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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fights Brake Issues, Collides With Danica Patrick in 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

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Saturday’s Quaker State 400 saw a track-record 11 cautions, two of which came from NASCAR’s most popular driver. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won last weekend’s Coke Zero 400, struggled throughout the night’s 400-mile event at Kentucky Speedway. Suffering from a lack of brakes, the Kannapolis, North Carolina native found himself in the wall on lap …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Criticizes JR Motorsports Team Following Kentucky Struggles

NASCAR XFINITY Series Kentucky 300

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Last year, JR Motorsports was one of the premier teams in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, winning multiple races and the 2014 championship with driver Chase Elliott. This season, however, the organization is struggling, according to owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt, who finished eighth his team’s No. 88 Hellman’s Chevrolet in Friday’s Kentucky 300, admitted to …

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Friday Faceoff: Evaluating Rules, Wreckage & Chase Heading To Kentucky

Kentucky Rain

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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 Kentucky. 1) We’ve had a full week to digest the Austin Dillon wreck, its aftermath and reaction from fans, other competitors and NASCAR …

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Happiness Is… Franchising, Tinkering & Miling

2015 Daytona II CUP Austin Dillon crash CIA

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The Daytona Cup race put the governing body squarely in the crosshairs for those seeking to find more issues with the sport – and deservedly so. Let’s run down the quick checklist: Scheduling the race for Sunday night: check Scheduling the race for any night: check Asinine rain delay: check Starting the race at a …

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Fronstretch Podcast: Episode 1 – Austin Dillon, 2015 Coke Zero 400

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jimmie Johnson lead the pack in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Young racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the NASCAR week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht, along with guests Mike Neff and Aaron Bearden, go in-depth on Austin Dillon‘s horrific last-lap crash at …

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Did You Notice? Dodging Bullets on NASCAR’s Confusing Road Ahead

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Did You Notice? Hendrick Motorsports leading a new type of charge on restrictor-plate tracks? What got swept under the rug the second Austin Dillon got swept into the air is the way HMS spent much of Daytona running 1-2-3-4 in line. There was one point poor Landon Cassill, part of a single-car program, worked his …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his team celebratein Victory Lane after the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona

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Mother Nature seems to have it out for NASCAR this season. Rain once again delayed the start of the race, but that didn’t stop the fans from enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks on and off the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. reasserted himself as the restrictor-plate king, leading 96 laps en route to his second …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Late is Too Late & the Air Titan Brigade

Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer race ofr position in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.

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If your July 4th weekend didn’t involve at least two of these things: hot dogs, fireworks or racing at Daytona, then you missed some of the best things our country and the sport we love offer. The fireworks in the towns and cities across this great nation of ours were spectacular, but the racing this …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Plus More!

2015 Michigan I CUP Martin Truex Jr Jimmie Johnson CIA

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! This guy showed up on my birthday @ReconyxInc …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Looks Like Rain

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Naturally the big headline in the aftermath of Sunday night’s (or was it Monday morning’s?) race wasn’t so much the fact Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race, but that as the clock prepared to strike three the No. 3 car of Austin Dillon struck the catchfence and a fortunately limited amount of debris pelted the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deservedly Welcomed With Open Arms

2015 Daytona II CUP Jimmie Johnson pack racing CIA

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It’s hard to get NASCAR fans to agree on everything, and it’s even harder for them to all agree on something positive. Between the Chase, the competitors, and the various racetracks, everyone has an opinion and the only thing everyone agrees on is that it could always be better. Then NBC comes along, returning to …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Edition

2015 Daytona II CUP  Dale Earnhardt Jr pit stop CIA

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If you’re into endurance events, then the Sunday night/Monday morning race at Daytona was just for you. The drivers finally got the command to start their engines just before 11:30 p.m. Whether it was better to have a late-night/super early morning race or a Monday event just depends on your schedule, but here’s hoping you …

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