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Kickin’ the Tires: With Martin Truex Jr. a Winner, Who Else is Worthy of a Chase Berth?

2015 Dover I CUP Martin Truex Jr II CIA

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The takeaway from last week’s column was: It really didn’t matter if Martin Truex Jr. made it to the winner’s circle because his performance should ensure him a spot in the Chase for the Championship. Well, that is a moot point now. While not quite the same feeling as watching American Pharoah cross the stripe, …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Plus More!

2015 Charlotte I CUP Danica Patrick CIA

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter every week looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and other people that work within the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them too! The 48th RT of this Tweet wins my @LowesForPros hat …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part III

2015 Dover I CUP Tony Stewart car CIA

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So you might remember a few weeks ago when I graded the Sprint Cup full-timers through Driver Report Cards… and promptly stopped at the letter K. No, I don’t have a weird idea of what the alphabet should be, nor am I protesting the use of the letters L through Z. The third part just …

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MPM2Nite: Rating The Ratings

2015 Charlotte I CUP Danica Patrick CIA

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By now, most of you know this year’s Indy 500 drew higher Nielsen TV ratings (4.1) than the World 600 (3.8) for the first time since 2005. But the finish might be closer than it appears. NASCAR ratings tend to climb after the overnights, inching closer because stock car racing has a lot of appeal …

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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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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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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Yes, it’s true, Denny Hamlin did win the All-Star Race Saturday night, and sure, his car was good enough to stay out front, but the real heroes for Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing car were the members of the pit crew. First, the crew’s role in the unique qualifying format for this …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte

Denny Hamlin All-Star Victory Lane Charlotte 2015 Yvonne Leonard

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Who’s in the headline – While most of the stories will be written about Denny Hamlin winning the race, it is his pit crew that really should be in the spotlight. On the mandatory stop before the final 10-lap segment, Hamlin’s crew threw down a 10.4-second pit stop. DJ Copp told Frontstretch in 2013 that …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Sprint Showdown at Charlotte

2015 Charlotte Showdown Greg Biffle Danica Patrick Clint Bowyer credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Friday night’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered with each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H with the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Most people wouldn’t be surprised if the …

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Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Danica Patrick Transfer From Sprint Showdown to All-Star Race

2015 Charlotte Showdown Danica Patrick Greg Biffle Clint Bowyer credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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The final drivers in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race field have been determined. Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, and Danica Patrick have earned berths in the All-Star Race after winning the two Sprint Showdown segments and the Sprint Fan Vote, respectively. Biffle cruised in the first 20-lap segment, taking the lead from the inside lane on the …

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Paul Menard Wins Pole for 2015 Sprint Showdown at Charlotte

2014 Pocono II CUP Paul Menard David Gilliland CIA

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Paul Menard is looking to make it into the Sprint All-Star Race with a victory in Friday night’s Sprint Showdown. Thus far, he has a slight advantage over the rest of the field. Menard has won the pole for the preliminary race with a time of 28.470 seconds. Making his eighth Showdown appearance, he is looking …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, David Ragan, Plus More!

2015 Kansas I CUP Davd Ragan car credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter every week looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members. These were some of our favorite posts from the past week and we hope you enjoy them as well! Got to hit some balls in batting practice and stood in front of my …

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