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2016 Frontstretch Podcast – Episode 12: 2016 FireKeepers Casino 400/Firestone 600

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the motorsports week that was. On this week’s podcast, Aaron Bearden joins Stallknecht on the show to recap the Sprint Cup race …

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2016 Frontstretch Podcast – Special Edition: An Interview with NASCAR Driver Ryan Ellis

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the motorsports week that was. On this week’s podcast, Stallknecht sits down one on one with NASCAR driver Ryan Ellis to get the …

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Friday Faceoff: How Important Is Track Position?

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A quick exam of the last few seasons shows that only the best restrictor plate drivers – Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski – have been able to get to victory lane. Is it still fair to say anyone can win at Daytona or Talladega, or has …

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Two-Headed Monster: Is the Chase in XFINITY & Trucks a Good Idea?

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NASCAR announced Tuesday it will adopt its controversial Chase playoff format to the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series tours beginning in 2016. The new iterations of the Chase will look slightly different from the version the Sprint Cup Series currently uses, although the hallmarks – playoff rounds with eliminations, a …

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Sunday Showdown: Who Will the Title Sponsor Be?

Several teams have announced new drivers across NASCAR’s national divisions this month. Among them are Brian Scott in the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Cup ride, Chris Buescher in a Cup ride with Front Row Motorsports and Ben Rhodes moving to Thorsport in the Camping World Truck Series.  Which driver …

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Four Burning Questions – Chicagoland: The Pressure To Perform For Joe Gibbs Racing

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Who’s ready to step up in Round One of the Chase? We’ve been talking about it all season long, and now, it’s finally here. The 2015 Chase is upon us, and from here on out, every race has a stake in the championship. All of the Chase-eligible drivers and teams …

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Four Burning Questions at Richmond: Can Kyle Busch Score the Top Seed?

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1. Who’s in? Who’s out? It’s the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season this Saturday night, and four Chase spots are still up for grabs. As of right now, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer are occupying the final four spots in the postseason, and …

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