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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Hellman’s 500

2016 Talladega I Cup Pack Racing Mathew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Getting Beat and the XFINITY Series Chase Gets Spicy at Kansas

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Sprint Cup: Joe Gibbs Racing Getting Outrun? Halfway through the Chase, Joe Gibbs Racing finds itself in a fantastic spot. Three of their four cars enter Talladega with a large points cushion while their fourth, Denny Hamlin, remains within striking distance. They’ve experienced success with satellite team Martin Truex, Jr., also in strong position to make the Round of …

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Pace Laps: A Wild Day of Playoff Racing in Charlotte

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Sprint Cup: The Day the Chasers Fell – Though that may sound a bit severe, Sunday’s Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway did seem repetitious with Chaser after Chaser falling out of contention. Starting early with Kevin Harvick, who suffered a mechanical issue on Lap 155, five Chasers found significant issues throughout the …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Bank of America 500

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Tracks That Should Be on Every Bucket List

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

1. Martinsville Speedway Easily without a doubt Martinsville. The racing is great and doesn’t really change regardless of template changes made over the years. The food is great and no race fan is really a race fan without trying a Martinsville hot dog. The atmosphere of the place is a great balance between being the …

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Pace Laps: Truex’s Triumph and Jones’ Rough Luck

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Sprint Cup: Truex’s Pace was the biggest Monster of all in Dover As Chris Buescher studied the finishing order of Sunday’s Citizen Soldier 400, a face of disbelief joined many others. “Man, that was a wild pace,” he said. For sure, Dover International Speedway saw one of the quickest paces in recent memory, as race …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Citizen Soldier 400

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Friday Faceoff: Will the Chase Picture Change at Dover?

2016 Loudon I Cup Pack Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After Martin Truex, Jr. and Matt Kenseth combined to dominate at New Hampshire, it was Kevin Harvick walking away with the victory.  Is there a chink in the Joe Gibbs Racing/Furniture Row Racing armor, and was Harvick’s performance a preview of how the Chase battle could go as well? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: I didn’t …

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Pace Laps: Sleepless Nights for Sprint Cup Stars and Minor League Excitement

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Sprint Cup: A Sleepless Week for 14 Men – Kevin Harvick, with a swift, unexpected pass on Matt Kenseth for the win Sunday at New Hampshire, avoided the weight of elimination come next weekend at Dover. Along with Martin Truex, Jr., Harvick is now in rare air because when the field lines up for 400 …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Bad Boy Off Road 300

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Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Friday Faceoff: Will We See Any Chase Surprises?

2016 Chicago Nxs Brendan Gaughan Brett Moist Nkp

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Despite a difficult ending for some Chasers, Chicagoland Speedway still saw no playoff contender finish lower than 28th. Did take anything from that race which makes you concerned about any of the main title contenders? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: No.  The only thing I saw that was a bit unexpected was Jimmie Johnson’s dominance for …

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