Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Toyota / Save Mart 350

2014 Sonoma Cup Jack Roush Carl Edwards Trophy Cia

Carl Edwards and Jack Roush have enjoyed a decade's worht of success together. Edward's move to Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015 comes at a time where their outsourced engines have been largely left in the dust this season.(Credit: CIA)

Key Moment – The caution flag flew for debris in turn 10 on lap 72 that was not shown on television. Carl Edwards had pitted two laps before that and was able to stay on the track when most everyone else came to pit road. Edwards and Marcos Ambrose led the field to the green …

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Driver Diary for Round 3 of the Summer Shootout with Daniel Hemric

2014 Summer Shootout Daniel Hemric And Tyler Clary Talk Racing

Daniel Hemric talks strategy with Tyler Clary Credit: Mike Neff Photo by Mike Neff

Daniel Hemric had a great week after leaving Charlotte last Tuesday. The second round of the Summer Shootout was cut short by rain which meant the Pro division did not run. Hemric packed up and headed to Anderson Speedway in Indiana to run the Redbud 300. Several members of his team are from that part …

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Driver Diary with Ryan Millington for round 3 of the Summer Shootout

2014 Round 2 Charlotte Summer Shootout Ryan Millington

Ryan Millington battles with Carson Ferguson in the Young Lions Feature during the Summer Shootout Photo by Mike Neff

Ryan Millington is feeling out Legend car racing in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte. After a rough start on the first points night of the season he followed up with a fourth place finish on a damp night during round two. He is picking up the pace a little bit and was definitely looking racier …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Quicken Loans 400

2014 Michigan I Cup Jimmie Johnson Woohoo Cia

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Key Moment – On lap 150, caution period pit stops took place for the last time. Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jamie McMurray stayed out. They would pit with 35 or so laps to go and run the remainder of the laps to the finish. That strategy paid off in top …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff On Michigan Speed, Fuel Mileage And The Rules Box

2014 Dover I Cup Matt Kenseth Car Cia

The No. 20 team was faced with some very difficult circumstances this past weekend at Pocono. Their car was severely damaged early in the race, through contact with Jamie McMurray and they were forced to make extensive band-aid repairs to try and get their car to the finish. Remarkably, driver Matt Kenseth was not only …

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Driver Diary – Ryan Millington

Ryan Millington Summer Shootout Opening Night 2014

Ryan Millington getting after it on opening night of the Summer Shootout Photo by Mike Neff

The Summer Shootout is underway at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For the next eight weeks, every Tuesday night, the speedway will host the future stars of racing in the INEX Legends and Bandoleros during the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout. Frontstretch will be there every week chronicling the action. We’ll also be sitting down with …

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Accident Ends Justin Boston’s Day at Pocono

Boston Finishes 22nd at Pocono Raceway Justin Boston started the Pocono ARCA 200 from the 27th position and finished 22nd after being caught up in a late-race accident on Lap 66 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon. Boston, driving the No.25 ZLOOP Computer and Electronic Recycling Centers – JACO Environmental Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports, …

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Danny Holtgraver Wins All Star Circuit Of Champions At Butler Motor Speedway

Danny Holtgraver takes All Star Circuit of Champions race at Butler Motor Speedway Photo by Campbellphoto.com

By Brian Liskai Quincy, Mich. (Saturday, June 7, 2014) – There’s an old saying: “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” Danny Holtgraver was both Saturday at Butler Motor Speedway. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver took advantage of other driver’s miscues and benefitted from timely caution flags and drove to his first University of Northwestern …

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Tech Talk With “Bono” Manion: Pocono Shifting, Ride Height and Pavement

The No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing team makes the most of every dime they have. Scoring strong finishes goes a long way both mentally and monetarily for the whole organization. Even when the finish doesn’t match the ability of the effort, small victories can be claimed. Sunday was one of those days. Michael Annett was …

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GMS Racing prepares to head to New Jersey Motorsports Park

GMS Racing Race Preview ARCA Racing Series News and Notes Event: Great Railing 150 Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014 Venue: New Jersey Motorsports Park GMS Racing’s ARCA Racing Series History at New Jersey Motorsports Park … This weekend will mark GMS Racing’s second start at the Millville, N.J., facility. In 2013, the team finished in …

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