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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Joey Logano

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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For such a young man approaching the age of 30, Joey Logano’s 2019  NASCAR Cup Series season had the makings of a lesson in maturity. Not only will he and his wife soon welcome a second baby into their family, but Logano also addressed changes in his personal health. In September, he announced being diagnosed …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ty Dillon

2019 Michigan I CUP Ty Dillon Matt Borland NKP

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You know it was a lackluster year when the highlights of your season included the indefinite suspension of your crew chief in August, rumors of your impending retirement at the end of 2020 and the paint scheme you ran at Talladega Superspeedway in October. Such was the way the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series unspooled for …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Martin Truex Jr.

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops celebrates in victory lane Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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You would think that winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship would result in stability and security. Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn should feel both confident in their accomplishments and hopeful in their futures. The championship team owner should feel both pride in his organization’s success and assurance in its financial …

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Professor of Speed: You Can Run, but You Can’t Hybrid

2018 auto club Justin Allgaier, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Hellmann's and Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire

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Still not receiving the Frontstretch Newsletter? Click here for your chance to sign up for a FREE subscription that gives you exclusive Monday through Friday content. Here’s a preview of what you’re missing with one of our weekly Newsletter writers, Mark Howell. Given that spring has finally sprung, it’s time to think about traveling. But …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Chase Elliott

2016 Cup Talladega alan gustafson chase elliott Zach Catanzareti

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Poor Chase Elliott. It’s difficult enough to be the son of a legendary Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, but to begin your Cup career behind the wheel of a legendary car that was built and maintained by a legendary team and formerly driven by a legendary driver who redefined the entire sport, definitely …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick Bank of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Poor Danica Patrick. Her 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season went about as well as could be expected. Not that it would take much to improve on what we saw during 2014, but, alas, the most recent year ended with what has become pretty much all-too-familiar results. No wins, no top fives, two top 10s …

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Professor of Speed: NASCAR’s Bet on The Banquet

2015 Las Vegas CUP Kevin Harvick wins race credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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So… here we are. The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet has come and gone. It was a week of championship-caliber excitement complete with racing stars, racing cars, celebrities, and hangers-on galore. It all came to you via radio, television, and a variety of social media, as it has been annually since 2009 from beautiful …

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Professor of Speed: NASCAR’s Future is Now

It’s a brave new world. The announcement this week that Microsoft is beginning a long-term relationship with both NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports came as excitingly-ominous news. Maybe the “good ol’ days” of tobacco, beer and motor oil sponsorships are shorter lived than we think? Technology has always enjoyed an intimate relationship with motorsports. Computers and …

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Professor of Speed: A Memorial Day to Remember for NASCAR

Last Sunday was one memorable day of racing. If we move beyond the self-serving particulars of who won, who lost, and other such personally-driven details as those, we can treat this past weekend’s slate of events as a simple matter of earnest motorsports competition. It was a Sunday as simple as one, two and three. …

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Professor of Speed: NASCAR Turning a New Leaf in Virginia

Now that NASCAR’s foray to the frontier is finished, the racing community can set its sights on another exciting venture. It’s time for Brian France’s Traveling Circus to pitch its tent at Martinsville. The .526-mile paved paperclip just might be the tonic NASCAR Nation needs after three events west of the Mississippi. While Kevin Harvick …

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