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Frontstretch Foto Funnies: Oh, My Head!

_Welcome to the Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Ever see a photo that’s just begging for a caption? We see them all the time! Each week, we’ll pick a few, and our let our staff give it their best shot. Then we’ll post the best ones for you!_

_Want to get in on the fun? Each week, we’ll also designate one of the photos for fan captions. Leave your best ideas in the comments below or on our Facebook page. We’ll choose our favorite one and reprint the photo next week with its new caption! This week’s Fan Foto is Photo No. 1 (the one with Jimmie Johnson looking like he has a headache). Ready, set…caption that!_

Frontstretch Foto Funnies: Dude, Where’s My Car?

_Welcome to the Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Ever see a photo that’s just begging for a caption? We see them all the time! Each week, we’ll pick a few, and our let our staff give it their best shot. Then we’ll post the best ones for you!_

_Want to get in on the fun? Each week, we’ll also designate one of the photos for fan captions. Leave your best ideas in the comments below or on our Facebook page. We’ll choose our favorite one and reprint the photo next week with its new caption! This week’s Fan Foto is Photo No. 6 (the one with Tony Stewart pointing his finger at Danica Patrick in her car). Ready, set…caption that!_

Frontstretch NASCAR Foto Funnies: They’re Ba-a-a-ck!

_Welcome to the Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Ever see a photo that’s just begging for a caption? We see them all the time! Each week, we’ll pick a few, and our let our staff give it their best shot. Then we’ll post the best ones for you!_

_Want to get in on the fun? Each week, we’ll also designate one of the photos for fan captions. Leave your best ideas in the comments below or on our Facebook page. We’ll choose our favorite one and reprint the photo next week with its new caption! This week’s Fan Foto is Photo No. 2 (the one with Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, and the cell phone). Ready, set…caption that!_

Penske Racing announces three sponsorship deals

For longtime fans of Penske racing, the sight of a yellow and blue car with Hertz plastered down the side of it will be nothing new. For 2013 it will be a blast from the past as the rental car company has renewed an old partnership and signed on to be a sponsor for the …

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Chase Elliott to make nine Camping World Truck Starts in 2013

17-year-old Chase Elliott keeps moving up the NASCAR ladder, planning his debut in the Camping World Truck Series this season with Hendrick Motorsports support. Hendrick Motorsports Development driver Chase Elliott is continuing his progress through the system as he looks to follow in his famous father’s footsteps. During the Hendrick Motorsports stop on the 2013 …

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2012 Truck Series Wrap-Up: Buescher, Dillon, Larson, and Gale

_Author’s Note: Hey readers! As the 2012 draws to a close, we’re planning for next year. Please click here to send me an email or let me know in the comments below what you’d like to see in Tracking the Trucks that currently isn’t in there. Is there something you don’t like about this format? I want to know that too! I’ll collect your comments throughout the rest of the year and the offseason and debut the new and improved Tracking the Trucks in February for the season opener at Daytona. Thank you for your dedicated readership! –Beth_

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 150

*In a Nutshell:* Brian Scott took the checkered flag 0.666 seconds ahead of Kyle Larson to win the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Scott took advantage of a green-white-checkered finish, pulling ahead on the restart to become the 15th different winner this season. Joey Coulter, Timothy Peters, and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-5 finishers.

Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 200

*In A Nutshell:* Denny Hamlin pushed and shoved his way past Matt Crafton with five laps to go to take the win in the Kroger 200 over a charging Nelson Piquet, Jr. Hamlin drove the No. 51 Toyota by Crafton after the final restart of the race to take home his second career Camping World Truck Series win in 15 starts. Hamlin had to come from the back of the pack after missing the drivers’ meeting due to Sprint Cup practice. Both of Hamlin’s wins have come at Martinsville Speedway; he also won the fall race last year. Joey Coulter, Crafton, and Scott Riggs rounded out the top 5.

Denny Hamlin wins Kroger 200 at Martinsville

200 laps of typical short track racing at Martinsville resulted in a lot of bent sheet metal, quite a few hurt feelings, a new point leader and another grandfather clock for Denny Hamlin. Hamlin started the race at the tail end of the field because he missed the drivers’ meeting. It took him 76 laps …

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Elliott Sadler wins Nationwide Pole for the Dollar General 300

With the Nationwide race for the championship winding down to a three horse race, every small advantage is going to be a positive influence for teams and drivers. Point leader Elliott Sadler laid down another gauntlet at Charlotte by setting the fast time in qualifying for the Dollar General 300 for the Nationwide Series Friday …

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Tracking the Trucks: Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola

*In a Nutshell:* Parker Kligerman took the checkered flag under caution to win the Fred’s 250 presented by Coca-Cola Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. With a big push from runner-up Johnny Sauter, the driver of the No. 7 Red Horse Racing Toyota took the lead with just two laps remaining en route to his first career Camping World Truck Series victory. James Buescher, Ty Dillon, and Timothy Peters rounded out the top-5 finishers.