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Daniel Suarez Awarded Pocono Pole After Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch’s Times Disallowed

(Photo: Danny Peters)

Daniel Suarez won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at Pocono Raceway in the most bizarre of fashions Saturday (July 28). The Joe Gibbs Racing driver posted a speed of 176.988 mph which was good enough to best his rivals that, well, survived. At the conclusion of three rounds of qualifying, Kevin …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Really Stopping NASCAR from Promoting Eldora?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Why isn’t NASCAR open to an XFINITY Series race at Eldora Speedway? This week, Brian France made a rare public appearance when he joined SiriusXM’s NASCAR channel to answer some questions and gave his thoughts on various topics going on in the sport. One of the topics discussed by France involved the potential inclusion of …

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2 Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Intervene In Driver Feuds?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Kyle Busch had a difference of opinion regarding their crash a couple of weeks ago in Daytona, it became apparent from both that the feud may not be over just yet. NBC analyst and former driver Kyle Petty stated that he felt NASCAR should step in to end the conflict …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Sure, he didn’t win; in fact, Kurt Busch was lucky to scrounge up eighth after tumbling late in the race following a bizarre green-flag pit sequence where he got caught up with Ryan Blaney. Busch stopped before his pit box, thinking Blaney was done with his service but wound up …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: The Magic Mile Puts on a Show as Kevin Harvick Scores 6th Win

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Momma, there is that man again. For the sixth time this season, Kevin Harvick made the right moves down the stretch to garner him the track position that he needed. He capitalized on that good fortune to make a late race bump and run to move from deep in the field …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN’s Kentucky NASCAR Broadcasts Earn Mixed Reviews, Ratings Decline

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kentucky Speedway, the spot of the latest NBCSN NASCAR telecast, has been an enigma for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  The track was in heavy demand to be added to the Cup schedule for much of the first 10 years it was open.  Then, once they finally got a date, there was the traffic …

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Martin Truex Jr. Secures 19th Career Cup Series Pole at Kentucky

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Defending race winner Martin Truex Jr. is off to a solid start in his quest to earn a second straight win at the Quaker State 400. Truex was fastest in the final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying Friday (July 13) to secure his 19th career pole. It’s the fourth for him this …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Validates Stage Racing at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Driving home from work this winter soon after agreeing to come back to Frontstretch, Tom Bowles, owner of the website, and I spent some time on the phone catching up on all the racing happenings that had elapsed between my last column with the site in 2012 and my return this season. Right at the …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Restrictor Plate Wins More Impressive Than Other Victories?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr was vilified by a handful of other drivers for his aggressive moves in Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. Was Stenhouse deserving of the backlash or was their anger misguided? Christian Koelle: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was really deserving of the backlash that he got. Listen I understand people saying “oh, he was just aggressively …

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Happiness Is: Numbers

Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The major motorsport shows were all on stage this past weekend as NASCAR, Formula 1 and IndyCar all played around, made some noise and laid some rubber — with a little bit of carnage included. Combined, all three provided an interesting, disparate and engaging display of racing and culture. That seems like a pretty good …

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