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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

AJ Allmendinger races theorugh the esses during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? The unsung performer of the week was tough this time …

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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

2015 Watkins Glen Cup Jeff Gordon Car Cia

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Sprint Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and …

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Joey Logano Sweeps The Glen; Harvick Runs Dry in Last Turn

2015 Watkins Glen Cup Joey Logano Racing Cia

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The record books will show one lap led for race winner Joey Logano Sunday at Watkins Glen. In reality, it was just a single corner. Leader Kevin Harvick ran dry, causing a fuel mileage finish for the second straight week in the Cup Series and this time Logano was able to capitalize. The Team Penske …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen NASCAR Fantasy Preview

2015 Watkins Glen Cup Kurt Busch Car Cia

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Just northwest of last week’s race in the Pocono Mountains is Watkins Glen, the sight of this weekend’s race. Watkins Glen is in the Finger Lakes region of New York surrounded by beautiful New York wine country. Watkins Glen also holds a gem of a road course racetrack and that’s where NASCARS drivers will be …

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AJ Allmendinger on Pole for 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

2015 Watkins Glen International Nscs Aj Allmendinger Pole Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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It’s no secret that AJ Allmendinger knows how to get around road courses, and his skills were on full display Saturday afternoon when he was fastest in both rounds of qualifying and will start first in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen. The pole is Allmendinger’s second of the season, with the first coming at …

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Surprising Faces Top 1st Cheez-It 355 Practice at the Glen

2015 Pocono Cup Clint Bowyer On Pit Road Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

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A number of surprising faces found themselves in the top 10 following the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Watkins Glen International Friday. Clint Bowyer (127.067 mph) topped the charts after the opening 80-minute practice session, while defending race winner AJ Allmendinger (126.901) was second. Jimmie Johnson (126.139), Sam Hornish Jr. (126.095) and …

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NASCAR 101: Where Did All the Ringers Go?

2014 Watkins Glen Cup Aj Allmendinger Trophy Cia

Will AJ Allmendinger be a legitimate threat in the Chase?

There was a point in time in NASCAR’s not-so-distant past when the road-course races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series were quite the ambiguous affair – and not just because they’re among the few races in which the drivers actually have to turn right at a high speed. Then, the entry lists were dotted with …

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4 Burning Questions in Watkins Glen: Can Tony Stewart Find Redemption?

2015 Sonoma Cup Tony Stewart Car Cia

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Right-hand turns are on tap for this Sunday as the traveling circus that is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads north to Watkins Glen International. The world-famous 11-turn road course has been a lightning rod of drama for the series over the past half-decade, and as such, there is a higher-than-normal buzz for the race …

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The Frontstretch 5: Musing through Summer ’15

2015 Pocono Cwts Erik Jones Cia

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! 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 totally random thoughts on the summer of ’15. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

Matt Kenseth races with Casey Mears during teh Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Racing is a game of skill, strategy, and running smart. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at Loudon

2015 Loudon I Cup Casey Mears Car Cia

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Remember the little team who could in 2014? 2015 hasn’t …

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The Frontstretch 5: Tracks That Could Offer New 2015 Winners

2015 Daytona I Unlimited Pack Racing Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! 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. With Amy busy this week, Frontstretch Assistant Editor Aaron Bearden looks ahead to …

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