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Bowles-Eye View: Rediscovering NASCAR’s Missing Piece, Passion

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For a sportswriter, even in this age of social media, I find myself a pretty private person. As I see it, you’re here for me to write about why Tony Stewart’s a little off this year, not about what I did on my off weekend. You want pictures of Kyle Larson’s Target car, not me …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) You know how to tell when a NASCAR team is suddenly hot? Here’s the formula: Drop to the back of the pack due to an early-race incident. Then gradually work your way toward the front. Then, when what turns out to be the final caution comes out, instead of pitting with the other …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) It’s no surprise that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is leading this column this week. Yes, he won the race, but it was about so much more than winning for Junior. First, there was a question of whether crew chief Greg Ives might have to go home when finding out his daughter broke her arm. She …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Holds On For 6th Talladega Victory in 2015 GEICO 500

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning at Talladega Superspeedway is a big deal. Not just for  sponsor Nationwide, but as the sport’s most popular driver. Leading a race-high 67 laps, Earnhardt led Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson to checkered flag in Sunday’s GEICO 500. “This is really emotional,” Earnhardt told FOX in Victory Lane. “I haven’t won …

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The Big One Swallows 14 Cars Early at Talladega

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They say it’s only a matter of time until the Big One hits at Talladega Superspeedway. On lap 45 of Sunday’s GEICO 500, a small aero-loose scenario between Trevor Bayne and Kurt Busch sparked a massive accident on the backstretch, swallowing up 14 drivers. “When the [No.] 27 went around us on the top there …

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Did You Notice? Chevrolet Bounces Back, Jamie McMurray Shines & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? That Chevrolet returned to form at a track that they’ve been weak at in recent years? The manufacturer owned the Virginia half-mile from 2006-2008, winning six straight races behind the dominance of drivers like Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. Yet amazingly, Chevrolet has been dominated by Ford and Toyota in recent years. Toyota took over …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kyle Larson, Clint Bowyer, Dale Jr., Plus More!

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Each week, Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms to bring you some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other industry accounts. These were some of our favorite posts over the last two weeks. If you missed it last week, Frontstretch did a special Tweet ‘N’ Greet in …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) The short tracks are one place where the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas have excelled this season. First, there was Denny Hamlin getting the win at Martinsville a couple of weeks ago. Then, in what turned out to be a Sunday night race,  Matt Kenseth scored his first win of the season (and first in …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Brad Keselowski, Steve Byrnes, Kevin Harvick, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter every week looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other people from all around the industry. These were some of our favorite social media posts from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them as well! The 4 and the 2 parked next …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Food City 500 at Bristol Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Just when you begin to wonder if the No. 48 team might just slightly be losing its edge, it bounces back to remind us that it can be better than ever. Jimmie Johnson’s second win of the Sprint Cup season Saturday night at Texas sent a not so subtle message that said, “Hey …

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