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2016 Frontstretch Podcast- Episode 20: One Last Hurrah for the Regular Season

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On this week’s podcast, special guest Tom Bowles joins hosts Matt Stallknecht and Aaron Bearden to recap a wild weekend of NASCAR racing in both Darlington and Canada, as well as look ahead to the final regular season Sprint Cup race of the season at Richmond. So sit back, relax, and …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Jig Up for Ryan Newman?

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Kevin Harvick’s pit crew failed him again after another botched stop at Darlington Speedway. Was crew chief Rodney Childers and Stewart-Haas Racing switching things up just before the Chase the way to go, or should they have or stuck with who they’ve got? John Douglas, Contributor: There’s no question that …

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Nitro Shots: Big Go Wrap Up

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Lots of storylines going in, lots of storylines coming out which means it’s time to digest some of what happened over a very busy long holiday weekend in Indianapolis at the Big Go. For starters, there was the Traxxas Nitro Shootout. Interesting observation: the ladies did quite well as Leah …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Dakoda Armstrong’s Big Opportunity

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For the next two weeks, Dakoda Armstrong will have a lot more eyes on him than usual. It may be hard, generally speaking, for a professional race car driver to escape the spotlight.  Armstrong, however, has managed to do just that, piecing together a very nondescript season full of thoroughly …

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The 10: Top Throwbacks From Future’s Past

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Smokey Yunick’s machine struggled. Bobby Allison lost a motor. David Pearson crashed and Dale Earnhardt battled for position with… Dale Earnhardt? If taken only in fleeting glimpses, Sunday’s throwback-filled Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway may well have looked like the days of old. Liveries of stars retired or otherwise long …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Mikhail Aleshin Had No Second Thoughts of Racing in U.S.

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When Ryan Hunter-Reay sat in disbelief when asked about Mikhail Aleshin‘s comeback from a season-ending crash at Auto Club Speedway in 2014, Aleshin replied with a statement that runs deep in his racing background: “Don’t forget, I’m from Russia.” Suffering multiple broken bones and a concussion in that Fontana accident, Aleshin made his …

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