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Joseph Wolkin

Joseph started with Fronstretch in Aug. 2014 and worked his way up to become an editor in less than a year. A native of Whitestone, New York, Joseph writes for NASCAR Pole Position magazine as a weekly contributor, along with being a former intern at Newsday and the Times Beacon Record Newspapers, each on Long Island. With a focus on NASCAR, he runs our social media pages and writes the NASCAR Mailbox column, along with other features for the site.

Ryan Newman Re-signs with Richard Childress Racing

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman will return to Richard Childress Racing in 2017, shutting down rumors he would not return to the seat of the No. 31 Chevrolet. Newman, 38, has signed a multiyear deal with the organization and the team’s longtime sponsor, Caterpillar. “Ryan’s consistency on the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Next Breed of XFINITY Series Racers Is Coming

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As the 2016 NASCAR season comes to a close, the driver line-ups for each of the top three divisions are falling into place. For the XFINITY Series, 2017 will feature plenty of changes, including a handful of rookies advancing from the Camping World Truck Series. Among the new names in …

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Long Island Modified Racer Kyle Soper to Attempt Camping World Truck Series Debut

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Long Island, New York’s Kyle Soper will be getting schooled at a different level come Oct. 29’s Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 200 at Martinsville Speedway. The Riverhead Raceway regular in the NASCAR Tour Modified division has been racing since he was seven, frequently visiting Long Island’s lone NASCAR-certified …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Mike Bugarewicz Guiding Tony Stewart in Final Chase Run

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Mike Bugarewicz’s career as a crew chief in NASCAR’s premier division was one that got off to a distinctive start. The longtime engineer was named three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart’s crew chief for his final full-time season heading into 2016. However, after Stewart was injured over the off-season …

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Michael McDowell Rejoicing in Opportunity with Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing

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Moments before the green flag waves on any given Sprint Cup race weekend, Michael McDowell patiently sits in the pre-race prayer service with approximately two to three dozen of his fellow competitors, crew chiefs and team owners. His head bowed down, he focuses all of his attention on prayer, listening …

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NASCAR Mailbox: NASCAR Heat Evolution Brings NASCAR to the Next Generation of Video Games

(Photo: Dusenberry Martin Racing)

NASCAR Heat Evolution is finally in stores. Finally.  It’s been quite some time since its predecessor, NASCAR ’15 — an update to NASCAR ’14 — was released in May, 2015. With Dusenberry Martin Racing taking over the rights to the NASCAR video game license, it’s the ultimate “Throwback Thursday.” Essentially …

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