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Aaron Bearden

Aaron Bearden
A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

Joey Logano Scores First Win of 2016 in Ford’s Backyard

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Looking for a win to join teammate Brad Keselowski in the Chase, Joey Logano finished a complete weekend at Michigan International Speedway with a Coors Light Pole Award and a victory in Sunday’s Firekeepers Casino 400. Logano led the way for much of the day, pacing the field for 139 …

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Early Incidents Eliminates Earnhardt, Allmendinger in Michigan

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The afternoons of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and A.J. Allmendinger’s at Michigan International Speedway ended up being short ones. The duo was eliminated early on Sunday’s Firekeepers Casino 400 as a result of damage suffered in a lap 61 incident with rookie Chris Buescher. Running three-wide through turns one and two, Buescher lost control of …

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Suarez Passes Busch for First XFINITY Series Victory in Michigan

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After multiple close calls, Daniel Suarez finally earned his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Michigan International Raceway in his 48th start. And here’s the kicker – Suarez passed the best in the business to do it. Suarez overcame an early speeding penalty and made his way around Joe …

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Bowman Tops Jones for Michigan XFINITY Pole

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Alex Bowman topped Erik Jones in the final moments of NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying to cap off an impressive qualifying session for JR Motorsports with his first-career pole at Michigan International Speedway. Driving the team’s No. 88 Chevrolet, Bowman knocked Jones (191.535 mph) off the top spot as the final …

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Edwards, Busch Lead Second Michigan Cup Practice for Joe Gibbs Racing

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Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch led the way as teams attempted to dial their race setups in during Saturday’s second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Michigan International Raceway. Edwards’ 197.770 mph circuit proved the fastest on the session, with Busch following in second with a 197.737 mph lap. Team …

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Carlos Munoz Claims First Verizon P1 Award With Flyer in Texas

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Carlos Munoz may not yet have an Indianapolis 500 victory to his name, but the Columbian scored an important first in the Verizon IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway – his first pole. Munoz maneuvered his No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda around the 1.455-mile Texas oval with a two-lap qualifying …

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