Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma

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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? The result wasn’t quite there, but the old fire was. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Trio of Dominant Drivers, Rules Tampering & Chevrolet’s Success

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Who’s in the headline – Many drivers have garnered front page news since the green flag dropped on Daytona in February. Among those, three stand out above the rest in 2015. Kevin Harvick has been the class of the field in almost every race this season. He finished inside the top two in the first five …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Can Still Win Their Way Into the Chase

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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. This week, with 11 races to go before the Chase, Amy looks at …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: NASCAR Off-Week Edition

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It was just hard to tell who was hot or not and during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan. It was all due to the weather as the 400-miler that eventually ended up being a 276-miler was an on, off, on, off and yet on and finally off for good event. Here is a look …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Martin Truex Jr., Race Sponsorship & Tony Stewart?

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Martin Truex Jr.‘s win this past weekend at Pocono Raceway has been declared by many inside the sport as one of the most popular victories in the garage area. In fact, one popular member of the media even compared the overall outpouring of support by the entire Cup garage for the Truex victory on Sunday …

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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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Beside the Rising Tide: Chasing the Blue Away

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All right gentle readers, huddle up. Today we’re going to talk about an unpleasant topic and one that will incite fear or loathing for many of you. But sometimes you just have to talk about awkward things. You need to have that chat with a potential new partner about your past intimate contacts, even if …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter every week looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and other people that work within the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them too! The 48th RT of this Tweet wins my @LowesForPros hat …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part III

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So you might remember a few weeks ago when I graded the Sprint Cup full-timers through Driver Report Cards… and promptly stopped at the letter K. No, I don’t have a weird idea of what the alphabet should be, nor am I protesting the use of the letters L through Z. The third part just …

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4 Burning Questions at Dover: Martin Truex Jr.’s Redemption & Joe Gibbs Racing’s Surge

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The Greatest Day in Racing has come and gone, and its final leg, NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600, is now behind us. NASCAR’s second crown jewel event was an… interesting race, I guess, provided you like the whole fuel-mileage thing. For those of us that like passing, well, I’ll just change the topic so I don’t get …

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