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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.

2-Headed Monster: The Best NASCAR Cup Team At Midseason – Penske Or Gibbs?

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Five months into the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour, the top teams have begun to make their presence known. Stewart-Haas Racing has proven to be incredibly consistent and strong. Hendrick Motorsports, while off, has shown bursts of speed at times with its best teams. Furniture Row Racing has proven to be …

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Comebacks, Stories Lie in Waiting Beneath Simon Pagenaud’s Dominant Run

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Simon Pagenaud‘s incredible start to the 2016 season has led to a tremendous lead in the points standings, but lurking just behind the Frenchman are two improbably comeback stories waiting to emerge from the shadows. On the heels of one of the most dominant drives in Verizon IndyCar Series history, …

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Luca Fillippi Back with Dale Coyne Racing in Toronto

(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Dale Coyne Racing will return to the driver lineup they used to start the season in Toronto as Luca Fillippi replaces Gabby Chaves in the team’s No. 19 Honda. Fillippi will join Conor Daly, reuniting the duo that started the first four races of the year for DCR. The announcement …

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The 10: Slippin’ & Slidin’ on a Wild Kentucky Night

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway could best be described as a war of attrition. From an unpredictable racing surface to a trial run with the low-low downforce package, there we more variable for teams to account for than at any race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour. …

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