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JDRF, Motorcraft Quick Lane Announce Car Design Contest Winner

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Maryn Winters, an eight-year-old from Basehor, Kansas has been chosen as the winner in a car-designing contest put on by JDRF and Motorcraft Quick Lane. Winters has been battling type 1 diabetes since the age of four. As you can see above, Winters’s design features key meanings throughout the paint scheme and includes children holding …

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Did You Notice? Indy Takes a Bite Out of NASCAR

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Did You Notice? Two races headed in two markedly different directions? While the Indianapolis 500 went through its third straight ratings increase, reaching Nielsen numbers it hasn’t touched since 2008, NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 hit a new low. The Sunday overnight of 3.6 was the worst since FOX started covering the event in 2001; it was …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part I

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Since I’ve been away for a while, there’s a whole lot of writing to do on how each Sprint Cup driver has been performing in 2015. In this day and age of the “new” Chase, looking at the point standings to gauge a driver’s performance is often an optical illusion; once someone wins, scoring points …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte

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Who’s in the headline – While most of the stories will be written about Denny Hamlin winning the race, it is his pit crew that really should be in the spotlight. On the mandatory stop before the final 10-lap segment, Hamlin’s crew threw down a 10.4-second pit stop. DJ Copp told Frontstretch in 2013 that …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Kyle Busch Make the Chase & Who Will Win Iowa?

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1. Everyone’s been giving their opinion, now let’s hear yours: will Kyle Busch make the Chase? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think Kyle Busch can make the Chase; getting into the top 30 shouldn’t be an insurmountable task, though winning could prove more daunting given Joe Gibbs Racing’s recent performance. I’m not sold on that …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Ryan Blaney, Dale Earnhardt Jr., the Busch Brothers & More

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Welcome to Tweet ‘N’ Greet! Each week, Frontstrech will scour Twitter looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite drivers, crews and other NASCAR personalities from around the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them as well! I'm surrounded by $1 million. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Carl Edwards’s No Caution Call at ‘Dega & Ryan Blaney’s Rise?

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Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

What a weekend we had at Talladega! There was some great weather, phenomenal racing and another victory in Alabama for Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sixth win at the 2.66-mile track. Seeing Junior in Victory Lane so emotional, and so happy with his first win of 2015,  was something special that NASCAR fans will remember for …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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Who’s in the headline – It took 11 years but Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally won another Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega. After some spirited racing for much of the first part of the race, the last third turned into a mind-numbing parade with little to no action at all. Earnhardt pitted with a few …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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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? Talladega is a whole different animal in NASCAR, and for …

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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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