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Four Burning Questions in Sonoma: Unpredictability and an Aussie on the Hot Seat

2014 Michigan I Cup Marcos Ambrose Cia

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is doing something rare today. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, they will be turning right! 15 years ago, that would have drawn groans of disgust from stock car racing fans, used to the frenetic competition on ovals. Oh, how things have changed. Due to an increased focus on Sonoma and Watkins …

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Four Burning Questions in Michigan: High Speeds, Stakes & Attrition

2014 Darlington Cup Kevin Harvick Credit Yvonne Leonard

Credit: Yvonne Leonard

Do you like speed? Do you like it when race car drivers pilot their beastly machines on the very limit of traction? If you answered yes to the above questions, this weekend’s Quicken Loans 400 from Michigan International Speedway will likely be of interest to you. Record speeds have been the big story of the …

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

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, the All-Star Race still stands …

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

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 for the teams to face. …

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

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 on the docket heading into …

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Four Burning Questions – Richmond: Financial Follies and Revisiting Spingate

At Kansas Speedway In Kansas City, Kansas On October 19, 2012.

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. Of course, Spingate will be …

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

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 continues to live on after …

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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 Series event ought to go …

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

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 tire-chewing bumpy corners has made …

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

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 accomplish just that, taking the …

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

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 “Four Burning Questions” column, will …

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