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Pace Laps: A Tale Of Two At Stewart-Haas, Handcuffs, And A Budding Rivalry

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Will Kurt Busch lose his cool, or are the first two races growing pains?

Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each Monday, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that …

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Mirror Driving: Championship Potential, Botched Calls and Double Dipping

Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors, and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said!   This Week’s Participants:   Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & …

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NASCAR National Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Daytona

Rain, tornado warnings, countless lightning strikes, and an impressive performance by Air Titan (who even received a Power Rankings vote) dominated Sunday’s Daytona proceedings. When Mother Nature finally let up, though more than six hours of waiting couldn’t keep Dale Earnhardt, Jr. from writing his name into the history books with a second Daytona 500 …

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NASCAR 2014: The Year of the Rookie

Welcome back, my friends, to another year of speed and hopefully fun. While 2013 ended on a predictable note, at least after the controversy of Richmond, there are many things happening at the start of this season that may manage to jump NASCAR out of its proverbial rut. However, despite a new Chase/Points system, new …

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NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: The Nitty Gritty Of The New Chase

New playoff system. New qualifying procedure. New attitude. As NASCAR heads towards Daytona in 2014, all around the sport are focused on the positive, looking for the perfect season to recapture a nation currently preoccupied with other sports, along with the Olympics in Sochi. Can they do it? As Speedweeks dawn, both NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited …

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2014 Season Preview: Is There A Thing As Too Much Change For NASCAR?

New playoff system. New qualifying procedure. New attitude. As NASCAR heads towards Daytona in 2014, all around the sport are focused on the positive, looking for the perfect season to recapture a nation currently preoccupied with other sports, along with the Olympics in Sochi. Can they do it? As Speedweeks dawn, both NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited …

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The Frontstretch Five: Drivers to Watch During Speedweeks 2014

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things, and ideas that define the current state of our sport. In the latest edition, Amy has five drivers …

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NASCAR Announces New Penalty, Appeals System

As NASCAR continues to make sweeping changes to the sport in terms of competition, yet another new round of changes has come about, this time with NASCAR’s penalty process. On Tuesday, NASCAR announced a brand new penalty structure that is intended to be a more “transparent and effective model”, according to NASCAR’s executive vice president …

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