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Four Burning All-Star Questions: Anti-Climatic Finishes and All-Star Underdogs

Jimmie Johnson took the lead exiting the pits at the end of Segment 4 last year and cakewalked to another Charlotte win. Will that happen again Saturday night?

The Sprint All-Star Race is on tap for this evening, and if you’ve been watching Fox Sports 1 at all the past few weeks you’ve probably already been inundated with adverts and hype for the race. Whether or not the hype will be justified remains to be scene, but nonetheless, …

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Four Burning Questions in Kansas: Treacherous Track Surfaces and A Freaky Fast Harvick

One of the weekend’s big question marks surrounds Goodyear’s tires…will they hold up?

Tonight, the stars and cars of NASCAR’s pinnacle division will take on the oh-so-treacherous Kansas Speedway to contest the 5-Hour Energy 400. For the first time, the Sprint Cup Series will be racing at Kansas under the lights, and with the nighttime conditions comes a whole slew of new challenges …

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Four Burning Questions in Talladega: Under-Dogs and Racy Restrictor Plates

Talladega is often called a “great equalizer,” so maybe the story this weekend will come from someone like Josh Wise and not the usual suspects.

It’s big. It’s bad. It’s fast. It’s Talladega! This race needs little introduction. This one has been perhaps the most anticipated Talladega race in recent memory, and if practice and qualifying were any indication of what is to come today, then the hype will be justified. Plenty of stories are …

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Four Burning Questions – Richmond: Financial Follies and Revisiting Spingate

BK Racing has been around for several seasons now, strictly as a two-car operation. Will an expansion to three be too much to handle for a team still getting on its feet in NASCAR?

The perfect race track. That’s how the drivers of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series are apt to describe the track that hosts this week’s round of racing action, Richmond International Raceway. Of course, the last Sprint Cup Series event at Richmond was decidedly not perfect, what with the cheating scandal and all. …

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Four Burning Questions – Southern 500: Rookies No Match For … Gordon?

NASCAR Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200

Historic Darlington Raceway is the site of Round 8 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and tonight, the best stock car drivers in the world will contest one of the most prestigious races in NASCAR, the Southern 500. They’ve tried to kill it, but like cockroaches after nuclear war, the Southern 500 …

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Four Burning Questions in Texas: Tire Concerns and Smoke Rising

Rain has soaked the Sprint Cup garage in recent weeks. But will the return of Mother Nature’s wrath, Sunday at Texas actually improve the competition?

I don’t like rain. I really, truly don’t. In fact, I hate it. I find it to be an annoying pestilence that has the capacity to ruin just about any sort of outing one can conjure up. I’m sure if I lived in some perpetually-arid desert region in New Mexico …

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Four Burning Questions in Martinsville: Reckless Rookies and Hendrick Stalwarts


Oh what do you know, wet weather has plagued the NASCAR world yet again. Rain has seemingly been the theme of the 2014 NASCAR season, and that theme continued yesterday as the Truck Series event at Martinsville was postponed until today. The good news of course is that today’s Cup …

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Four Burning Questions – Fontana: A Surging Veteran And NASCAR’s Tire Story

A budding rivalry between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin left fans buzzing about Auto Club Speedway last season.

Ah, Auto Club Speedway. The facility has come a long way in its seventeen years of existence. What was once considered to be the most maligned track on the Sprint Cup circuit is now routinely hailed as one of the sport’s top tracks. The combination of long, drafty straightaways and …

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Four Burning Questions – Phoenix: Can Kevin Harvick Be Caught In The Desert?

A few bad blisters on Goodyears is all it takes for NASCAR to have a tire problem on its hands. Will fresh rubber hold up Sunday in Phoenix?

Oh, what a Speedweeks it was. NASCAR and its Sprint Cup Series have a tough task ahead of them this week as the sport attempts to replicate the excitement of one of the best Daytona 500s of this era. The stars and cars of the sport have arrived in Phoenix, Arizona to …

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Four Burning Questions: Will The 2014 Daytona 500 Be One For The Ages?

Martin Truex, Jr. and Austin Dillon swept the top two spots in Daytona qualifying. But will either one be even close to the front when this year’s checkered flag falls?

Change is in the air throughout the world of NASCAR, and pretty much anyone who follows this sport is affected by it. Frontstretch.com is certainly no different. In an effort to give you, the readers, even deeper and more accurate previews of 2014 Sprint Cup Series races, this, the long-running …

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