Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice? Why Kasey Kahne’s Not Able With Hendrick

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Did You Notice? The way in which road-course ringers can’t make up for bad equipment in Sprint Cup? It was a tale of two weekends for Boris Said, one of the sport’s road-course experts and a veteran who’s taught literally a dozen modern Cup drivers the ropes at both Sonoma and Watkins Glen. Said, hopping …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Joey Logano poses with the trophy after winning the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Who’s in the headline – Weekend sweeps seem to happen quite frequently these days, with some of the winning drivers from the Cup Series running the companion races that are scheduled on many race weekends. Surprisingly, this weekend featured the first time such a sweep took place at Watkins Glen. Joey Logano had never run a …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

AJ Allmendinger races theorugh the esses during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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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? The unsung performer of the week was tough this time …

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Joey Logano Sweeps The Glen; Harvick Runs Dry in Last Turn

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The record books will show one lap led for race winner Joey Logano Sunday at Watkins Glen. In reality, it was just a single corner. Leader Kevin Harvick ran dry, causing a fuel mileage finish for the second straight week in the Cup Series and this time Logano was able to capitalize. The Team Penske …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Pit-Road Crashes & The Future of MWR

Kasey Kahne climbs from the No. 5 Chevy after a hard crash in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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Joe Gibbs Racing was in Victory Lane at Pocono on Sunday afternoon… just with the wrong car. Matt Kenseth, already a winner earlier this season at Bristol, went on to take the checkered flag in Sunday’s Windows 10 400, after JGR teammate Kyle Busch and Team Penske driver Joey Logano both ran out of fuel at the …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Tony Gibson, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Plus More!

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Each week, Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! So, @JimmieJohnson has offered to take …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Episode 5 – 2015 Windows 10 400

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the NASCAR week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht, along with Mike Neff, discuss the legitimacy of fuel mileage racing, Kasey Kahne’s violent pit road …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Nails NASCAR Pit-Road Issues

Kurt Busch leads a pack of cars in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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The Summer weekend at Pocono is always an interesting one, if only because it causes the media partners to split their priorities. NBCSN had to have three separate production crews out last weekend. One was in Pocono for Sprint Cup, another in Iowa for the Xfinity Series, and a third one was at Mid-Ohio for …

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5 Points to Ponder: Kasey at the Bat, Deuces Wild & the Fascinating 5

Kasey Kahne rides around Pocono Raceway prior to the Windows 10 400

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ONE: Kasey at the Bat Casey at the Bat is a well-known, much-loved baseball-themed poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. The story of the poem is about a team from the fictional town of Mudville, down by two runs, in the bottom of the ninth, hoping to get their star hitter the “Mighty Casey” …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Summertime Blues

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It’s summertime and the living is easy. As per normal, news from the racing circuit has hit a low ebb as folks busy themselves with their summer vacations and NFL players report to the summer camps in preparation for the beginning of the preseason, which effectively takes over the sports universe despite NASCAR’s once high …

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