Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions After the 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

The NASCAR trophy ready for the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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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? Starting in the back of the pack is tough at …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kevin Harvick, Dale Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! Running an off-road R/C truck at TJ Bell …

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Bowles-Eye View: Tony Stewart’s Tough Decision

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Beating up on NASCAR these days is all too easy. Beating up on Tony Stewart? He does that to himself every week. The most serious slump in the Cup Series shows no signs of slowing, with Smoke a whopping 132 points outside the Chase heading to Indianapolis this weekend. 26th in the standings, earning just …

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Friday Faceoff: Chasing the Rules, Smoke In the Mirror and a Newcomer

Tony Stewart walks through the garage at Kentucky Speedwat prior to the Quaker State 400.

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here are a few major questions we’re trying to answer this week. The low-downforce package seen in the Cup Series at Kentucky was deemed a success by both fans and drivers. NASCAR has said they …

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4 Burning Questions at New Hampshire: Rowdy’s Rise & Smoke’s Struggles

Tony Stewart waves to race fans during driver introductions at Kentucky Speedway.

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After the wild success of the low-downforce rules package at Kentucky the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to normalcy this Sunday as the series rolls north to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. New Hampshire will see the return of the original 2015 intermediate-track rules package; with it will come another shuffle of the competitive deck. As …

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Balance & Handling the Problems for Tony Stewart’s Struggles

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It’s been a long year for Tony Stewart. Coming off of a broken leg in 2013 and fatal incident with Kevin Ward Jr. last August, Stewart came into the season looking for a fresh start. However, the Indiana native’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team has struggled since the start of the 2015 season. Making an …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Way Forward, Crispy Thunder & Fizzling Smoke

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A Way Forward If what we saw on Saturday night is a sign of things to come – if not necessarily this year but next – then I think we can look forward with confidence to some significantly better racing on the much-maligned mile-and-a-half tracks and elsewhere. That the success of the new package also …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Edition

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There was all sorts of stuff going on this past weekend at Kentucky. First, there was the new aerodynamic package that teams were supposed to get a chance to test in the days before qualifying and the race. But that and the qualifying never happened because of rain. That left the field to be set …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Edition

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If you’re into endurance events, then the Sunday night/Monday morning race at Daytona was just for you. The drivers finally got the command to start their engines just before 11:30 p.m. Whether it was better to have a late-night/super early morning race or a Monday event just depends on your schedule, but here’s hoping you …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Elliott Sadler, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Landon Cassill, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! Yes @BigBarrelFest we are here!!! #bigbarrell pic.twitter.com/0C90lxOwQU — …

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