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The Frontstretch Five: Memories to Keep From 2014

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the 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 2014 memories that …

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Five Points to Ponder: Reflecting On NASCAR’s 2014 Journey

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ONE: Stewart-Haas Racing’s crazy path to a second title When Stewart-Haas Racing announced they would run four cars in 2014 with Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick behind the wheel, media and fans alike thought co-owners Stewart and Gene Haas were crazy. Three of the four are among the most outspoken drivers …

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. Working on Finalizing 2015 Plans

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With Kyle Busch Motorsports announcing its driver lineup sans Darrell Wallace, Jr., all signs have pointed toward Bubba moving up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly the NASCAR Nationwide Series) in 2015. Following his victory in the Ford EcoBoost 200, Wallace was asked of his plans for next season and he couldn’t say much as things …

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Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace, Jr. Among Drivers to be Featured on NickSports


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NASCAR announced on Tuesday Nov. 4 that Darrell Wallace, Jr., Ryan Blaney, Kenzie Ruston and Kyle Larson will be featured in Nickelodeon as part of their new docu-series titled “Hammer Down.” The shows, eight to 12 minutes in length, will allow young fans a glimpse into the lives of the young athletes. “‘Hammer Down’ gives …

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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

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Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for twenty laps at a time, …

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Tracking the Trucks: WinStar World Casino 350

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 In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch beat out a hard charge from winless German Quiroga to win Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch dominated, leading five times for a race-high 80 laps en route to Kyle Busch Motorsports’ 12th win in 20 races this season. Jeb Burton finished second as the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Grading the 2014 Championship Hopefuls

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As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, I took a look at the entry list and found just 29 trucks. It marks yet another short field for a series that’s been struggling most of the season to meet the maximum truck count of 36. Last week, NASCAR announced …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 200

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In a Nutshell: Darrell Wallace, Jr. took the checkers ahead of Timothy Peters to win the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway, while Matt Crafton, Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top 5. The win is Wallace’s third of 2014 and the fourth of his career, with his first win coming in this race …

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. Puts New Hall of Famer on Pole at Martinsville

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Driving a renumbered No. 34 truck this week to honor Danville, Virginia native and recently elected NASCAR Hall of Famer Wendell Scott, Darrell Wallace, Jr. took the pole for the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway with a lap speed of 96.224 mph. Last fall, Wallace became the first African-American driver since Scott to win a …

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. Fastest in CWTS Final Practice at Martinsville

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Defending fall Martinsville Speedway race winner Darrell Wallace, Jr. turned the fastest lap in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice Friday afternoon. Wallace ran a lap time of 19.748 seconds (95.888 mph) to lead the session. Matt Crafton, Erik Jones, Cole Custer and Timothy Peters rounded out the top 5. Completing the top 10 were …

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