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Nitro Shots: Welcome to 2017!

Welcome to the first edition of Nitro Shots for 2017. Welcome back if you are a returning reader and welcome to the little straight-line corner of Frontstretch if you are a new reader. The season is already underway and the teams of the NHRA Mello Yello Series are already on …

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Happiness Is… Getting Back to Green

No need to get into anything heady with yet another critique or defense of NASCAR and all of its wonders and ills.  Let’s just get things going. Happiness Is…Newness. Back in 1971, R.J. Reynolds took over the naming rights for NASCAR’s top division of racing, bringing about what became known …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 5 Things to Watch for in 2017

Coming off a season that saw the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, year two of the format has a lot of hype behind it. Over the off-season, NASCAR announced enhancements that would be implemented throughout the top three touring divisions, not just the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. …

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Frontstretch 5: That First-Time 500 Feeling

The Great American Race: the Daytona 500.  It’s the one every driver wants to win, but in 56 tries, just 37 drivers can actually claim a victory in NASCAR’s biggest event.  We all remember seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt’s emotional win in 1998 after 20 years of heartbreak, but did you …

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