekend Central

The 10: The Best of New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway was, as always, interesting. For much of the race, it appeared that Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. were going to be the ones to beat, but everything changed over the race’s last 100 laps. Suddenly, a flurry of cautions began to fall, and with them, the race began to see …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Matt Kenseth New Hampshire Win Tainted By Failed Inspection?

Who’s in the headline: The old adage of only having to lead one lap seems to be the way Matt Kenseth does business. It rang true again this weekend as Kenseth started 18th and took over 250 laps to get to the point. Once there, he endured three restarts over the final 31 circuits and strolled to victory in a …

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Kyle Busch Wins 53rd XFINITY Pole at NHMS

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Kyle Busch will be the first to the flag for Saturday’s AutoLotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as he wins the pole for the 53rd time in his XFINITY Series career. “We’ve got a good piece, I just have to do my job now,” Busch said. “This place is hard to figure out. It’s …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your New Hampshire 301 NASCAR Lineup

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, July 17th for the New Hampshire 301. Maintaining track position and optimizing fuel mileage are just two of the many challenges behind finding success at the “Magic Mile”. The biggest story line going into the New Hampshire 301 this weekend is the surprising …

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4 Burning Questions: How Will Sitting Out NHMS Impact Dale Earnhardt, Jr.?

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With Alex Bowman in the No. 88, how will Sunday impact Dale, Jr.? Sitting out Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will have a number of factors that could make the rest of the season quite a haul. Entering New Hampshire just 32 points above the 16th-place cutoff, Earnhardt’s Chase …

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The Frontstretch 5: Things We Didn’t Learn at Kentucky

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What worked and what didn’t with the rules It was hard to get a handle on the package this week as there were simply too many other variables between the repave and reconfiguration of the track and a different, harder tire from Goodyear. The small changes we saw at Charlotte Motor Speedway were promising and …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: New Hampshire Edition

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Admit it, you thought we were done with the Big One after leaving Daytona, but Kentucky Speedway provided us with another crash that took out a big chunk of the field. It also provided us with a true fuel strategy race that caused plenty of drama without the help of a late caution. You’ve got …

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2016 Frontstretch Podcast – Episode 14: Quaker State 400

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On this week’s podcast, Aaron Bearden joins Matt Stallknecht on the show once again to break down the latest test of the “low low downforce” package, Brad Keselowski’s thrilling win in Kentucky, and much more, including… Debate on the effectiveness of the “low low downforce” package Breaking down Brad Keselowski’s victory at Kentucky The rise of …

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Pace Laps: Kes Rolling; Fast Jack Beckman; Hamilton Cruises & More

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Brad Keselowski hitting on all cylinders to start the summer- Though it may have come by fuel mileage, Keselowski wound up in victory lane again on Saturday evening in Kentucky. It was his third win in six tries at the newly repaved 1.5-mile racetrack. Adding the XFINITY Series, he has won at least one race …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keslowski Survives War of Attrition, Stretches Fuel for Kentucky Triumph

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Who’s in the headline – With ‘Commander’ Kerry Tharp working his final race before leaving NASCAR to become Darlington Speedway’s track president, Brad Keselowski asked him during a Friday press conference if it would be their last together. Tharp’s reply? “Thats up to you. Win the race and you’ll get another one.” Keselowski did just that, stretching …

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