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Friday Faceoff: Did NASCAR Make the Right Call?

Joey Logano and Matt Kenneth battle for position during the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway

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Did NASCAR make the right call with a two-race suspension levied against Matt Kenseth after Kenseth intentionally wrecked Joey Logano at Martinsville? Who or why not? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Buckle up, Buttercup, and welcome to the new Chase. Thanks to the format, NASCAR had little choice but to come down heavily because of the …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

2015 Martinsville I Cup Pack Racing Ix Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Welcome to our eighth 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: Who Was Out of Line at Talladega?

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NASCAR opted not to penalize Kevin Harvick for causing a late-race crash that caused the race at Talladega to end under caution, ensuring Harvick a spot in the Eliminator Round. Was Harvick’s move legit, and where is the line in this new Chase era? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: According to NASCAR, Harvick did nothing wrong. …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

2015 Talladega I Cup Pck Racing Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Welcome to our eighth 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: More Must-Watch Racing Videos

2015 Whitt Gilliland Mcdowell Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

We certainly had fun compiling some of our staff’s favorite racing videos last week, but there were just too many of them to share in just one installment (it is, after all, the Frontstretch Five, although with this one we were wising for the Frontstretch 25!), so we’re back at it this week with another …

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Pace Laps: Bad Blood and Close Battles

Nhra 2015 Texas Winners Jerry Savoie Erica Enders Del Worsham Richie Crampton Courtesy Nhra Media

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Sprint Cup Series: Just as the No. 20 team thought its driver was set to make a trip to Victory Lane and notch a spot in the Eliminator 8, leader Matt Kenseth went spinning off of Joey Logano‘s front bumper on lap 267, dashing his hopes of heading into Talladega with nothing to worry about. …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

2015 Kansas I Cup Grandstand Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Welcome to our eighth 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: Revamping Rules and Racetracks

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After a Saturday night rainout, the Bank of America 500 ran on Sunday afternoon. Should NASCAR consider making it a day race, as it was through 2002? Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: At this point, I don’t know. I hate night races. There should be two night races per season: the Bristol night race and …

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The Frontstretch 5: Must-See Racing Videos

2015 Menard Harvick Patrick Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

If life is made up of a series of moments, then one of its pleasures is remembering them, seeing them through new eyes, watching with a satisfied, “I remember when that happened.” This week, our staff rolled out some of our favorite racing videos featuring moments that are dramatic, memorable or just downright ridiculous. There …

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Pace Laps: Elated 8th, Cup Moonlighters, F1 and More

Jeff Gordon Bank Of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Sprint Cup Series: Gordon and His Elated Effort – A blatant fact for the 12 remaining drivers in the Chase or the Sprint Cup is the importance of avoiding issues; or in other words, the hunt for consistency. Though no victory for Jeff Gordon Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a eighth-place finish in the Bank of …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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Welcome to our eighth 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: Franchises, Replacements, and John Wes Townley

2015 Richmond Ii Cup Tony Stewart Clint Bowyer Cia

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There has been lots of talk about franchising in NASCAR’s top divisions. Is this the right direction for the sport to look in for the future? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Maybe. It depends on how it’s done and what it includes. While I don’t like the idea of new teams being essentially locked out of …

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