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Nuts for Nationwide: Could Chris Buescher Be Primed for a Breakout?

Despite a tough start to the Nationwide Series season, Chris Buescher appears to have what it takes to bounce back.

NASCAR drivers often equate racing to a game of high-speed chess. Racing in general, Chris Buescher says, is like a puzzle, and week-by-week teams must figure out not only what pieces are missing, but also which ones do and don’t fit. Buescher’s puzzle is far from complete, but the Roush Fenway …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Haven’t You Heard? The Nationwide Series is Back

With new and up-and-coming drivers like Chase Elliott, the Nationwide Series is finally making a name for itself in 2014.

For those who haven’t been paying attention, or perhaps are still sinking in denial, let me break the news: the NASCAR Nationwide Series is perfectly fine. After years of what has been week-by-week exasperation set around Sprint Cup drivers racing and winning in the lower division, the regulars have stepped their game …

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Pace Laps: Eight In, Sadler Success, and Laguna Seca

Denny Hamlin added his name to the list of winners this season.

Did you see all of the race action this weekend? Or, like a lot of busy fans, did you miss a late-night adventure, a Friday controversy, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, …

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Nationwide Breakdown: A different Elliott rises to the top

Sadler has faced all kinds of results at Talladega, but has no reason to worry after this win.

Elliott Sadler has many memories concerning the Talladega Superspeedway but before Saturday none of them were pleasant. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has flipped numerous times at the facility and became a frequent topic of fans conversation the those experiences. Now, he’s ready for everyone to talk about his win. Sadler not only …

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Pace Laps: JRM Shines, RFR Fails to Impress and Hunter-Reay Silences Long Beach Critics

Tires may have been an issue, but Roush-Fenway Racing was unspectacular anyway.

Did you see all of the race action this weekend? Or, like a lot of busy fans, did you miss a late-night adventure, a Friday controversy, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Virginia Is For Lovers But Richmond Isn’t Always Friendly

Nelson Piquet, Jr. has felt the feistiness of Richmond, particularly last season.

Short tracks, for some, are the end-all, be-all of motorsports. NASCAR’s own history is rich with these ovals, based all around the country that have played a part in creating its greatest achievements. Everyone loves a good short track. Some yearn for more while others have made it their personal …

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Nuts for Nationwide: The Curious Case of Elliott Sadler

What will it take for Elliott Sadler to see consistent success in the Nationwide Series?

Elliott Sadler was half a lap from reminding everyone of his relevance in the Nationwide Series, or at the very least, bolstering his relevance to Joe Gibbs Racing. The story instead goes that he was the poor soul passed by Chase Elliott at Darlington for the victory, something that quickly …

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Nationwide Breakdown: Chase Elliott Goes Back-To-Back

Chase Elliott is one of the Nationwide Series young guns who could be unafraid to put the bumper to a Cup driver at Bristol this weekend.

If there was ever a doubt that Chase Elliott was a wheelman, he put it to rest Friday night at that tough old track in Darlington, South Carolina. Elliott charged past Elliott Sadler on the last lap of the VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 to make it back-to-back Nationwide Series …

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