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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Pennzoil 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano made it two for two in intermediate track races for Team Penske this year. He followed up last week’s win by teammate Brad Keselowski, putting the No. 22 car in Victory Lane for the first time in 2019 …

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Pace Laps: Penske’s Power & The Kyle Busch Show In Las Vegas

#51: Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Cessna Celebrates His Win

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Penske Powerhouse Las Vegas Motor Speedway showed us NASCAR still has kinks to work out with its new handling package. Cars struggled to pass each other on long runs, the field spread out considerably and slower speeds resulted in a caution free race aside from stage breaks. The racing up …

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Joey Logano Holds Off Teammate for Las Vegas Win

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Pennzoil

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Brad Keselowski was the hunter and Joey Logano was the hunted Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And in this hunt, it was Logano who survived the fight to score victory in Sunday’s (Mar. 3) Pennzoil 400. The Team Penske teammates jumped to the top two positions and held them for a 40-lap run to …

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Odds & Ends: Las Vegas

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Jon Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles were wrong — sometimes you can come home! Mister Peabody and his boy Sherman will take you on a magical journey in their way-back machine to the year 2000, when NASCAR wise guy writers Butch Bellah, Ren Jonsin and Dennis Michelsen launched Frontstretch. The site has grown a lot …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 Edition

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Brad Keselowski found some Atlanta magic as he was able to use the new highly anticipated aero package to his advantage. While there are still many unknowns to figure out with the new package, does Keselowski’s victory suggest he is the favorite with the new rules? After earning his first pole in six years, is …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500

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Atlanta Motor Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Who…should you be talking about after the race? Brad Keselowski battled a stomach bug all weekend, giving up the No. 2 car to Team Penske’s Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric for the majority of a Saturday practice session after qualifying 19th on Friday. Keselowski was feeling up to the task early on, in part thanks to …

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Up to Speed: Winning is the Best Medicine For Brad Keselowski

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Professional auto racing is about the excellence of man and machine. Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway served as the first in-race trial of NASCAR’s newest aero package.  For most of the afternoon, the focus was on the machines.  But the race featured a pretty spectacular human triumph by Brad …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500

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The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is off and running as we try and prepare ourselves for the unknown of the sport’s new rules package. The racing will be closer and more exhilarating, but with that comes unpredictability, more so now than ever. Daily fantasy NASCAR will be a totally different animal beginning …

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Fire on Fridays: Let’s Get Realistic About Teamwork

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Restrictor plate racing has always been about your dance partner. Is your partner fast? Will they stick with you at the right time? Do you have good chemistry? Joey Logano was upset with who he thought was his dance partner in the closing laps of the Daytona 500, Michael McDowell, for not pushing him to contend …

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Friday Faceoff: Are the Daytona Winners Title Contenders?

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Kyle Busch seemed a bit miffed that he wasn’t able to challenge his teammate for the win in the Daytona 500. Do you think a driver should respect the need for a team car to win a race. or should they go for it, knowing that it could cost both drivers the win? Zach Gillispie: …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Differing Events, Questions for FOX Sports

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Michael McDowell and others were overlooked in the brief post-race coverage (credit: Frontstretch)

Speedweeks is now complete.  You ended up with three very different races at Daytona International Speedway.  Some of it was enjoyable, some not so much.  Regardless, we have a number of different things to look at this week. Daytona 500 The good news coming out of the event dubbed The Great American Race by Ken …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin 2019 Daytona 500 Champion

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The Headline(s): Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota took the horses out to the beach at Daytona and shot them between the eyes. The organization swept the podium as Denny Hamlin scored his second career Daytona 500 victory. It was the first podium sweep of the Daytona 500 by any team since 1997. BOWLES: Denny Hamlin …

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