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Frontstretch Podcast: Single-File Racing in Clash, Previewing Daytona 500 & Season

#21: Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center And #2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Miller Lite

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In the first edition of the Frontstretch Podcast in 2019, Dustin Albino and  Mike Neff discuss a rather boring Advance Auto Parts Clash, one where drivers ran single-file and up against the wall for much of the event. Neff sounds off on why he believes Jimmie Johnson caused the crash with Paul Menard that involved 16 others, noting …

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Pace Laps: Hendrick Motorsports Comes Out Swinging at Daytona

2018 Cup Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Jimmie Johnson

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Hope Or Hallucination At Hendrick Motorsports? One weekend into the 2019 NASCAR season, sure looks like the Jimmie Johnson – Chad Knaus divorce is a win-win for both parties. Knaus, the seven-time championship crew chief, won the pole for the Daytona 500 Sunday (Feb. 10) with new driver William Byron. …

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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400

2018 Ford Ecoboost 300 At Homestead Miami Speedway Stage Restart

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Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup. It’s a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This season, we are joined by driver Corey LaJoie. Think you can do better? Leave your picks in the comments …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Is Most Likely To Win It All At Homestead?

Kevin Harvick 2018 Can Am 500 Qualifying

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1. The Championship 4 is set, and it consists of arguably the four best cars over the course of the season. Who do you see claiming the title next week? Wesley Coburn: Kyle Busch wins because, even though Kevin Harvick has the best average finish of the four championship drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway, either he …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch Have Let Aric Almirola Win at Phoenix?

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Kyle Busch won the race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix this past weekend to advance to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But given that he was already set to advance on points, he faced a peculiar situation late in the race. Aric Almirola was trailing him and needed to win to advance. By winning, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Previewing NASCAR Championship Weekend

Homestead Cup Racing

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It’s a fun Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti break down all things Phoenix while previewing Championship Weekend in Homestead. With wins last weekend at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and Brett Moffitt punched their tickets to battle for a championship in the Cup, XFINITY and Truck series, respectively. Collectively, we break down the Cup …

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Pace Laps: Setting Up a NASCAR Championship Weekend & Ending the NHRA Season

Kevin Harvick 2018 Can Am 500 Qualifying

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Big Three’s Big Moment For most of the NASCAR playoffs, the sport’s Big Three of Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. had underachieved. Despite a dominant regular season where the trio won 17 of 26 races, entering Phoenix they’d combined to win two of the last eight. …

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Friday Faceoff: What Do You Expect from the Newly Renovated ISM Raceway?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Kurt Busch, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1/haas Automation And Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Alliance Truck Parts World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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1. NASCAR admitted it made a mistake when Jimmie Johnson was told he had to start at the rear of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway after failing post-race inspection twice. Should NASCAR have made an attempt to correct the situation during the race, and what could it have done? …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Joey Logano Deserve The Hate?

2018 Cup Zach Catanzareti Martinsville Joey Logano

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Since entering the NASCAR world, Joey Logano has been a driver who many fans love to hate. The announcing of his name at driver introductions is nearly always met with boos, and that goes the same for some of his wins. On top of that, many of his fellow drivers have scoffed at some of …

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Pace Laps: 1 More Race to Set the NASCAR Championship Fields

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Finally Gets Over The Hump On paper, Kevin Harvick has been the man to beat this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s been first or second in the standings for the last five weeks and his 44 playoff points entering Sunday’s (Nov. 4) AAA Texas …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Was Joey Logano’s Bump Fair Or Foul?

2018 Martinsville Finish Zach Catanzareti Cup

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The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast is a trio of FS colleagues, as Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles and Zach Catanzareti discuss the Joey Logano vs. Martin Truex Jr saga from Martinsville Speedway. Logano came out victorious, bumping Truex out of the way on the final corner of the last lap. The No. 22 team secured a spot to the Championship 4 …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Championship 4 a Little Clearer Following Martinsville

2018 Cup Darlington Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Logano Deals NASCAR’s Big Three A Big Blow Seven races into the NASCAR playoffs, the sport’s three most successful drivers this season – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. – have won just once in the postseason. Joey Logano added the latest nail in the coffin Sunday (Oct. 27) …

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