Race Weekend Central

Up To Speed: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Brutal Honesty Following Talladega Victory

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. There was a time when that phrase would have been nearly an afterthought, almost a foregone conclusion; a “been-there-done-that” acknowledgement from the racing world. Earnhardt’s win on Sunday was his sixth victory at the 2.66-mile racetrack and 24th of his career, but his first since 2004. His …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Holds On For 6th Talladega Victory in 2015 GEICO 500

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning at Talladega Superspeedway is a big deal. Not just for  sponsor Nationwide, but as the sport’s most popular driver. Leading a race-high 67 laps, Earnhardt led Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson to checkered flag in Sunday’s GEICO 500. “This is really emotional,” Earnhardt told FOX in Victory Lane. “I haven’t won …

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Friday Faceoff: Tempers, Mergers, Surprises & Waivers

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Tony Stewart was none too pleased with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the two tangled late in the race, leaving Stewart to settle for a 41st-place finish and his third DNF this season. Meanwhile, Earnhardt denied any responsibility for the wreck. Who was right, and will any tensions arise between the two on track later this …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kyle Larson, Clint Bowyer, Dale Jr., Plus More!

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Each week, Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms to bring you some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other industry accounts. These were some of our favorite posts over the last two weeks. If you missed it last week, Frontstretch did a special Tweet ‘N’ Greet in …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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Ask anyone and they would tell you that a win was inevitable once Kurt Busch returned behind the wheel of the No. 41. He came close a few times but finally closed the deal, leading 291 laps and winning his first race of the season at Richmond. Oh, and by the way, he’s now all …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) It should have happened a week earlier at Bristol and it seemed to be a just a matter of time before it would happen this season. But it didn’t take too long for Kurt Busch to grab his first win of the season at Richmond Sunday afternoon. It’s been literally a rags-to-riches type …

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Kurt Busch Closes the Deal at Richmond, Wins 1st Race of 2015

Kurt Busch is back and perhaps better than ever. For the 26th time in his Sprint Cup Series career and second at Richmond International Raceway, Busch drove to Victory Lane for the Toyota Owners 400, snapping a 35-race winless drought. “It’s an incredible feeling,” Busch told FOX in Victory Lane. “It’s a total team effort …

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NASCAR 101: Top 5 Winless 2015 Drivers Who Could Take Richmond

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Richmond International Speedway, the track of racing perfection, is the host for the ninth race of the season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. And going into Richmond, six drivers have visited Victory Lane this season and have secured their spots on the Richmond stage in September as a part of the 2015 Chase for …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the Food City 500 at Bristol

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I’d like to take this opportunity to pass along my condolences to the entire Byrnes family. #ByrnesStrong It was almost a carbon-copy of the 2014 spring race at Bristol: delay after delay due to rain. However, thanks to lights, the entire race was able to be run… and then some. Matt Kenseth finally broke his …

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Kasey Kahne Fastest in 1st 2015 Food City 500 Practice at Bristol

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Coming off his third top 10 of the year, Kasey Kahne led the way at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first practice session of the weekend. Clocking in a time of 14.971, the driver of the No. 5 car for Hendrick Motorsports continued to show speed right off the truck. At Texas, Kahne was inside …

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NASCAR Holds Open Test in Kentucky

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On Wednesday, after two days of Goodyear tire testing, NASCAR hosted an open test day at Kentucky Speedway ahead of July’s Quaker State 400.  Representatives of Team Penske (Brad Keselowski, in place of the unavailable Joey Logano, Roush Fenway Racing (Greg Biffle), Michael Waltrip Racing (Brett Moffitt), Joe Gibbs Racing (Matt Kenseth), Chip Ganassi Racing …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway might have foreshadowed the battle for the 2015 Sprint Cup championship between Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. It was a riveting battle for the win in the final 15 laps. And if Harvick didn’t push his car a bit too far and scrape the wall, it might have been an …

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