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Nuts for Nationwide: A Day in the Life of an Underdog Team

David Starr and the TriStar Motorsports team are just one of many underfunded teams trying to get by in the Nationwide Series.

Racing, like any professional sport, builds a season around the successes and the failures. The unsurprising joys from the headliners and the scratching and clawing for every inch from the underdogs. Comers and goers, contenders and pretenders, the have and the have nots. Take your pick; you’ve most likely heard …

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Pace Laps: Who’ll Watch The Rain, Youth, Force, Bahrain, And Icebreakers

Mercedes seemed to gap the field at Bahrain. Will stalwarts Red Bull and Ferrari catch up?

Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Is Trevor Bayne Becoming a Career Underachiever?

Has Trevor Bayne simply reached his ceiling in the Nationwide Series?

It’s easy to say that the novelty of Trevor Bayne has worn off and that the hype and excitement following the 23-year-old Daytona 500 champion is now unwarranted and for some, almost regretted. But looking further, in a day and age where we now compare Nationwide Series drivers against each …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 250


In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton held off fall Martinsville winner Darrell Wallace, Jr. on two green-white-checkered finishes. It was the first win for Crafton at the speedway and his fourth overall. Rookie Ben Kennedy came home third in his second start at Martinsville, while Crafton’s teammate Johnny Sauter was fourth. …

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Nuts for Nationwide: New Blood Highlights JR Motorsports’ Return to Form


It was long believed the glory days for JR Motorsports were when Brad Keselowski was going toe-to-toe with the likes of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin. Keselowski was a fresh-faced and brash kid discovered by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who was looking to make a change to his organization. The pairing …

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Pace Laps: Golden State, Kyle, INDYCAR Points, KOMA, IMSA, and More

Jimmie Johnson was just one of several California natives who suffered misfortunes at Auto Club Speedway.

Sprint Cup Series: Inhospitable Home State — Jimmie Johnson looked to be cruising towards the checkered flag to add another victory to his already impressive stats at Auto Club Speedway, only to be felled by a blown tire. Tires turned out to be the story of the day, but Johnson …

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Nuts for Nationwide: 2014 Brings Rough Start for Many Rookies

Ty Dillon is one of the few Nationwide Series rookies without major issues in 2014 — so far.

Rookies. Those young guys who just don’t know any better. They’re the ones who tear stuff up and get in the way, yet everyone jumps to talk about how they’re the future of the sport. This year, the top two tiers of NASCAR are stacked with such talented drivers who are at …

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