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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Daytona 500

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? A crash and an engine failure in their Budweiser Duels …

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Pace Laps: Follow the Leader Daytona, NHRA Phoenix, Reddick Rises, and More

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Cup: Where Was the Passing?  If there was one constant that emerged during speedweeks with regards to the Cup cars it was the preponderance for cars that took the lead to be able to hold steady in that position. Matt Kenseth’s win in the Sprint Unlimited offered the first glimpse at this notion, because once …

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Joey Logano Wins 2015 Daytona 500

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Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 on Sunday after a suspenseful final 15 laps that saw the frontrunners racing three-wide for the lead and a green-white-checkered finish. The win was his first at Daytona and his ninth career win. “I can’t believe it. This is absolutely amazing. Daytona 500!” he told FOX Sports’ Matt Yocum …

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Happiness Is… Listening, Livery & Midseason Form

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The Great American Race, version 2015, is upon us.  The offseason has finally given way to throttled-up engines and strapped-in drivers and it’s time to enjoy NASCAR’s biggest spectacle. With Daytona’s surface in good shape and no Juan Pablo Montoya in the field, there’s a good chance that nothing wildly extravagant will happen on par …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Pre-Season Top 15

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We are only days away from the official start of the 2015 NASCAR season. A lot has changed since Kevin Harvick hoisted the championship trophy at Homestead in November, including drivers, teams, crews and more. Pair all of those unknowns with some rules changes and the storylines are endless. No preseason testing means the drivers …

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MPM2Nite: The Circus Is Back In Town

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Editor’s Note: A legend returns. Please join our happy Frontstretch family in welcoming back Matt McLaughlin for a Mark Martin-like “limited schedule” of columns! This one runs on Tuesday but you never know when he might pop up.  Somewhere on the seedy side of Daytona, where the streets have no names, where vermin, two legged …

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5 Points To Ponder: Sprint Replacement Can’t Be Taken Lightly

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Editor’s Note: Danny Peters’ column, a Frontstretch staple returns this week and will run in its usual Tuesday slot all season. Usually titled Five Points to Ponder, this week’s season-opening one is a special edition, in a special format taking a look at the departure of title sponsor Sprint. From cigarettes to cell phones. What’s next …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Clams Up When Drivers Cry Out On NASCAR Qualifying

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I take it that you heard the rumbling sound coming out of your speakers this past weekend. That’s right; NASCAR is back, and not a moment too soon. The offseason always seems interminable. As I stated last week, 2015 will look relatively similar to 2014 here in Couch Potato Tuesday, but with some changes. For …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

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Who’s In The Headline – Matt Kenseth added another notch to his Daytona belt. The two-time 500 champ wrestled the lead away from Martin Truex Jr. on lap 56 and took control of NASCAR’s season-opening exhibition race, the Sprint Unlimited. Kenseth did his best rolling chicane maneuvers over the final 19 circuits of the event, successfully …

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Harvick vs Logano: The Evolution of a Rivalry

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It appears that not everything from the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was left completely behind. Of course, is it ever? Last Saturday night was the unofficial start to the 2015 season in the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway and, though Matt Kenseth won the race, the conversation surrounded a post-race confrontation between …

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