Race Weekend Central

How Fit Are Formula 1 Drivers Compared to Other Elite Athletes?

Lewis Hamilton At The Usgp

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Editor’s Note: This article is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. A hot topic frequently surrounding Formula 1 drivers these days is how to classify them as athletes.  It seems easy to dismiss as we are not able to …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Retired Drivers Make Comebacks?

2016 Phoenix I Cup Matt Kenseth Greg Biffle Russell Labounty Nkp

Greg Biffle will return to racing in Friday’s (June 7) NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, driving Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51 Toyota Tundra in the Speedycash.com 400. Biffle practiced Busch’s truck earlier this year, also at Texas, in preparation. Biffle, who retired from full-time racing at the end of the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Pocono 400 Edition

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Hazelnut Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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As the halfway point of the NASCAR regular season has come and gone, Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing did not miss a beat. For the ninth time in 14 races, a JGR driver has gone to victory lane. Busch won his first race since Bristol and his fourth of the season. He will stay …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Dominates Pocono, Cole Custer Wins Big and IndyCar Tackles Detroit

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Hazelnut Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch Pushes Past NASCAR Package Problems Experts can argue back and forth about Kyle Busch’s 200-plus wins in NASCAR’s top three series. Fans will debate its place in history for years to come. But there’s one part of Busch’s career we cannot debate: a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Track Is Best Suited to Host a NASCAR/ IndyCar Doubleheader?

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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Once again, three drivers have combined to win all but three races this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Can they continue their dominance into the summer? Mark Kristl: While Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are talented enough to continue their dominance, it won’t last. Stewart-Haas Racing is too good not …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Crown Jewels Significant Anymore?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Daytona 500, World 600, Southern 500 and Winston 500 used to be considered the crown jewels of NASCAR — the four majors in the same way as golf and tennis. In recent years, the Brickyard 400 and the Bristol Night Race have emerged as potential crown jewel candidates. But in today’s NASCAR culture of …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Big Weekend Of Racing, Jeffrey Earnhardt Elaborates On Career-Best NASCAR Finish

Nascar Xfinity Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the biggest weekend of racing, featuring the Indianapolis 500, Coca-Cola 600 and Monaco Grand Prix all running on the same day. Martin Truex Jr. rebounded from an early flat tire to win his second 600-mile marathon and third race of 2019, with all three coming …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Dominates at Charlotte, Simon Pagenaud Crowned Indianapolis 500 Champ

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joe Gibbs Racing Endures Roller Coaster 600-Miler Joe Gibbs Racing battled through the adversity of a marathon weekend packed with misfortunes and came out on top. After all three of its Xfinity Series drivers battled tire problems on Saturday, the same issues sent Erik Jones and alliance teammate Matt DiBenedetto …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Conor Daly Previews Indianapolis 500, All-Star Shenanigans

Conor Daly 2019 Indianapolis 500 Practice

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a great Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, where Kyle Larson snapped a long losing streak, even if in an exhibition race. The win was big for the No. 42 team, but so was the fifth-place effort for Bubba Wallace and the No. 43 team after …

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Pace Laps: Bubba Wallace Impresses at Charlotte, While David Slays Goliath at Indianapolis

2019 Indianapolis 500 Indycar Zach Catanzareti Fernando Alonso

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Night of Emotions Saturday was a day full of emotion, passion and hard racing. From the beginning stage of the Monster Energy Open to the fireworks and celebration after the Monster Energy All-Star Race, nothing excelled over the prestigious event. Nothing, except for Kyle Larson. The Open began with …

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Friday Faceoff: What Is the Best All-Star Format?

2017 Charlotte All Star Cup Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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Kevin Harvick still doesnt have a win yet in 2019. Should there be any concern in the Stewart Haas camp? Nick Tylwalk: Concern? Of course. Not so much for Harvick individually as the entire Stewart-Haas Racing organization, which was at worst the second-best team in 2018 and now is still searching for answers halfway through …

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Pace Laps: 2019 NASCAR Handling Package Kicks Critics to the Curb at Kansas

#45: Ross Chastain, Niece Motorsports, Chevrolet Silverado Trunorth/paul Jr. Designs Celebrates His Win Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: For New 2019 NASCAR Handling Package, There’s No Place Like Kansas Insiders told me the sport’s low-horsepower, high-downforce package used in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year had its best chance to succeed at Kansas Speedway. The ingredients were all there to put on a good show on …

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