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Frontstretch Podcast: JJ Yeley on What Makes an Underdog

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the weekend of demolition derby style of racing at Daytona International Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and JJ Yeley, who had a pair of top-20 finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Erik Jones picked up his first Cup Series …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Erik Jones Dips & Dives to 1st Career Victory at Daytona

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Who’s in the headline Erik Jones survived the carnage Saturday night (July 7) at Daytona International Speedway. That included eight cautions in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 which involved incidents, including one that gave him damage. But Jones came back from a lap down, breezing through the draft and scored his first career win. Ricky …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson & Daytona Downforce, Air Flow & Spoiler Angels

Tony Gibson Daytona Post Race Cup 2017 Mike Neff

Photo Credit : Mike Neff

Racing leaves one team happy and the rest wondering, “What if?” Last Sunday (July 1) at Chicagoland Speedway, that couldn’t have been more true for the Stewart-Haas Racing teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, as they all led the race and were among the best cars on track all day but weren’t anywhere …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Frantic Finish at Chicagoland

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review an action-packed weekend of racing at Chicagoland Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 72 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet. Kyle Busch took home his fifth checkered flag of the season on Sunday in the Windy City, but had to work for it in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Street Fight With Kyle Larson on Final Lap in Chicago

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson are in the headline for producing a fantastic finish to the Overton’s 400. Larson slid into the side of Busch and bounced him off of the wall in Turns 1 and 2. Busch returned the favor to Larson which resulted in a huge slide through Turn …

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Tech Talk: Aerodynamics & Big Guys Sitting on a Window with Mike Wheeler

Martinsville Cup Mike Wheeler 2018 Mike Neff

Crew chief Mike Wheeler on the No. 11 box

As the dog days of summer approach, the schedule has a switch this season with Chicagoland Speedway moving to the week before Daytona International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The teams will have to deal with different weather and a new tire in addition to the rules changes for 2018. The aged …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Michael McDowell Speaks Strategy at Sonoma

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the first road course race of the season at Sonoma Raceway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Michael McDowell, who finished 21st and picked up stage points in stage two. Martin Truex Jr. dominated the race, leading a race-high 62 laps. It was a pit call by …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Stomps Sonoma Competition

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. has proven he knows how to road race with wins at both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series road courses on the schedule. Sunday, (June 24) he made it back-to-back thanks to a victory at Sonoma after taking the win at Watkins Glen last year. That gives him three …

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Pace Laps: Tragedy Strikes Racing Community With Loss Of Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson May 2018 Dirt Track At Charlotte Mike Neff

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Fab Foursome Keep On Rising Road courses are supposed to be different. These right-turn tracks bring out the best in drivers who don’t have a chance to win anywhere else. AJ Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose and Jeremy Clements in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series are just a few of the recent success stories …

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Friday Faceoff: Has a Favorite for the XFINITY Title Emerged?

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem And #7: Justin Allgaier, Jr Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Brandt Professional Agriculture Nascar Xfinity Series

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1. Now that a third road course has been added to the schedule during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, will it impact the way drivers and teams approach Sonoma Raceway in terms of preparation and strategy? John Haverlin: The drivers and teams won’t change their approach this weekend. The Charlotte Motor Speedway roval race …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kaz Grala Discusses Iowa, Updates Uncertain Future

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the doubleheader weekend of the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series’ races at Iowa Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Kaz Grala, who brought No. 61 FURY Race Cars Ford home 10th. Justin Allgaier dominated the XFINITY race, leading a career-high 183 laps, though forced …

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