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Frontstretch Podcast: Single-File Racing in Clash, Previewing Daytona 500 & Season

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In the first edition of the Frontstretch Podcast in 2019, Dustin Albino and  Mike Neff discuss a rather boring Advance Auto Parts Clash, one where drivers ran single-file and up against the wall for much of the event. Neff sounds off on why he believes Jimmie Johnson caused the crash with Paul Menard that involved 16 others, noting …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Drivers Be Penalized For Field-Killing Crashes?

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Jimmie Johnson’s win in The Clash on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 10) capped off an eventful afternoon for Hendrick Motorsports. The four-car powerhouse finished 1-2-3-4 in Daytona 500 qualifying prior to Johnson rolling into Gatorade Victory Lane for his first win with new sponsor Ally Financial. While winning is nothing new to the seven-time Monster Energy …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Gradually Ramps Up in Cup, ARCA Confounds at Times

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Last weekend, FOX made their racing debut for 2019.  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams were back on-track for both the Clash and Daytona 500 qualifying, while ARCA began their season with a new series name.  On paper, not really much has changed there.  Having the series called the ARCA Menards Series simply sounds better …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Obviously, everyone is talking about Jimmie Johnson.  His detractors are talking about the multi-car wreck he may or may not have triggered in what ultimately set up the win. His fans are just happy he won, even if it is a non-points event, because, well, it’s …

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Dominating Clash Run Ends Sour for Paul Menard

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Starting from the pole position, Paul Menard was feeling bright despite the gray, foggy conditions that tormented Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon. The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race of 2019 left him with an excellent opportunity to win his first race since 2011. Making his fifth Advance Auto Parts Clash appearance, the Wood Brothers …

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Weather-Shortened Advance Auto Parts Clash After Wild Wreck

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Jimmie Johnson knew the rain was coming. He dove down alongside Paul Menard in an attempt to pass him and grab the lead in Sunday’s (Feb. 10) Advance Auto Parts Clash. Unfortunately, the two drivers made contact, triggering a wreck that collected over half the field. As NASCAR sent out its safety personnel and crews …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Paul Menard

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Paul Menard was a quiet guy in 2018. For the new season, there was one story seen across multiple teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Veteran drivers in new rides. Specifically, underperforming veterans joining competitive teams, arguably of a higher caliber than their previous respectful homes. Though Aric Almirola would be considered the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Ford EcoBoost 400

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Championship weekend for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series marks the end of the fantasy racing season. On FanDuel, this is the last chance to win big and ride into the offseason with some money in the bank. The Championship 4 drivers are getting all the hype, and are all pretty similar in speed this …

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Kevin Harvick Sweeps Saturday Practice at ISM Raceway

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Last weekend is in the past for Kevin Harvick which is just the way he wants it to be. Harvick swept both practice sessions on Saturday in advance of Sunday’s Can-Am 500(k) at ISM Raceway. Practice No. 2 Harvick turned in a lap at 134.710 mph around the ISM Raceway to put his No. 4 …

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Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson And Others To Start From Rear in First Data 500

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Martin Truex Jr.‘s quest to defend his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title faces a setback today (Oct. 28) at Martinsville Speedway. The 2017 champion failed post-qualifying inspection and will forfeit his sixth place starting spot for the First Data 500. Truex will start the race in 33rd instead. Nine-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson also …

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