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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

2015 Charlotte I Cup Jeff Gordon Racing Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­

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

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

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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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the AAA 400 at Dover

2015 Dover I Cup Final Restart Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

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: Tony Stewart’s Final Season

2015 Chicago Cup Tony Stewart Helmet Ica

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Two of the heavy Sprint Cup title favorites, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch, are in danger of falling out of contention after Dover.  Is this harmful to the sport and/or the current Chase format? Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: If the television ratings are to be believed, not really sure what could make things any worse. …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Throws It All Away, Others Redeem Themselves

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300

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Sprint Cup Series: Harvick’s Horror Story – New Hampshire Motor Speedway won’t be remembered so much for who won as who lost. Sure, Matt Kenseth continued a hot streak for Joe Gibbs Racing but we knew he was in solid position to make the next round of NASCAR’s Chase playoff anyway. Most of the racing up front …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

2015 Loudon Ii Cup Kevin Harvick Close Vertical Cia

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: Is Kevin Harvick Toast?

2015 Chicago Cup Kevin Harvick Josh Wise Racing Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Kevin Harvick finished 42nd at Chicago after a mid-race crash. Can he rebound and make the cut after Dover, or is his repeat bid toast? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: As the dearly departed Yogi Berra used to say, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” That said: Harvick must win one of the next two races; …

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Pace Laps: Xfinity Frustration, Historic Finals, F1 Changeup & More

Nhra 2015 Charlotte Brittany Force Thanks Jeff Credit Toni Montgomery

Photo Credit: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch

Sprint Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Joins In on JGR Dominance – Joe Gibbs Racing has been on a surge since the beginning of the summer, rattling off eight wins in the 11 races leading up to the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kyle Busch claimed four victories, Matt Kenseth reeled off three wins, and Carl …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

2014 Chicago Cup Jamie Mcmurray Pack Racing Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2014)­

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 Are the Early Chase Favorites?

Matt Kenseth leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup field to a restart during the 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Speedway

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The race at Richmond International Raceway last weekend was tame by short track standards. What caused the lack of action, and should fans be worried? Jerry Jordan, Contributor: There was plenty of action at Richmond. No, it wasn’t what most are accustomed to when they go to a short track, but there were a lot …

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