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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers and Teams Who Need to Win in 2015

Tony Stewart on track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy looks at a group of drivers and teams who need …

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Big Machine Records and “The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower” Sponsoring Kyle Larson at Indy

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What do Big Machines, the world’s fastest lawn mower manufacturer, and Kyle Larson all have in common? They’re all partnering up for this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250. Larson will once again pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi in Saturday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wednesday, the team …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kevin Harvick, Dale Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Plus More!

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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! Running an off-road R/C truck at TJ Bell …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Edition

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Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Loudon was all about the heat. Several drivers complained, and even a couple were treated afterward, for issues resulting from the extra hot temperatures on the track. But no one, right now, is hotter than Kyle Busch. Burnouts (Hot) Yes, we’re talking about Kyle Busch. He’s not just inching his …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2/3 Season Champ, a Veteran’s First Chase & Bring on the Dirt

Kyle Larson pit stop at Kentucky Speedway

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Kyle Busch, Sprint Cup Champ? What a blistering run of form it’s been for Busch over the last month, winning three of the four completed races and finishing a respectable 17th at Daytona International Speedway in the only race he didn’t win. Busch now sits just 58 points back from 30th place, having made up …

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NASCAR 101: Who Can Join the List of Loudon Winners?

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Prior to the Sylvania 300 last fall, New Hampshire Motor Speedway produced 11 straight races with 11 different winners. It’s a streak that at the time was the longest such one in the Sprint Cup Series. The parity was great for the sport. Instead of going into the weekend largely knowing who would dominate (Jimmie …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Edition

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There was all sorts of stuff going on this past weekend at Kentucky. First, there was the new aerodynamic package that teams were supposed to get a chance to test in the days before qualifying and the race. But that and the qualifying never happened because of rain. That left the field to be set …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

NASCAR Sprint Cup cars race at KEntucky Speedway in the Quaker State 400.

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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? On a night where a lack of pre-race practice with …

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Sophomore Star: Kyle Larson Tops Final 2015 Quaker State 400 Practice at Kentucky

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In Friday’s first practice session, Kyle Larson set the quickest time on the session in qualifying trim. In the second session, Larson managed the same feat in race trim. Larson put down a 178.412-mph lap to top Friday’s 90-minute final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice before Saturday’s Quaker State 400. Larson, who will start on the pole …

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Rain Cancels 2015 Quaker State 400 Qualifying Sessions at Kentucky, Larson Takes Pole

For the second straight week, rain has plagued NASCAR, forcing them to cancel qualifying. NASCAR officials announced on Friday afternoon that planned qualifying sessions for both the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series at Kentucky Speedway have been cancelled. JJ Yeley and Kyle Larson are on the poles for tonight’s Xfinity Series race and tomorrow’s Cup …

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