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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Top NASCAR Off Week 2 Retrospective

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Who’s in the headline The most dominant car of the season has been the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick. Harvick has five wins along with the All-Star Race this season. Kyle Busch has four race victories and is the current points leader by 75 over Harvick. Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer have two wins …

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Tech Talk: Revisiting NASCAR Aero, Engines and New Rules with Justin Alexander

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The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been a challenging year for Chevrolet. They are beginning to see the fruits of their labor, though as the learning curve on the new Camaro ZL1 reaches its peak. As of late, the Bowtie Brigade is scoring plenty of top-10 finishes, although last weekend’s race at …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Clint Bowyer Rides Strategy & Heavy Foot to Michigan Win

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Who’s in the headline Mother Nature ran the show on Sunday (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway and, in the end, dropped the curtain early on the race. Clint Bowyer used a two-tire stop after stage two and then some valiant driving when the race resumed hanging onto the point. The rain came shortly after …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Jeremy Clements Dishes Up Plate Racing

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review restrictor plate racing at Pocono Raceway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Jeremy Clements, driver of the No. 51 Chevrolet in the XFINITY Series. Kyle Busch dominated the XFINITY Series race, leading 64 of 100 laps, pulling away from the field, something we haven’t seen with restrictor plates. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Rides Clean Air to Pocono Victory

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. started the Pocono 400 by winning the first stage and ended it with a trip to Victory Lane. After a strong early performance, the jack falling on a pit stop left him 14th and it took most of the race to work back through traffic. Truex’s misfortune, combined with a …

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Tech Talk: Mike Wheeler Talks Suspension, Brakes & Shifting for Pocono

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Crew chief Mike Wheeler on the No. 11 box

After the longest race of the season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series prepares to head to one of the four longest ovals on the schedule. The triangle-shaped Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., offers very unique challenges for the teams and crew chiefs. Mike Wheeler is preparing the No. 11 for Denny Hamlin to …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Keepin’ Up With the Big Boys

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the biggest day of racing with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Ross Chastain, the driver of the No. 15 Premium Motorsports Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 4 JD Motorsports machine in the XFINITY Series. Kyle Busch dominated the Coca-Cola 600, leading …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Crushes Coca-Cola 600

2018 Kyle Busch Richmond Cup Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch came into the 59th Coca-Cola 600 with a points win on every active Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track except Charlotte Motor Speedway. Not only did he check the box next to Charlotte, he also did it in truly dominating fashion. In the only four-stage race on the Cup …

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Tech Talk: Splitter Clearance & Pit Stop Choreography With Trent Owens

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The Monster Energy Open was the first laps in anger with the restrictor plate aero package at Charlotte Motor Speedway. AJ Allmendinger won the final stage, while his JTG Daugherty Racing teammate Chris Buescher came home in fifth. Trent Owens, crew chief for Buescher, wasn’t able to take much away from the experience for the …

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