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2016 Frontstretch Podcast – Episode 16: Indy Attendance, TV Biz and The Jeff Gordon Effect

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On this week’s podcast, Matt Stallknecht is joined by weekly guest Aaron Bearden to discuss a number of topics before this weekend’s Brickyard 400, including… Breakdown/Recap of the 2016 Brickyard 400 Brickyard 400 attendance woes The cultural pull of Indianapolis Increased Brickyard 400 TV ratings The “Jeff Gordon Effect” Dissecting the 2017 …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Thoughts on a Changing NASCAR

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It’s almost a week later, and I’m still reflecting on last weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Not because of the race — those have never been particularly compelling at a track steeped in someone else’s history — but because of an impromptu finale between two of the best drivers …

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Michael Lira, Spencer Boyd Plan XFINITY Series Debuts

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This weekend will mark a new era for two up-and-coming drivers, trying to make it to NASCAR’s elite level, the Sprint Cup Series. Michael Lira and Spencer Boyd will both make their XFINITY Series debut during Saturday night’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Lira, 18, has competed part-time in the …

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