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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Puts Exclamation Point on Championship 4 Bid

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter passed Matt Crafton just before the field took the white flag to win the Striping Technology 350 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter led just six laps en route to his third win of the season and the seventh for GMS Racing. Daniel Hemric, …

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2016 Frontstretch Podcast- Episode 24: Johnson’s Legacy and a Texas Two-Step

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In this week’s edition of the Fronstretch Podcast, Matt Stallknecht is joined by recurring guest Aaron Bearden to break down the legacy of Jimmie Johnson in the wake of a potential 7th championship, preview this weekend’s key playoff race in Texas, and offer Silly Season predictions for the 2017 offseason. So sit back, …

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Ross Chastain Amazed at Growth with JD Motorsports

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Strategy has its ways in NASCAR’s top divisions. With the sport’s playoff system favoring triumphs, small teams have to make gutsy calls. Ross Chastain knows this struggle all too well. Chastain competes for JD Motorsports, a three-car team based in Gaffney, South Carolina, approximately one hour away from NASCAR’s focal …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Jimmie Johnson Continue Texas Greatness?

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Will Jimmie Johnson Continue Texas Greatness on Sunday? He’s in better condition than other any driver entering this Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, with a win last week at Martinsville Speedway pushing him to the Championship 4 finale in Homestead-Miami Speedway, has stellar numbers at …

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NASCAR 101: William Byron & the 77th-Place Points Finish

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77th. That’s probably not a number or position on the mind of William Byron — or, really, anyone else — in 2016. Instead, it’s been more like the number one. Or first. You get the idea. Because that’s where Byron, a rookie for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Jimmie Johnson’s Titles Equal to Earnhardt’s and Petty’s?

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After his win at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson will have the chance at a record-tying seventh title, but if he wins, will fans view seven Chase-era titles as equal to those of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty?  Should they? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I don’t think fans will view Jimmie …

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2-Headed Monster: Are 2017’s Minor League Eligibility Rules a Good Move for NASCAR?

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NASCAR fans complaining about Sprint Cup Series regulars dipping down and dominating the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series finales got the news they wanted, or at least a step toward it. For the first time in the sport’s history, Cup drivers will be limited, if not stopped, from competing in NASCAR’s minor …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Roush Fenway Racing’s Winning Streak in Jeopardy

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This weekend, all three of NASCAR’s national touring series will race at Texas Motor Speedway.  In its 20-year history, the mile-and-a-half track in Fort Worth has often been referred to as a House of Roush.  Indeed, the Roush Fenway Racing organization is no stranger to success at Texas.  Of the 31 …

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