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Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon Lead 2015 Lakes Region 200 Practices at New Hampshire

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A week after winning his first NASCAR Xfinity Series event of the year, Brad Keselowski is looking for his second consecutive victory for Team Penske. So far, he’s well on his way. The 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion set the pace in the first practice session of the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, clocking …

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Friday Faceoff: How Can NBC Improve NASCAR Coverage?

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Daytona. 1. NASCAR tracks have come together to ask fans not to display the Confederate Flag at its facilites. Do you think NASCAR’s …

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David Ragan Settles In With Michael Waltrip Racing After Long Journey Back to the Top

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Ford has always been the way of life for David Ragan. Without Ford, he would have never broken into NASCAR’s premier division with an elite organization, replacing the legendary Mark Martin in 2007. But after 291 consecutive starts with the blue oval, his tenure came to an end. Though it was thought he would be …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 2015 Midseason Rookie Report Card

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series is set to embark on its final restrictor-plate race of the season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. With so many unknowns at plate events due to the style of racing, it’s the perfect time to deliver a breakdown of how the rookies have done this season. Though it isn’t officially …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Cole Whitt Emerging as a Leader for Front Row Motorsports

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It’s been quite the journey to NASCAR’s premier division for Cole Whitt. The talented driver started out as a developmental driver for the now-defunct Red Bull Racing, rising through the rankings after impressive stints in the K&N Pro Series East and Camping World Truck Series. After the team shut down, he was left searching for …

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Jeff Gordon Honored with Tour Bus in New York City

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New York City is known for its bright lights and tourism industry. On Tuesday afternoon, a special Gray Line tour bus glowed with images of a NASCAR champion. Positioned just two blocks from the infamous Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the West Side Highway by the Hudson River, a red carpet was rolled out …

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Pace Laps: Dangerous Packs, Being Prepared & the Art of Racing in the Rain

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IndyCar: IndyCar Narrowly Avoids Tragedy at Auto Club Speedway – Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway was considered one of the best races in Verizon IndyCar Series history by many fans and critics. Despite being held in front of only a few thousand spectators, the stars of the series put on an incredible pack …

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Friday Faceoff: What Is NASCAR’s Silliest Rule?

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Sonoma. 1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. is getting married. Kasey Kahne is becoming a dad. Here’s one thing we don’t hear about anymore: young …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 5 Tracks That Should Have Standalone Events

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There are multiple factors that dictate what tracks receive a date on the NASCAR calendar, in particular a standalone event in the sport’s Xfinity or Camping World Truck Series. The surface has to be in good condition, the stands need enough seats to fit a respectable crowd and safety, in the form of SAFER barriers …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Looking to Renew Chase Hopes with Richard Petty Motorsports

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Walking around the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, it is pretty difficult to miss seeing an Indianapolis 500 champion. With long sideburns and a new fire suit, this former Team Penske driver has finally landed back in NASCAR’s premier division. Prior to this season, Sam Hornish Jr. had not raced in the Daytona 500 since …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Allgaier on Expanding, Graphic Design & Fatherhood

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The journey to success took a while for the 2008 ARCA Series champion, a young stock car racer who fought hard to scale his way to the peak of NASCAR’s mountain. Justin Allgaier first worked his way into Team Penske’s development program, rising up into then-Nationwide Series Victory Lane with an eye on a Sprint Cup seat …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland

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Lean, mean, black and green for the second straight weekend. The No. 54 Toyota raced back into Victory Lane once again. At Michigan, it was Kyle Busch earning the victory, but this weekend’s standalone event at Chicagoland Speedway belonged to rookie Erik Jones. The 19-year-old driver for Joe Gibbs Racing led a race-high 94 laps …

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