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Pace Laps: Hendrick’s Return and a Hot XFINITY Title Fight

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Sprint Cup: Banner Day Greets Hendrick Motorsports in Chicagoland: “Where have they been? Are they saving for the Chase? Will they even advance to the Round of 12?” All these questions following Hendrick Motorsports into the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup may have been answered following the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

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(Photo: Logan Whitton / 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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The Frontstretch 5: Favorite Racing Moments

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

1. The finish in the 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 is an easy pick for my favorite race, but not for the reasons most would think. The racing on track between Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch is etched into the mind of any race fan who witnessed it, but it’s what happened after the checkered …

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Pace Laps: Chase’s Mixed Emotions and Jones’ Frustrations

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Sprint Cup: Mixed Feelings for Chase Elliott Heading into Chase – Making the Chase in your rookie season? How can that not be a confidence boost? Well, for Chase Elliott, who has been documented as being hard on himself following near-wins this season, simply making the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series championship on try …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/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: Is the Jig Up for Ryan Newman?

Kevin Harvick’s pit crew failed him again after another botched stop at Darlington Speedway. Was crew chief Rodney Childers and Stewart-Haas Racing switching things up just before the Chase the way to go, or should they have or stuck with who they’ve got? John Douglas, Contributor: There’s no question that things needed to change at …

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Pace Laps: Chris Buescher Gaining Momentum, Elliott Sadler’s Big Win and Camping World Chaos in Canada

Sprint Cup: And Then There was One – Chris Buescher can officially prepare himself for one of the most stressful nights of his racing career, as he’ll attempt to race his way into the 2016 Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship next weekend. Stealing the victory last month at Pocono Raceway, Buescher backed it up …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Bojangles Southern 500

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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Truck Series Roundup: Custer On Pole For Canada

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[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Cole Custer‘s bid to make NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series Chase is off to a promising start north of the border. The teenager won the pole for Sunday’s road course race at Canadian Motorsports Park, beating out Austin Cindric to earn the top spot with a speed of 111.808 mph. Custer, sitting 50 points below the postseason …

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Pace Laps: Sieg Looking for Chase Spot, Moffitt’s Big Win and Pagenaud’s Title Hopes

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Sprint Cup Series: Youth Makes A Comeback – Much of the NASCAR season has been focused on when there will be a “changing of the guard.” 45-year-old Tony Stewart is retiring, 45-year-old Jeff Gordon has already done so but is filling in for fellow 40-something Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during his concussion recovery. That trio accounts for millions …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Pure Michigan 400

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(Photo: Sean Gardner/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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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, First-Time Winners and Unfinished Business

Sprint Cup: A Streak Ends on 22 for Kurt Busch: It was Sunday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway where a NASCAR record came to an end. That record, being owned by Kurt Busch, was the run of lead-lap finishes to start a Sprint Cup Series season. Coming into Bristol, Busch …

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