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Professor of Speed: You Can Run, but You Can’t Hybrid

2018 Auto Club Justin Allgaier, Jr Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Hellmann's And Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Still not receiving the Frontstretch Newsletter? Click here for your chance to sign up for a FREE subscription that gives you exclusive Monday through Friday content. Here’s a preview of what you’re missing with one of our weekly Newsletter writers, Mark Howell. Given that spring has finally sprung, it’s time to think about traveling. But …

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It Takes More Than a Superstar to Keep a NASCAR Sponsor

It was reported Tuesday that the Home Depot will be leaving Joe Gibbs Racing and the No. 20 Toyota at the end of the 2014 season. Color me unsurprised. Is it because JGR is an unsuccessful stable and the Home Depot never gets air time?  No. Not in the least.  Just about every week Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin …

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NASCAR Needs to Worry About the Racing, Not the Ticket Sales

When you arrive at the track and park your RV, you expect the campground to get more crowded as the week goes along.  The same applies to the grandstand.  Thursday brings out your camper-wanderers.  They stroll along the frontstretch watching the advance production crews begin to wire the place for Sunday.  Friday invites the early …

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It’s Time to Make Better Decisions About What We Know to Be True

“Make no judgments where you have no compassion.”–Anne McCaffrey That was a great race on Sunday!  It certainly made my day, what with Jeff Gordon notching his 91st win.  Wow, can you believe his career? Of course you can.  You, my friends, are NASCAR fans–as am I.  You know that JJ and Newman had words …

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Same Old Kyle Busch…or Not?

“Take your whiny little ass back to the bus.” Yep, that’s what the No. 18 crew chief Dave Rogers told his driver Kyle Busch over the radio Saturday night. When you combine the above comment with Kyle Busch and a terrible day at the track, generally in the past we’ve decided that the Shrub was …

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16 Teams Eligible to Win the Sprint Cup! Don’t You Believe It

The Chase is on!  We’ve got 16 teams who have the opportunity to snare the Sprint Cup just 10 weeks from now.  They’ve all enjoyed a certain level of success throughout the season, and now must capitalize on the swell of media and fan insanity to ride the wave all the way to Homestead-Miami.  However, …

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How NASCAR Found All The Young Superstars

Yes, there was quite a stir in New Hampshire this past weekend. Hopes were raised and dashed for the 16 Chase contenders. Nerves were stretched taut and the odds makers in Vegas had heart attacks with every car that went sailing off into the wall.   However, this weekend wasn’t all about Joey Logano hoisting …

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