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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

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Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for twenty laps at a time, …

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Pace Laps: KyBu Riding Steady, NHRA Week, F1 Sochi, and More

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Sprint Cup Series: Busch Hanging Tough – With all the drama that unfolded after the race at Charlotte, the storylines seem to overlook one of the more intriguing aspects developing during the Chase, that being Kyle Busch.  If there had been odds in Las Vegas on who might be involved in such postrace nuttiness, KyBu’s name …

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Slipstream Saturday: The Inaugural Russian Grand Prix and Notes

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The story that continues to hover over Formula One is Jules Bianchi’s crash last weekend in Japan.  Little in the way of details have been released about Bianchi’s injuries other than that he suffered a diffuse axonal brain injury.  This kind of injury is seriousness at its most poignant and Bianchi may very well be …

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Pace Laps: HMS Flounders, Schumacher Wins Again and Perspective

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Sprint Cup Series: The Mighty Stumble – Hendrick Motorsports has long been the barometer to which other teams measure themselves.  Their position atop the performance and business hierarchy make them an easy target, similar to teams like the New York Yankees or the New England Patriots.  And for those who love to take a shot at …

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Slipstream Saturday: The Japanese Grand Prix & Big News

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The Lowdown Formula One returns to action this weekend, racing in Japan at the Suzuka track, one known for its tricky corners.  This aspect has been highlighted by the fact that the driver sitting third in the points, Daniel Ricciardo, crashed during the second practice.  Or maybe it is confirmed by Lewis Hamilton, sitting first …

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Pace Laps: Chase Mess, Justin Boston’s Nationwide Debut, Cole Custer Makes History & More

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Sprint Cup Series: A Hodge-Podge for Chase Drivers – Let’s ignore the fact there were 15 cautions at Loudon, and that most of them happened in the second half of the race, leading to an event that felt like a stop-and-go commute downtown in a major city during rush hour.  The result of all the cautions …

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Slipstream Saturday: F1 Singapore Grand Prix Preview

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It’s round 14 of the Formula One season, and with the European segment over, it’s time to move to other parts of the world.  This weekend: Singapore.  First begun in 1961, the country held races until 1973, and then fell from the schedule.  It resumed its place on the F1 calendar in 2008, with Fernando Alonso …

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Pace Laps: Congenial Richmond, KyBu Nationwide, other stuff

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Cup:  The Race That Wasn’t – No one did anything surprising in the race at Richmond.  Well, that’s not correct.  The idiot who climbed the catchfence in turn 4 surely did something surprising.  While many people have done idiotic things at a race track, it’s doubtful that anyone anticipated a fan climbing the fence bordering …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch’s Rough Weekend, Driver Errors and Winding Down

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Sprint Cup Series: Kyle Busch, Dave Rogers Quarrel – Bristol Motor Speedway is often known for its beating, banging and tempers flaring, and Saturday night’s Irwin Tools Night Race was no different. Several drivers left angry with a fellow competitor for a variety of reasons, but it was a bit of a different scenario for Kyle Busch …

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Pace Laps: JGR’s Awakening, Dillon Gets It Done and Dirt Racing at Its Finest

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Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that …

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