Race Weekend Central

The Frontstretch 5: Lessons Learned at Charlotte

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, drivers and storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy has some lessons learned at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 1. There are some …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Plus More!

2015 Charlotte I Cup Clint Bowyer Danica Patrick Cia

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter every week looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other people that work around the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them too! https://instagram.com/p/26CHj9wfZV/ If you follow Danica Patrick or Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

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Who’s in the headline – Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch dominated the race, leading almost 250 of the 400 laps. The eighth and final caution of the race flew with 62 laps to go, and five cars chose to roll the dice and try and stretch their fuel mileage for all of those laps. In …

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Holding A Pretty Wheel: Where’s the Hall of Fame Standard?

2015 Talladega I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Greg Ives Win Sticker Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its 2016 inductees this week in Charlotte, and the list was, perhaps, a touch different than others – one that included three Sprint Cup drivers, a modified driver, a track owner and promoter. Most were not particularly surprising. Bobby Isaac was the winningest champion not yet enshrined. Terry Labonte …

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Did You Notice? Driver Report Cards, Part II & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? It’s time to grade the drivers on their 2015 season? For the first part of Driver Report Cards, as well as the guidelines on how each driver’s being graded please check on yesterday’s article. Part III will be posted overnight tonight. Jeb Burton Stats: 9 starts, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the All-Star Race

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It’s hard to believe that Joe Gibbs Racing had never been to victory lane in the All-Star Race. Well, that stat came to an end Saturday night as Denny Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick to win the million-dollar payout and gave JGR its first non-points win at Charlotte. Many would have probably put their money …

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NASCAR Hands Down Penalties Following Charlotte & Iowa

Kasey Kahne And Erik Jones Charlotte Finish Trucks 2015 Mike Neff

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If you were around on Twitter Saturday afternoon during the opening NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session at Iowa Speedway, you probably heard about the incident involving the No. 55 Chevrolet of Jamie Dick. A weight fell from the No. 4 Chevrolet being driven by Ross Chastain that hit the No. 55. The car suffered major …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Martin Truex Jr., Danica Patrick, Chris Buescher, Plus More!

Chris Buescher

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Welcome to another edition of Tweet ‘N’ Greet! Every week Frontstretch will scour Twitter looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR drivers, industry accounts and other NASCAR personalities! We hope you enjoy some of our favorite tweets from the previous week! Dude asked to go eat pizza annnd he ordered a …

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Thomas Davis and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Spend Time at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Thomas Davis took some hot laps today at the Charlotte Motor Speedway with NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Davis, a linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide Insurance last season. Davis will also have the unique privilege of serving as the honorary pace car driver …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Spongebob 400 at Kansas

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Another rain delay and another late finish. This time Jimmie Johnson took advantage of a late-race caution and chose track position over tires/fuel to claim his season-leading third victory. Kevin Harvick led the second-most laps (53), but after pitting and taking two tires, was unable to catch Johnson in the few laps remaining. He managed another …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Not Expected to Make NCWTS Debut This Year

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has numerous starts – and victories – in both the NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup series. However, the 40-year-old veteran still has not run in one of the sport’s other top three divisions, Camping World Trucks. This year, JR Motorsports announced a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team that will compete in only …

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Jimmie Johnson Steals 3rd Win of 2015 Season in Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

2014 Chicago Cup Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Cia

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For much of the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway, it looked as if the race would be decided between Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. However, after a nearly 2.5-hour rain delay, a late-race caution and a gutsy call, Jimmie Johnson drove his way to victory lane for the third time at Kansas …

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