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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, New Faces, Contenders & Jumping Series

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Sprint Cup Series: “Slugger’s” New Assignment: Swing For The Fences To End Sophomore Slump – Swept under the rug during a week where NASCAR announced a new rules package is an important crew chief change at Richard Childress Racing. It’s a strange time at RCR, an organization whose trio of teams are so-so despite their …

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Friday Faceoff: Rules Changes, Rain Delays, Shuttering a Team & Rookie Mistakes

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into the Sprint Cup off-weekend. 1) NASCAR approved a series of rule changes to debut at Kentucky next month. Is it the right call, …

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Pace Laps: Stop & Go at Michigan, Kyle Busch is Back, Champions Prevail

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Sprint Cup Pace Laps: Raining On NASCAR’s Parade… But Not Kurt’s – You’ve got to feel for NASCAR, who was damned if they did and damned if they didn’t Sunday at Michigan. With a forecast that called for “pop-up showers” it was silly to postpone the Sprint Cup race until Monday; the easy decision was to …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

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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: Penalties, Crew Chief Swaps & Manufacturers

2014 Richmond Ii Cup Jimmie Johnson Helmet Cia

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Pocono this weekend. 1) Jimmie Johnson‘s written warning P1 penalty was rescinded by a NASCAR Appeals Panel this week. Major debate has ensued. …

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Pace Laps: Finally, Milestones, Big Home Track Wins & Rainy Days

2015 Pocono I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Austin Dillon Pack Racing Cia

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Sprint Cup Series: Fourth Time’s The Charm – Finally. Martin Truex Jr. took his next step toward title contention this season by doing what race winners do: close the deal. Three straight times, Truex had led the most laps in a Cup Series race only to come up short. At Kansas, it was pit strategy and a …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

2014 Pocono I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Racing Cia

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Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to foresee the future and 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 …

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Pace Laps: Mediocre Monster, Trouble Teammates & Bad Calls

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Sprint Cup Series: No Passing Zone – When even winner Jimmie Johnson says, “rough race today” then you know conditions were difficult at Dover. The Monster Mile was simply mediocre. NASCAR’s new rules package meshed with aerodynamic awfulness and the result was that passing was near impossible. At times, during 15-lap stretches of the race, …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Gap Between the Haves & Have-Nots Wider Than Ever Before?

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(Photo: Yvonne Leonard, Frontstretch)

Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Dover this weekend. 1) 12 races in, we have nine different winners: three from Joe Gibbs Racing and two apiece from Hendrick Motorsports, …

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Pace Laps: The Greatest Day In Racing

Indycar 2015 Indy Charlie Kimball Credit Shawn Gritzmacher

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IndyCar: Charlie Kimball Shows His Worth – Going into the 99th Indianapolis 500, all eyes were on Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) to compete for the win. While Penske ultimately got the upper hand in the battle, one CGR driver came out smiling. Charlie Kimball entered Sunday’s running of “The Greatest Spectacle in …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

2014 Charlotte Ii Nns Pack Racing Credit Yvonne Leonard

Photo Credit: Yvonne Leonard, 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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