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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire

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Eight races into his return to competition, Kyle Busch has now claimed three victories in the Cup series. He continues his bid to make the 2015 Chase, taking his second consecutive win at New Hampshire. Busch now sits 58 points behind 30th position. I’ll start the hashtag: #BuschWatch Loudon produced a diverse number of teams …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his team celebratein Victory Lane after the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona

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Mother Nature seems to have it out for NASCAR this season. Rain once again delayed the start of the race, but that didn’t stop the fans from enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks on and off the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. reasserted himself as the restrictor-plate king, leading 96 laps en route to his second …

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5 Points to Ponder: Austin Dillon’s Wild Weekend, Testing & Halfway Home

Austin Dillon leads the field in the XFINITY Series race at Daytona.

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ONE: Wild ride for Dillon What a wild, wild weekend it was for Austin Dillon, who finished Saturday night in Victory Lane and was lucky just to finish Sunday night in one piece. It truly is a testament to the safety of the cars today that he was able to get out, walk away under …

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The Frontstretch 5: Tracks That Could Offer New 2015 Winners

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. With Amy busy this week, Frontstretch Assistant Editor Aaron Bearden looks ahead to …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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Once NASCAR announced that Kyle Busch could compete for the championship, he had two goals once he was back in the racecar: win a race and get in the top 30 in points. He accomplished one of those Sunday, winning on the road course in Sonoma. He also moved up two positions in the standings to …

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Up To Speed: The Best of the Rest Heading Into Sonoma

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We say it every year, but I’m always amazed at how fast the racing season passes by. One day the excitement of the Daytona 500 sets upon us, providing much needed racing after a long, cold offseason. Soon after, it’s the first day of summer, Father’s Day weekend, the sun is beating down on most of the …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

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Another week of rain showers, but this time Mother Nature got the best of NASCAR. After four rain delays and hours of starting and stopping the race to dry the track, NASCAR officials called it with 62 laps to go when the skies opened up and took final control of the day. Kurt Busch was declared …

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Did You Notice? Optical Illusions For NASCAR, Appeals & Michael Waltrip

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Did You Notice? Any specific reasons why Jimmie Johnson’s team failed pre-qualifying inspection at Charlotte? No, I don’t have them either. That’s ultimately the reason why a NASCAR appeals panel Tuesday threw out the most hotly debated P1 penalty since the sport developed a new system. It’s also left many fans in a state of confusion, …

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5 Points to Ponder: Truex’s Ceiling, Harvick’s Record & Newman’s Ire

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ONE: How far can Martin Truex Jr. go in 2015? What a popular victory that was on Sunday at Pocono Raceway for Martin Truex Jr. I know that I am meant to be scrupulously impartial – and for the most part I am, honest – but there was something about that win that really warmed …

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NASCAR 101: With 13 Down, Who Can Win with 13 to Go?

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Joey Logano. Jimmie Johnson. Kevin Harvick. Carl Edwards. Brad Keselowski. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kurt Busch. Matt Kenseth. Denny Hamlin. With 13 races run in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, these are the drivers who have punched a ticket to the Chase when it begins come September. A blistering pace when it comes to …

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