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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.

XFINITY Chase Bubble Tightens After Crash-Filled Watkins Glen

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With the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase slowly approaching, the battle for the final spot in the playoff’s 12-team grid is heating up. Blake Koch‘s early exit in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International mixed with clean runs from Ross Chastain and Dakota Armstrong saw the battle for the final …

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Team Penske Takes Right Turn Amid Woeful 2016 XFINITY Campaign

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Amid one of the worst NASCAR XFINITY Series seasons in Team Penske‘s history, the organization needed some right turns -both figuratively and literally- to get the ship sailing in the right direction. Typically one of the dominant forces in NASCAR’s second series along with Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske witnessed the lion’s …

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Joey Logano Survives for Repeat XFINITY Win at Watkins Glen

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One year removed from the first ever sweep of the XFINITY Series and Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Joey Logano set himself up to repeat the feat with another convincing win. Logano held off a challenge from teammate Brad Keselowski and survived an attrition-filled race to win …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Aric Almirola Dishes on Daytona Win, 2016 Struggles

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It’s been a season of highs and lows for Richard Petty Motorsports veteran Aric Almirola. Fresh off of two solid years in 2014 and 2015, the first of which led to a Chase berth, Almirola and RPM have struggled to find speed and consistency in 2016.  After finishing inside of …

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