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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

2015 Watkins Glen Cup Jeff Gordon Car Cia

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Sprint Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Jeff Gordon leads a pack of cars in the 2014 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen, NY

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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: Safety in the Pits, Silly Season Dominoes & Truckin’ Trouble

2015 Pocono Cwts Brad Keselowski Crash Damage Cia

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Sunday’s race at Pocono included a nasty crash where Kasey Kahne spun off turn 3 and slid into the pits, hitting the wall so hard metal braces were bent and the concrete cracked. Jeb Burton had almost an identical crash on Saturday during practice. Can anything be done to prevent this type of crash or …

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Pace Laps: Wild Races, Crazy Spins, and Speed Records

2015 Pocono Cup Kasey Kahne Car Cia

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Cup Series: Unexpected Wild Race at Pocono Leads to Victory for Matt Kenseth – It was quite the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway. With wrecks filling the first half of the race, the second half seemed like it would get even more wild. However, the field set a steady pace for the final 80 laps, …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Windows 10 400 at Pocono

Joey Logano leads the pack off turn 3 in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway

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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: What’s Up with Hendrick Motorsports?

2015 Indianapolis Cup Kasey Kahne Pit Stop Cia

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1. NASCAR ran its second new rules package in three weeks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Does the high-drag package hold promise, or is it time to go back to the drawing board? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Not a lot of promise here. I didn’t really have high hopes for this package as more downforce doesn’t …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2015 Brickyard 400

A close up pf the new spoiler configuration Sprint Cup cars used at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the NASCAR week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht, along with guests Tom Bowles and Aaron Bearden, discuss the Indy rules package, Kyle Busch’s incredible run …

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Pace Laps: Excellent Xfinity Finish, NHRA Burn Down, Fantastic Ferrari & More

Kyle Busch Indianapolis Xfinity 2015 Mike Neff

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Sprint Cup Series: From Sidelines Back To Superstar – Kyle Busch‘s battle back from injury has been well documented. So has his return to Victory Lane, three times in the last four weeks entering Indianapolis. But Busch’s Brickyard 400 triumph Sunday, the first for Toyota at the esteemed 2.5-mile oval simply took his comeback to another …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

2014 Indianapolis Cup Jeff Gordon Leads Cia

Could Jeff Gordon's triumph at the Brickyard launch him toward the 2014 title?

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: What Is the Debris Caution Standard?

Eldora Million

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1) Some say the luster for Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been lost in recent years. Where would you rank the race in terms of prestige within NASCAR? Is it still a crown jewel event? Phil Allaway, Editor: It’s an important race to NASCAR but nowhere near the most competitive (if anything, it might be in …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2015 5-Hour Energy 301

2015 Loudon I Cup Kyle Busch Lobster Cia

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the NASCAR week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht, along with guests Mike Neff and Aaron Bearden, discuss the lack of excitement at New Hampshire, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Episode 2 – 2015 Quaker State 400

Pack racing in the NASCAR Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the NASCAR week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht, along with guests Mike Neff and Aaron Bearden, evaluate the new low-downforce aero package used at …

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