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Summer Bedgood

Summer Bedgood
Promoted to editor in 2013, Summer is one of Frontstretch’s fast-rising young talents. While contributing to social media efforts, she also writes the weekly "Up To Speed" column. A Kansas native, Summer graduated with a Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2015. She also contributes to other media outlets such as Kickin' The Tires.

Up To Speed: Richmond Win Has Hamlin Peaking at the Right Time

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Even with an extremely close finish in the season opening Daytona 500 between eventual winner Denny Hamlin and runner-up Martin Truex Jr., no one could have possibly predicted just how dominant Toyota would be at the end of the regular season. After 26 races and with only 10 remaining to …

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Up To Speed: Kyle Larson’s First Career Victory Emotional But Meaningful

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If you follow NASCAR, you knew that the potential to see a first-time winner last weekend at Michigan International Speedway was pretty high. Drivers like Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Austin Dillon had all been running well, leading laps, and finishing in the top five. While Chris …

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Up To Speed: Kevin Harvick and Rodney Childers Excited for Bristol Win, But For Different Reasons

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After a marathon of a race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race finally came to a close on Sunday evening. Originally scheduled to start Saturday night, the drivers were only able to compete for less than 40 laps before the race was red-flagged due to rain. …

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Up To Speed: Buescher Says Crew Members ‘Saved Our Day’ In Garage Area

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Chris Buescher has been the unlikeliest of stories this season, and is currently in the midst of a Chase battle of his own. Following a strategic victory at Pocono Raceway a couple of weeks ago, Buescher and his Front Row Motorsports team then eyed the second requirement they must satisfy …

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Up To Speed: What We’ve Come To Expect from Kyle Busch

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It’s difficult to imagine a time when Kyle Busch wasn’t a threat to win at least once per weekend. Not only does the defending Sprint Cup Series champion routinely enjoy dominant performances in NASCAR’s premier series, but also makes his way to Victory Lane often in the XFINITY and Camping …

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