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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 24: Time’s Tickin’

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Episode 24: Time’s Tickin’ Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach recap Kyle Busch’s Bristol Sweep, if Erik Jones and Joey Logano can win their way into the playoffs and how the manufacturers are shaping up with one-third of the season left to run.  We also …

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4 Burning Questions: Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win?

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Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win? Rain, a road course and a stock car. Now all you need is a set of rain tires and you’re set to go. Most of the time, when radars point to precipitation, they also point toward Justin Marks. Despite only one career top five to his …

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Pace Laps: Aric Almirola’s Wreck Changes the Game, Ben Rhodes Comes up Shy of First Victory

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Almirola Crash Changed The Game – Just one week ago, Aric Almirola stood inside Victory Lane at Talladega Superspeedway. He’d won his second XFINITY Series race in his last three restrictor plate attempts, following that up with a fourth-place effort in the Cup race. A season-long goal of making the playoffs suddenly …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Marks on Mid-Ohio Triumph, Turner Return

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Justin Marks has had an up-and-down career in motorsports.  In NASCAR, Marks has two career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts, 30 in the XFINITY Series and 37 in the Camping World Truck Series.  Success has been fleeting.  He has two poles and four top-10 finishes in the trucks.  In the XFINITY Series, Marks has …

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Turner Motorsports Announces Lineup, Justin Marks in for Enduros

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On Wednesday, Turner Motorsport announced that they are downsizing their IMSA effort from two BMW M6 GT3’s to simply one entry, the No. 96.  Jens Klingmann, who drove the No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 full-time last year, will return to the team for a second year.  He was the only driver for the team to test …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Race in the Rain?

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We’ve seen the XFINITY Series race in the rain before, but Saturday’s race at Mid-Ohio was on a whole ‘nother level. Drivers spun out left and right, others fought non-working windshield wipers, and still others made pit stops and put on slicks hoping that when the rain ended they could zoon out to the lead. When all was said …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Olympics Push NASCAR To The Background On NBC

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Welcome back. Hope you guys enjoyed the off week for the Sprint Cup Series. It was not very relaxing for me, personally, but I enjoyed myself. Could have done without the thunderstorms, though. Speaking of thunderstorms, that’s effectively what plagued Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Challenge from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the XFINITY Series. As I’ve told …

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Up To Speed: The Driver Made the Difference in Mid-Ohio

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For casual viewers of Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the name Justin Marks may have been unfamiliar. Heck, even regular NASCAR viewers still may not have known for sure who he was. If they stuck around for the end, though, they certainly won’t forget. Marks has 64 career starts across NASCAR’s …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Marks Slips & Slides to NASCAR Glory

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Well, no one said it would be easy to get your first NASCAR XFINITY Series win. But chances are Justin Marks didn’t think he’d have to slip and slide through the rain to do it. Saturday (Aug. 13) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, amid a wet-and-wild track surface and after a final restart with two …

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Justin Marks Rides Rain to Mid-Ohio XFINITY Win

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In the midst of a struggling 2016 campaign, all it took was a little rain, and some tremendous driving in it, to bring Chip Ganassi Racing’s Justin Marks his first-career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Making his 25th-career XFINITY Series start, Marks marched his way to the front, led a race-high …

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