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Friday Faceoff: Bristol Surprises, Chase Elliott’s Cup Return & Steve Byrnes Memories

Steve Byrnes

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A marathon race at Bristol saw plenty of carnage and frustration displayed on the track, but it also featured some different names inside the top 10. What – or who – was the biggest surprise to come out of the race? Kevin Rutherford, Managing Editor: I’m going with Justin Allgaier, but make no mistake – …

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Professor of Speed: On This Day in NASCAR History

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Brett Bodine’s first – and only – NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Bodine, who now drives the pace car in Cup events, won the First Union 400 on a sunny afternoon at North Wilkesboro Speedway, the famed .625-mile oval that hosted NASCAR races from 1949 to 1996. Brett’s win was …

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Pace Laps: Xfinity Excellence, Short-Track King & Other News

2015 Bristol I Nxs Joey Logano Car Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Xfinity Series: It’s Super Joey – Dominating efforts happen often in the Xfinity Series, but it’s rare to happen at a track as difficult as Bristol. However, Joey Logano did the unthinkable on Saturday afternoon – leading every single one of the 300 laps. But that wasn’t the biggest story during the race. The Xfinity …

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Pace Laps: Youth Prevails, Redemption in Vegas, Controversy & More

Indycar 2015 Nola Simon Pagenaud In Grass Credit Bret Kelley

Photo Credit: Bret Kelley

Xfinity Series: The Future Has Arrived – It only took nine races until Erik Jones drove a Joe Gibbs Racing car into Victory Lane. The soon-to-be 19-year-old outran two Cup Series veterans at Texas, and in doing so, gave JGR its first Xfinity Series win since Matt Kenseth‘s triumph in the season-finale last year. Jones’s victory …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Duck Commander 500 at Texas

2014 Texas Ii Cup Jimmie Johnson Guns Cia

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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: Concerns Surrounding NASCAR Health & Tires

2015 Martinsville I Cup Kyle Larson Car Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

1) Kyle Larson. Should we be concerned? Are you? Or should we chalk it up as a bizarre health incident? Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Number of times I have passed out without alcohol involved: zero. It is not normal to pass out in the middle of the day, even after scribbling your name a few …

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Pace Laps: Easter Bunny Edition

Nhra 2015 Charlotte Hector Arana Jr. On Line Credit Geiger Media

Photo Credit: Geiger Media

Short Tracks: Spring Means a New Start – For the last decade, the holiday weekend has been synonymous with the Pro All Stars Series Easter Bunny 150. Every year, several super late model teams from across the eastern part of the country flock to Hickory Motor Speedway (N.C.) and this year was no different. Veteran …

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Professor of Speed: In NASCAR We Trust

Call me naïve, but I have never really believed that NASCAR has forsaken good in exchange for evil. That’s not to say I’ve never publicly complained about the sanctioning body and its decision-making processes over the decades. Every organization is fully capable of making poor choices, but that’s also to be expected when said organization …

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Pace Laps: Short-Track Racing, Indy Returns, NHRA 4-Wides & F1

Indycar 2015 St. Pete Power Montoya Kanaan Podium Credit Chris Jones

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

NHRA: 4-Wide Nationals Produce Surprise Winners – It was a good day for Don Schumacher Racing, as they scored Funny Car win No. 100 with Fast Jack Beckman and then completed the Nitro sweep for the 47th time with a Top Fuel win by Antron Brown at the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, …

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